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Chico State holds annual sustainability conference online to discuss resiliency, city planning.

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Chico State students, faculty and staff continued to host the 15th annual “This Way to Sustainability,” conference online on March 26 and 27 after COVID-19 restrictions moved the university to close earlier this month.  The 2020 climate discussion called attention to maintaining resiliency in a w...

X-Pressions Art Gala showcases black creativity

Kobe Bryant painting by Ernie Gomez

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On Saturday night, Chico State student organization Just Unity Sistas hosted their own take on the famous Met Gala by showcasing work from black artists in Chico. Held at the 1078 Gallery, The X-Pression Art Gala was a night of formal attire, visual art and live performances of poetry and music.&nb...

Camp Fire mapping forum discusses data and demographics following the fire

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

A year following the Camp Fire, details and further understanding of California’s deadliest wildfire continue to emerge. On Thursday, Feb 5th, Peter Hansen, an IT consultant for Chico State with a background on geospatial data, discussed the information found through mapping which highlighted ...

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...

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Gayle Hutchinson presents information during her presidential address in the Performing Arts Center at Chico State.

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson addressed crucial information currently facing the university during her State of the University Address. This included information on the university’s budget, strategic planning to accommodate student needs and a downfall in enrollment, as well as the introduction of ...

Gallagher proposes bills to prevent fires

Donovan Corprue

February 5, 2020

Assemblyman James Gallagher and co-author Jim Nielsen proposed two new bills in support of rebuilding areas damaged by the Camp Fire and to help prevent blazes in the future.  According to Gallagher, the main goal of both bills is to utilize existing funds to upgrade infrastructure and reduce fore...

The Orion Newscast: A Phoenix Rises

The Orion Newscast: A Phoenix Rises

Christian Solis

November 13, 2019

https://youtu.be/ixhpdh-a78M This week on The Orion Newscast, we visit the unveiling of a phoenix made from the keys of those who lost cars or homes in the Camp Fire. Also, we cover the last games of Wildcat's regular soccer season. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 o...

Paradise businesses recover after the fire

Nic's is one of the few restaurants in Paradise that reopened after the fire. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Jessie Imhoff and Hana Beaty

November 3, 2019

Many local businesses in Paradise had to close following the Camp Fire. Many businesses either had their buildings and inventory burned, or owners were unable to return to their business, leaving rows of empty buildings in the town. One year later, as the town continues to rebuild, businesses new...

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Volunteers displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from wildfires. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales and Melissa Herrera

November 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sunrise Movement Chico displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from what they claimed to be due to “the negligence of PG&E.”With tombstones laid out on campus, volunteers from Sunrise Movement posed a question for PG&E: “With even more fires happening...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

5 Mile Myth and Brooke Larsen on The Orion Newscast 4/10/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 10, 2019

5 Mile Myth is a local band who's mix of musical genres has garnered newfound popularity in Chico. Brooke Larsen is The Orion's Wildcat of the Week and is the top hitter and pitcher on Chico State's Softball team. Also, the Chico Boys & Girls Club hosted a Paradise Cook-Off to raise funds for...

The Orion Newscast Feb. 13, 2019

Photos and obituaries of the 85 who passed away in the Camp Fire on presentation in the foyer of the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

February 13, 2019

The Orion Weekly Newcast features stories from the Interfaith Memorial in Paradise to a Master Printmaker running a workshop.     Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

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