The Orion

‘Cats continue struggles on the road

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
February 16, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

On their second road game of the weekend, the Chico State women's basketball team suffered a loss to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 85-65 on Saturday night . After losing to San Bernardino State on Thursday night, the team faced an 11 hour drive on Friday to Arcata to play on Saturday. The game...

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

Junior Wildcat Amanda Cordeiro hits the ball towards left field Feb. 12, during a match against University of Hawaii-Hilo. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
February 15, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. The first game was a pitchers duel that ended in a 2-0 win for Hawaii-Hilo. Freshman pitcher Haley Gilham was out dueled in her first start as a Wildcat by the Vulcan's senior pitcher Vanessa Salinas.The ...

School spirit is sparse

Illustration by Megan Mann

Megan Mann
February 10, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coming from a small town, school spirit is everything.Seriously, people go all out. I even used to wear two different colored Converse to match my high school's colors. So imagine my surprise when I went to a Chico State women's basketball game in January and there was almost no one there.Sure, a wh...

Chico State claims first place in 9th straight win

Kevin Lucena
February 10, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Video, Visuals

In a battle of first place teams, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat Cal Poly Pomona to claim first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference as their own. The game took place before a packed house in Acker Gym as the Wildcats improved to 16-5 overall and 13-3 in conference, winning 60-52 over the Bronco...

CADEC hosts relationship and alcohol awareness events

Photo courtesy of CADEC

Brittany Mcclintock
February 7, 2015
Filed under News

Chico State's Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center prepares for two awareness events leading into Valentine's Day weekend, focusing on relationships and alcohol education. The first one is the Sexual Responsibility Week. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 10, 11 and 12, anyone can stop by the center'...

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Point Guard, Robert Duncan, maneuvering around the UCSD defense. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Breanna Barnard
February 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team sealed their fifth win at home by beating UC San Diego on Friday, with a final score of 72-64. The Tritons who were number two in the conference standings gave the Cats' competition to defend their spot. The first half started with an immediate foul by the ...

Adventure Outings trip leader shares outdoor thrills

Melissa Berndt and her group take a moment to rest during Wildcat Wilderness Orientation on top of the cinder cone volcano in Lassen National Park. After going on many trips through Adventure Outings as a participant, Berndt is now a trip leader who guides others. Photo courtesy of Melissa Berndt.

Dj Morris
January 31, 2015
Filed under Features

Facing the turbulent water around her, Melissa Berndt submerged in and out of the Trinity River as it rushed her down the rapids. Gaining speed, she came to a halt and felt water on her face. As she braced herself, she soon realized that the water was not from the river but from tears of joy. R...

On-campus jobs can bolster student income

Leah Railey, human resources director of Associated Students, reflects on how the organization helps prepare students for future jobs with part-time employment. Photo credit: Alisa Thorsen

Alisa Thorsen
January 25, 2015
Filed under Features

Wallets feel thinner, accounts are appearing emptier and the bowl where change is tossed in is at an all-time low. Luckily, it is possible for students to find a part-time job through Chico State. These extra dollars can help students with the costs of tuition or go toward an summer vacation. Re...

‘Cats find success at away games

Chico State’s Tanner Giddings, center, jumps for the ball in a game against Sonoma State on Saturday. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
January 21, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students got to take a load off during break, the Chico State men’s basketball team was working toward a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance at the end of the season. Returning from winter break, the Wildcats have a 8-5 (5-3 in conference) record...

New Year’s resolution time: the struggle for fitness

Wildcat Recreation Center employee Jessica Boettger discusses workout and nutrition options that the center has to offer Chico State students looking to ward off unwanted pounds. Photo credit: Jason Spies

Jason Spies
January 20, 2015
Filed under Features

When a new year comes around it's a time to toast with family and friends, watch the ball drop with Ryan Seacrest and also to come up with yet another New Year's resolution. New Year's resolutions are hard to keep for the entire year, especially when it comes to keeping fit. The Wildcat Recreation Center is available for students of Chico State whose resolu...

‘Cats golf fall season recap

Kevin Lucena
December 16, 2014
Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State men’s golf team recently wrapped up the fall 2014 portion of their season in November. Here is a recap of how the Wildcats finished the semester ranked second in the nation by Golfstat.com and fifth in the coaches rankings.Mustang Fall Intercollegiate The team kicked off the season playing against...

De-Stress Fest was a success for students

Diana Hass (left) and Athena Oreck, both senior recreation, hospitality and parks management majors, man the prize wheel on the last day of De-Stress Fest. Photo credit: Amanda Rhine

Amanda Rhine
December 8, 2014
Filed under Features

As the semester nears its end, the stress is just beginning. That is exactly the reason why at the end of every semester there is the De-Stress Fest. From Dec. 2–5, the Wildcat Recreation Center hosted the recurring event with themed days centered around the purpose of relieving students' stress, if only for a little while."De-stress Week is to get students to de-stre...

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