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Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

Sophia Xepoleas

March 9, 2015


Filed under Features

Your hormones are raging, your blood is pumping and you're ready to go. You're about to be taken down a road of sexual exploration and are nothing short of pumped. You're about to enter pound town. Population: you and your plus one. But then it dawns on you. Your roommates are home. Roommates ...

Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat

Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat

Dylan Dewit

March 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  On Feb. 10, the Butte County Board of Supervisors let an ordinance die that would have instituted a ban on hydraulic fracturing. I am anti-fracking myself. It is a detriment to the fresh drinking water of California, a resource that cannot afford to be compromised. However, the bill...

Email job offer scam tries to swindle students

Austin Redfern

March 5, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

  Chico State students have been the recent target of a fraudulent phishing scam that is showing up in their Wildcat email accounts claiming to offer employment. Sophomore Ariana Baumann had been looking for a job since November when she came across an email from someone offering her $30...

Artist, advocate bolsters Chico’s creative community

Artist, advocate bolsters Chico’s creative community

Greta Gordon

February 28, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artist, freelance graphic designer, teacher, and president of the board at 1078 Gallery, Erin Wade is a multitalented and important member of the Chico art scene. “I always knew I wanted to be an artist from a young age,” Wade said. “In high school I started taking art more seriously and my teachers inspired me.” ...

Construction students nail down top honors at competition

Construction students nail down top honors at competition

Austin Redfern

February 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State construction management students had a chance to show off their skills in a regional competition held Feb. 5-7 in Sparks, Nevada, and brought home a trifecta of top-tier awards. The Associated Students of Construction Student Competition is a three-day event that challenges students to find solution...

How well do you know Chico State?

How well do you know Chico State?

Blaine Ball

February 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Video

ProProfs - How Well Do You Know Chico? » Create online exam Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter....

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Breanna Barnard

February 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Time for some victory. The Chico State women's basketball season is coming to an end with only four games remaining this season. The 'Cats have dealt with ups and downs, racking up 14 losses and eight wins. They don't have many more chances to snag some wins and qualify for the Division II playoffs. ...

Metal supergroup Old Man Gloom to perform in Chico

Metal supergroup Old Man Gloom to perform in Chico

Greta Gordon

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

When the metal supergroup Old Man Gloom formed in 1999, the members were struck with a bolt of creativity like no other. The band will be playing a show at Cafe Coda on March 2, along with the bands Coliseum and Cold Blue Mountain. This will be its second show in Chico. “The formation was...

Q&A: Ralphie May on touring, Chico memories

Q&A: Ralphie May on touring, Chico memories

Amanda Rhine

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Four-time platinum stand-up comedian Ralphie May is coming back to Chico. He talked to the Orion about his stand-up act, recalled first memories of Chico and even shared his favorite joke. The Orion: How’s the tour going so far? Ralphie May: So far so good. I cannot complain to be honest w...

Covered California reaches out to Chico

Covered California reaches out to Chico

Madeline Merlic

January 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

The Gender Health Center, located in Sacramento, has come to Chico to sign up people for Covered California.According to a pamphlet given out at the event, Covered California is where a person can shop around for a private health insurance plan and get financial assistance, if qualified, to pay for that plan.The Gender Health Center is working to promote ...

Deadline dread’s vicious circle

Alyssa Dunning

December 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've been writing for The Orion this entire semester, and still I waited until the last minute to write this article. I really do try to be on top of my assignments, but it just never seems to work out. I am typing this the day it is due. I have done the dishes, played with my cats and done la...

Students gather to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Students gather to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Amanda Rhine

November 6, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=38148]Photographs by Annie Paige.Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, brings together friends and families from all cultures to honor the dead by focusing on their lives in an uplifting and vibrant way. Despite its name, the 4,000-year-old celebration is one of love and remembrance with...

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