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Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Wildcats women’s basketball wins third in a row

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State women's basketball came into Acker Gymnasium against California State University East Bay looking to extend a two-game win streak. Extend they did, beating Cal State East Bay 78-59, riding a career high of 26 points from junior guard Madison Wong. "It was a team effort, it was good team win,...

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

Ricardo Tovar

December 5, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Jack Emanuel is a Chico native who redshirted cross-country and track during his true freshman year. The construction management major has been in the scoring mix for four out of Chico State's six races this season; five of those being first place wins for the Wildcats. He finished 34th out of 203 in...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine

November 16, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the day the fire started. Here is her story: Jones sent us a video she took in the car when her family and her evacuated Paradise down Skyway going toward Chico...

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Wildcat women’s basketball host annual Tip-Off Social

Ricardo Tovar

November 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Head coach Brian Fogel's team hosted its annual Tip-Off Social that was open to the public Tuesday. Held at Bidwell Golf Course, it was a great chance for eager fans to get a look at this year's edition of the team. It was a warm and welcoming social environment. Full of happy chattering from fans a...

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Mathew Miranda, Josh Cozine, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Grant

November 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise in the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated 70,000 acres of damage, and is 5 percent contained. Weather conditions and firefighting efforts ...

Chico State men and women’s cross-country continues streak of CCAA titles

Chico State men and women’s cross-country continues streak of CCAA titles

Ricardo Tovar

November 4, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Sports

In what has become a yearly tradition over the last two decades, the Chico State men and women's cross-country teams won the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships on Saturday in San Bernardino. The men for the 17th time in row and the women for the 11th time in a row. Just as impressive, ...

Warriors throw away Chico’s playoff chances

Warriors throw away Chico’s playoff chances

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

November 4, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team has been through a heck of a season.Starting off conference play with a six set losing streak at the beginning of the season then finally getting their first conference win of the season against Stanislaus State mid-September, Chico State went on to create a three game winning streak. But r...

Podcast: The Raiders are not a good football team

Andrew Baumgartner and Ricardo Tovar

November 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Another episode of the Wildcat Rumble is here. Andrew and Ricardo are back and as usual the NFL is a key talking point as the duo selects their games of the week. With the conclusion of the World Series, we say goodbye to baseball, but look forward to the off-season. Be sure to listen t...

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Ricardo Tovar and Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that differs from one another. The Pour House in North Valley Plaza has a man, not a formula - Dean Waters, magic...

Podcast: The WWE is fun and progressive

Podcast: The WWE is fun and progressive

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Ulises Duenas

October 29, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

The Wildcat Rumble is back with a special episode and a special guest. This special episode comes on the heels of the WWE's most recent pay-per-view, this one consisting of women-only matches. The special guest for this special episode is Ulises Duenas from The Orion's arts and entertainment section. John Cena was not seen d...

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