The Orion

Suspect in Whitney Hall burglary arrested

Outside picture of Whitney Hall

Keyla De Los Santos

February 24, 2020

There was a residential burglary reported at Whitney Hall last Friday at approximately 11:13 p.m.  According to the information bulletin from the University Police Department, “an unknown male entered Whitney Hall and stole a MacBook Air laptop from a dorm room after finding its door open a...

Mountain Mike’s Pizza robbed at gunpoint

Mountain Mike's Pizza robbed at gunpoint

Angelina Mendez

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 9, the Chico Police Department received a report of a robbery at Mountain Mike’s Pizza located on 1105 West 5th Street, according to a news release by CPD. A white male suspect, dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants and described as being approximately 45 years-old, was ar...

Chico State learns the dangerous truth behind drunk driving

A woman is driving a car simulating drunk driving.

Kimberly Morales

February 20, 2020

The UNITE ‘Arrive Alive’ tour set up outside of Tehama Hall to present a distracted driving simulation to students at Chico State on Feb. 11.  The simulation included several modes that would replicate actions such as drinking and driving, texting and driving and driving while under the ...

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Angelina Mendez

February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported to the police that while she was studying, the suspect was staring at her and touching his groin a...

Omron gifts $830,00 to upgrade Chico State’s Mechatronics Laboratory

A sign that reads “OMRON COLAB: This classroom & Laboratory made possible through the generous support of Omron Corporation. Dedicated February 10, 2020 California State University, Chico.”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Chico State’s administration and members from Omron Automation Americas gathered at Plumas Hall to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Omron CoLab on Feb. 10.  The CoLab is a brand new collaborative laboratory for the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management ...

Chico resident found dead at bus stop

Keyla De Los Santos

February 17, 2020

On Feb. 9, a 54-year-old Chico resident was found dead at the bus stop located near the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue.  According to the Chico Police Department’s press release, Chico Fire & Rescue received a phone call around 1 p.m. indicating a possible medical issue. When the...

K9 Odin discovers narcotics at traffic stop

48 year-old James Marshal and K9 Odin pictured along with items discovered in Marshal's vehicle. Courtesy of Chico PD.

Angelina Mendez

February 17, 2020

On Feb. 7, at approximately 9:56 p.m., a Chico Police Department Officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mangrove Ave and Manzanita Court, according to a CPD news release.  The driver, who was identified as 48 year-old James Marshal, made contact with the officer who requested...

Associated Students diversity program advocates for marginalized group

Outside of the BMU

Keyla De Los Santos

February 12, 2020

Associated Students is implementing a diversity program that advocates for marginalized groups at Chico State starting next semester. The program will not fund any student organizations and will advocate for the different marginalized groups that are currently enrolled in Chico State. According to Commis...

Funds available for Chico postbaccalaureate students

Grayson Edgemon

February 12, 2020

Chico State Enterprises received a $3 million subsidy to support the university’s post-graduate students over the next five years via a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education according to University Communications on January 21.   Adelante, a pipeline program which provides...

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

Outside of the campus health center

Emily Neria

February 12, 2020

The WellCat Health Center has adopted a policy that no longer provides excuse notes for medical absences that span three consecutive days or less.  According to the WellCat’s Clinic Administrator Jill Cannaday, the policy is intended to streamline access to the health center for students who ar...

Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

An outside picture of Dragon Tobacco

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Oroville’s City Council met to confirm a ban taking place in less than a month that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products.  Council members had two public meetings where each member supported the ordinance.  With the new ban, only tobacco products that are created from real tobacco leaf...

Camp Fire mapping forum discusses data and demographics following the fire

Kimberly Morales

February 12, 2020

A year following the Camp Fire, details and further understanding of California’s deadliest wildfire continue to emerge. On Thursday, Feb 5th, Peter Hansen, an IT consultant for Chico State with a background on geospatial data, discussed the information found through mapping which highlighted ...

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