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Gov. Newsom beats recall

Alex Martin and Ian Hilton // September 15, 2021

Gov. Newsom soundly defeated a recall attempt on Tuesday that was initiated in June 2020. https://twitter.com/GavinNewsom/status/1437994196934135814 Chico State Political Science Professor Diana...

Michaud posing for a picture infront of Plumas Hall, Chico State.

Wildcat rebuilds Haiti

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // September 12, 2021

Jean Chrislot Michaud, a Chico State sophomore, was lounging on the roof of a cement building in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The time was 8:20 a.m. on Aug. 14. An ominous noise jolted him awake. It was a huge,...

Protestors gather before City Council meeting over new ordinance vote

Protestors gather before City Council meeting over new ordinance vote

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 11, 2021

On Tuesday night the Chico City Council proposed changes to the titles 9, 12, and 12r of the Chico municipal code.  Citizens gathered that evening in protest of the recent shooting of Guy Steven...

Oscar Rivera (left) pictured with interpreter Masud (right) during Rivera's service in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of Oscar Rivera, 2005.

Twenty years later: Chico State veterans remember the 9/11 attacks

Ava Norgrove and Kimberly Morales // September 11, 2021

The world was beginning to step into the early stages of the new millennium when four hijacked airplanes brought the nation to a grinding halt.  Millions of people living in America held their...

Matt Gallaway speaking in front of the Chico City Planning Commission.

Torres Homeless Shelter expansion approved during City Planning Commission meeting

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 5, 2021

The Chico City Planning Commission met on Thursday evening to discuss the proposed expansion of the Torres Community Center from 125 beds to 195.  In a unanimous vote, the commission approved...

The exposure of sensitive information that was provided when requesting a religious exemption from COVID-19 has lead to investigations by the University and campus police. Sept. 3, 2021.

Investigation underway following data leak

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // September 5, 2021

Campus police are conducting an investigation into a data leak that revealed the personal information of roughly 130 students requesting a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine.  On the...

COVID-19 testing is being provided on the bottom floor of Whitney Hall. Photo taken by Sam Kyes on Sept. 4.

First week in school sees COVID cases rise

Sam Kyes, Reporter // September 4, 2021

The Chico State website currently lists 69 reported COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31, including 57 students and 12 campus employees. Butte County has experienced a surge of new cases this past week,...

Kendall Hall at Chico State

Chico State boasts advances in university rankings

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 2, 2021

Chico State has risen above its 2020 placements in two categories this year, according to Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Ranking. In “Master’s University Rankings,” Chico State moved...

A billboard advertising cannabis delivery in Butte County, May 2021.

Delivering weed to Chico is not just easy money

Ava Norgrove // June 8, 2021

More than 15 companies, mostly based out of Sacramento, will now deliver cannabis to your door in Chico within the hour.  The Orion reached out to Bryon Thornton, one of the owners of Norcanna,...

Moldavite being sold at Lotus Flower Imports on May 18, 2021

TikTok dramatically impacts local crystal shops

Hunter Casperson // June 1, 2021

Crystal shops in Chico have experienced a dramatic spike in sales of the stone Moldavite, a phenomenon the owners credit to a new trend on TikTok.  “From mid-January until about two weeks ago,...

University Police trained to subdue active shooters

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 13, 2021

In the wake of national gun violence, people have become more weary and paranoid about shootings. California is known for its strict gun laws, however counties with less than 200,000 population allow...

Houses built on the mountains just outside of Port-au-Prince. By Heather Suggitt on Unsplash
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Seeing Haiti through native eyes

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 13, 2021

Haiti is not a poor country, it's rich in culture and wondrous natural landscapes. Associated Students Adventure Outings gave students a free virtual tour of Haiti on May 4. It was facilitated by Jean...

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