The Orion

Man arrested after violent encounter with police

Man arrested after violent encounter with police

Angelina Mendez

October 22, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, a Chico Police officer responded to a call from the Tower Mart located at 110 E. Park Avenue about a transient man urinating on the wall outside of the shop. The officer arrived to see 42-year-old transient Marcus Atunez laying on the grass with open containers of alcohol, according...

Library students suddenly evacuated without warning

Library students suddenly evacuated without warning

Julian Mendoza

October 22, 2019

Students were evacuated from Meriam Library Sunday afternoon without explanation. Campus police have yet to explain the reason for the evacuation. At around 2:00 p.m. Tammy Almazan and Nami Tsumijmura were studying on the second floor of Meriam Library, when they said a woman walked up to them and...

With all these vaping-related deaths, some still believe in its safety

With all these vaping-related deaths, some still believe in its safety

Jack Lewis

October 21, 2019

For years, big tobacco has used shady tactics to get Americans hooked on nicotine. In fact, smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of preventable death in the nation, responsible for over 480,000 deaths every year according to the CDC. Now, the nation is experiencing a new form of nicotine addiction...

Police Blotter: Man trying to enter WREC throws bikes

Police Blotter: Man trying to enter WREC throws bikes

Joel Peterson

October 20, 2019

Chico State PD Call Type: Disturbance Tuesday Oct. 9, 9:14 p.m. Sutter Hall Legion Avenue. Three subjects were bothering residents and yelling. Unable to locate. Call Type: Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Circumstance Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2:51 p.m. UPD at Normal Avenue Subject sent emai...

Butte College holds ceremony for new welding building

Butte College holds ceremony for new welding building

Jessie Imhoff

October 20, 2019

Butte College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday in order to celebrate their new welding and manufacturing facility.The welding program at Butte College is one of the technical programs that the college offers. The program, which students complete in two semesters, contains rigorous hours and requires dedication f...

Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

Angelina Mendez

October 18, 2019

In early November, a new vegan-style restaurant named Pizza Riot located on Walnut St and 2nd St. will open to the city of Chico.Chico State students can now enjoy the fresh plant-based and organic non-genetically-modified organism (GMO) ingredients in the restaurant's pizza creations. Pizza Riot has ...

Chico students vs. luxury apartments

Chico students vs. luxury apartments

Ricardo Tovar

October 15, 2019

Recent trends in Chico have made luxury housing a hot commodity for students. The idea of bundling amenities and utilities such as furniture, TVs, electricity, Wi-Fi, water and laundry can sound better than having to worry about storage during breaks in school. While these high-end apartments sound amazing, ...

California is the first state to require access to abortion medication at public universities

California is the first state to require access to abortion medication at public universities

Carolyn Allen

October 15, 2019

While several states have been attempting to make abortion laws more strict; California has taken a different route and has become the first state to require public universities to provide access to the abortion pill. Chico State would also begin carrying the pill at the Student Health Center, accordi...

Scheduled burn at Loafer Creek

Scheduled burn at Loafer Creek

Angelina Mendez

October 14, 2019

Firefighters from Butte County conducted a control burn at Loafer Creek Tuesday near Lake Oroville. The purpose of the burn is to improve natural habitat and rangeland, and to reduce hazards, according to a news release. During this conducted burn, multiple areas of grass and oak woodland were burned, ...

Annual Harvest Sale highlights downtown businesses

Jessie Imhoff

October 14, 2019

Merchandise and autumnal decorations lined the streets of Downtown Chico for the annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale, hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.An outpouring of shoppers came to the event to score great deals from their favorite local businesses.Downtown retailer Anika Burke joined oth...

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Jessie Imhoff

October 14, 2019

Country Pumpkins in Orland has made itself a Halloween staple to many in Butte and Glenn counties. From early childhood to late adulthood, people from all walks of life have made fond memories in the pumpkin patch and corn maze.Run by the Gruenwald family, Country Pumpkins has been providing fall-them...

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Carolyn Allen

October 12, 2019

Week of 09/30 - 10/07 2019 University Police Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 7:35 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center   Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/ Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 1:43 p.m., Meriam Library   Call Type: Threats Received Tuesday, Oct. 1. 10:1...

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