The Orion

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Butte Hall has had an asbestos problem for years now. With the new renovations, this problem may be solved. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 10, 2019

Chico State is currently undergoing plans to renovate Butte Hall, the second-largest building on campus and home to many different departments. These renovations, set to start in summer 2021 and end by summer 2023, will displace many professors during its prolonged construction.While there are conce...

Chico State journalism student dies

Robert McClanahan was earning his degree in public relations at Chico State before his passing Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

George Johnston

February 8, 2016

Robert McClanahan, a Chico State student, died of natural causes Feb 7. in San Francisco. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, McClanahan moved with his family to California to further his education. He attended Chico State and was pursuing a degree in public relations and journalism. "Robert was a gentle giant...

1 dead, 1 injured in crash

East 20th Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and C Street were closed following a crash on Thursday, Oct. 1. that left one dead and one injured. Photo credit: Kindra Robinson

Kindra Robinson

October 4, 2015

One woman is dead and another man injured after a car crash on East 20th Street last Thursday. Haley McMahan, 19, died when the silver Toyota Camry she was a passenger in crashed and rolled over.Another passenger, Tyler Burns, 19, suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center, according to a police pr...

Victim of shooting identified as Chico State student

An impromptu vigil at the location where 22-year-old Chico State student Travis Powell was shot and killed early Saturday morning. Photo credit: George Johnston

Madison Holmes

March 8, 2015

(Story updated and photo added) Travis Powell, a 22-year-old Chico State junior, was shot and killed at a house party on West Seventh and Oak streets early Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department. Powell was attending the party when a fight broke out and spilled out into the streets. The ...

Second passenger in Sunday’s crash is dead

Flowers are left at the remains of a crashed that killed 20-year-old Chico State student Austin Silver and 19-year-old Bryant Mata-Adams.Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Mozes Zarate

January 28, 2014

Bryant Mata-Adams, 19, a Chico state student involved in a fatal crash early Sunday morning, passed away overnight Monday, according to the Butte County coroner's office. Mata-Adams is the second passenger to die in the crash. Austin Silver, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, is in...

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