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, the first thing you’ll want to do is make friends because college can be a very lonely experience. Howeve...

Easy recipes for incoming freshmen

Easy Omelette Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

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 worry, we've got you. Here are some easy recipes to try:Basic Omelette - The perfect example of a bre...

Chico State accepts 15,000 freshmen

Chico State acceptance letters ratio Photo credit: Daniel Wright

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 office of admissions does not anticipate anywhere near that many student attending though. R...

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...

Y-Generation will change the world

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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 article are not millennials. The cut-off is close for all of us at Chico. If you’re about 20-...

Our viewpoints are not our own

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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 of opinions possessed by the public is largely owed to the social or philosophical revolutions...

Freshman depression rates on the upswing

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

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 UCLA found that 14,250 students said they felt depressed — a jump from 9,150 students five years ago. The numb...

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 improve graduation rates at the college, said Jeffrey Bell, leader of the data task group and chair of the biology ...

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 offers a range of support in areas including: financial and academic planning, collaborative learning c...

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