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Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Sophomore shines at sustainability conference

Yessenia Funes
March 9, 2014
Filed under Features

As students lined up to register for this year's sustainability conference in Bell Memorial Union, they may have noticed Sheridan Ex, a sophomore recreation major, whizzing around in a royal blue top, clipboard in hand. Though she coordinated the conference with two other students, Ex led the pack. She is incredibly motivated and organ...

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

Michael Karp
March 9, 2014
Filed under Features

You wake up in the morning next to a person you’ve just met, attempting to relive the events of the night before.It is at this point that the potential relationship teeters on the edge of a cliff.Whether it falls off or carries along its merry way may be determined by a number of things.Here are some questions to ask before developing a one-night stand into a relati...

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Risa Johnson
March 9, 2014
Filed under Features

"Alright nerds, who's up!" shouts the instructor, the center of attention in the dark room. Crouched workers are huddled around brightly-lit screens in the dark room and the wheels can practically be seen turning in their heads. Their eyes scan rapidly and they feverishly click their mouses. It's just another day in film animation ...

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

Michael Quiring
March 9, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Loud whispers filled the Presbyterian Church as many in attendance patiently waited for the stunning showcase of young musical talent.The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California and the Mount Lassen Branch of the Suzuki Association of the Americas presented the fifth annua...

Student will walk 500 miles through Europe

Student will walk 500 miles through Europe

Amanda Hovik
March 9, 2014
Filed under Features

Ashley Dominici, a first-year liberal studies major, said her decision to go on a 500-mile pilgrimage was easy. The Orion sat down with her to talk about how and why she is preparing for the trek.   The Orion: How did this idea come about?   Dominici: My sophomore year of high school in Spanish class, we watched a movie ca...

Women’s basketball team drops semi-final matchup

Women’s basketball team drops semi-final matchup

benjamin marquez
March 9, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team lost 64-52 Friday to Cal State Dominguez Hills in the semi-finals of the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament. In the first half, the 'Cats were rolling on all cylinders up 31-21 at halftime. In the second half, the problems started to pop up. With 15 minutes left in th...

‘Cats Shine at Humboldt Invitational

‘Cats Shine at Humboldt Invitational

Nicholas Woodard
March 9, 2014
Filed under Track and field

The Chico State track and field team had a field day at the Humboldt Invitational, with first place finishes in 11 men's events and 10 women's events. On the men's side, Michael Souza scored an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark in the high jump on his way to a first-place finish. J Patrick Smith took first i...

Dramatic comeback helps the Wildcats win game, series

Dramatic comeback helps the Wildcats win game, series

Emerson Keenan
March 9, 2014
Filed under Softball

A fierce two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game of Saturday's twin bill gives the Wildcats a dramatic win and the series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros. "It really shows the heart of our team and that we can put together good at-bats," coach Angel Sha...

Chico State drops championship game against Cal State Stanislaus

Chico State drops championship game against Cal State Stanislaus

Sergio Sanchez
March 9, 2014
Filed under Basketball

The third time would not be a charm for the Chico State men's basketball team as it lost to Cal State Stanislaus, 82-70, in the final game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament.It was the first loss for the 'Cats this season where the team was defeated by double digits. F...

Hoover held to answer for charges

Hoover held to answer for charges

Mozes Zarate
March 8, 2014
Filed under News

A judge ruled that the man charged for a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Chico State student on Sept. 22 will be held to answer for all charges.Judge James Reilley made the ruling during a preliminary hearing Friday at the Butte County Superior Courthouse in Oroville. Defendant...

Trio brings rock, blues, barroom boogie

Trio brings rock, blues, barroom boogie

David Kahn
March 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

CHICO PERFORMANCES presents: Elvin Bishop with Guests James Cotton, Paul Thorn Rock, Blues & Barroom Boogie Saturday, March 15, 2014 Laxson Auditorium | 7:30 p.m. Premium $38 | Adult $33 | Senior $31 | Student/Child $25 www.chicoperformances.com Chico Performances presents rock and blues icon Elvin Bishop, Grammy Award-w...

Community gathers for global folk dance

Community gathers for global folk dance

Sarah Scharf
March 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Folk dance's traditional origins make it a great way to enjoy a part of a culture that has existed for generations. Members of the Chico World Dancers and others gathered at the Chico Women's Club on Friday night to enjoy the community feel of folk dances from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and many other Eastern European countries an...

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