The Orion

From left to right: Carissa Rodriguez, Lara Condosta, Rebecca Graham, John Brunk, Amy Bell, Elise Barnum, and Samantha Bracket.

Wildcat pole vaulters stand along atop CCAA

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 6, 2022

The 2022 Chico State Women’s Track and Field season has earned multiple NCAA Provisional marks, but nothing has been more impressive than the dominance of the team’s pole vault student-athletes. The...

The Wildcats celebrating their seven seniors

Chico State softball pays tribute to fantastic 7 seniors during last home series

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 5, 2022

No. 24 Chico State Softball hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves at University Softball Field from April 29-30 in their last series of the regular season, coming away with a draw. The Wildcats also commemorated...

Cristian Bradys jump that broke the Chico State Pole Vault record.

When preparation meets opportunity: the Cristian Brady story

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 24, 2022

Cristian Brady’s journey began at South Hills High School when he failed to make the baseball team and had some decisions to make. As they say, where one chapter ends, another begins. After this happened...

Wildcats celebrating after a scored run against the Pioneers.

Wildcat softball brings out the brooms against the Pioneers

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 12, 2022

Chico State Softball started their third-to-last series of the season against the East Bay Pioneers and swept them at the University Softball Stadium. The first game started off slow for the Wildcats...

Wildcat Jeffrey Ray scoring a run against the Toros.

Wildcats rally at Nettleton stadium for a ‘Night of Champions’

Javier Hernandez and Alejandro Meija Meija // April 11, 2022

Night of Champions Prior to the No. 13 Chico State Baseball taking the mound, Chico State commemorated their two West Region Champions: men’s cross country and men’s basketball. The Chico State...

The Wildcats pre-game huddle prior to their game against the Coyotes.

Best in the West: Wildcats advance to Elite 8 to face the Augusta Jaguars

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // March 16, 2022

The Wild, Wild West belongs to the Chico State Men’s Basketball team after they triumphed over the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 70-52 in the West Region Final. Now they will face the Augusta University...

Wildcats celebrating their walk-off victory.

Chico State sweeps Cal State San Bernardino in walk-off fashion

Johnny Maldonado // March 2, 2022

Chico State Softball showed true grit in their final game against San Bernardino, as they dominated and won all four games. Up until the sixth inning, Chico State was completely shut out. Freshman...

Wal Riek in his element at Broadways

San Diego native spices up Chico with his authentic cuisine

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // February 21, 2022

Wal Riek, a local business owner, is known for his unique but authentic soul food and urban cuisine. This is something he says the community of Chico has been missing. Riek came to Chico State in 2014...

The Chico State University Police Department building

Chico State reports 3rd ‘hate crime’ in less than 3 months

Christopher Hill and Noah Herbst // February 14, 2022

University Police reported yet another act of racist vandalism on Monday night. This marks the third time in less than three months that graffiti-related “hate crimes” have been reported by University...

Morgan Mathis hitting a 3-pointer against the Coyotes on 2/4/22.

Chico State Women’s Basketball cruise to their third straight win

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // February 6, 2022

The San Bernardino Coyotes were in town attempting to break the Chico State Women’s Basketball two-game win streak, but were dominated at Acker Gym.  https://twitter.com/jhm1226/status/1490139147360608256?s=20&t=4DBq8OG1ktLlLrOWxHzU5Q Fast...

Jose and Jovito Hernandez outside of their shop.

From the 664 to the 530, a father-son duo brings authentic Tijuana taste to Chico

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // January 31, 2022

J’s Tacos and Beer emulates authentic Tijuana cuisine here in Chico. Jose Hernandez and his father Jovito Hernandez run their business together. This journey didn’t start here in Chico. It originated...

The Wildcats huddling up prior to their game against the Cougars.

No. 13 Wildcats head back home with a pair of wins 

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // January 30, 2022

The No.13 Wildcats were visiting the newly-named Cal Poly Humboldt Lumberjacks in the first leg of their California Collegiate Athletic Association road-trip. In their earlier match up from 2021 the Wildcats...

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