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Let us help you find the perfect gift for students and more at Chico State. Photo by Heather Taylor with Magic Studio, Nov. 10.

Bootstraps, scream jars and friendship bracelets: A Chico State gift guide

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // November 29, 2023

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we know many of you are thinking about gift-giving. It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, but at your Chico State family headquarters,...

Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris pose for a photo. Taken by Krys Fox.

Charming Disaster comes to Chico: macabre, humorous music for the masses

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // November 28, 2023

Charming Disaster, a goth-folk duo out of Brooklyn, will be coming to the Winchester Goose on Dec. 7. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the 21+ show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $10. The singing,...

Chico State student Hala Saleh holding a sign reading FREE PALESTINE. Photo courtesy Hala Saleh.

Three Palestinian students share their perspective

Wyatt Alpert, Samuel Moore, and Molly Myers // November 28, 2023

The Palestinian Perspective: Chico State Student Hala Saleh A 20-year-old psychology student with two Palestinian-born parents, Hala Saleh, wants to change the outlook of those around her regarding...

Meet our Alumni: Melody Gutierrez

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // November 28, 2023

Melody Gutierrez is a Chico State alumna who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She’s now an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, before working there she covered other...

Con Café: Jerry

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // November 26, 2023

En este episodio nos sumergimos en la vida de Gerardo “Jerry” Langarica. Un estudiante del programa de maestría de la Universidad Estatal de California Chico. Se graduó el semestre pasado recibiendo...

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Third floor of library hosts rage rooms amidst closures

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // November 12, 2023

A round of applause cascaded through the quarters of the fourth floor. This week's battle royale on Meriam Library’s third floor had come to an end. The winner, Gayle Hutchinson, grinned victoriously,...

Image by Kit Beauchamp

What is The Big Dipper?

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // November 9, 2023

It’s The Orion’s new satire column.  You can find it under 'features.'  Webster's dictionary defines satire as “writing that exposes or ridicules conduct, doctrines, or institutions either by...

Will a violent, lottery system mean more open parking spaces in the near future? Photo by Heather Taylor on Nov. 1, 2023.

Chico State proposes new, deadly ‘Lottery’-inspired parking solution

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // November 2, 2023

Chico State students have long lamented the terrible state of parking at the university. Now, a potential lethal solution is being proposed by the administration.  Czar of Parking Services, Anita Dahller,...

Illustration created by Ariana Powell on Oct. 19.

CSU clarifies tuition raise as Halloween trick

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // October 23, 2023

On Friday, the California State University announced the multi-year tuition raise is actually a spooky theme for the first annual “CSU Haunted System,” which will take place on Halloween across all...

The outside of Tin Roof Bakery Cafe

Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe returns under new ownership

Grace Stark, Reporter // October 22, 2023

For a college town like Chico, good coffee shops are essential for study spots, meeting up with new friends or having quality alone time. Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe at West 7th and Broadway Streets satisfy...

People march during California Faculty Association Chico chapter’s march on Wednesday. Taken by Ariana Powell on Oct. 18.

Bagpipes and bold voices: CFA Chico chapter rally on campus 

Ariana Powell and Kit Beauchamp // October 20, 2023

A band of bagpipers played during the California Faculty Association Chico chapter's “Death of Higher Education” funeral march on Wednesday afternoon. Around 30 marchers — including CFA representatives,...

Collage by Molly Myers. Left top photo: Yarin Dan and his family. Bottom left: Ofir Lefler. Top right: Alemo Abraham. Bottom right: Ashta Yehuda.

‘Heartbroken’: Hearing from my Israeli friends

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // October 17, 2023

“Catch up with Israeli news Crazy shit about to happen!!!”  I received this message on Oct. 6 at midnight from my friend Yarin Dan. He is a student at Chico State and an Israeli immigrant who moved...

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