The Orion

Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Blaine Ball // May 13, 2015

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Mayhem Gourmet Grilled Cheese, which regularly serves food at the Thursday Night Market, is home to many different types of sandwiches, including the Chipotle Barbecue Grilled Cheese. Photo credit: George Johnston

Grilled cheese food truck cuts tasty path through Chico

Blaine Ball // May 4, 2015

Portland's street-food scene is known throughout the United States for its popular food trucks and carts. Inspired by this culinary culture, a local food truck is providing gourmet meals for the public...

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Blaine Ball // April 27, 2015

At up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, fires rapidly spread throughout Northern California's forests during the Golden State's dry summers. With almost no defense against the naturally occurring disaster,...

Thursday Night Market back in action

Thursday Night Market back in action

Blaine Ball // April 14, 2015

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How to navigate Holt Hall

Blaine Ball // March 31, 2015

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Katie Booth, a Chico State alumna and one of the founders of Loner Magazine, hopes to incorporate the best of both her acting and writing worlds. Photo courtesy of Katie Booth.

Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

Blaine Ball // March 29, 2015

Unintentional inspiration from one millennial to another has led to the creation of a magazine that thrives off the voice of a generation.Loner Magazine is a one-month-old online publication founded by...

Emily Browning, junior English major, will be traveling to Pendleton, Indiana for spring break.

Spring break travel plans

Blaine Ball // March 14, 2015

Chico State students shared their spring break destinations with The Orion before they headed out for the sand, slots and shops. Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall...

Four-year-old museum visitor Oliver Connell tries his hand at milking an artificial utter at the Gateway Science Museums five-year anniversary celebration. Photo credit: George Johnston

Museum celebrates 5th anniversary with hands-on learning

Blaine Ball // March 8, 2015

Bloodsucking insects and cannulated cows are just a few things that people can get their hands on when exploring Chico State's Gateway Science Museum, which thrives off its interactive and informative...

Mike Griffiths dog, Little G, is with the pedicab driver every pedal of the way and even dresses up with Griffith depending on the holiday. Photo courtesy of Mike Griffith.

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Blaine Ball // March 1, 2015

Nine years ago, Mike Griffith was homeless and living in a Chico park until he found his calling. Now, he's become a familiar and active voice in the community after riding out of the dark hole...

Garret Urtz	
Freshman environmental science major.

How well do you know Chico State?

Blaine Ball // February 21, 2015

ProProfs - How Well Do You Know Chico? ยป Create online exam Blaine Ball can be reached at [email protected] or @BlaineHBall on Twitter.

Jeanette Adame, junior history major, taught English to young children in the Zanzibar region of Africa. Photo courtesy of Jeanette Adame.

Future teacher embarks upon African adventure

Blaine Ball // February 18, 2015

Jeanette Adame taught English to students and climbed one of the highest mountains in the world during a three-week trip to Africa last summer. With the goal of becoming a teacher, she experienced the...

Taylor Severino, first-year undeclared major, had a mishap on Valentines Day last year when the romantic dinner her boyfriend tried to prepare for her resulted in the need for a fire extinguisher. Photo credit: George Johnston

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

Blaine Ball // February 10, 2015

As Valentine’s Day nears, Chico State students prep themselves for the holiday by reflecting on some of their past experiences.Dating back to the fifth century, Valentine's Day has challenged many...

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