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A sign promoting the Chico State walk-in booster COVID-19 clinic.

Chico State booster clinic opens on campus amid omicron rise

Ava Norgrove // December 7, 2021

On Tuesday Nov. 30, Chico State announced the opening of walk-in booster clinics on campus in the Bell Memorial Union on Dec. 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chico State has partnered with Rite Aid to offer...

One of many smoke and tobacco free signs on campus. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Nov. 29.

Chico State’s venture into vanquishing vaping

Noah Herbst, Reporter // December 5, 2021

Whether it’s occasional clouds of thick, white smoke, or the occasional fruity or minty scent you smell walking to and from class, one doesn’t have to look too hard around campus to find evidence...

People ice skating at the grand opening of the Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza.

New Chico ice rink stokes smiles, but also controversy amid Paradise rink reopening

Ava Norgrove and Alex Martin // December 2, 2021

The Chico Ice Rink In The Plaza opened its doors to hundreds of skaters on Nov. 19, but the use of city resources to fund a second rink in Butte County has created controversy. https://twitter.com/actionnewsnow/status/1440533895611498500?s=12 Some...

A photo of fall leaves.

Intersectional ecofeminism discussed at the 23rd annual women’s conference

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // November 16, 2021

Chico State’s Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition held its 23rd annual women’s conference on Saturday to discuss how different forms of oppression overlap in regards to the climate crisis and...

A crowd was gathered in front of Kendall Hall for a moment of silence to remember the Camp Fire on Nov. 8.

Remembering the Camp Fire, commemorating ridge resilience

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 9, 2021

For 85 seconds, Chico State held a moment of silence in front of Kendall Hall to honor the lives lost during the Camp Fire, which leveled Paradise exactly three years ago and became the state's deadliest...

Chico State CFA walked through Kendall Hall to deliver a petition to President Gayle Hutchinson on Nov. 8.

Chico State labor union delivers petition to Gayle Hutchinson

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 9, 2021

The California Faculty Association of Chico State walked through Kendall Hall on Monday to deliver a signed petition to President Gayle Hutchinson asking her to encourage the California State University...

Photo of the Chico City Council building.

Chico City Council grants one cannabis dispensary appeal, denies three

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // November 6, 2021

The Chico City Council met on Nov. 2 to discuss a controversial topic within the community: cannabis dispensaries.  Four cannabis dispensary businesses: Ashe Chico LLC, Authentic Chico LLC, Grupo...

Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with local media on Nov. 2.

Q&A: Chancellor discusses COVID-19 at Chico State, addresses enrollment decline and turns down tuition reimbursement

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 4, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro shared a press conference with President Gayle Hutchinson for local media on Tuesday during his visit to the university. Castro is currently serving...

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro in Colusa Hall on Nov. 2.

CSU Chancellor Castro: no to tuition increases, yes to salary negotiations and mental health resources

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // November 3, 2021

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro joined President Gayle Hutchinson on Tuesday afternoon to host an open forum for the Chico State community. He was welcomed by students, faculty and...

Secret Trail Brewing Co. flies high, four years and counting.

Not-so-Secret Trail: Four years of brewing off the beaten path

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 31, 2021

Tucked away from major streets and foot traffic, a Chico gem is thriving. The word is out about Secret Trail Brewing Company; staff and patrons alike feel the momentum, and owners Michelle and Charlie...

Meats Lab student Alexandria Ramirez boxing the freshly made sausages for a package, taken on Oct. 15, 2021.

Quality meats, tasty treats at Chico State’s Meats Lab

Shae Pastrana and Melvin Bui // October 27, 2021

Run by a crew of eight students preparing to enter the meat industry, Chico State’s Meats Lab is Butte County’s only USDA-inspected meat processing facility. In the pandemic’s early days, the lab...

Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus. Photo credit: Christian Solis

President Hutchinson discusses enrollment decline, COVID-19 and remote learning

Alex Martin, Ian Hilton, and Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2021

The Orion sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday to discuss three pressing topics within the Chico State community. In the 30-minute interview, our team asked Hutchinson about...

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