The Orion

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Ricardo Tovar

May 4, 2019

Friends for 20 years, Forrest Hartman and Wade Meith have no aspirations of becoming famous off their country/classic rock covers. These two Chico State alumni play for the love of playing music and nothing more."I think you can have a lot of fun regardless of what level you're at," guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Hartman...

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

With a 4-1 record in 11 appearances, eight as a starter, Lopez has struck out 35 batters and has allowed just nine earned runs on the season.

Noah Andrews

April 15, 2019

Andrew Lopez has been the definition of consistency in what has been a roller coaster of a season for Wildcats baseball. An anchor for the starting rotation, in 11 appearances for the 'Cats, he owns a 1.60 ERA in 50 2/3 innings pitched. Soft-spoken and humble, Lopez likes to take the trash talk, superstition...

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

Bryan Marshall (right) and Jason Threewit have opened up Bryan's Bricks to children affected by the Camp Fire. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

December 5, 2018

Patty Henry had six hours to prepare for her flight from her home in Colorado after receiving a call around 9 a.m. asking if she could be a project manager for the Camp Fire.“This was the fastest one [disaster] I’ve ever had to move on,” Henry said.Henry is one of the over 3,000 volun...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

The eight Chico City Council candidates spoke on various issues including but not limited to local businesses, homelessness and public safety, local environmental preservation and the regulation of cannabis in Chico. Be sure to review the candidates' platform points before election day on Tuesday. Photo credit: Chris Godbout

Josh Cozine

November 2, 2018

The Chico City Council consists of seven council members each elected for four-year terms. Three of these council seats will be up for grabs this Tuesday, during the City of Chico's General Municipal Election. Voters will get the opportunity to choose between these eight candidates. *The candidate...

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

Brian Luong

October 24, 2018

Students, faculty and staff learned about proper response techniques to maximize safety in an active shooter situation in Colusa Hall, Tuesday morning, during a training hosted by the University Police Department   The two hour long training, titled “19 seconds,” refers to the amount of...

The Orion’s weekly newscast Oct. 17

A Chico Unified School District bus proves at the Chico Parade of Lights that creativity does not stop with light decorations as any vehicle or object can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Alejandra Fraga

October 18, 2018

On this week's newscast, six stories are recapped by anchors Christian Solis and Alejandra Fraga. The story headlines listed below are organized by the time they appear in the newscast. 1) City council candidates converse on Chico concerns (0:06) 2) Students learn about civic engagement during...

Students learn about civic engagement during Wildcat Vote

Former Mayor of Chico Dan Herbert (third from left) speaks on his civic engagement work during Wildcat Vote on Tuesday night. Others pictured are Alisa Sharma (left), Audrey Denney (middle left) and Ann Schwab (right). Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

October 17, 2018

Students of all political affiliations joined together in Colusa Hall, Monday evening, to learn more about politics, at the Wildcat Vote event hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement.Before entering the event, students were greeted by members of First Year Experience informing attendees about voter ...

J. C. Penney offers exclusive sale for Chico State faculty and students

Johan Lozano poses in a full suit and tie. Dressing professionally helps to create a great first impression on potential employers. Clothing is not from JCPenney.

Brian Luong

October 12, 2018

You don’t have to be Barney Stinson to suit-up this October. The Career Center has partnered with JCPenney to bring the Chico State community a private Suit-Up Event. The event will take place on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. It gives Wildcats and their families the opportunity to purchase professiona...

Lost dog found, continued elevator malfunctions and even more bike theft

Lost dog found, continued elevator malfunctions and even more bike theft

Brian Luong

October 3, 2018

University Police Call Type: Welfare Check Wednesday 8:35 a.m., Performing Arts Center A male subject was found laying on ground with bike nearby. Subject was able to care for himself and refused medical assistance.   Call Type: Battery Wednesday 3:46 p.m., Student Health Center A ...

New mental health training for Chico State faculty aids student wellness

Program Coordinator for UMatter Jessica Magallanes wants to help students who are sad or stressed by telling them it's normal to feel these pressures during college.

September 24, 2018

Within the past few years the demand for mental health services has surged, calling for college campuses around the country to develop new ideas to help students. Chico State's new mental health training aspires to do so as well. I CAN HELP Mental Health Ally Training is a new program for faculty and staff des...

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