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Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

Gordy Papalias

March 5, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Car horns rang through the streets of downtown Chico Saturday afternoon as passers-by honked in support of protestors demonstrating for peace in Venezuela. Many of the protestors were members of the Chico Peace and Justice Center. They have been protesting on Third and Main every Saturday from 1...

Rebuilding Paradise workshop provides hope through community building

Rebuilding Paradise workshop provides hope through community building

Nate Rettinger

March 4, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Despite a low turnout, the workshop hosted by Rebuilding Paradise provided a more human blueprint for the future.On Saturday morning, previous residents of Paradise and concerned citizens came to the Idea Labs in Chico to workshop different ways to cultivate the community. The workshop focused on rebuil...

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Kendall George

March 4, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Showcase

Updates: Earlier, it was reported that the Chico Police Department responded Monday morning to the rumors of a suspicious subject being on campus. It was actually the University Police Department who responded. There has also been a confirmation that the suspect was not on campus Monday morning according...

Undocuweek redefines what it means to be successful from the ‘hood’

Undocuweek redefines what it means to be successful from the ‘hood’

Julian Mendoza, Olyvia Simpson, and Ricardo Tovar

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Literacy, Colonial history and Tupac Shakur were topics brought up by East Oakland native Josh Duncan-Andrade in his presentation "Unconditional Love for the Hood: Redefining Success in Our Communities" at the Bell Memorial Union in room 203 on Tuesday. The event was made possible by Chico State's clu...

Undocuweek kicks off with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop

Undocuweek kicks off with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop

Trenton Taylor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

"I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions, or sign or hand you any documents based on my 4th amendment rights under the United States Constitution."This is one of many points outlined at the "Know Your Rights" workshop, part of Undocuweek, in the Student Services Center Monday afternoon...

‘Buck-a-Box’ yard sale raises fuel funds for fire evacuees

‘Buck-a-Box’ yard sale raises fuel funds for fire evacuees

Trenton Taylor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Community, News

One week after the Camp Fire in November 2018, an empty building in Glenn County was repurposed, becoming a donation center for Camp Fire evacuees. The overflow of support from the community ensured inventory was never low. The First Lutheran Church of Orland hosted a three-day yardless yard sale...

The Orion Newscast 2/27/19

The Orion Newscast 2/27/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Video, Visuals

  This week on The Orion Newscast Jeff Duncan-Andrade talks about his unconditional love for the hood and the importance of education, and the long term plan for Paradise's reconstruction begins.   Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 o...

Consistent rainfall causes a string of evacuations

Consistent rainfall causes a string of evacuations

Gordy Papalias

February 26, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

6:50 p.m.Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation notices for all residents on Alberton Avenue due to flooding in Little Chico Creek Tuesday Evening.7:00p.m.This was followed by another evacuation of the Rock Creek Levee area just 10 minutes later.The Rock Creek Levee area begins “at the railroad track...

Watermelon hurled at woman who refuses sex

Kendall George

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 7:20 a.m., Student Health Center There was a male who was reported to be hitting the door and trying to get into the building. He was reported as saying "weird" things.Call Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 5:03 p.m., Sutter HallA male was reported to have been asking students for money outside of Sutter Hall. He began walking towards Meriam Library when he was arrested. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:20 p.m., Modoc Hall ...

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Gordy Papalias

February 25, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Cheers erupted from over 100 people in the Paradise Alliance Church on Friday, as community members received a promise that their town will be rebuilt after the Camp Fire disaster. The Paradise Town Council members put the meeting together and Barry Long, the CEO of Urban Design Associates, was the...

Mike G takes insults for a good cause, raising money for Camp Fire survivors

Mike G takes insults for a good cause, raising money for Camp Fire survivors

Olyvia Simpson

February 25, 2019


Filed under Community

What would it take for you to sit in front of an audience and be publicly ridiculed in the name of comedy? For Mike Griffith, also known as “Mike G Ride,” it took having both a winning personality and it being for a good cause — raising money for Camp Fire victims. The comedy roast of the Chico...

Political forum offers insight on the 2018 midterm election

Political forum offers insight on the 2018  midterm election

Nate Rettinger

February 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Diana Dwyre, a political science professor at Chico State, held a forum on Wednesday to answer the many questions regarding the recent 2018 midterm election.Dwyre began by addressing the assumptions that surround midterms and elections in general. Assumptions such as incumbents always winning their el...

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