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Greeks take on hoagies: Ike’s sandwich eating contest

Priscilla Yanez and Katie McKnitt // March 26, 2023

Correction: Alpha Gamma Delta and Gamma Phi Beta tied for first place in the sorority competition. The previous version of this article stated AGD won alone. Rival fraternities and sororities competed...

Glance at alternative homeless camp on Eaton and Cohasset Road 

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 23, 2023

Glance at alternative homeless camp on Eaton and Cohasset Road  The City of Chico and Chico Police Department began removing unauthorized vehicles and people from the alternative homeless camp...

cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Student’s drunk-driving sentence reduced to misdemeanor 

Noah Herbst and Molly Myers // February 20, 2023

On Jan. 4, Chico State student Cole Carpenter was sentenced to three years probation for striking a pedestrian while under the influence of alcohol, on the night of Oct. 22, 2022.  The terms of...

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Singer-songwriter Allie Colleen breaking the molds of traditional country music

Angela Ostarello, Contributor // February 12, 2023

Allie Colleen is a country singer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Belmont University in 2018 with a degree in songwriting and has been furthering her music career full-time since then.  “I...

An Interview with the Collection Water Life

Walker Hardy , Writer // November 28, 2022

With a philosophy of impermanence, Water Life Company is a record label that calls the small town of Chico home. It’s embodied by a variety of creatives: The Bella Locas, knowawolfe, MacRae, Alexi,...

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Not so distant: For some students the Ukraine-Russia war is personal

Molly Myers , News Editor // October 21, 2022

Over 6,000 miles away, the war in Ukraine can feel distant and foreign, but for some Chico State Students the war hits all too close to home. This month news editor Molly Myers spoke with two students...

9th Annual Chico Reptile Show

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // October 19, 2022

On Oct. 8, A&E editor Mario Ortiz Jr. visited the Chico Reptile Show with Melvin Bui behind the camera. Filled with snakes, lizards and turtles, The Orion crew interviews reptile professionals who...

Photo of Allison F. Rich (Olivia Lago). Photo provided by Jonathan White.

An exclusive interview with actress Allison F. Rich

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // October 8, 2022

A&E editor Mario Ortiz interviews Chico State alum & Chico native Allison F. Rich, who is playing "Olivia Lago" in San Jose Stage Company's production of Sex With Strangers.

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