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  • Students are trickling back to the third floor after renovations are complete. Photo taken by Amy Blair Feb. 19.


    Meriam Library third floor is back in business

  • The Chico Seed Orchard nature trail is about one mile long, paved and surrounded by a variety of trees with an interesting historical background. Photo by Heather Taylor on Feb. 3, 2024.


    New trail of thought: Chico Seed Orchard

  • Chico State baseball celebrates a hard-fought win over Montana State Billings. Taken by Lukas Mann on Feb. 8.


    Revamped Chico State baseball squad off to undefeated start

  • Wildcats play. Taken by Milca Elvira Chacon.


    Chico State men’s basketball weekend recap: A triumph and setback on the road

  • Students wait in line for the Harvester food truck. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Sept. 22, 2022.


    15% of Sales: Associated Students Dining Services agreement

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Meet our Alumni: Melody Gutierrez

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // November 28, 2023

Melody Gutierrez is a Chico State alumna who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She’s now an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, before working there she covered other...

Con Café: Jerry

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // November 26, 2023

En este episodio nos sumergimos en la vida de Gerardo “Jerry” Langarica. Un estudiante del programa de maestría de la Universidad Estatal de California Chico. Se graduó el semestre pasado recibiendo...

Con Café: El Profe

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // October 10, 2023

En este episodio nos sumergimos en la vida de Gerardo Mireles “El Profe.” Nombre que le pusieron en Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan programa estudiantil al cual asesora. Él ha sido profesor...

Campus parking then vs. now

Mawil Soluna, Reporter // October 9, 2023

Now a Chico State alumni, Kelly O’Connor published a video story on Sept. 10, 2008. The video shows how Kristin Siders drives through parking structures near campus but fails to find parking. With...

Chico State se ilumina con las Celebraciones del Día de la Independencia de América Latina

Mawil Mateo, Multimedia Editor // September 16, 2023

La universidad se ilumina de colores, sabores y sonidos para celebrar el día de la independencia de los países centroamericanos. El día 15 de septiembre de 1821, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador,...

Chico’s last big homeless encampment: Depot Park clear out

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // September 3, 2023

City officials cleared out the south side section of the Depot Park homeless encampment, Thursday.  The day before, Nathan Beakley, Chico State alumni and former Phi Kappa Tau president, sat at a light-colored...

man in black collared shirt in blue teal jeans sitting on a brick bench outside by greenery

Chico Person: Speech and Debate Coach Mark Faaita

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // May 18, 2023 After...

The Orion Podcast: Walgreens, yerba mate and hazing

The Orion Podcast: Walgreens, yerba mate and hazing

Gabriela Rudolph and Alejandro Zepeda // April 26, 2023

In this weeks podcast, hosts Gabriela Rudolph and Alejandro Zepeda discuss different brands of yerba matte, the closing of Walgreens in California and recent hazing investigations at Chico State. Listen...

Combat Robotics at Chico State brings a medal home

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 19, 2023

American Institute of Mechatronic Engineers competed at Robogames, a yearly event hosted in Pleasanton California. “King crab” is the red robot AIME used at the competition to take out a couple of...

Tablets for $11 with free internet access for those who qualify

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 12, 2023

The center for Technology Equity And Inclusion partnered with Excess Telecom to give out tablets for $11.00 to anyone who’s part of a government program like CalFresh, Medi-Cal or is a Pell Grant recipient.  The...

The Orion Podcast: Chavez, BORGS and vulvas

The Orion Podcast: Chavez, BORGS and vulvas

Hosts Mawil Mateo, Molly Myers and Gabriela Rudolph were joined with Opinion Editor Hunter Casperson to talk about Cesar Chavez weekend, the meaning of BORGs, the difference between vulvas and vaginas...

Massive bee swarm on campus

Mawil Mateo // April 10, 2023

A large bee swarm descended on campus in front of the Student Services Center on April 10. The area was taped off with caution tape and students were advised to stay clear of the area for the time being.  Update:...

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