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Chico State Womens Soccer team before a game.

Women’s soccer program stays true to its traditions

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // December 9, 2021

When looking at the history of the women’s soccer program at Chico State, you don’t have to go back too far. Through 38 years, there have been two coaches in the program's history and when the Wildcats...

One of many smoke and tobacco free signs on campus. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Nov. 29.

Chico State’s venture into vanquishing vaping

Noah Herbst, Reporter // December 5, 2021

Whether it’s occasional clouds of thick, white smoke, or the occasional fruity or minty scent you smell walking to and from class, one doesn’t have to look too hard around campus to find evidence...

Womens soccer team huddled together.

Returning Wildcats reflect and look ahead to next season

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // November 30, 2021

The Wildcats lost three important players at the end of the 2021 season, defenders Jordan Doukakis and Kylie Martinez and midfielder Sarah Emigh. However, a goalkeeper who earned Freshman of the Year,...

Myli Martinez dribbling down the court on Nov. 13 at Acker Gym.

Chico State Women’s Basketball notches ‘Triple W’ in first three games; lose next two

Raymundo Sayago, Sports Reporter // November 27, 2021

With over 300 fans rejoicing for the return of Chico State Women’s Basketball in Acker Gym, the Wildcats answered with back-to-back wins to start the 2021-22 season.  The Wildcats went up against...

Chico State CFA walked through Kendall Hall to deliver a petition to President Gayle Hutchinson on Nov. 8.

Chico State labor union delivers petition to Gayle Hutchinson

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 9, 2021

The California Faculty Association of Chico State walked through Kendall Hall on Monday to deliver a signed petition to President Gayle Hutchinson asking her to encourage the California State University...

Goal keeper Emma Hofmann surveying the game from the 18 yard box.

Wildcats earn first round bye in conference tournament

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // November 8, 2021

After a strong weekend, the Chico State Women's Soccer team’s two victories and one tie, earned them a second seed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference and a first round bye...

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro in Colusa Hall on Nov. 2.

CSU Chancellor Castro: no to tuition increases, yes to salary negotiations and mental health resources

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 3, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro joined President Gayle Hutchinson on Tuesday afternoon to host an open forum for the Chico State community. He was welcomed by students, faculty and...

Wildcats huddling up in a match earlier this season.

Wildcats come out victorious over top seeded Sonoma State Seawolves

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // October 31, 2021

The Wildcats defeated the Sonoma State Seawolves on Monday with a 1-0 victory, ending their two-game tying streak and senior weekend with three points.  After the weather on Sunday postponed the...

Día de los Muertos Skeleton

Chicoween isn’t a reason to mock our cultures

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 30, 2021

The days getting shorter and colder signifies that the winter holiday season is near.  Before any of the prominent winter holidays comes Halloween, and in Chico, Halloween is known as “Chicoween.”  Chicoween...

Wildcats preparing for overtime on Friday night.

Wildcats draw with Gators on senior night

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // October 26, 2021

The Chico State Women’s Soccer team didn’t get the result they were looking for as they tied with The San Francisco State Gators 0-0 on Friday night. 110 minutes were played at University Stadium...

Chris Colla After a shot.

Chico State Men’s Golf takes third at the Otter Invitational

Mikey Passaglia, Sports Reporter // October 26, 2021

Chico State Men's Golf ended fall competition with a share of third place at the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational held at Bayonet Golf course in Seaside. Cal State San Bernardino took home...

Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus. Photo credit: Christian Solis

President Hutchinson discusses enrollment decline, COVID-19 and remote learning

Alex Martin, Ian Hilton, and Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2021

The Orion sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday to discuss three pressing topics within the Chico State community. In the 30-minute interview, our team asked Hutchinson about...

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