The Orion

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 ...

Fire and Water Exhibit explores environmental change

Fire and Water Exhibit explores environmental change

Angelina Mendez

February 5, 2020

On Jan. 23, at 4:30 p.m., a new exhibit opened for students and the campus community at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology called ‘Fire and Water: Elements of Change’.  “We see the museum as a laboratory for students where they can learn to be professionals,” museum curator Adrienne S...

Chico State warns students about Coronavirus in California

Angelina Mendez

January 29, 2020

On Sunday afternoon, around 2 p.m., the WellCat Health Center sent out a campus-wide email notifying the campus community about the two confirmed cases of the 2019-novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Southern California. The 2019-nCoV is a virus that first broke out in Wuhan City, China, and has similar ...

Battery and possession of firearm in front of Shurmer

Shurmer Gym

Grayson Edgemon

January 27, 2020

Three college-aged males were reported to the University Police Department for crimes of battery, possession of firearm and threatening use of said firearm on the sidewalk of Shurmer Gym Sunday at approximately 1:02 a.m. There were minor injuries resulting from a physical altercation. The gun was...

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba

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!  

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

First-year libero Natalia Betancourt at volleyball practice Thursday morning. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Jason Spies

August 25, 2015

At 6 a.m. on a warm Chico morning with the sun slowly creeping over the bleachers, first-year women's volleyball recruit Natalia Betancourt is already on the track.After her morning run, a two-hour practice is next up in Betancourt's day from 10 a.m. to noon. The team's practice includes drills to help improve footw...

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