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University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue

March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

Study abroad programs canceled amongst heavy cases of Coronavirus, select students to leave countries

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Chico State and study abroad consortiums have begun to pull students from their study abroad programs amid the increase of coronavirus cases across the globe.  Students continuing toward their degree in countries such as China, Italy and South Korea were notified by the University and their...

Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump, Chico politicians and aspiring candidates for local office...

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of 2019!  

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Chico sparks new energy authority with Butte County supervisors

Chico sparks new energy authority with Butte County supervisors

Kimberly Morales

December 2, 2019

Butte County has declared a hand in the market for electricity with Chico, the largest city in the county, as a partner to introduce an alternative for residents to buy their power from.The purpose of this new alternative is to break from the current north state energy provider, Pacific Gas and Elect...

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Kimberly Morales

November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the vigil was intended to teach the community about the 1 million estimated youth nationwide during No...

In times of pain, joy finds a way

In times of pain, joy finds a way

Melissa Joseph

November 13, 2019

Goosebumps arose as the Butte County Scottish Society Pipes and Drums marched down the aisles of the Paradise Performing Arts Center playing “When the Battle is Over” to a mass of Camp Fire survivors. On Sunday afternoon PPAC held “Joy Will Find a Way,” an event focused on spot...

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Barony of Rivenoak looks to recover members after Camp Fire

Ricardo Tovar

November 12, 2019

Medieval combat is something that many consider a relic of the past. The days of knights and chivalry are long gone. However, there are some medieval warriors in Chico striving to keep this ancient form of combat alive. The Society for Creative Anachronism is a worldwide organization that aims to...

Homeowners seek permits to rebuild in Paradise

Homeowners seek permits to rebuild in Paradise

Ricardo Tovar

November 5, 2019

The Camp Fire burned approximately 153,000 acres and destroyed 18,800 structures. The makeup of those buildings was estimated to be 14,000 residential and about 530 commercial structures.Since then, residents from Paradise have looked to rebuild the homes that were taken from them. As of Oct. 23, 429 b...

PG&E confirms another round of power shutoffs

PG&E confirms another round of power shutoffs

Carolyn Allen

October 23, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released today that it does plan to move forward with what they’re calling Public Safety Power Shut Offs or PSPS.This decision is due to the forecast of dry, hot and windy weather which PG&E said creates a higher risk for damage and sparks on the e...

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

Christian Solis

October 9, 2019

https://youtu.be/9vGTj-M72Vw This week on The Orion Newscast, Butte Environmental Council commissions a new mural and our very own Angel Ortega reviews the controversial movie, Joker. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

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