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Hispanic Heritage Month, Students are dancing

Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // September 26, 2022

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC) at Chico State initiated Hispanic Heritage Month’s kickoff on Sept. 15. The Chicano/Latino Council hosted La Bienvenido with the support of the Office of...

3 people in front of an apartment building protesting, one holding a dog. A sign says Panama Springs United

Chico residents organize tenant union in response to eviction notices

Molly Myers and Christopher Hill // September 26, 2022

Several tenants of Panama Springs Apartments have formed a union in response to receiving notices of eviction. The apartment complex was recently purchased by Beck Asset Management LLC, a Roseville based...

Students and Hillel director braiding challah on white table

Photos of the week

Jolie Asuncion and Molly Myers // September 23, 2022

Lindy Howenstein walking through campus. Photo taken Sept. 21 by Molly Myers. Students practicing tricking, a combination of martial arts and gymnastics, at the WREC. Tristen Tern in grey, John...

Chico State Chief of University Police hit with allegations of racism in workplace

Chico State Chief of University Police hit with allegations of racism in workplace

Christopher Hill and Noah Herbst // September 19, 2022

Chico State Interim Chief of Police Christopher Nicodemus has been named in a court filing from Sept. 15, alleging accusations of racist bullying against several current and former members of Oroville...

 Lambda Sigma Gamma tabling during Clubtacular. Photo by Molly Myers on Sept. 13.

Photos of the Week

Jolie Asuncion and Molly Myers // September 16, 2022

Students purchasing from the poster sale. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Sept. 15. Lambda Sigma Gamma tabling during Clubtacular. Photo by Molly Myers on Sept. 13. Caleb Ray and Bennie Ksiazek tabling...

The Chico State Financial Aid Office on September 14, 2022

Looking at Biden’s debt relief plan

Maki Chapman, Reporter // September 15, 2022

At first, the idea of getting $20,000 in debt forgiveness sounds incredible. Many students and alumni in Chico and across the country are ecstatic at the idea of receiving some sort of relief to their...

Monochrome image of New York City during daytime, featuring the Twin Towers. Photo from Pexels.

9/11: 21 years later

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // September 11, 2022

It has been 21 years since the destructive attacks of 9/11. The Orion honors the memory, actions and sacrifices of everyone impacted by that historic day.   In 2001 the world was still adjusting...

Students testing out the new relaxation pods at the Chico State Well. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Sept. 8.

Photos of the Week

Jolie Asuncion // September 9, 2022

Several students lining up to order burritos. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Sept. 8. Wildcats walking toward their next class. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Sept. 9. A student cycling in the direction...

House party shooting leaves two Wildcats wounded

House party shooting leaves two Wildcats wounded

Melvin Bui, Managing Editor // September 4, 2022

Two Chico State students were among five shot early Saturday morning at a house party southwest of campus around the 1500 block of West 5th Street and Cedar Street. Police responded to reports of a...

University President Gayle Hutchinson plays Mario Kart with students. Photo taken by Sam Kyes on Sept. 1.

Photos of the Week

Jolie Asuncion and Sam Kyes // September 4, 2022

Chico State students utilizing the new gaming center. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Sept. 1. The Hub hands out free snow cones. Photo by Jolie Asuncion on Sept. 1. A Chico State food cart worker....

First potential case of monkeypox at Chico State

First potential case of monkeypox at Chico State

Molly Myers and Noah Herbst // September 1, 2022

The first possible case of monkeypox on Chico State's campus was reported early Thursday evening, according to the WellCat Health Center. This announcement came from an email that said an individual...

A Northern Shoveler on display at Chico States Vertebrate Museum (Holt 237). This species has the highest rate of naturally occurring avian flu of any local species. Photo taken by Noah Herbst, Aug. 26, 2022.

Bird flu lands in Butte County

Noah Herbst, Editor-in-chief // August 26, 2022

Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has declared a local health emergency after Avian flu, a disease that stems from the type A influenza virus, was detected in the county.  According to a press...

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