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Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Wildcat catchers display good grip on game

Nicholas Woodard
April 8, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Behind the strong pitching staffs of the baseball and softball teams at Chico State is a select group. It's a group that works hard to frame strikes, dig out sliders and nail base-stealers. Catchers. The Wildcat catchers are not only receivers for a pair of league-leading staffs, but they also display the physical and ment...

Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Zachary Phillips
April 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After much anticipation, season four of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” finally premiered on Sunday.Fans of the show were likely pleased with the premiere, as it stuck to all of the usual themes that make “Game of Thrones” so intriguing: sex, wine and warfare. While I was...

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Christine Lee
April 8, 2014
Filed under News

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

April 6, 2014
Filed under News

Police arrested three people in connection with suspected gang-related shootings Sunday afternoon at a trailer park on Nord Avenue. No one was injured at the scene of the shooting, said Chico police Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. This is the third shooting this weekend, with the first two on Saturday nig...

Wildcats baseball continue losing streak against Cal State East Bay

Wildcats baseball continue losing streak against Cal State East Bay

April 6, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in a row to Cal State East Bay losing 8-7 Sunday afternoon. The score does not indicate how the game was played. The Pioneers of East Bay got out to an 8-0 lead through six innings. It was a rough afternoon for the Wildcat pitching staff. Starter Derek Sesma only lasted two innings, gi...

Week of events welcome size diversity

Week of events welcome size diversity

April 6, 2014
Filed under Features

This week is Love Every Body Week, a series of discussions and workshops throughout campus inviting people to be a part of the conversation about body image. National Eating Disorder Awareness Month was in March, but Love Every Body Week events cover more than eating disorders. Michelle Morris, nutrition an...

Readers, Digest: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

Readers, Digest: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

April 6, 2014
Filed under Features

I am always impressed with how detailed Nicholas Sparks writes. After reading some of my favorite novels by him, such as "Dear John" and "The Lucky One," I wanted to make a dinner that takes a little bit longer to make.The recipes and dinners that are featured in Sparks’ novels are filled with ...

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

April 6, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

Students step up to Take Back the Night

Students step up to Take Back the Night

April 6, 2014
Filed under Features

A diverse community of students filled the Bell Memorial Union with hope and support on Thursday for Take Back the Night to take a stand against rape and sexual violence.Laura Napoliello, a senior double major in political science and women's studies, is the women's program coordinator for the Gender & Sex...

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes world-renowned folk singer Arlo Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Laxson Auditorium.Like his father Woody, Guthrie has been involved with folk music from a young age and is well-known for his many songs protesting social injustice. Guthrie is best known for the song "Alice's Restauran...

Seven Wildcats finish in top 10 at Delta Invite

Seven Wildcats finish in top 10 at Delta Invite

Nicholas Woodard
April 5, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team competed Thursday at the Delta Mustang Invitational in Stockton. The women heptathletes took seven of the top 10 spots, led by senior Sarah Hockensmith in second place with 2,469 points.Also making the top 10 for the Wildcats were freshman Kristen Brunk in third with 2,462 poin...

Wildcats softball wins twice at Tournament of Champions

Wildcats softball wins twice at Tournament of Champions

Emerson Keenan
April 5, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports

On the first day of action at the 24-team Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Wildcats won two of three games, with play continuing Saturday. In game one Friday, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead on Montana St.-Billings. A single from first basemen Desiree' Gonzalez and a double by catcher Tori Zimmerm...

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