The Orion

Resorting to kitchen basics in trying times

Baking and cooking from scratch can be inconvenient but it saves money, lasts longer and provides an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Erin Holve, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Frustration is rampant in the kitchen.  The Facebook video made it look so easy to bake bread. Follow a few quick instructions and voila, you’re a baker. Instead, my mother is in a panic, hands filled with a hunk of sticky dough.  This is exactly how I expected the endeavor to tur...

Chico man gains ability to make food instantly disappear

Josh Jamison holding his trophy

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The patio of Woodstock’s Pizza was filled with anticipation. Two large tables were filled with hungry participants looking for a chance to be champion. The task ahead of them was simple: finish a pound of Woodstock’s hot tots before anyone else.  Last Thursday, the popular pizza restaurant...

Students dine on crickets and scorpions at Sutter

Photo credit: Jack Lewis

Jack Lewis

October 21, 2019

Last week, students were given the chance to try something new and exciting at Sutter Dining: bugs. Students had the option to try cricket tacos, mealworm mac and cheese and several other buggy delicacies.The idea for bug night came from Sutter Hall chef Thomas Rider, who said he came thought about s...

Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Pizza Riot's

Angelina Mendez

October 18, 2019

In early November, a new vegan-style restaurant named Pizza Riot located on Walnut St and 2nd St. will open to the city of Chico.Chico State students can now enjoy the fresh plant-based and organic non-genetically-modified organism (GMO) ingredients in the restaurant's pizza creations. Pizza Riot has ...

Taste of Chico celebrates food

Upper Crust happily handed out cupcakes. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 23, 2019

There was much to see when walking down the streets of downtown Chico on Sunday. The Downtown Chico Business Association held their annual Taste of Chico, hosting a variety of vendors, including local restaurants, radio stations and live music.The Taste of Chico has been an annual event since 1985. Celebrating its 34th installment, many ...

Wildcat on the Street: Does greasy food cure hangovers?

Brooke Martin

November 4, 2018

Reporter Brooke Martin went around Chico State to ask students their opinion on greasy food and if they believe it cure's hangovers.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Getty Images photo by RichVintage.

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018

You’ve woken up with a headache, nausea and are somehow more tired than before you went to sleep. This isn’t a case of the flu or common cold, but rather a side effect of a few too many margaritas from the festivities of the night before.I can admit that I’ve been in this position ...

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Marifer Martinez places the lantern she decorated to the lights string. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 23, 2018

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to learn about six different Asian countries and their traditions while decorating their own paper la...

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Person struggling to fit into their jeans after a heavy meal. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Brooke Martin

September 25, 2018

Tight jeans and extra weight around your waist means you’re a normal college student.Dining hall food, bottomless vodka and lack of exercise are all culprits of weight gain in college. For the first time in their lives, college students are living unsupervised. They have no authority figure te...

Chico State considers bringing new restaurants to campus

The Market Place Cafe is currently the main restaurant located in the BMU. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Alejandra Fraga

May 10, 2018

Associated Students Dining held an open forum this Wednesday in the BMU to discuss the possibility of adding branded food chains to campus.Students discussed what type of food they would like to see on campus, employment of students, and much more."(AS dining) has done focus groups, surveys and market stu...

A quick and delicious chili dog

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

May 4, 2018

Hot dogs topped with chili and cheddar cheese are worth enjoying. They're perfect for those barbecue summer days that are ahead of us. And the best part? They do not take a lot of time to make. Items needed: Hot dog buns Wieners Can of chili Bag of shredded cheese Butter Olive...

Cheapest eats and drinks for college students

La Salles Plate and flight during breakfast time. La Salles' website's photo

Nicole Henson

April 4, 2018

Atmosphere 1. La Salles reopened as a bar and restaurant two weeks ago. Although the dining may need some work concerning service, the bar has a particular ambiance for casual drinking. If there is a long wait for sit down service (sometimes up to two hours) then customers have the option to sit in the...

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