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Butte County falls silent in remembrance of Camp Fire

Butte County falls silent in remembrance of Camp Fire

Kimberly Morales

November 13, 2019

Friday, Nov. 8, marked a year since Butte County faced the deadliest wildfire in California history, and residents faced it with remembrance and hope. Gathering at various locations in Chico State and the Chico City Plaza, the town fell silent for a shared 85 seconds, marking the 85 lives lost from the ...

Annual Moonlight Safety Walk keeps students alert

Carolyn Allen

November 10, 2019

Chico State's Moonlit Safety Walk took place on campus Thursday night. The purpose of the walk was to review the best safety procedures for students to follow. The event was open to all students who wanted to voice their opinions on campus safety.“It’s a walk based for students, faculty and administration t...

Police Blotter: Multiple child endangerment reports and more

Police Blotter: Multiple child endangerment reports and more

Kimberly Morales and Angelina Mendez

November 9, 2019

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Tues, Oct 29, 5:29 p.m. 500 Block of W 2nd St. Call received for a complaint of a possible alcohol-related crime around the Bell Memorial Union. Upon police arrival, the suspect was reported to be gone on arrival/unable to locate. - Call Ty...

Members of Students for Quality Education protest Zionist speaker

Members of Students for Quality Education protest Zionist speaker

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

On Tuesday, students from the Comparative Religion and Humanities department announced the visit of leading middle-eastern keynote speaker, Neil Lazarus. While Lazarus arrived at Chico to discuss the situation in the Middle East --specifically the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- respectfully and constructively,...

Pacific Gas and Electric leave Butte County in the dark

Pacific Gas and Electric leave Butte County in the dark

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

Through this past year, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the largest electricity and gas provider in California, has been in Butte County's spotlight. For the past year, cities across the county have persevered through the devastation of the Camp Fire. The Orion has observed PG&E’s re...

Graffiti at Meriam Library determined a ‘non-threat’

Graffiti at Meriam Library determined a ‘non-threat’

Ricardo Tovar

November 7, 2019

University Police responded to student's concerns over threatening graffiti that was written on the third floor of the men's restroom at Meriam Library Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. a student reported to the circulation desk at the library of a threat that allegedly had been written in chalk on the...

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Ricardo Tovar

November 2, 2019

Chico PD:   Call Type: Residential Burglary with no Force Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:34 p.m. West 19th St./Normal Ave. – Call Type: Driving Without a License Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 10:49 p.m. West 1st AVE/Citrus Ave. A 19-year-old was pulled over and found to have had no proof of a driver's license...

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Joel Peterson

November 2, 2019

Chicoween is here once again, and Chico may once again be raided by out-of-towners in search of a good party.Chico State has had a reputation of being called a party school dating back to the mid-80s. Not much has changed.In 2018, Chico was ranked the “Drunkest City in California” with a staggerin...

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Kimberly Morales and Melissa Herrera

November 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sunrise Movement Chico displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from what they claimed to be due to “the negligence of PG&E.”With tombstones laid out on campus, volunteers from Sunrise Movement posed a question for PG&E: “With even more fires happening...

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Natalie Hanson

November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452078956572672?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452366048260097?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190470450112913408?s=20 https://twitter.com/nhanson_reports/status/1190132113644744704?s=20 https://twitter.com/theorion_angie/status/1190083239555133440?s=20 There were a total of 40 arrests made over the nights of Oct. 31 through the morning of Nov. 2, according to data from the Chico Po...

Enrollment down after Camp Fire, university says

Kimberly Morales

October 30, 2019

On Monday, Chico State released the official 2019-20 enrollment census to the public.In the census, the university announced that student enrollment is predicted to see a shortfall primarily due to Camp Fire impacts and competition between other education options in California.The census included a plann...

Student earns Cafe Bustelo scholarship

Student earns Cafe Bustelo scholarship

Carolyn Allen

October 28, 2019

Chico State student Ashlynn Ramirez earned a Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship of $5,000.Through the Del Futuro Scholarship Cafe Bustelo, a Latin coffee brand, aims to improve the lives of Latinx students through scholarships like this one to help Ramirez advance in her educational journey.S...

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