The Orion

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Elizabeth Lo sits down to continue working on her painting. She knows it's late, but it's at this time that she feels like she can really start to be creative. The Wi-Fi is shut off, and her classical music is now playing. Lo is now in the creative mindset she needs to create something not only beau...

Battling My Anxiety

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Erin Holve, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Heaving chest, desperate for lungfuls of air. Words jumbled like a child with a mouth full of marbles. Fat tears cascading down a face stuck in a grimace of pent up anxiety. Breathe, take air in and then out. Desperate hands trying to scrub away the evidence of fears and self-loathing. The advice ...

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Chico State Officer Alexander Scott received accolades for saving the life of a Chico State student last fall.

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018, Officer Scott responded to a medical call for a student living in Whitney Hall. After discovering...

Featured Artist: Will Mobley

Will Mobley an up and coming BFA artist in Chico State. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Abram Melendez and Hana Beaty

December 10, 2019

On Thursday, Chico State student Will Mobley presented his Bachelor of Fine Arts culminating exhibition. The exhibit, "Digicom," focused on the "13 faces" that control the current state of the internet and the misinformation that is spread throughout. The faces displayed were distorted digitally, d...

Student dies suddenly after complications of leukemia

Lenon Padilla plays his guitar at Chico State in October 2018. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2019

A student died suddenly Saturday after being diagnosed with leukemia in August. Lenon Padilla, 20, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August and immediately began chemotherapy treatments, according to a post on Instagram by his brother, Lance Padilla. Several weeks later on Sept. 8, ...

Meet the 2019 Associated Students Presidential Candidates

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 15, 2019

Three people are running for the Associated Students presidential position this spring. Whoever wins will have the potential to have the largest voice for students at Chico State. So, we sat down with each of them and asked who they are, how they would address sustainability on campus, how they would...

Photo of the Day

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 5, 2018

Eli Urlie puts his rock climbing skills to the test at The Shredding event on Sunday at the Wrec Climbing Gym. The climbing wall had new top rope courses for students to master.

Photo of the day

Aryanna Guitron feeds leaves to a friendly goat at TJ Farms Estates. Guitron went with friends from the group Christian Challenge to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 28, 2018

Aryanna Guitron feeds leaves to a friendly goat at TJ Farms Estates. Guitron went with friends from the group Christian Challenge to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.

Photo of the day

President Gayle Hutchinson and Marqia Smith share a moment of celebration of the new science building groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. Smith was walking by the ceremony when President Hutchinson invited her to grab the last shovel and hard hat and break ground for the new building alongside her. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018

President Gayle Hutchinson and Marqia Smith share a moment of celebration of the new science building groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday. Smith was walking by the ceremony when President Hutchinson invited her to grab the last shovel and hard hat and break ground for the new building alongside her....

Photo of the day

Student Charlotte Sanfilippo chillin' on one of the Hub's bean bags after a refreshing nap. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Maury Montalvo

October 14, 2018

Student Charlotte Sanfilippo chillin' on one of the Hub's bean bags after a refreshing nap.

Memorial planned for student

Memorial planned for student

Natalie Hanson

April 9, 2018

Services will be held for student Kyle LaForce this weekend, after his sudden death due to seizure.Kyle Joshua Harte La Force was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. La Force lived with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and died on March 27 at the age of 20.According to an email sent to all stud...

Photo of the day

Eli Grusin, left, and Tyler Munstock, right, draw the Ring Roll sculpture on campus as part of an art class on March 29. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Martin Chang

March 30, 2018

Eli Grusin, left, and Tyler Munstock, right, draw the Ring Roll sculpture on campus as part of an art class on March 29.

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