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Chico State's independent student newspaper

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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 for first-year Chico State students approaches, the class of 2019 have come close to finishing the dreaded first year of college.
Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Y-Generation will change the world

William Rein // March 12, 2016
Following millennials footsteps, the incoming generation is eccentric and way underappreciated
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Our viewpoints are not our own

William Rein // February 13, 2016
The most controversial topics are intellectually banal and the important decisions are ones we've accepted unquestioningly.
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
A study shows that first-year college students are struggling to make the transition to college life.
Study follows path to graduation success

Study follows path to graduation success

Enrique Raymundo // March 28, 2014
An eight-year study revealed graduation trends among Chico State freshman who started in 2005. One-third of them did not graduate from the university.
New program helps freshmen reach academic excellence

New program helps freshmen reach academic excellence

Dominique Diaz // January 21, 2014
Students work together under a mentor to get past inevitable first-year obstacles.
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