The Orion

Chico’s reputation as a violent campus

Matt Murphy
February 16, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the last few years, Chico State has begun to accumulate a reputation as a violent place to live. Each semester there are assaults, thefts, even an attempted kidnapping just last week. But is Chico really that much more dangerous than any other college town? Chico is a smaller metropolitan...

Chico State retires party school reputation

Chico State retires party school reputation

Valerie Teegardin
February 14, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'm from Vancouver, Wash. and finding people who actually know about Chico State is as rare as seeing sunshine between October and June. If by some tiny chance a Washingtonian does know about Chico, an, "Oh, the party school!" is blurted out as if it's the distinguishing characteristic that defines our colleg...

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Natalie Hanson
April 25, 2018
Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Showcase

The 2018 CAMMIES Awards were put on at the Hop Yard at Sierra Nevada Brewery, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It was sponsored by Chico News & Review and the Chico Rape Prevention and Intervention Center. The awards show is a spotlight for local musical artists every spring, with awards in di...

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Chico State and local businesses take the Strawless Challenge

Roberto Fonseca
April 16, 2018
Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

An estimated 500 million straws are used daily in the United States and the majority of those end up in various oceans. On April 23, Chico State will be officially be taking the strawless challenge in an effort to bring awareness to the plastic straw waste problem and to reduce the amount of plastic used on ...

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

New year, same mindset for Chico State baseball

Austin Schreiber
January 22, 2018
Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

After going 45-11 overall and 34-4 in conference last year, the Chico State baseball team has a tough reputation to live up to this year.Winning baseball has been a staple for the Wildcats the past few years, as they brought home back-to-back conference and CCAA championship tournament titles in 2016 a...

The unlikely history behind ‘Chicoween’

Hannah Yeager
October 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Every year freshmen come to Chico State with little to no idea of what they are getting themselves into, both in terms of academics and social situations.Hallmark holidays have been getting out of control since Chico State got its start. The first holiday that became a problem was the Pioneer Day celeb...

Six Halloween activities in the Chico area besides party

Six Halloween activities in the Chico area besides party

Niyat Teferi
October 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Mobile Headlines

Halloween is around the corner and everyone is gearing up to show off their spooky costumes and get into the festive season. Chico is known for its very notorious party reputation during this time of year, better known as “Chicoween.” Parties are thrown in every corner of town and friends fr...

Chico State fights against party school label

Chico State fights against party school label

Kyra Stemplinger
May 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The curse looming over Chico State is finally celebrating its 30th anniversary but is still making students suffer. Being labeled as a "party school" in 1987 by Playboy Magazine gave Chico State a reputation that people have been fighting to get away from. It might be exciting to attend a school with...

Chico State acceptance rates slowly decreasing

Sophia Robledo-Borowy
April 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Exploring potential college options during the Spring is an experience that a lot of high school students are going to encounter. Over the years, Chico State’s acceptance rate has fluctuated but has generally decreased throughout the years. Increased acceptance rates allowed for more students...

Chico scrutinizing binge-drinking too harshly

Chico scrutinizing binge-drinking too harshly

Nicole Henson
March 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Chico State students are infamous for blurring the line of knowing how much alcohol is too much. While some people attribute binge drinking as a lack self-control, others wonder if they simply value getting hammered. Taking Chico’s party reputation into consideration, it’s safe to assume the thrill...

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Nicole Henson
March 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The future of Chico State looks prosperous under Gayle Hutchinson's presidency as she addresses issues on campus such as the party culture, reinventing the health center and possibly building an open-late eatery on campus.Here is a review of the new President’s accomplishments and upcoming goals and...

Caffeinated Cats podcast addresses party school reputation

Daniel Wright
February 22, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

In the latest episode of "Caffeinated Cats," there was a discussion of Chico State and its reputation as a "party school." The episode was simply titled "alcohol" and aimed to cover the decades-long reputation Chico State has received. "Zach, Tracy, Mary and guest star Morgan Rosen come togeth...

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