Students make a home on the range

More than 50 student employees work at the University Farm, 10 of which live at the farm year-round. The farm relies on student workers to make sure each farming unit runs smoothly.

Employees allege hostility, harassment

Facilities Management and Services employees alleged that the management of the department is hostile. The administrators have denied the allegations.

Chair presents new crime book

Chico State's political science chair Ryan Patten presented the findings of the book he and former political science professor Lori Beth Way coauthored.

Chico State chlamydia tests increase

Chico State had 113 cases which tested positive in chlamydia for women and 57 cases which tested positive for men, according to Jill Cannaday, nursing supervisor at Student Health Service.

Study shows increase in jail violence

While the state legislation, AB 109, might be reducing the inmate population of state prisons, it is bringing more violence to jails, according to a new study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department.

Lecturer appointed to state deputy director

A Chico State lecturer was recently hired for the state Department of Health Care Services, and will be responsible for developing and implementing health care delivery systems to people enrolled in the Medi-Cal program.


Arts & Entertainment 

Q&A: Local author pens first novel, inspired by daughter

Ken Young walked The Orion though the creative process behind his debut novel, “The King’s Frog Hunter” after presenting it Tuesday at Lyon Books

Singer-songwriters host intimate concert

Oregon's Olivia Awbrey joined local musicians for an inclusive, honest performance to an audience of less than 20 people Tuesday at 1078 Gallery.

Study Break: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ review

"Dumb and Dumber To" is Hollywood's latest hiatus-ending comedy sequel to fall short of its fan's lofty expectations.

Q&A: Candy Cougar on vanity, hair dye, Arctic Monkeys

The local artist talked to The Orion about being inspired by nerd culture, painting with wine and eye shadow and challenging gender norms with art.

Readers, Digest: Pumpkin Cookies

Add pumpkin puree to your favorite sugar cookie mix for this fall-themed treat.


Students need to respect their professors

Professor Janja Lalich isn’t the only one who should have apologized for her behavior

Higher education is above cliques

While the media pits college cliques against each other, it isn't really like that in real life.

Class attendance: better late than never

It's embarrassing to walk in midlecture, but it's better than ditching altogether.

Employee complaints expose need for outside audit

The unsigned Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the editorial board.

Happy Brosgiving

"To bro, or not to bro" is The Orion's weekly comic strip, illustrated and written by Mickey Layson.


Cross country dominates at NCAA West Regional Championships

Both the men and women Chico State cross country teams advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships

Womens basketball falls just short at Thanksgiving Classic

The Chico State women's basketball team fell 81-77 to Alaska Fairbanks in the Dixie State Thanksgiving Classic tournament.

Womack lifts womens basketball team past Dixie State

Chico State's women's basketball team comes from behind to win a nail biter against Dixie State.

Wildcats succeed with higher fan count

These are the Chico State Wildcat sport accolades and accomplishments during the highest attendance years over the past decade.

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Former Chico State women's basketball team point guard Courtney Hamilton has been nominated for the 2014 Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year.