The Orion

The long road ahead

Taylor Maddox
November 10, 2013
Filed under Sports

When saddled with serious injuries, athletes are often compelled to think in the short-term. Driven by the desire to persevere and return to form, they work at feverish pace to rehabilitate quickly and get themselves in shape by any means necessary. But for some college athletes, these short-term goals could have long-term co...

Chico takes back the night in silence

Sharon Martin
November 9, 2013
Filed under Features

People demanded to know what was going on as men on the street shouted sexual remarks and many passersby stared in awe as a silent bunch of students made their presence known. Hundreds of Chico State students wove through the streets in complete silence for a candlelit march during Take Back the...

’Cats coast past Holy Names, win season opener

Taylor Maddox
November 9, 2013
Filed under Sports

An old adage states that when you find yourself in a fight, you should always hit first and hit hard. So far, the 'Cats are two-for-two.The Chico State men’s basketball team started its 2013-14 season with a bang Saturday, handily defeating visiting Holy Names University, 75-43. Wildcats guard ...

Student remembered as devoted academic

Student remembered as devoted academic

Nicholas Carr
November 7, 2013
Filed under News

Brandon Madison, a junior civil engineering student, died Saturday. He was 22.Madison, who was born on Mar. 20, 1991, transferred to Chico State from Yuba Community College this semester, according to a university email.“Having just transferred from Yuba College, Brandon hit the ground running ...

City adopts sit-lie ordinance

City adopts sit-lie ordinance

Bill Hall
November 6, 2013
Filed under News

A controversial law that will allow the police to issue citations to individuals occupying public sidewalks was approved by the City Council on Tuesday night. The sit-lie ordinance would prohibit people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks that are adjacent to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.The ...

’Cats scribe for charity

Nathan Lehmann
November 5, 2013
Filed under News

Acker Gym buzzed with activity from 4 p.m. to midnight for the 13th annual Up ’til Dawn Fundraiser. Up ’til Dawn is a collegiate fundraising program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said Ian Gilbert, associate director for Up ’til Dawn. The hospital specializes in rare diseases ...

Party patrol

Party patrol

Risa Johnson
November 5, 2013
Filed under Features

Waldos, Walter Whites and a few Mileys were just some of the characters that stumbled around downtown and the south-campus Thursday night. Young adults blocked traffic and slurred “Fuck the police.” Despite that, Chico police stayed in relatively good spirits throughout the night. The Or...

Police nab rowdy Halloween revelers

Nicholas Carr
November 5, 2013
Filed under News

Chico’s night life was cut short for some Halloween carousers as police patrolled the campus, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods last weekend.Between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday, 79 arrests were made by Chico Police, according to Chico Police Department.A total of 14 arrests w...

Women's golf grabs second win of season

Women's golf grabs second win of season

Jordyn Provence
October 29, 2013
Filed under News, Sports

Wrapping up the fall part of 2013-14 schedule with success became a part of the agenda for the Chico State women's golf team Tuesday as they finished final round of the Dennis Rose Invitational at Waikoloa Beach Golf Course with a combined 31-over par 311 for a lead of 10-strokes above the rest of ...

Sidewalk deadlock

Jessie Severin
October 29, 2013
Filed under News

Members of the Chico community are calling for swift action to clean up vagrancy downtown just one week before the Chico City Council is scheduled to review a proposal that would give police the authority to clear out downtown sidewalks. While the proposal makes its way to the council chambers, a newl...

Alton Brown sings, cooks for Chico audiences

Alton Brown sings, cooks for Chico audiences

Jennifer Jacobs
October 29, 2013
Filed under Features

Burping and farting sock puppets, a kitchen set equipped with white lab coats and Chico’s food fanatics filled Laxson auditorium Sunday night for Alton Brown’s Edible Inevitable Tour. Brown, Food Networks host on “Good Eats” is a chef and a science whiz who encompass learning with cooking. A...

A dozen years of dominance

A dozen years of dominance

Greg Silvia
October 29, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Chico State men’s cross-country team put on a historic performance at the California Collegiate Athletic Association meet Saturday, recording the first ever perfect score in the 75-year history of the meet. The women’s cross-country team ran its way into the record books, earning i...

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