The Orion

Examining the value of luxury student apartments

Campus Walk is one of three

Jessie Imhoff

September 22, 2019

Three luxury apartment complexes sit on Nord Avenue and Walnut Street, proudly advertised as the height of student living. These apartments have different amenities that claim to cater to students’ needs, therefore making them the best living option for students on the market. They also come at a...

Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

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Rachael Bayuk

September 20, 2018

Why the monster that is insurance, really should live under your bed. Most college students live in a rental. Whether with friends, new found enemies or on their own. Despite the conditions, this is where we keep our things and where we (most nights) lay our heads down to sleep. This is one of the...

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Dorms vs Apartments Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Danielle Cortes

August 27, 2017

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last year.It's a huge relief to finally live without strict rules, annoying RA’s and unnecessary...

Students don’t need pets

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Marrion Charissa Cruz

February 15, 2017

Adopting animals from a shelters is an extremely rewarding experience, until finding out that most Chico apartments don't allow animals.When I first looked into getting a dog, I considered adopting from the Butte Humane Society. A small pit bull caught my eye, but one call to my apartment complex on Nord A...

Chico student housing guide

This is one of CSU Living's properties, The Timbers.

Katharine Glennon

February 15, 2017

Pomona West Pros: Guaranteed parking Good mail system Washer & dryer in unit Night securityGrounds well maintainedPet-friendly Cons: Far from campusIf your check bounces, then you're screwedSecurity patrol will shut down partiesLandlords are strict Cost: $393 per person per monthPomona West is one of the cheaper o...

Downtown Chico apartments win national design award

The color metal siding on the Portland Place building helped the structure to land the award. Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Elizabeth Helmer

March 29, 2016

Portland Place apartments on the corner of Sixth and Orange Street just won a national design award. AEP Span, a manufacturer of architectural metal products, awarded the building for its unique design, colors and a contribution to the community. The complex was built in 2014 and has since been...

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