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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...

Orionite Abroad: Dating your destination

Orionite Abroad: Dating your destination

Michelle Manera

March 3, 2014


Filed under Features

Choosing where to study abroad is a bit like finding someone to date. You want somewhere warm and welcoming. You want a challenge that makes you grow, but not one that is too difficult to deal with. The point is, even if you have a list of what you do and don't want, whatever place you choose will surprise ...

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

Mental health first-aid training returns to campus

Dominique Diaz

March 3, 2014


Filed under Features

Bleeding or choking usually comes to mind when people think about first aid, but for some students, first aid involves learning how to talk someone out of suicide. The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center is offering Mental Health First Aid certification training March 7 and 8. The training teaches common warning signs and...

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Dominique Diaz

March 1, 2014


Filed under Features

One campus organization believes that slavery still isn't abolished.Millions of women and children are trafficked for sex each year, according to the Aruna 5K website. The Aruna organization is an initiative in South Asia to bring freedom to those enslaved or sold into the trade and to end slavery altogether. One campus organization believes that slavery s...

The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

Michael Karp

March 1, 2014


Filed under Features

When I look in the mirror I see a big nose, curly hair, vampire teeth and small wrists. But I also see a nose that’s great for holding sunglasses, hair that my girlfriend loves to run her fingers through, teeth that were made sexy by "Twilight" and wrists that are perfect for reaching inside small spaces. Body image is how we view and judg...

Athletes develop relationships with their equipment

Greg Silvia

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

Equipment is necessary for almost everything a person does on a daily basis. The equipment an athlete uses can be critical in determining how they will perform, whether it be golf clubs or a baseball bat. A golfer carries a total of 14 clubs in their bag at a given time. The relationship between a golfer and...

New Wildcat athletes start strong

New Wildcat athletes start strong

Lee Masten

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

Playing the first game for a new team is a unique experience for athletes. It's like starting a new job — a player must perform at a high level in order to gain respect from their teammates and coaches.A few players recently found out firsthand what that pressure is like. “I was definitely...

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