The Orion

Bars implement new curbside pickup policy

Bars implement new curbside pickup policy

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

“First of all, not everyone knows about it, that’s something people bring up jokingly like ‘Oh I can’t get a beer to go can I?’, ‘well, actually, we can do that!’," Burgers and Brew manager Dan Moore said.Photo credit: Alex Coba For decades, Chico has been a place where people can ...

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Magic is a longstanding tradition in Dean Waters' family. He has been practicing the art form since he was 18-years-old. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ricardo Tovar and Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that differs from one another. The Pour House in North Valley Plaza has a man, not a formula - Dean Waters, magic...

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Nicte Hernandez

April 22, 2018

It's Friday night, you're ready to get drunk off of the $10 in your bag. Riley’s is the place you know you will at least be able to mingle since you will somehow be connected or know a majority of the other students there. You have been getting ready for the past two hours and are finally at your destination,...

Local bar supports social services organization with taco night

Tacos Borrego dished up tacos for guests at the Maltese fundraiser Saturday night. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 25, 2018

Dance!! & Eat Tacos, a benefit to support a local crisis care program, was held at the Maltese Saturday night.The fundraiser included a taco bar courtesy of a nearby restaurant, Tacos Borrego, and live DJ music.The purpose of this event was to help support the local organization Crisis Care Advo...

Angel shots may save your life

Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales

January 23, 2017

Angel shots, recent phenomenon on Facebook, has emerged as a way for people to seek help in unsafe situations in bars. Depending on the way the person orders, an angel shot sends out the message to the bartender as a cry for help. Here is how it works: Order an angel shot neat and the barte...

Life on the wagon: How to party sober

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

January 30, 2015

I don't drink. It was a lifestyle choice. I am not religious or a health nut, and I don’t hold any moral dissent to drinking or smoking. I just decided to stop awhile back. I still go out. You might see me running around downtown every now and then. I’ll be the ginger sipping on an iced tea....

Turning 21 years old isn’t that important

Matt Murphy

September 18, 2014

I turned 21 years old on September 10th. I'm among the last of my grade to be able to legally purchase alcohol and I have to say, now that it's finally here, it's a bit surreal. I feel like I've become more of an adult by turning 21 than I did when I turned 18. And the ramifications for turning 18 are ...

Healthy apple cinnamon bars spice up school days

Apple cinnamon bars make a great snack for students on the go when school starts.Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

January 17, 2014

2014 has arrived, and with that comes a new semester. Even though I am looking forward to this spring semester, the realization that my afternoons will no longer be filled with ice skating, watching "Elf", and drinking hot chocolate is settling in. Time is suddenly getting shorter and there is much to do including finding where my new classes...

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