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Social media has changed the way we meet people

Matt Murphy

February 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I see someone in public and recognize them, yet have we've never met. After remembering that we're Facebook friends, I realize that I already know their birthday, interests and have seen pictures of various significant events in their lives.This is what social media has done to social interaction. It ...

The Orion Wants to Hear from You: Student Safety

February 10, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Video

Two sexually aggressive acts have taken place within the last two weeks. Student Escapes Attempted Kidnapping (2/7/2014): https://theorion.com/blog/2014/02/08/s... Student Attached outside of Holt Hall (1/31/2014) https://theorion.com/blog/2014/01/31/b... We want to hear from you: 1)How can...

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Matt Murphy

February 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever had to pass up a class outside of your major that seemed interesting because of high tuition costs? I have faced this dilemma many times before. I came to college with a plan. I fell in love with writing my junior year of high school and knew I wanted to study journalism in coll...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz

February 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I will admit, there has been plenty of times, I didn't bother reading through them, and just sent the...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Sergio Sanchez

February 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

Getting ready to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics

Greg Silvia

February 4, 2014


Filed under Sports

The United States heads into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with the biggest team in the history of the games. With 230 members comprising Team USA, the team plans to break the record of 37 medals overall, a record it set in the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Sochi Games kick off with the opening cerem...

Autocorrect saves time, causes problems

Autocorrect saves time, causes problems

Matt Murphy

February 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

1993 was a momentous year, for more than just the fact that it’s the year that I was born. It was also the first year Microsoft Word included the autocorrect feature. Once the first iPhone was released in 2007, autocorrect became a key selling point for the device and others like it. I’m ...

How to enjoy the Superbowl without your team

Matt Murphy

February 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On the eve of the biggest sporting event in the country, it's likely that you may be waking up knowing your favorite team isn't playing. I am also a passenger on this boat as my beloved 49ers came up short two weeks ago. Here's how you can still enjoy Superbowl Sunday. 1. Pick a side: Yes, I'm a lit...

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Emma Wood-Wright

February 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Acrylic giraffes smile down from the living room window like stained-glass saints, three koalas cling to a branch and a woman holding a cluster of balloons keeps steady on her bicycle. Norm Dillinger, 76, has created hundreds of companions, born from perfectly placed dots of acrylic paint, to share th...

New season is a fresh start for softball

New season is a fresh start for softball

Angelo Boscacci

January 27, 2014


Filed under Sports

Last season's Chico State softball team sported an overall record of 24-24, going 14-6 at home and 8-10 on the road. But that doesn't tell the whole story. That team lost 11 seniors and added eight freshmen. Most of those freshmen started. "We were very young, but we got one win out of the ...

Wildcat baseball still a conference-wide threat

Wildcat baseball still a conference-wide threat

Gregory Burns

January 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

Unfortunately, there is no textbook, fool-proof way for a baseball club to bounce back after losing two-thirds of its starting lineup. Luckily, Wildcat fans shouldn't worry. To compensate for the loss of seasoned veterans, Chico State baseball coach Dave Taylor is prepared for the upcoming season. Boasting a rap sheet that in...

A new softball season is greeted with a fresh face

A new softball season is greeted with a fresh face

Ryan Grady

January 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

Sammi Ridgway, a junior kinesiology major, works everyday to up her softball game for the new season and looks forward to playing in a Division II team. After two successful seasons at the junior college level, the Chico State transfer student is looking forward to hitting the softball field this season. Ridgway, a junior transfer student from...

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