The Orion

Haunted elevators or just routine malfunctions? You decide.

One of the elevator malfunctions occurred on Oct. 1 on the third floor of the Meriam Library. Photo credit: Dan Christian

Dan Christian

October 31, 2018

Warning: While the following story correctly represents the reports received concerning the elevators on campus, the details of those reports have been spook-i-fied for entertainment purposes. It started with a phone call. A few days later there was another and then yet another. It seemed as if though ...

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

We had to see it for ourselves. Happy Halloween! Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 30, 2018

One of the local traditions during the Halloween season, in Chico, is taking a trip to your nearest corn maze. The maze, offered by Country Pumpkins in Orland, located off of Highway 32, is perhaps the largest you'll find nearby. It offers a different, large and complex maze each year and scary ghouls an...

Photo of the day

Stacy Lazzarino and her daughter are illuminated by the eerie blue light while shooting zombies at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Sunday night. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018

Stacy Lazzarino and her daughter are illuminated by the eerie blue light while shooting zombies at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Sunday night.

Taking the fright out of Halloween for your pets

A small dog, with an even smaller pumpkin. Photo Courtesy of Tracy Mohr

Yaritza Ayon

October 29, 2018

Although Halloween can be fun for humans, it isn’t for pets. The Chico Animal Shelter wants pet owners to know that what’s fun for them is scary, and possibly dangerous, for their pets. Chico Animal Shelter Manager, Tracy Mohr, has some tips to keep animals safe this Halloween. “Halloween ...

Halloween comics costume fest held at Collector’s Ink shop

Beverly Reifert is the co-owner of Collectors Ink. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Alex Coba and Daelin Wofford

October 29, 2018

Collector's Ink, a local family-owned comic book shop with over one million comic books in stock, celebrated its 30 years of being open for business with a Halloween comic fest.Patrons were encouraged to come in a Halloween costume. Those who did were treated to a free comic book.“It's a free comic boo...

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

A still from the music video by Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing Heads Will Roll. Image from Polydor Ltd.

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018

While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

The game

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

October 28, 2018

Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

Off the Record: Chicoween

Karen Limones, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter, and Brooke Martin

October 27, 2018

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15- Cultural appropriation 2:22- Out-of-Towners5:35- Consent8:30- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Illustration by Jamie Munoz

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary

Getty Image by AleksandarNakic.

Rachael Bayuk

October 24, 2018

Halloween in Chico has a deep tradition of being a time for partying. While I have no bone to pick with celebrating, I do have a few tips for staying safe while doing it.Sex is great, but it can be dangerous to get caught up in an exciting hookup. There will be an influx of “out-of-towners” into our ...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

I'm sure he's just there to trim the hedges or something. Image from imdb.

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018

Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

Young friends dressed-up in Halloween costumes dancing a party. Photo credit: Getty Images by wundervisuals

Brooke Martin

October 22, 2018

Chicoween has become a Chico State tradition, that is well known by more than just students. Every Halloween, many out of towners come up to celebrate. While this can be great, it also escalates the risks of going out. The scary part isn’t the witches or ghosts, it’s the people out of tow...

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