The Orion

This building is home to the College of Humanities & Fine Arts at Chico State.

Cultivated by the humanities, empathy proves to be valuable, even in the workplace

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // October 22, 2021

“You don’t want to study that,” my teacher said with a chuckle.  I was a senior in high school and had shared with one of my teachers that I wanted to study philosophy in college. His...

My favorite shirt that supports more diversity in sports

Jon Gruden is gone and rightfully so

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 15, 2021

The $100 million man is gone from the Las Vegas Raiders after completing just four years out of his 10-year contract. His record over that span was 22-31 with zero playoff appearances.  He should...

This Catholic church located in Chico offers a place for Catholics to publicly worship.

Confronting Catholic guilt

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // October 10, 2021

Growing up a traditional Mexican Catholic meant going to church every Sunday. I learned to hold my tongue and not protest for two reasons: First, I wasn’t going to win. You don’t argue with Mexican...

One of the many bike lanes running through Chicos campus

Bikers! Stay in your lane on-campus

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // October 8, 2021

The age-old treatment for stress: fresh air. Nothing clears the mind like a walk among Chico’s assortment of trees and wildlife. But with this luxury, comes a caveat: Your otherwise peaceful walk includes...

Album cover for Last Lap Around the Planet by Goaat Head and Beaar Box

The power of music

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // October 8, 2021

As the melody hits my ears, and the rhythm moves the body, the everyday problems begin to disintegrate and all the emotions start to flood in. Since the beginning of humanity, music has always been there...

One of Chico States slogans around campus

A letter to my fellow Hispanic students

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 7, 2021

As I celebrate graduating from high school with honors, one of my ex-counselors attempts to shake my hand, but I deny him. He asks why, and I say, “I remember you said I was going to drop out and...

At Chico State, 131 classrooms are equipped with technology that enables the instructor to teach both in-person and virtually. This auto-tracking camera is priced at $2,500. Photo by Aldo Perez.

Hybrid learning may be the future of higher education

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // September 29, 2021

The pandemic has brought many changes to the world and for so long, it’s been difficult to convince ourselves that things will go back to normal. From non-essential businesses closing, to take-out only...

Beers at local bar Oasis

Drinks on me

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 25, 2021

The night seems endless, the beer is cold as droplets go down my glass and hit the coaster below and the atmosphere at Riley's is filled with laughter. Drunk men can be heard catcalling in one ear, and...

Photo taken by Aldo Perez. My film camera of choice is the Nikon FM2N.

Film photography offers a liberating alternative to the digital world

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // September 21, 2021

The advent of the digital age revolutionized the photography industry. Digital photography meant that one could capture a moment in time and instantly share it. I took up photography because I wanted...

An old Orion newspaper stand. Photo by Devonte Barr.

The Orion joins exodus from print to online

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 13, 2021

Chico State student journalists have returned to the newsroom in Plumas Hall for the first time in  a year and a half. The Orion shifted to a digital only platform in Spring 2020 after 45 years...

The growing identity crisis amongst young people

The growing identity crisis amongst young people

Aldo Perez, Staff Writer // September 8, 2021

On March 19, 2020, California issued a statewide stay-at-home order. “We need to recognize reality,” Gov. Newsom explained. This “reality” proved to be much grimmer as we continue to struggle to...

Photos taken by Shae Pastrana and edited in Adobe Spark. What a bare garden bed can look like a month and a half later. Sunflowers are almost blooming!

Gardening builds health and empowers communities

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // May 19, 2021

Between the sunlight and my plants, a misty rainbow greets me every morning as I water my lush green babies. The dopamine from a hand glued to a smartphone doesn’t compare to the mood that I get from...

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