The Orion

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Ricardo Tovar

November 2, 2019

Chico PD:   Call Type: Residential Burglary with no Force Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:34 p.m. West 19th St./Normal Ave. – Call Type: Driving Without a License Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 10:49 p.m. West 1st AVE/Citrus Ave. A 19-year-old was pulled over and found to have had no proof of a driver's license...

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Places like Ray’s Liquor have actually seen a

Joel Peterson

November 2, 2019

Chicoween is here once again, and Chico may once again be raided by out-of-towners in search of a good party.Chico State has had a reputation of being called a party school dating back to the mid-80s. Not much has changed.In 2018, Chico was ranked the “Drunkest City in California” with a staggerin...

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Carolyn Allen

October 12, 2019

Week of 09/30 - 10/07 2019 University Police Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 7:35 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center   Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/ Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 1:43 p.m., Meriam Library   Call Type: Threats Received Tuesday, Oct. 1. 10:1...

Intoxicated man discharges firearm in Chico residence

Marc James (35) is the suspect who is charged with firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner. 
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Ricardo Tovar

October 8, 2019

Chico Police responded to a report of a firearm discharge on Sunday at around 8:17 p.m. on the 1600 Block of Downing Avenue.Chico PD had responded to a call half an hour before at the same residence, involving a woman refusing to leave a man's home. At 8:17 p.m. the woman said that she heard a gunshot ...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019 Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September 3, Midnight, 900 Block EsplanadeAn 18-year-old student was arrested on the street for consuming alcohol in public. He was...

Purge the Binging: It’s not good for you

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Reed Mccoy

April 10, 2019

Alcohol is easily the best and worst invention that humanity has come up with. To some people, it induces great feelings for short periods of time and for others, if too much is consumed, bad feelings.I enjoy alcohol as much as the next person, but I don't think I should drink it, really. I have a we...

Law enforcement in full-force for Chavez Weekend

Law enforcement in full-force for Chavez 

Trenton Taylor

April 3, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, March 29, 3:44 p.m., Meriam LibraryA Butte College student was reported inside the library and did not want to leave. The subject then began to eat snacks and pace back and forth in the hallway, ignoring making eye contact or talking.Call Type: Med...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada

April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying call for a good time.Part of the college experience is to have as much fun as possible and fo...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

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Rayanne Painter

December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

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Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Brian Luong

November 1, 2018

University Police Call Type: Assist other agency Friday 12:54 a.m., Lassen Hall Dormitory A subject was transported to a medical facility due to intoxication.   Call Type: Suspicious subject Friday 1:42 p.m., Kendall Hall A male subject was aggressively asking for candy. The s...

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

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Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018

You’ve woken up with a headache, nausea and are somehow more tired than before you went to sleep. This isn’t a case of the flu or common cold, but rather a side effect of a few too many margaritas from the festivities of the night before.I can admit that I’ve been in this position ...

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