Chico Fire douses couch burning string

The Chico Fire Department is implementing new ways to combat Chico's couch burning problem. A person neglecting a fire that causes great injury can be punished with imprisonment of up to nine years.

Provost Wei resigns, cites health issues

Belle Wei, provost and vice president of academic affairs, will be leaving her position at Chico State. College administrators are searching for her replacement. Wei started as the provost in August 2012.

Student remembered as humane leader

Marc Thompson, who died Sept. 3 under suspicious circumstances, will continue to live on through the memories of the students, staff and faculty he came across.

Chico State ranked 7th in the west

The university received high scores in several areas this year, including peer assessment, acceptance rate and retention rate in an annual ranking done by the U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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Arts 

Readers, Digest: New Orleans sausage, rice dish

Try out this flavorful dish, inspired by the rich cultural food of New Orleans depicted in The CW’s returning drama “The Originals” on Oct.

Local indie rockers sprint from concert to concert

The Orion followed Chico indie rockers The LoLos as they ran from back-to-back shows on Saturday, stopping traffic, going topless and chanting "no sleep 'til famous."

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival featured incredible international acts, children's crafts and giant sawmill puppets.

Idea Fab Labs in ‘full swing’ for fall semester

Idea Fab Labs is offering new tools and classes open to the public this fall.

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

The North State Symphony will open its four performance series "Season of Discovery" with "Embark," featuring special guest Ryan Kuster, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Opinion 

People place too much value in possessions

Buying the latest stuff feels great, but ultimately leaves me feeling empty

Fall semester secret to success

Getting good grades tends to be easier in the spring than the fall, and now it's time to make some changes.

New movie, TV show will spark race conversations

"Dear White People" and "Blackish" are welcome movies to a writer with a mixed-race family.

Late financial aid screws over students

Students shouldn't be at the mercy of late paperwork when filing for financial aid.

The WREC: wonderful yet woeful

I have a complicated relationship with the Wildcat Recreation Center.

Sports 

Men’s soccer player returns from injury to lead team

Senior men’s soccer captain Mike Janjigian is leading a young Wildcats team into the season after a year-long injury sidelined him in

New coach, players to lead women’s golf team

A new season for the Chico State women's golf team brings new opportunities to reach championship games and come out on top.

First-years having early success on men’s soccer team

Chico State men's first-year soccer player Patrick Lee has made significant contributions to the team's early success thus far.

Team plans to end championship drought

The Chico State men's water polo club has gone 29 years without a championship, a number that this year's team wants to change.

Women’s soccer team stay undefeated at home

Chico State women's soccer team beats Saint Martins 3-1 on Sunday.