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Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Expectations vs. reality: Freshman year

Blaine Ball

May 13, 2015


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Grilled cheese food truck cuts tasty path through Chico

Grilled cheese food truck cuts tasty path through Chico

Blaine Ball

May 4, 2015


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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 in Chico and throughout California. Mayhem Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwiches can be found a...

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Blaine Ball

April 27, 2015


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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, groups of trained and tested forest firefighters are called upon to protect the woodland. Amo...

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

How to navigate Holt Hall

Blaine Ball

March 31, 2015


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Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

Blaine Ball

March 29, 2015


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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 four journalists covering current and popular societal topics. From subjects as broad as health and equality to some as controversial as sex and femin...

Spring break travel plans

Spring break travel plans

Blaine Ball

March 14, 2015


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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 on Twitter....

Museum celebrates 5th anniversary with hands-on learning

Museum celebrates 5th anniversary with hands-on learning

Blaine Ball

March 8, 2015


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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 exhibits that attract guests of all ages. The Gateway Science Museum is led by Dr. Renee Renner, and 2015 marks its fifth anni...

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Blaine Ball

March 1, 2015


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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 in which he found himself by starting a pedicab business. Griffith, more commonly known as Mike ...

How well do you know Chico State?

How well do you know Chico State?

Blaine Ball

February 21, 2015


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

Future teacher embarks upon African adventure

Future teacher embarks upon African adventure

Blaine Ball

February 18, 2015


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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 ups and downs that many of the locals frequently encounter in and out of the classroom.As part of the volunteer org...

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

Blaine Ball

February 10, 2015


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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 to provide their significant others with flowers, chocolate and memories.The Orion asked Chico Stat...

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