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Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Sergio Sanchez

March 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

There are different types of sports fans. There are the fans who watch their favorite team try to win a championship or their favorite player hit the winning shot. Then there are fans like Rich Drouillard, 68, who watch simply for the love of the game."I've been coming to these softball games since I mov...

Students start group for sober socialization

Dominique Diaz

March 11, 2014


Filed under Features

Students have banded together to provide an environment for sober events.Amanda Levy, Anna Smith and Mike Hofstetter, social work graduate students, created Sober Chico in February. The group is meant to give students an avenue to hang out without drug or alcohol use. Chico’s reputation for p...

Athletes shine through rain

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady

March 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

Men’s golf season starts strong

Men’s golf season starts strong

Lee Masten

March 10, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

  The Wildcat men’s golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a strong come-from-behind win at the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic tournament during the last weekend of February.   The 'Cats were behind on the final day of the tournament, but they were able to come back and win the tournament with a strong perfor...

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Club Spotlight: Active Minds

Dominique Diaz

March 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Asking for help isn’t easy. Most won’t even do it. One group on campus is looking to change that. More than 1,000 college students complete suicide each year, according to the Active Minds website. Meanwhile, one in four Americans has a mental health disorder. Active Minds, a club on campus, is on...

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

Michael Karp

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

You wake up in the morning next to a person you’ve just met, attempting to relive the events of the night before.It is at this point that the potential relationship teeters on the edge of a cliff.Whether it falls off or carries along its merry way may be determined by a number of things.Here are some questions to ask before developing a one-night stand into a relati...

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Risa Johnson

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

"Alright nerds, who's up!" shouts the instructor, the center of attention in the dark room. Crouched workers are huddled around brightly-lit screens in the dark room and the wheels can practically be seen turning in their heads. Their eyes scan rapidly and they feverishly click their mouses. It's just another day in film animation ...

Working WildCat: Great places for after graduation

Working WildCat: Great places for after graduation

Ariel Hernandez

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

Thousands of graduates will walk across the stage come May, but only a handful of jobs are available locally. Forbes and Rent.com compared the top 25 markets with the best rental values, unemployment, cost of living and annual mean salaries in 2013 to develop a list of the top 10 places to relocate after college.Consider these cities as you plan your bon voyage from Chico. Bos...

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Veronica Hodur

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer student studying printmaking, has done. His art installation "The Cans," located in the Bell Memorial Union third floor gallery, sho...

Avoiding the sugar rush

Veronica De La Cruz

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the high cost of tuition, students often find inventive and sometimes morally grey solutions to pay for school. Dating a sugar daddy is one of the options for women. Money is tight for most students. Going on a date in exchange for monthly allowances of thousands of dollars could be worth it for youn...

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Sergio Sanchez

March 5, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men's basketballGiordano EstradaGiordano Estrada is second in assists for Chico State, averaging 2.4 per game. He averaged 10.1 points per game this season. Estrada scored in double figures for the 'Cats in 14 games this season.Most memorable part about being a Wildcat: "It's my first year here and what I'll remember is the sense of brotherho...

The Orion wins top national awards

The Orion wins top national awards

March 4, 2014


Filed under News

The Orion, Chico State’s independent student-run news source, won 10 awards at the California College Media Association banquet Saturday and  and two national awards Sunday at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Diego. The Orion won 1st place Best of Show for its newspaper and 2nd place Best of Show for its websi...

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