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Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Features, News

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

Chico voted sixth most romantic city in America

Chico voted sixth most romantic city in America

February 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features, News, Showcase

Just in time for Valentines Day, the movie rental kiosk Redbox has recently released a list of the top ten romantic cities in America based on rentals of romance movies in 2015, with Chico ranking number six. Chico State students usually have an initial look of confusion when told Chico was ranked the s...

Students find success after graduation

Students find success after graduation

February 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one can take their degree. Chico State is ranked 76th on Forbes ranking of schools of the West, and 399th on the national list. T...

Chico State recognized with national community service award

Chico State recognized with national community service award

February 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News

Chico State won third place in a national award for the 2015 National Outstanding Student Chapter Competition. This marks the sixth year since 2009 that Chico State has earned a place for this national award. In 2014 Chico State took first place. Ever year Chico State's Associated General Contractors ...

Student musician shares passion for music

Student musician shares passion for music

January 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Video

Watch the video below:   Miguel Orozco can be reached at [email protected] or @mustymikey on Twitter....

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Features, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student support to help them get better wages before they are forced to go on strike. Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected]

Earthen Iron decorates Chico

Earthen Iron decorates Chico

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

In honor of the holiday season, a metal wire Christmas tree rests above the door at 231 W. 8th St. Inside, one can find open fires, but instead of roasting chestnuts, they are forging metal. The business is Earthen Iron, a local blacksmith and metalsmith. Since 2000, the shop has been doing custom me...

Sociology students outline mandatory sex ed course

Sociology students outline mandatory sex ed course

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features

Why is there hair growing here? Which STIs do condoms protect from? What if I’m not straight? These questions, and many more, were probably asked at some point during any Chico State student’s lifetime. Whether or not they were answered is what is crucially important. High school sexual educatio...

Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features

For my last and final column, I’ve decided to end on an insightful, call-to-action note: I want to overcome and defeat the social stigmas and judgements that surround young women (and sometimes men) in today’s sexual culture. Choosing to be the sex columnist and openly writing intimate details of my sex life clearly shows t...

Battle of holiday eggnog: Who made it taste best?

Battle of holiday eggnog: Who made it taste best?

December 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Nothing quite punctuates the holidays like the arrival of eggnog to the grocery store dairy case. The tall holiday-colored cartons— adorned with printed Christmas lights and dancing cows wearing Santa hats— are complete with excess sugar and, of course, the indulgence. Each year, it seems tha...

Horoscope for Dec. 13-20

Horoscope for Dec. 13-20

December 13, 2015


Filed under Features

Aries- This week, be wary of surprises. Things may be going as planned at the moment, but don’t get too comfortable. Your path will have a few bumps and turns in it. Don’t get too attached to your schedule and be open to change.Taurus- This week is a great time to get started on projects you’v...

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