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Annual Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Summer Camp moves to Zoom

Chloe Curtis, Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2020

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has brought new meaning to its motto “Travel the world without leaving home”, as the museum's annual summer camp has been moved online amid COVID-19 concerns. The camp will run from July 6 to July 16 via Zoom. The summer camp has traditionally been ...

Juneteenth rally for justice and healing in Chico

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Julian Mendoza

June 24, 2020

Chico celebrated Juneteenth on Friday with back-to-back events. The first focused on building better relations with Chico police while the second included speakers seeking to defund the police and demanding justice. The Orion covered the second event, “Juneteenth: Gathering for Justice and Healin...

Reflection: An Orion reporter’s experience covering Chico’s largest BLM protest

Reflection: An Orion reporter's experience covering Chico's largest BLM protest

Julian Mendoza, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

WARNING: This article contains a reference to a racist slur and may be inappropriate for children. Hundreds of people marched into Chico City Plaza on June 5 demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Chico’s Desmond Phillips, who in 2017 was shot and killed by Chico police in his home whil...

Students express concerns over virtual commencement

Some students don't believe the virtual commencement is enough of a celebration.

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

As the virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 nears, students have expressed concerns over the event.  The commencement, which will be held on May 15, will be an online celebration of the Class of 2020 graduates. These grads have been asked to personalize a Marching Order slide that wi...

Bay Area project builds face shields to protect health care workers

Griffin Wooldridge and Mike Wooldridge wearing their Open Source Shield face shields. Photo by Linda Wooldridge

Griffin Wooldridge

May 5, 2020

Last week we loaded flowers and presents into the car and went to help my grandma celebrate her 80th birthday. We stood outside in the rain and sang “Happy Birthday” to her and held up flowers while she watched from inside her assisted-living facility wearing a mask.  Her facility was on lockdown ...

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Chico Police Detective Bureau arrested a shooting suspect the afternoon of Monday, April 27 following a homicide investigation regarding a shooting incident that occured on April 15th, according to a CPD news release. The shooting occured in the parking lot of 1521 Nord Avenue, Nord Gardens, and CPD off...

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

On May 2 at 9:47 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred at the Safeway located on East Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Colin Thompson, attempted to steal a bottle of liquor from the grocery store when he was stopped by the security guar...

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

At noon on May 4, Chico Police Department officers received a report regarding a carjcking that had just occurred in the 1900 block of Esplanade in Chico, according to a CPD news release. The victim, a 71-year-old female, was by a local yarn and knitting business when her vehicle, a  white col...

DAC and AS create anti-Asian racism social media campaign

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Reports of racial discrimination against Asian-Americans have emerged since President Donald Trump’s reference to the coronavirus pandemic as the “Chinese Virus.” In recent weeks, acts of racism including racial profiling, hate-fueled incidents, harassment, and microaggressions have increased, w...

Man found dead in creek

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Keyla De Los Santos

April 25, 2020

On April 24 at 11:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department received a phone call reporting a man who had fallen in the creek behind 25 Main St. according to a CPD press release. When officers arrived at the scene, they founded an employee from the Chico Research Foundation conducting CPR on the man....

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