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Death of Chico State head volleyball coach, Cody Hein

Matthew Wreden and Karina Cope

January 25, 2020

Head coach of the Chico State volleyball team, Cody Hein, died on Friday, Jan. 24 at 47 years old. His passing was due to an ongoing heart condition.   Hein finished up his 17th year leading Chico State volleyball. With a total of 265 wins at Chico State, he has established himself as the most win...

One killed in motel shooting

One killed in motel shooting

Emily Neria

January 24, 2020

The Chico Police Department confirmed one person died of gunshot wounds yesterday after being transferred to a local hospital by emergency medical responders. An urgent report made at 12:25 p.m. summoned first responders to the Motel 6 located at 665 Manzanita Ct. Upon arrival, medics identified gunshot...

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Animal petting helps de-stress students

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 12, 2019

Chico State once again is hosting its bi-annual de-stress animal event at the WildCat Recreation Center (WREC).Starting this week and ending next week, students can visit the WREC each day to pet a variety of different animals in order to relieve anxiety during the stressful two weeks of finals preparati...

The Orion Newscast: Chico Bans Flavored Tobacco & Students Walk Out

The Orion Newscast: Chico Bans Flavored Tobacco & Students Walk Out

Christian Solis

December 11, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4xPtsxoxwE This week on The Orion Newscast reporters cover Chico City Council's decision to ban all flavored tobacco sales in Chico, as well as a climate, walkout staged by Chico State students and Chico high schoolers. Christian Solis can be reached at the...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m. 1299 E. 8th St./Bartlett St.   Call Type: Hit and Run Crime: Property Damage Wh...

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

Jessie Imhoff

December 10, 2019

Minimum wage is set to increase in California from $12 to $13 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2020.This increase only applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 employees or less will pay $12 an hour starting Jan. 1.Chico State’s student employee rate is already set to increase ...

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Jack Lewis

December 10, 2019

Chico Mayor Randall Stone and council members Karl Ory and Scott Huber ordered a controversial special council meeting to address the issue of setting up warming centers Tuesday. The meeting, which took place in the Council Chambers in downtown Chico at 5:30 p.m., sought to provide a strategy to set th...

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Students strike to raise awareness of climate change

Carolyn Allen and Jack Lewis

December 9, 2019

On Friday, high school and college students dropped everything to join an on-campus Climate Strike, the second of its kind in Chico.“We’re stopping business as usual and demanding that transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis we are currently living through,” Steven Marquard...

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Free concealed carry class offered to women

Free concealed carry class offered to women

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Thursday evening from 5-9 p.m., the company Legal Heat and Chico’s Sportsman’s Warehouse hosted a free women’s concealed carry permit class. The class, rated highly online and described as informative, is a part of the process to obtain a carrying concealed weapons permit that is al...

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Sept. 21 around 2:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing near the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cedar Street.Police officers arrived and located a potential victim who was an adult male “suffering from several significant stab wounds," according to a new...

How to get through Chico rainstorms

How to get through Chico rainstorms

Joel Peterson

December 8, 2019

Rainy season is upon us once again and Chico students now may understand far too well what can truly happen if they are not prepared for a storm.On April 2, Chico experienced one of the worst storms that the city has ever seen. Not only did this storm flood the Chico streets, but it began to flood man...

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