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Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

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 ...

Baja Club Stays Low in Plumas

Baja Club Stays Low in Plumas

Julian Mendoza

October 7, 2019

Every Monday and Wednesday, dozens of students arrive in the parking lot located in Plumas Hall, discussing, experimenting, engineering and getting their hands dirty on the old version of their car for Baja Club. The Baja Club has been working on their cars until as late as four in the morning. They u...

Todd Bishop: Founder of GeekWire and Chico State alumnus speaks with The Orion

Todd Bishop: Founder of GeekWire and Chico State alumnus speaks with The Orion

Ricardo Tovar

October 4, 2019

Todd Bishop, founder of GeekWire and a Chico State alumnus and former Orion staffer, returns to campus this month. Based in Seattle and launched in March of 2011, GeekWire is a news site dedicated to covering trends in the national technology world. The company follows big names such as Apple, Google Am...

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Ricardo Tovar

October 4, 2019

"Astral Chain" is PlatinumGames' latest action-adventure title. Coming after the massively successful and highly praised "Nier: Automata," the gaming world was excited to see what the studio’s next project would be. The game begins with an asteroid hitting Earth and spreading the planet with R...

Taste of Chico celebrates food

Taste of Chico celebrates food

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 ...

Goats in Butte County help control overgrowth

Goats in Butte County help control overgrowth

Jessie Imhoff

September 17, 2019

A herd of 488 goats have been deployed in Upper Bidwell Park as a cost-saving measure to remove invasive species and dangerous plants, including those that pose a fire risk.The goats, owned by Capra Environmental Services Corp, are on a 55-acre contract according to Linda Herman, Chico’s Park and Natura...

Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

Angelina Mendez

September 15, 2019

Chico State kicked off the new school year by welcoming first-year students for the 2019 to 2020 academic school year, through a series of campus events.Students are drawn to Chico State from all over for the campus scenery and dining hall choice as well as the educational and academic programs that C...

#ClimateUprising raises concerns for areas prone to climate-induced disasters

#ClimateUprising raises concerns for areas prone to climate-induced disasters

Trenton Taylor

February 19, 2019

A camera stabilized on a 30-foot crane captured a crowd standing in snow and hail, holding up a #ClimateUprising banner as a call-to-action to find solutions for the changing climate. Followed by the banner, participants spelled out “#ClimateUprising” by lying on the ground of the driveway into the...

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias

February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While rain has slowed down through the afternoon hours, there is a high possibility that it will ...

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Chuck Epperson: A human defined by martial arts and music

Alex Grant

September 19, 2018

Chico State may be Chico's most known school, but ask professional martial artist and they'll tell you about the Epperson Brothers Kenpo Karate Dojo. Founded by and run by Chuck Epperson, this dojo specializes in teaching people American Kenpo Karate and Filipino weapons training.Epperson's weeks are...

Ghee connects local vendor to Chico community

Ghee connects local vendor to Chico community

September 18, 2018

Back in 2003, Indya Gage began her journey of self-healing. Gage's exploration into medicine, meditation and spirituality led to the discovery of ghee, the foundation for her business, Mama Sattva. “My whole life, encompassing my business and my personal life, it’s all a practice of being on a...

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda

September 5, 2018

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

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