The Orion

The faces of Chico’s LGBTQ+ comedy scene

Melissa Herrera

October 16, 2019

Tender Loving Coffee hosted a night of local LGBTQ+ comedians and performers. To watch their performances, check out this week's Orion newscast.Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected]

Throwback: Students enjoy Labor Day Float

Melissa Herrera

September 12, 2019

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A Night at The Museum of Northern Art

One of the main performances was a belly dancing show from Mylee Francisco. She wowed the crowd with her swift and cheerful movements. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Melissa Herrera

April 10, 2019

The Museum of Northern Art had a fun night this past Saturday filled with circus-themed festivities. Many locals came to the event dressed in extravagant clothing that elevated the rest of the night. There was a Chikoko art exhibition, belly dancing, an open bar, and a Tarot card reader to enjoy. Mel...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball captains from left to right: Tyler Stofiel (13), Alex DeVito (34), Brandon Hernadez (32), and Grant Larson (51). Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019

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...

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Anthony D Prince, General Counsel Attorney of the California Homeless Union, leads the rally and protest on Monday. Prince organized the rally to protest the county's decision to terminate the lease with Red Cross that would continue to provide housing and aid to the homeless and Camp Fire refugees. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Julian Mendoza

January 30, 2019

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...

Camp Fire photos from Chico and Paradise

The Camp Fire burned almost everything in it's path, yet some household items like this baby head doll survived the flames.

Alex Grant

December 5, 2018

The following photos are taken in a variety of places in the Chico and Paradise communities. More photos will be added to this page as I travel to areas affected by the Camp Fire. To see a photo timeline with some of these photos click on this link. ...

Camp Fire Timeline

Flames burn a hole into an oak tree near Honey Run Road off of Skyway around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, the morning after the Camp Fire started.

Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant

November 28, 2018

The following photos are from the Camp Fire taken in Chico and Paradise. The photos are from the first two days of the fire on Nov. 8 and 9 and from Nov. 15 and 16, a week after the fire began. All photos taken by Alex Grant.  Julia Maldonado and Alex Grant can be reached at n...

Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

A man was walking alone up Skyway towards Paradise. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

November 9, 2018

  Christian Solis and Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter....

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Shift Bicycle Cafe Owner and Operator John Hanna-Barton hands a student his freshly made iced mocha. Hanna-Barton can make anything from pour-over coffee to an iced mocha with almond milk.

Mathew Miranda

September 5, 2018

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best in town. Although the coffee is the primary reason people return to Shift Bicycle Cafe, its unique design is what initia...

Chico State students wrap up Welcome Week with WREC n’ Roll

Chico State student Peter Bagaoisan leads a conga line with Esmeralda Aguilar, Ryan Reyes and Laavni Castro trailing behind.

Kathryn Sykes

September 1, 2018

Hundreds of students danced and roller skated across Chico State's gym Friday night at the first annual WREC n' Roll. WREC organizers rented the roller skates and musical equipment from All Sports Galaxy, an ice rink and roller blading rental company. Students had a choice between inline or classic roller...

Photo of the day

Graduation is around the corner and graduating senior Savannah McGhghy throws her cap in the air in front of Kendall Hall. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Kate Angeles

May 16, 2018

Graduation is around the corner and graduating senior Savannah McGhghy throws her cap in the air in front of Kendall Hall.

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