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Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Angelina Mendez // October 18, 2019

In early November, a new vegan-style restaurant named Pizza Riot located on Walnut St and 2nd St. will open to the city of Chico.Chico State students can now enjoy the fresh plant-based and organic non-genetically-modified...

Baja Club students working on their car. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Baja Club Stays Low in Plumas

Julian Mendoza // October 7, 2019

Every Monday and Wednesday, dozens of students arrive in the parking lot located in Plumas Hall, discussing, experimenting, engineering and getting their hands dirty on the old version of their car for...

Todd Bishop the co-founder of Geek Wire and 1996 Chico State graduate in Journalism and Business Administration. 
Image Credit: Kurt Schlosser

Todd Bishop: Founder of GeekWire and Chico State alumnus speaks with The Orion

Ricardo Tovar // October 4, 2019

Todd Bishop, founder of GeekWire and a Chico State alumnus and former Orion staffer, returns to campus this month. Based in Seattle and launched in March of 2011, GeekWire is a news site dedicated to covering...

From left to right: Astral Chain's male protagonist, the

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Ricardo Tovar // October 4, 2019

"Astral Chain" is PlatinumGames' latest action-adventure title. Coming after the massively successful and highly praised "Nier: Automata," the gaming world was excited to see what the studio’s next...

Upper Crust happily handed out cupcakes. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Taste of Chico celebrates food

Jessie Imhoff // September 23, 2019

There was much to see when walking down the streets of downtown Chico on Sunday. The Downtown Chico Business Association held their annual Taste of Chico, hosting a variety of vendors, including local...

The terrain looked better after the goats ate up the overgrowth. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Goats in Butte County help control overgrowth

Jessie Imhoff // September 17, 2019

A herd of 488 goats have been deployed in Upper Bidwell Park as a cost-saving measure to remove invasive species and dangerous plants, including those that pose a fire risk.The goats, owned by Capra Environmental...

There were artistic posters on tables as freshmen sorted through the stacks to find the ones they liked the most. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

Angelina Mendez // September 15, 2019

Chico State kicked off the new school year by welcoming first-year students for the 2019 to 2020 academic school year, through a series of campus events.Students are drawn to Chico State from all over...

Stephen Murray stands at the center of the banner with Camp Fire survivors raising their fists in unity to symbolize a #ClimateUprising, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Paradise, CA. Murray lost both his home and job in the blaze. Photo credit: Christian Solis

#ClimateUprising raises concerns for areas prone to climate-induced disasters

Trenton Taylor // February 19, 2019

A camera stabilized on a 30-foot crane captured a crowd standing in snow and hail, holding up a #ClimateUprising banner as a call-to-action to find solutions for the changing climate. Followed by the banner,...

Evacuation Warning courtesy of @ButteSheriff on Twitter Photo credit: Butte County Sheriff's Office

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias // February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While...

Chuck Epperson practices one of his favorite American Kenpo Karate fighting stances. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Alex Grant // September 19, 2018

Chico State may be Chico's most known school, but ask professional martial artist and they'll tell you about the Epperson Brothers Kenpo Karate Dojo. Founded by and run by Chuck Epperson, this dojo specializes...

Indya Gage talks with customers about her product at the Chico Saturday Farmers Market. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Ghee connects local vendor to Chico community

September 18, 2018

Back in 2003, Indya Gage began her journey of self-healing. Gage's exploration into medicine, meditation and spirituality led to the discovery of ghee, the foundation for her business, Mama Sattva. “My...

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