Chico international students face racism

International students facing racism is not uncommon. Students and members of the community have a responsibility to educate themselves on shared similarities between cultures in order to end racism said Frank Li, director of the International Education office.

City addresses fire hazard creek plants

A Chico State geography professor and his students joined the Chico Fire Department to ask the city to help fund a project that would get rid of an invasive, flammable plant growing along Little Chico Creek.

Vigil held for student struck, killed by train

Friends and family gathered Monday night at the free speech area for a candlelight memorial dedicated to deceased student Samantha Lewis, 20, who was killed by a moving train behind Yolo Field Oct. 13.

Body cameras to increase public trust

The Chico Police Department is considering requiring officers to wear cameras on their uniforms to improve policing tactics and public trust while reducing assaults against officers.

Students evacuate burning house

One student was injured during the fire evacuation around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Chico Fire-Rescue are still determining how the fire started and total damage to the house.

Annual walk aims to improve safety

The Moonlight Safety Walk participants' monitor inadequate lighting and overgrown hedges on campus. The walk aims to improve campus safety since it's start in 2004.


Arts & Entertainment 

Readers, Digest: Bulldog Taqueria has quick service, juicy burritos

The Orion sampled some local Mexican grill at the restaurant’s new location downtown

Local performance venue back on track to open in November

The Barn, an artist-supported venue that has been in development since June, is now slated to be an Internet-TV station startup.

Readers, Digest: DIY pumpkin spice latte

Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage during fall. Here is how you can make one yourself and save some money.

Memorial expresses love for student musician through song

Friends, family and professors shared moving stories and melodies in honor of Aaron Drange at the "I Remember Aaron" concert Friday in Harlen Adams Theatre.

Peppy, wacky musical offers laughs, plenty of pink

Chico Theater Company's "Legally Blonde" will have audience members teetering off their chairs in laughter in this quirky, contemporary musical, which runs through Nov 9.


Campus needs audit to dissolve administrative dictatorship

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

Pumpkin carving: Every bro’s specialty

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

Picture controversy is full of hypocrisy

For every critical comment The Orion received for running the graphic photo, they received another asking for it to be posted again.

How queer folk can best support allies

Last week's Tweet Talk showcased a common tension between LGBT+ people and their allies.

Heritage deeper than appearances

I may look white, but who I really am can't be seen on the surface.


Men’s golf team wins tournament

The Chico State men’s golf team won the Rock Barn Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday

Chico State runner makes Team USA

Kym Crosby was recently invited to be a part of Team USA's Paralympic team, where she will get the chance to qualify for 2016's Paralympic games in Brazil.

Golfer sets school record with career-best effort

Dani O'Keefe led her team to a sixth-place finish at the team's most recent tournament.

Cross-country runners embrace race strategies

Athletes on the men and women's teams work together with head Coach Gary Towne on approaching races and strategizing before and during the race.

Chico State beats San Francisco State, Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

With the win on Friday night, the Wildcats are still on the hunt for a bid to play in the CCAA tournament.