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Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2019

Here we go again - it's fall, another round of parking permits have been sold, and students are once again battling for parking spots every morning. It seems redundant at this point to say it, but it's still true - parking at Chico State is a nightmare with no solution in sight.Except this time, ther...

Pedestrian struck by train near W. First Street

Pedestrian struck by train near W. First Street

Ricardo Tovar

September 16, 2019

The Chico Police department responded to a call Saturday at 9:40 p.m. from a conductor of a Union Pacific Train saying that they had just hit a pedestrian. The train was traveling northbound and it was north of W. 1st Street.Police arrived two minutes after the call and the pedestrian hit was found 60...

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Ricardo Tovar

September 8, 2019

Update at 9 a.m. Monday. Containment of the Swedes Fire is now at 40% according to the latest fact sheet from CAL Fire. 13 fire crews are currently involved. All evacuation orders are now reduced to evacuation warnings. In what is now the 180th incident of fire to hit California greater than 10 acres, th...

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Student charged with sexual assault, burglary

Ricardo Tovar and Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2019

A student charged with molestation and burglary is currently booked in the Butte County jail. Chico State administrators have been hesitant to provide information about this student, who is an employee on campus. On August 18, the Chico Police Department responded to a call reporting a prowler lurkin...

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Jessie Imhoff

August 30, 2019

The body of missing Chico State student Anthony Mahr was found Thursday afternoon, nine days after he was reported missing. On Aug. 20, an individual living by the Sacramento River reported someone in his home. Butte County deputies responded, leading to the arrest of Brentston Rhodes. Rhodes was...

We Sit Down with the Former Advisor for The Orion

Kendall George

May 13, 2019

Mark Plenke, the former advisor of The Orion and instructor at Chico State, will be retiring at the end of this semester. In this video interview, he talks past memories working at Chico State, his plans for retirement and advice for student journalists. Kendall George can be reached at [email protected] or @kendallmgeorge on Twitt...

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Gordy Papalias

May 4, 2019

Chico police received multiple reports of what sounded like gunshots around Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.Witnesses reported a male pedestrian quickly leaving the area. Police officers were able to detain 25 year old Jordan Tapp behind a closed business in the 100 Block of Rio Lindo Avenue.Chico police recovered a handgun from Tapp who ...

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely." “Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones were...

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Gordy Papalias

April 30, 2019

On Monday at about 7:35 p.m. a Chico police officer arrived at Enloe Medical Center to finish a mental health evaluation when he saw patients fleeing the emergency room and saying there was a man running around saying he had a gun.Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and found out he was carrying a duffel bag. At this point all available officers responded to Enloe Medical Center.Several people saw the suspect jump out of a window and they directed officers to his location. The suspect, 56 year old Russell Niewald, was apprehended near the intersection of West 6th Avenue and Esplanade.According to the Chico Police Department press release, the suspect was aggressive, resistant and verbally threatening officers and staff, an...

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Nate Rettinger

April 29, 2019

In the historic El Rey theatre, Audrey Denney triumphantly held the newly signed pledge to support a Green New Deal up to a roar of applause. With this pledge, Denney became an ally in the fight against climate change with the Sunrise Movement. Saturday night a rally was held by the Sunrise Move...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

Trevor Guthrie Discusses New Role as AS President

Kendall George

April 23, 2019

Trevor Guthrie, Chico State’s new Associated Students President, talks in depth about his candidacy, presidency and plans for the future. Guthrie also speaks on the A.S. budget, last year’s fee increase and the proposed low-barrier shelter. Kendall George can be reached at [email protected] or @kendallmgeorge on Twitt...

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