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Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Blaine Ball // May 13, 2015
Freshman students reflect on some of their early college expectations and describe the actual outcome.
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
The owner of Mayhem Gourmet Grilled Cheese describes his passion for food, family and the community.
Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Blaine Ball // April 27, 2015
Johnny Wilson, a junior political science major, works with Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression Inc. to fight fires in Northern California.
Thursday Night Market back in action

Thursday Night Market back in action

Blaine Ball // April 14, 2015
Downtown Chico's Thursday tradition started up in April and will run through September.
Photo credit: Blaine Ball

How to navigate Holt Hall

Blaine Ball // March 31, 2015
Figuring out the confusing twists and turns of Holt Hall has never been easy — until now. The Orion gives advice on how to get around the building.
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
Journalist and actress Katie Booth chases career goals and dreams in Los Angeles and recently launched the online publication Loner Magazine.
Emily Browning, junior English major, will be traveling to Pendleton, Indiana for spring break.

Spring break travel plans

Blaine Ball // March 14, 2015
Peurto Vallarta, Vegas or Hawaii? Chico State students share their spring break plans with The Orion.
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
The Gateway Science Museum focuses on Northern California agricultural science through interactive and informative exhibits.
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
Aside from offering transportation and being a popular fixture downtown, Mike Griffith also advocates for safe biking habits and the fight to end drinking and driving.
Garret Urtz	
Freshman environmental science major.

How well do you know Chico State?

Blaine Ball // February 21, 2015
The Orion asked students questions about Chico State to see how well they know their school.
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, a junior history major at Chico State, made the long journey to the Zanzibar region to teach English to children last summer.
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
Chico State students share some of the most interesting experiences they've had on Valentine's Day.
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