Navigate Left
  • The Sigma Pi fraternity house on a quiet Monday morning in Chico on Feb. 26. Photo taken by Molly Myers.


    Fraternity Sigma Pi hit with hazing investigation

  • Entrance to the Wildcat Recreation Center and patio. Taken by Lukas Mann on Feb. 23.


    Connect your mind and body at the WREC

  • A motorcycle hit a pedestrian the above intersection. Taken by C. Nicholas Kepler on Feb. 25.


    Person taken to hospital after accident on Ivy Street

  • Nate Farrington, new director of Adventure Outings, holding up some climbing rope that needs to be organized. Taken by Maki Chapman on February 8th, 2024


    Nate Farrington takes the lead as Adventure Outings’ director

  • Courtesy Associated Students


    AS general election application open for students

Navigate Right
Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

BlueLight application guides students home safely


Students now have applications for everything: messaging, banking and fittness trackers. Now, students are using applications for their personal safety as well.

BlueLight is a new application which focuses on getting students home safely. It is able to route calls to the closest responder by using the user’s location. BlueLight can also send the user’s location to their listed emergency contacts and notify them when the user is home safe.

“I haven’t downloaded a safety app yet, but it’s something I should think about,” said Nicole Curreri, sophomore. “I don’t feel comfortable walking alone, especially at night.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education campus crime statistics, 55 percent of students personally know someone who has been affected by crime, and over 90 percent of college women have used their smartphones to stay safer on campus.

While there was a decrease in crime this past Labor Day weekend, police still see crime on the rise in Chico. Chico State students can feel security when using BlueLight to walk home and notify their loved ones or contact police if necessary.

Katelyn Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @katelynmmartin_ on Twitter.

    Leave a Comment
    More to Discover
    About the Contributor
    Katelyn Martin, Staff Writer

    Comments (0)

    All The Orion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *