The Orion

Outdoor education may be discontinued

Outdoor education may be discontinued

Nicholas Carr
March 12, 2014
Filed under News

A program designed to give students the skills and knowledge to teach outdoor leadership programs may face discontinuation Thursday. The program, which led students to conduct fieldwork in wilderness survival in and out of California, was approved as an option in the kinesiology major in spring 2010 after similar coursework had existed a...

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Sergio Sanchez
March 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

There are different types of sports fans. There are the fans who watch their favorite team try to win a championship or their favorite player hit the winning shot. Then there are fans like Rich Drouillard, 68, who watch simply for the love of the game."I've been coming to these softball games since I mov...

Athletes shine through rain

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady
March 11, 2014
Filed under Sports

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

Men’s golf season starts strong

Men’s golf season starts strong

Lee Masten
March 10, 2014
Filed under Golf, Sports

  The Wildcat men’s golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a strong come-from-behind win at the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic tournament during the last weekend of February.   The 'Cats were behind on the final day of the tournament, but they were able to come back and win the tournament with a strong perfor...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Dominique Diaz
March 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Asking for help isn’t easy. Most won’t even do it. One group on campus is looking to change that. More than 1,000 college students complete suicide each year, according to the Active Minds website. Meanwhile, one in four Americans has a mental health disorder. Active Minds, a club on campus, is on...

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

Steven Verstelle
March 10, 2014
Filed under News

Nursing and pre-nursing students wrote letters Friday to family, friends and businesses to a fund a new flight care helicopter at Enloe Medical Center.The new helicopter, an American Eurocopter EC130 Eco-Star, is larger, faster, quieter and can carry more patients than the current one, said Jolene Francis, director of advancement at Enloe.The helicopter will als...

Readers, Digest: Irish corned beef sliders

Readers, Digest: Irish corned beef sliders

Christina Saschin
March 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Four-leaf clovers, luck and green beer come to mind when I think about St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef, associated with St. Patrick’s Day, originated in Cork, Ireland. Cork is a port city; historically, people picked up provisions there before traveling across the Atlantic. Ireland was once the lar...

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...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Search: photo of the day