The Orion

Former psychology professor dead at 77

Photo credit: Sean Martens

George Johnston

May 11, 2017

Mike King, a former Chico State psychology professor, passed away April 16 at the age of 77. King was born in Georgetown, South Carolina. He grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, Panama City and Florida. The former psychology professor received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology...

WREC climbing competition brings on the ‘Ruckus’

Climber Miranda Santana hangs from the boulder as she attempts to pull herself back up. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

George Johnston

April 24, 2017

The Wildcat Recreation Center hosted an all-day climbing competition called the “Ruckus” April 23. Rather than using ropes or safety harnesses like the traditional method, climbers were only allowed to use chalk in the competition. “Competitions are one of the biggest parts of rock climbing...

Chico Science March draws thousands

A marcher is seen chanting and holding his sign that reads: Make America Smart Again. Science! Photo credit: Floritzel Salvador

George Johnston

April 23, 2017

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people filled Trinity Commons to march for science April 22. Like the other 600 other demonstrations happening worldwide, Chico’s March for Science brought professors, students and activists together to show their support of science. Two Chico State professors, Rebecca...

Potential buyer looks to purchase El Rey Theatre

According to reports, the El Ray theatre might be sold soon Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

September 5, 2016

The historic EL Rey Theatre may be up for sale according to a real estate website. The theatre located in downtown Chico, has a reported potential buyer who is considering plans of turning the building into a spot for commercial and residential use. The asking price for the theatre is listed at $1.4 milli...

Pocket points strives to keep company in Chico

The Pocket Points team at a company dinner. Photo courtesy of Mitch Gardener

Amelia Storm

May 25, 2016

When one thinks of Chico state, they usually conjure up images of the crazy 80’s parties that gave the school a bit of a reputation and now causes a headache for every student at Christmas.In the last year, however, the growth of an app that incentivizes students to stay off their phones in exchan...

Move-in dates set for Arts & Humanities Building

The humanities building will be open for classes in the 2016 fall semester. Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

May 18, 2016

A massive immigration is taking place at Chico State after students leave the college for the summer. On May 23 through the month of June, Chico State staff and faculty will start moving into the new Arts & Humanities Building. The college's Academic Affairs is coordinating the move. Departments moving into the ...

First-year students talk plans for next year

First-year students talked to The Orion about what they planned to do next year at Chico State. Photo credit: George Johnston

Michael Catelli

May 16, 2016

As the end of the academic year approaches, the class of 2019 has come close to finishing the commonly dreaded first year in college. In a survey of first-year students, 86 percent of respondents reported a positive to excellent experience at Chico State, while only 14 percent responded with a satisfact...

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Students took a field trip to learn about water usage in California. Photo courtesy of Heather Kirkendal

Amelia Storm and George Johnston

May 3, 2016

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

Subject threatens to kill everyone in mobile home park

Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Michael Catelli

May 2, 2016

Chico Police Department Call Type: Threats, Saturday, 11:11 a.m., Lassen Gardens Reporting person has temporary guardianship of 1-year-old child. Reporting person is receiving threats from biological father saying, “I told you I would take your kids so you know how it feels to lose something. Remember ...

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

Supporters decide which six ballots to select out of 51 for Bernie Sanders. Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

May 2, 2016

California just took one step closer to deciding who should run for president in the Democrat primaries.On May 1, doors opened at the ARC pavilion and Chico Grange Hall for any registered Democrats in the 1st District to vote for their favorite delegate. Those supporting Hilary Clinton went to the ARC ...

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Chico PD created an app so users can easily access the police. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 30, 2016

Chico could be transforming into a safer area to live, and it might be due to the recent changes and actions of the Chico Police Department. The department released its annual report of 2015 that discusses the accomplishments of 2015, plans and goals for 2016, and many crime statistics.Among those accomplish...

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

Police will be monitoring the new stoplight on Nord Aveune to make sure everything goes  safely. Photo credit: George Johnston

Kayla Fitzgerald and George Johnston

April 29, 2016

A Nord Avenue crosswalk has been made safer for Chico State students to use. By completing the $200,000 project, traffic can be stopped both ways using these newly installed stoplights. "The project seems well received, and it was a long time coming," said John Feeney, University Police chief. About...

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