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  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.


    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

  • The inside of Eggroll King. Photo taken by Callum Standish.


    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

  • Unidentified Project Rebound staff members stand outside Butte Hall, where the organizations office resides on the first floor. Courtesy of Lucy Ventura, Project Rebound public relations executive.


    Chico State’s Project Rebound helps students after incarceration

  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

    Arts & Entertainment

    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.


    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

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Dave Taylor keeps the team on its toes with fly balls and grounders during practice on Friday. The Wildcat baseball team is looking to make it to the Division II College World Series for the second year in a row. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Chico State baseball team season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // January 28, 2015
As the baseball team gets ready to start its season, we offer an in-depth look at this year's team.
Former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker has been named the 2014 Orion Sports male Wildcat of the Year. Photo courtesy of Nick Baker.

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Nicholas Woodard // December 14, 2014
Two Chico State athletes have been crowned as the first ever Wildcats of the Year.
Former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker has been nominated for the Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year. Orion file photo

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Nick Baker

Emerson Keenan // November 18, 2014
Former pitching ace Nick Baker stands in third place in Chico State history with 30 wins as a Wildcat.
Former Chico State ace and current Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball player Nick Baker. Photo courtesy Nick Baker

Former Wildcat ace impresses in the minors

Jose Olivar // September 3, 2014
A look at former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker continuing his success in the minor league and his incredible run of 28 innings with no walks.

Wildcats baseball team showered with awards

Sharon Martin // May 12, 2014
The Chico State baseball team were honored with six first team All-Conference Awards and 11 All-Conference honors.

Pitcher finishes career on strong arm

Nicholas Woodard // April 30, 2014
Nick Baker's career as the Chico State ace is almost coming to an end.
Senior business major, Nick Baker, throws from the stretch in Friday nights game against Cal State East Bay. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Baker tosses gem in win against Pioneers

Greg Silvia // April 5, 2014
Starting pitcher Nick Baker threw a two-hit complete game Friday against Cal State East Bay.
The Wildcats call for a bunt to attempt to advance the runners.  Chico state battled San Francisco State in a doubleheader Friday. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Wildcats shutout Gators in doubleheader sweep

Greg Silvia // March 29, 2014
Dominant pitching was key Friday for the Chico State baseball team as it swept the San Francisco State Gators.
Chris Cobb, mens basketball assistant coach. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Athletes prepare for high-pressure situations

Sergio Sanchez // February 24, 2014
It is the responsibility of the athletes to perform under pressure and execute plays, but the coaches also have to prepare their teams for those moments.
Starting pitcher Nick Baker tossed six and two-thirds scoreless innings in Fridays win against Academy of Arts. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

‘Cats dominate in series opener

Ryan Grady // February 21, 2014
The Wildcats crushed Academy of the Arts Friday behind starting pitcher Nick Baker's impressive performance.
Nick Baker, senior pitcher, prepares to release a throw. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information Department.

Wildcat baseball catches preseason awards

Nicholas Woodard // February 12, 2014
Two Chico State baseball players were given preseason first-team all-west region honors.
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