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Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

Curless tosses a gem for the win against Simpson

Ricardo Tovar

February 10, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The first at-bat of the game was a double off Wildcats' starting pitcher William Curless, the next at-bat a single and seemingly right after that a throwing error caused a runner to score-- all before Curless record an out. This is how the Wildcats started their series finale against Simpson University...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Ricardo Tovar

February 9, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Sports, Volleyball

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man show by sports editor Ricardo Tovar: Super Bowl talk, NBA trade deadline analysis and much more. Hope you enjoy!...

Long-awaited “Kingdom Hearts III” lives up to 14 years of hype

Long-awaited “Kingdom Hearts III” lives up to 14 years of hype

Ricardo Tovar

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"Kingdom Hearts III" is here, as hard as it is to believe it. The last numbered title was in 2005-the same year Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" was number one on the Billboard charts. Was the 14-year wait worth it? Yes, yes it was. The "Kingdom Hearts" series has produced four titles since "K...

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Ricardo Tovar

January 19, 2019


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current board-operator for KNBR 680 in San Francisco. They discuss Danny's background in the field, ...

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Ricardo Tovar

December 16, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

A big struggle for athletes after retiring is answering the question, "What now?" How can you possibly take the adrenaline and competitive itch out of yourself, when you have been competing your entire life? For former San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic's pitcher Barry Zito, the answer is performing...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Podcast: It’s all about football

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

December 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for your favorite segments, like game of the week, freaks and geeks and the moment of the week. Agree or...

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...

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