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Photo of rock wall, oak trees and flowers at the proposed Valleys Edge site.

Valley’s Edge: What’s the plan?

Brykelle Lang, Reporter // May 18, 2023

Chico’s population increased by more than 32% since 2000, but the best way to accommodate the housing needs of people who contribute to the success of the community is a subject of debate. Developing...

Sparking Sustainability

Sparking Sustainability

Meara Hain, Reporter // May 13, 2023

The City of Chico announced its goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. The electrification campaign is part of their climate action plan aiming at making Chico more sustainable. Electrification is the process...

Photo taken of detained suspect by Michael Steinberg May 11 at 7:39 p.m .

Violence erupts at Thursday Night Market 

Abbigail Kovac // May 11, 2023

An incident of violence occurred in Downtown Chico during the Thursday Market around 7:15 p.m.  A volunteer police officer said that a fight broke out downtown.  Multiple police cruisers,...

Emergency alert sent out at 4:20 p.m. from USGS.

5.5 Magnitude earthquake shakes Chico

Hunter Casperson, Opinion Editor & Layout Chief // May 11, 2023

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit Chico at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, May 11. The earthquake originated in Lake Almanor.  California Highway Patrol Yuba-Sutter tweeted that the earthquake “caused a disruption...

The student staff organizes food products before they open up to students and staff at 10 a.m.

One Decade of the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Milca Elvira Chacon, Contributor // May 10, 2023

Current office manager and founder, Kathleen Moroney, reflects on the last 10 years of service at the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.  Before the pantry’s existence, Maroney received a phone call from...

A window shot out in the aftermath of the May 6 shooting on Columbus Avenue.

Community shaken after Saturday shooting

Timothy Adams, junior reporter // May 9, 2023

Chico State students and their families are disheartened and fearful as they come to terms with the news of the house-party shooting that killed one and wounded five early Saturday morning. Just half...

Police and bystanders gather information from security cameras above.

Mass shooting blocks from campus: Suspect at large

Wyatt Alpert and Molly Myers // May 6, 2023

In the early morning of May 6, a shooting took place on Columbus Avenue, leaving one dead and five injured. In a press conference, Chico Police said the suspect is still at large. The deceased victim...

Speech & Hearing Fair informational flyer, happening May 6th.

Free Speech & Hearing Fair this Saturday at Chico State

Kaitlin Moore, Reporter // May 5, 2023

Tomorrow May 6th, Chico State’s Clinic for Communication Disorders will be hosting its annual Speech & Hearing Fair, offering free speech, language and hearing screenings to the public. The fair...

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gives a speech during her inauguration. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco.

Fry cook to CSU President: Gayle Hutchinson’s journey

Molly Myers and Noah Herbst // May 2, 2023

Chico State's The Orion · President Gayle Hutchinson's final interview with The Orion Given the rare opportunity to unwind, President Gayle Hutchinson imagines she would come home, say hello...

Gold Nugget Days Flyer, Path to Gold. April 27-30, 2023

Celebrating a nugget of history: Gold Nugget Days

Brykelle Lang, Reporter // April 29, 2023

In April 1859, miners found a massive 54-pound gold nugget in the Feather River near Magalia. At the time, it was the largest gold nugget to have been found in California. The discovery sparked a massive...

two people with a white sign in-between them with green writing on sign

Climate Change: It’s OK to cry about It

Holland Kanne, Contributor // April 28, 2023

If you haven’t yet heard, the earth is in ecological collapse. Fires are rampant, natural disasters are on the news every day and wildlife biodiversity has plummeted. Scientists call this the sixth...

The Orion Podcast: Walgreens, yerba mate and hazing

The Orion Podcast: Walgreens, yerba mate and hazing

Gabriela Rudolph and Alejandro Zepeda // April 26, 2023

In this weeks podcast, hosts Gabriela Rudolph and Alejandro Zepeda discuss different brands of yerba matte, the closing of Walgreens in California and recent hazing investigations at Chico State. Listen...

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