The Orion

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Eve Dixon

September 27, 2015


Filed under Community

Many members of the homeless community are upset due to the effects of a new ordinance passed by the Chico city council, feeling that it infringes upon their first amendment rights. The ordinance deals with the removal of personal items and "camps" from parks and public areas and addresses everyth...

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Paradise seeks Chico’s approval for updated sewer system

Lauren Anderson

September 25, 2015


Filed under Community, News

27 out of 122 sewer systems in Paradise have already failed, and the remaining systems are expected to break down within the next 20 years.   Jody Jones, vice mayor of Paradise, has proposed an estimated $26 million project to the Chico city council to solve the problem. Paradise is the only c...

University police hosts first “Cookies with the Cops,” makes campus safety priority

Suzy Leamon

September 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime

John Feeney, Chief of university police, hosted the first "Cookies with the Cops" meeting at Sutter Hall, Tuesday at 7 p.m.Chief Feeney, Sgt. Brian Farrell and Officer Marc Reed, spoke to 22 students about what University Police hopes to achieve for Chico State this year.Among topics discussed were self-policing, the transient population, bike theft...

City Council passes new sit-lie ordinance

City Council passes new sit-lie ordinance

Kindra Robinson

September 21, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

  City Council passed a new ordinance on Sept. 15 that instills harsher punishments for individuals found sleeping, camping or other obstructive behavior in public places throughout Chico. The city's current sit-lie ordinance restricts people from sitting or lying in public places, such a...

Xfinity internet leaves students without Wi-Fi

Xfinity internet leaves students without Wi-Fi

Elizabeth Castillo

September 21, 2015


Filed under Community, News

As the semester begins, some students are finding extra complications when attempting their homework— a Wi-Fi internet disconnection caused by Comcast’s Xfinity Internet. “The [Xfinity] internet is very slow,” said Vianey Hernandez, junior public relations major. “It goes in and out. I w...

Let’s bounce: The dangers bar employees face

Let’s bounce: The dangers bar employees face

Sabrina Salvatore

September 20, 2015


Filed under Community, News

While a night at the Chico bar scene may be intended as a night to unwind, bouncers gear up for a work shift that may involve dangerous circumstances. Keith Chapman, security manager at The Crazy Horse Saloon, is confronted with a multitude of negative reactions on a nightly basis from people trying to get int...

Chico State seventh in outdoor competition

Carlos Islas

September 19, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

Adventure Outings has teamed up with Outdoor Nation to enroll Chico State in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 2015. The competition consists of 60 schools and determines which has the most active students. “It’s a contest trying to get as many people outdoors and as active as possible,” said ...

Red-top meters to help homeless

Red-top meters to help homeless

Lauren Anderson

September 15, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  An increase in complaints about aggressive panhandling has caused the Downtown Business Association to take action and provide shelters for the homeless. Melanie Bassett, executive director of the Downtown Business Association, said panhandling has been discouraging people from going d...

BlueLight application guides students home safely

BlueLight application guides students home safely

Katelyn Martin

September 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Students now have applications for everything: messaging, banking and fittness trackers. Now, students are using applications for their personal safety as well. BlueLight is a new application which focuses on getting students home safely. It is able to route calls to the closest responder by using the user...

New horizons for campus diversity

New horizons for campus diversity

Cheyanne Burens

September 9, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  This September, many may be celebrating Hispanic Heritage month in light of the 2015 fall enrollment, making Chico State history once again by reaching an all-time high for Hispanic and Latino/a enrollees at 42.1 percent. DREAM students are a contributing factor, doubling each year since 2...

Student charged thousands in apartment rental fees

Student charged thousands in apartment rental fees

Lauren Anderson

September 8, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  Transitioning away from home or out of the dorms and into a house or apartment can bring an undoubted sense of freedom. Unfortunately, it can also lead to unexpected obstacles and frustrations. Kenny Singh dealt with the frustration of apartment living firsthand when he was charged more ...

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Kindra Robinson

September 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Associated Students experienced a large student turnout for its Labor Day weekend alternative. An estimated 500 students attended the Friday night pancake breakfast from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, more than 100 students attended the "Pitch Perfect" double feature at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, where th...

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