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Butte County moves back to most restrictive Tier 1 status amid COVID-19 surge
Joel Moret, Reporter // November 16, 2020

Butte County has moved back into the most restrictive Tier 1 status in California’s reopening plan following a spike in COVID-19 cases reported by The Orion last week.  Businesses are expected to comply with safety regulations within one day of this announcement.  “We...

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COVID-19 uptick could mean another setback for Butte County
Joel Moret, Reporter // November 15, 2020

Butte County may be reverting back to Tier 2 status amidst an uptick in COVID-19 cases. If the trend continues, Butte County will re-enter Tier 2 by Nov. 17.  “I am very concerned to see an increase in cases among some of our youngest residents as we head into...

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Winter can be a time for self-reflection as well as being cozy. Here are some songs to capture the different feelings cold weather can bring. Photo by Danielle Kessler.
It’s cold out, here’s some songs to listen to until it’s not.
Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 23, 2020

As much as I try to keep warm during the winter, there is something oddly alluring to embracing the bitter cold every once in a while. Why? I can’t say for sure, maybe to remind myself why I bundle up, or maybe the cold reveals aspects about ourselves that we would never...

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The office of Tribal Relations hosted a Zoom presentation on Nov. 19 in response to Native American Heritage month. Photo credit: Danielle Kessler
Chico State’s Tribal Relations presents ‘Misconceptions of Identity: The Native American Experience’
Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 22, 2020

On Thursday, Chico State’s new Office of Tribal Relations hosted a presentation via Zoom to hold conversations regarding the Native American experience. The presentation was led by a group of individuals including the Director of  Tribal Relations, Rachel McBride-Praetorius,...

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Chico City Council Building on Sept. 2, 2020
It’s About Time Our City Council Has New Leaders
Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist // November 20, 2020

With used needles being found scattered throughout our city in public parks, creeks and elementary schools, and homeless encampments taking over our gorgeous parks, it’s about time we had a change of leadership. The previous city council, which was overwhelmingly liberal,...

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Saying Goodbye, Death’s Lasting Effects
Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist // November 20, 2020

On Saturday at 12:30 a.m. a horrible car accident happened on Highway 99. Five big rigs and five cars were involved.  There have been three confirmed deaths. One of those deaths was a friend and coworker of mine. Her name was Camille Bent and she was a Chico State...

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Freeman, Abreu awarded MVPs in respected leagues.
Nick Despotakis, Reporter // November 15, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman and Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, Jose Abreu took home the MVP trophies in a shortened 60 game season. Freeman demolished his competition in the National League securing 28 of 30 first place votes from runner up,...

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#20 Kristin Worley takes an at bat in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
Chico athletes reflect on shortened season
Alex Martin, Reporter // November 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has halted sports programs at Chico State since March. Before COVID-19, the spring sports teams were playing well and had a shot to make a deep run in the playoffs. The softball team was 19-2, including 8-0 at home. The baseball team was 15-7...

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