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Orionite Abroad: Maximizing mini trips

Orionite Abroad: Maximizing mini trips

Michelle Manera

February 19, 2014


Filed under Features

Traveling for six months is expensive, and exploring outside your host city obviously contributes to that cost. But side trips also count for a huge percentage of memories you can take home from studying abroad. Five friends and I took advantage of our last week before school by taking a three-day trip to Scotland.Our city of choice was Scotla...

The O-Face: Handling hookup culture

Michael Karp

February 19, 2014


Filed under Features

As a single person, a one-night stand is a constant possibility when going out over the weekend. Welcome to Chico’s hookup culture. In this town and at this school, we live in a culture that is very open in regards to the expression of sexual desire. It is a beautiful environment in my eyes. It has helped me grow immensely as a person and...

Long distances do not derail family support

Long distances do not derail family support

Nicholas Woodard

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Family matters; in life and in sports. Chico State athletics are no exception. Family plays a huge role for many Wildcats in their respective sports, regardless of distance. For players like Sarah Rebibo, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, family is the very reason she got into the sport. Rebibo said she began playi...

Strength and conditioning club teaches healthy techniques

Sergio Sanchez

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

If flipping tractor tires or pulling a pickup truck sounds fun, meet the Wildcat Strength and Conditioning Club. The club teaches proper technique and movements to local students and athletes, and its members are passionate about health and wellness. Becka Shaver, president of the club, said it is a gre...

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

Michael Karp

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

People are commonly judged by their promiscuity. Not surprisingly, this standard is set simply by the number of people one has slept with. I have probably slept with an average or below number of partners by Chico State standards. Much of society would say that if someone’s number was much higher than the average they would be considered...

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

‘Biology of Sex’ succeeds with students

Prin Mayowa

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

The “Biology of Sex” course has no empty seats. The class takes students back to the basics and covers topics ranging from mutations in genes to why people want to get into each other’s jeans. Christopher Ivey, plant population biology professor, developed the relatively new class....

Rugby rookies drive for championship pitch

Greg Silvia

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Winning the USA Rugby College National Championships is a goal of the Chico State women’s rugby team’s strong rookie class. After five seniors graduated last year, the Wildcats were able to get an influx of youthful talent, adding nine rookies to this year’s squad. Natalie Oelsner, a three-year member of th...

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Angelo Boscacci

February 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady

February 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

Chico’s reputation as a violent campus

Matt Murphy

February 16, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the last few years, Chico State has begun to accumulate a reputation as a violent place to live. Each semester there are assaults, thefts, even an attempted kidnapping just last week. But is Chico really that much more dangerous than any other college town? Chico is a smaller metropolitan...

Retired professor keeps history alive

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera

February 16, 2014


Filed under Features

  With more than 200 different trees on Chico State’s campus, it’s hard for a person to keep track. Except for one man. Wes Dempsey, 87, has led campus arboretum tours for more than 30 years and is the guide to all things green at Chico State. His passion and advocacy for the campus arboretum has helped nourish the grounds with people still referring to his experti...

Mental health services suffer from budget cuts

Veronica De La Cruz

February 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One in every four people ages 18-24 suffer from a mental health illness, according to The National Alliance on Mental Illness.They have also reported that college counseling centers have observed an increase in the prevalence and severity of mental health issues experienced by students. This number w...

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