The Orion

First-year students talk plans for next year

First-year students talked to The Orion about what they planned to do next year at Chico State. Photo credit: George Johnston

Michael Catelli

May 16, 2016

As the end of the academic year approaches, the class of 2019 has come close to finishing the commonly dreaded first year in college. In a survey of first-year students, 86 percent of respondents reported a positive to excellent experience at Chico State, while only 14 percent responded with a satisfact...

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year Ari March prepares to hit the ball during the game against Monterey Bay on Feb. 20. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

Chico State women’s head coach Brian Fogel and first-year guard Whitney Branham strategize during practice. Branham has started in all games this season and is tied for the most assists. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 11, 2015

It might seem intimidating to lead a team's offense as a newcomer, especially playing a different position, but first-year guard Whitney Branham is making it look easy. Branham played shooting guard in high school but made the transition to point guard for the 'Cats this season. She has be...

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