The Orion

Chico State students struggle after break

Chico State students struggle after break

Marrion Charissa Cruz

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s plastered across every student’s face as they shuffle around the drenched Chico State campus. The anguish and stress have already begun to set in. The weeks of Netflix and the semi-permanent body formed into every parent’s sofa will slowly puff up to its former shape as ...

NFL tradition normalizes racism

Kenta Mcafee

November 24, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Among the things to be thankful for during the November holiday, the one that resonates the most for me is football.Thanksgiving is about food and family, but sitting together on a couch to watch the Redskins and Cowboys play will be the highlight of Nov. 24.Even with the fond memories of watching "Ame...

Wildcats win home opener

Wildcats win home opener

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Branham named MVP of Coslet Classic

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A perfect record in the Carl's Jr. Coslet Classic has prepared the women's basketball team for its upcoming conference season.The team closed out Dixie State 65-55 Nov. 19 to extend its overall season record to 4-1. Chico State has a four-game winning streak, tying its longest win streak last season.In...

Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The offensive barrage of senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner couldn't lead the Chico State volleyball team to the championship win over Cal State San Bernardino.The team's faced off Nov. 20 in the final round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, where the Wildcats came away...

Branham leads Chico over Western Oregon

Branham leads Chico over Western Oregon

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Whitney Branham led the Wildcats to a win Nov. 18 against Western Oregon.Branham scored 25 points, 11 of those were from free throws. With perfect shooting from the charity stripe and four three-pointers in the game, Chico State was able to take a 70-67 win.During her 34 minutes on the c...

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Cydney Nance

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A second sweep in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament propelled the Chico State volleyball team to the CCAA finals.The Wildcats were able to take down Stanislaus State behind the talented play of first-year outside hitter Kim Wright. Wright had 11 kills in the game which closed ou...

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Kenta Mcafee

November 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team utilized its star setter and outside hitters Nov. 18 to sweep Cal State Dominguez Hills and advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament's semifinals. The Wildcats posted nine sweeps in their conference on their road to the CCAA Tournament but had a...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Full Disclosure: ’Cats reverse bad luck

Gabriel Moreno

November 14, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The end of the Chico State men's soccer team's season poorly reflected its effort.After going without a win in their first four games of their conference, the Wildcats turned the season around and won seven of the last eight games.The win streak propelled the Wildcats to the top of their conference, and ...

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Cydney Nance

November 14, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team rallied behind the incredible play of sophomore forward Natalie Valenzuela Nov. 12 to pull off a 59-44 win against Notre Dame University.Valenzuela posted double-digit scoring numbers for the second consecutive game, along with five rebounds and four blocks. V...

Tuition might rise again

Alex Horne

November 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The CSU Chancellor has proposed an increase in tuition prices that range from $270 for undergraduates to $438 for graduate students per year. This is after tuition has already been raised more than $1,000 in the past eight years.This proposal is because of new CSU initiatives that total $346 million i...

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