The Orion

Letters to: A future Wildcat

Guillermo Felix-Alvor // February 21, 2018

Dear future Wildcat, Getting through college can be hard no matter what your circumstances are. You’ll wonder whether you've made the right decision, but you did. When first getting to college,...

Easy Omelette Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

Easy recipes for incoming freshmen

Roberto Fonseca // August 22, 2017

It is your first year and you are probably living away from home for the first time. You might think that you'll be fine with eating at the cafeteria, but this is when you need to learn how to cook. Don't...

Chico State acceptance letters ratio Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Chico State accepts 15,000 freshmen

Daniel Wright // April 28, 2017

Chico State sent out over 15,000 letters of acceptance for first-time freshmen. According to the Director of Admission, Adam Stoltz, Chico State admitted 15,468, first-time freshmen for the fall semester. The...

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

First-year students talk plans for next year

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...

Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Y-Generation will change the world

William Rein // March 12, 2016

There’s a lot of confusion about who is and who isn’t a millennial. Although millennials are the ones writing for Vice, .Mic and other youth-oriented news, half of the people reading this particular...

Photo credit: David Molina

Our viewpoints are not our own

William Rein // February 13, 2016

The most unimaginative and redundant opinions are those most aggressively debated, and the truly important, consequential views are thoroughly ingrained and taken for granted. In any given era, the multitude...

Alberto Armienta, a sophmore computer science major, studies for an exam in the Meriam Library. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Freshman depression rates on the upswing

Michael Mcclurg // February 18, 2015

Depression rates among college freshmen are at a record high and research shows that course loads and social media could be a factor. According to a study titled "The American Freshman," researchers at...

Study follows path to graduation success

Study follows path to graduation success

Enrique Raymundo // March 28, 2014

One in three Chico State first-time freshmen did not graduate from the university in a study spanning from 2005 to 2013.The study was created by the provost’s office to help come up with ideas to...

New program helps freshmen reach academic excellence

New program helps freshmen reach academic excellence

Dominique Diaz // January 21, 2014

Chico State implemented the new program, Raising Educational Achievement in Collaborative Hubs, in the fall. It was developed to help first-year students with their academic success. The program...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Chico State's independent student newspaper
freshmen