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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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Aaron Rodgers: the man from Chico

Aaron Rodgers: the man from Chico

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 2, 2020

Aaron Rodgers is the current quarterback for the Green Bay Packers out of Wisconsin. Rodgers was born in Chico and before entering the NFL, played football at Butte Community College and UC Berkeley. Rodgers...

NFL games are a beloved Thanksgiving tradition

Matthew Ferreira // December 3, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is one of America’s favorite holidays, filled with food, family, friends and traditions.Every family celebrates Thanksgiving in their own special way, but a common constant in many...

Lukas Hartley running for eventual touchdown. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Paradise stays undefeated in more than one way

Matthew Ferreira // November 5, 2019

A year ago, the Camp Fire changed everything for Paradise residents.After the fire displaced the majority of the town’s residents and burned down many of its homes and businesses, the Paradise High...

Eurekas Lamarie Dunn goes heads up with a Chico defensive back in the second half of Fridays game. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Chico High faces Eureka High after nearly 30 years

Matthew Ferreira // October 12, 2019

We’re a little over halfway through the Northern California high school football season, and teams are starting to heat up. The Chico High Panthers have had a strong season so far, losing only one...

Paradise High football strategizes offensive plays during practice. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Paradise High School Football Bounces Back

Matthew Ferreira // September 22, 2019

"Resilience" is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties.” The Paradise High School football team seems to be the embodiment of that word.After losing most of their town...

Coach Hopper going over strategy with Paradise players. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

More than a game for the city of Paradise

Wesley Harris // August 24, 2019

Paradise High School football returned to play in front of their Paradise family for the first time since having their playoff hopes denied after the city was traumatized by the largest fire in California...

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Ricardo Tovar // April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes...

How to throw a Super… Bowl party in college

Ricardo Tovar // January 29, 2019

17 weeks of regular season and three weeks of playoff football have led us to this moment. Feb. 3 is upon us and Super Bowl LIII is promising us an enticing matchup between the New England Patriots and...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant // December 14, 2018

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for...

Record number of quarterbacks in top 10

Noah Enns // April 27, 2018

As the saying goes, it's a quarterback driven league and that was the case in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. A record four quarterbacks were taken in the top 10 of the draft and five overall in...

Do you think Chico State should bring back its football team? Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Karen Limones // March 13, 2018

Picture fans in the bleachers cheering for the Wildcats, tailgating and the thrill of football players beating a rival school. As we all know, Chico State lacks this American pastime, but a football...

Blake McFadden, the left hander pitcher from Northwest Nazarene, warms up before the 3:30pm game on February 9th by catching football passes from his teammates. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Photo of the day

Martin Chang // February 14, 2018

Blake McFadden, the left handed pitcher from Northwest Nazarene, warms up before the 3:30pm game on February 9th by catching football passes from his teammates.

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