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Chico State adds more detail for Fall 2021 reopening

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 25, 2021

Chico State hosted a “State of the Campus” webinar on Thursday to address plans for Fall 2021. News Items from the webinar included:  Chico State students will know which Fall 2021 classes...

The Drunken Dumpling gang, ready to please your palate.

Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

a photo of the Sacramento river

Sacramento salmon run fun

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 21, 2021

Grad students from Chico State have been working alongside nonprofit and federal organizations to reestablish and analyze the success of habitats for juvenile salmon in the tributaries of the Sacramento...

Organ music permeates Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chico.

Chico churches, parishioners grateful for Supreme Court decision

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 17, 2021

The Orion welcomes readers' feedback and opinions. Please use the comment section to tell us how you feel about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom (2021).  The...

10 students face drug and alcohol charges in 2021

10 students face drug and alcohol charges in 2021

Mary Cron, Reporter // February 15, 2021

At least 10 people who identify themselves as students face drug- and alcohol-related charges since the beginning of 2021.  Charges consist of disorderly conduct under the influence, DUI and possession...

South side of city council building

Affordable housing in Chico prioritized

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 15, 2021

More affordable housing in Chico is on the way. The Chico Housing Action Team was granted nearly $300,000 to lease a property for non-congregate housing on Feb. 2. The grant will also benefit low-income...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Hutchinson plots an uncertain path to normalcy

Melvin Bui, Alex Amaya, and Mary Chron // February 13, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson, assisted by campus employees, revealed tentative plans on Friday for the Fall 2021 semester. She also addressed COVID-19 preparations and participated in a recorded...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

Chico Natural Foods Co-op Brand Manager Joey Haney is eager to greet CalFresh recipients with a substantial discount.

MORE program equals less hunger

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 9, 2021

Chico Natural Foods Co-op offers discount for CalFresh recipients The Matching on Regional Eats program allows California EBT users to enjoy a 50% discount of up to $20 on produce purchased at the...

Kendall Hall

CSU anticipates roughly 50% of in-person classes; Chico State expects fewer

Chloe Curtis, Alex Amaya, and Ian Hilton // February 9, 2021

CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro held a press conference on Feb. 8 to address concerns surrounding the Fall 2021 semester and the limited reopening of the system’s 23 campuses.  News items from...

Chico Scrap Metal remains at its 20th Street location despite city rezoning ordinances. February 2, 2021.

Chico Scrap Metal controversy continues

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 4, 2021

Citizen protests and ongoing litigation remain a nuisance for Chico’s sole remaining scrap metal and recycling center, suggesting an uncertain future for the city’s disposal service needs. Chico...

A homeless camp near Mulberry Street in Chico, Feb. 3 2021

Cold weather creates problems for Chico homeless

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 4, 2021

Uncertain weather conditions have caused the homeless and transient population in Chico  to hunker down in peril. In addition to COVID-19 complications, the possibility of catching cold-related illnesses...

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