The Orion

Chico streets are whack

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Alex Horne

May 12, 2016

Have you ever felt like you were risking your life simply crossing the street in Chico? I know I have. The streets of downtown, the CHICO streets (Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry, Orange) and any street near campus are jam packed with pedestrians, cars, bikers and boarders. In my opinion, driving, walkin...

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Michael Catelli

March 7, 2016

Two stealthy motorcycles might just end crime on Chico State's campus. In mid January, The University Police Department borrowed an electric motorcycle from San Jose State’s police department to test out its capabilities on campus. After months of deliberation, University Police decided to further use the bikes both on and off campus. According to police, the two...

Cyclists, skateboarders show lack of respect for law

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

December 8, 2015

On a typical day here at Chico State you will undoubtably see a skateboarder or biker speeding through campus as if clockwork. But to one's surprise, it is actually illegal to ride your bike or skateboard on campus. Some students despise the skaters and bikers and think the campus police need to be...

Officers should work their beats on their feet

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 21, 2015

Is it not counterproductive for cops to be in cars on campus in the middle of the day? School grounds get so populated during passing periods that a car actually seems inefficient. While skateboarders, bikers and the occasional students on scooters weave in and out of walkers, cop cars crawl behind th...

Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Travis Stock, senior art major, sitting in one of his many revolutionary bikes.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Ashiah Scharaga

January 28, 2014

A teeter-totter, a 6-foot-tall bicycle, brightly painted Sony speakers and Chico State all have one thing in common: Travis Stock. To say that Stock, a senior from Laguna Niguel majoring in art with an emphasis in art studio, is an artist of any one trade wouldn't do him justice. Stock not only de...

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