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Martin Luther King Jr. March raises public awareness of social issues

Martin Luther King Jr. March raises public awareness of social issues

Julian Mendoza and Kendall George

January 21, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. March took place Sunday. The tradition was originally started by an African American group of women called "Essence Women" who have since passed the event to different local groups. The event took place in the Chico City Plaza and Trinity United Methodist Ch...

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Kendall George

January 19, 2019


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Early Saturday morning, Chico residents filled the city plaza for the third annual Chico Women’s March. People took to the downtown streets to stand in solidarity for women’s rights, climate change and intersectionality. This event comes just three months after the Camp Fire left Paradi...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine

December 21, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

PG&E employees deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers have experienced loss of homes, emotional trauma and acceptance from Paradise residents in the aftermath of the Camp Fire destruction.PG&E employees went up to Paradise, days after the fire, trying to restore gas and electricity for the community.“It w...

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

Video: The Orion Newscast Dec. 12

Natalie Hanson and Christian Solis

December 12, 2018


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Debate competitions, the Glorious Sounds of the Season concert, basketball wins, and fire preparation workshops - check out what happened last week on The Orion's newscast for Dec. 12.The Glorious Sounds of the Season concertWildcat of the Week McKenna Barker Basketball wins of the weekend Chico State professor d...

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Chico State professor retires after 50 years of teaching

Justin Jackson

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

After a successful career in teaching and discus throwing, Thomas Davin Fahey, jokingly explained that his first purchase after retiring would be a small sign that reads "will lecture for food."Fahey, a 71-year-old kinesiology professor, began teaching at Chico State in August of 1984. The alumnus o...

Chico local organizes Camp Fire Toy Drive for impacted children

Chico local organizes Camp Fire Toy Drive for impacted children

Olyvia Simpson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Among all of the shops in downtown Chico, there is one that stands out with a bright banner and hundreds of toys stacked in the window, as if it were Santa's Workshop. It doesn't belong to Santa however, but a Butte County native who has taken the initiative to help children affected by the Camp Fire, fi...

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Chico 2037 shares a much different future than most are considering

Josh Cozine

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Students of Mark Stemen’s Community Service and Geography class shared stories, Dec. 5, written from the perspective of students living in a much warmer and very different future from what we now face, during a Community Action Planning (CAP), organized by the First-Year Experience Program. With ...

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Brian Luong

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico Creek Nature Center was filled to capacity on Thursday night during "The Fire Next Time," a presentation in collaboration with Chico State’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserves. The presentation covered fire related topics including fire behavior, the benefits that fire has with wildlife an...

New members and new ordinances for Camp Fire victims at city council

New members and new ordinances for Camp Fire victims at city council

Justin Jackson

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, News

A fresh set of city council members were sworn in on Tuesday. After a recognition of the outgoing council members, Kasey Reynolds, Scott Huber and Alex Brown took their seats as Chico’s newest council members. Soon after, Randall Stone was voted to be the new mayor of Chico. Then Al...

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

Brian Luong

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Patty Henry had six hours to prepare for her flight from her home in Colorado after receiving a call around 9 a.m. asking if she could be a project manager for the Camp Fire.“This was the fastest one [disaster] I’ve ever had to move on,” Henry said.Henry is one of the over 3,000 volun...

Butte County organization seeks to reduce drug overdoses

Butte County organization seeks to reduce drug overdoses

Amelia Storm

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

A local harm reduction group is looking to combat the rise of opioid abuse and overdose among Butte County residents. In light of the Camp Fire, members of the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition (NVHRC) have been visiting unofficial shelters to provide sharp containers for needles and opioid o...

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