The Orion

Two years later, questions about the Oroville Dam Spillway remain unanswered

Two years later, questions about the Oroville Dam Spillway remain unanswered

Natalie Hanson

February 13, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase, Visuals

Historic Evacuation On the morning of Feb 12, two years ago, the Oroville Dam had been brimming with overflowing rainwater for days. The surrounding county of Butte and the residents of Oroville had been watching the levels threatening to flow over the top of the dam since Feb. 7, as the spillways releas...

Gloga draws students to yoga, meeting new friends

Gloga draws students to yoga, meeting new friends

Kendall George

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Backs arched as students from all walks of campus life came together to bask in neon paints and black lights, practice yoga and listen to psychedelic instrumental music for "Gloga." This event has taken Chico State by storm, bringing 165 people to the BMU Auditorium Tuesday night from 6:30-8 p.m. I...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Visuals

The Wildcats baseball team looked to get back into the swing of things after they headed down for a series against Fresno Pacific to start the 2019 campaign. Aside from a rain delay that canceled their Saturday game, the Wildcats could not have asked for a better start to the season taking two out...

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Red Cross shelter evacuation slows as protests stall

Julian Mendoza and Josh Cozine

February 1, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

Cars and trailers leaving the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds slowed towards the end of the day Thursday, the day slated as a soft deadline for emptying the grounds, as those staying at the shelter continued to reach lower numbers. According to Stephen Walsh, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross at...

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Julian Mendoza

January 30, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Visuals

On Monday, the California Homeless Union, along with locals in support, protested in front of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in response to the shelter closing on Jan. 31. "We actually had an agreement with some of the Red Cross officials so we could have access and they we reneged on that...

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title that hadn’t been reached by...

Phase II of Camp Fire debris removal to begin Tuesday

Phase II of Camp Fire debris removal to begin Tuesday

Olyvia Simpson

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Dozens gathered at Elk's Lodge Monday night to hear the status of debris clean-up in Paradise and surrounding areas. With the Camp Fire breaking out almost three months ago on November 8, many were concerned with how much longer the road to recovery would be. “The goal we’re shooting for is 12...

Wells Fargo donates $3.25 million for Camp Fire victims

Wells Fargo donates $3.25 million for Camp Fire victims

Julian Mendoza

January 26, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

$2 million to go towards helping Camp Fire victims find housing, remaining to help small businesses rebuildOn Friday, Wells Fargo announced that $3.25 million would be donated to support Butte County for Camp Fire relief in conjunction with the Butte Strong Fund.The announcement took place in the Old...

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Ike’s serves up sandwiches, beer, and dream punk

Mitchell Kret

January 26, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Ike’s Place was booming with more energy than the bar across the street Jan. 23, when they hosted three dream punk bands: Creekside and Citysick—which are both local bands—and Glacier Veins, a Portland-based band with a Chico State alum playing bass. The sandwich shop only had enough room for...

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Kendall George

January 19, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase, Visuals

Early Saturday morning, Chico residents filled the city plaza for the third annual Chico Women’s March. People took to the downtown streets to stand in solidarity for women’s rights, climate change and intersectionality. This event comes just three months after the Camp Fire left Paradi...

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Chico resident ordered to evacuate twice due to Camp Fire and flash flooding

Josh Cozine

December 21, 2018


Filed under Camp Fire, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Around the police blockade, at the entrance to Honey Run Road on the outskirts of Chico, the Camp Fire could be seen burning in small patches on the northern side of the road. Hopping out of a truck, reporters from The Orion all began shooting videos and pictures, slowly moving further up the road,...

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