The Orion

Christian Hammond solely operates the BC19.Live dashboard which tracks COVID-19 data pertaining to Butte County.

One-man job: data-tracking the pandemic in Butte County

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 13, 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, one man brought it upon himself to regularly aggregate COVID-19 data to paint a more complete picture of how infection was spreading across Butte County. More than a year...

Trinity Hall on Sept. 28

CORRECTION – Chico State: Former employee involved in August student data breach ‘facing criminal prosecution’

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 5, 2021

A former Chico State employee who allegedly used access credentials to expose and publish the personal information of roughly 130 students who requested exemptions from the university’s COVID-19 mandate...

The Voices That Echo

The Voices That Echo

Mary Cron, Reporter // May 12, 2021

His face smudged with dirt as his back pressed against the cold brick, he tucked his torn jacket around himself as he snuggled into the cold cracked concrete. My friend, Hunter and I had previously seen...

This mural was created by muralist Siana Sonoquie on the side of the 1078 Gallery on Park Avenue. Photo by Erin Holve.

Environmental recovery means helping the underprivileged

Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // February 25, 2021

Recent evictions of Chico’s homeless encampments are facing heavy criticism. While some argue that evictions are a good solution, others like myself would prefer a care-based system. Self-care, along...

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue // March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes...

Study abroad programs canceled amongst heavy cases of Coronavirus, select students to leave countries

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Chico State and study abroad consortiums have begun to pull students from their study abroad programs amid the increase of coronavirus cases across the globe.  Students continuing toward their...

Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales // February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address...

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

Mugshot of Martin Morales. Image from Chico Police.

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera // December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory...

The city of Chico joined Butte County in drawing plans to create more competitive and sustainable energy rates for local residents. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Chico sparks new energy authority with Butte County supervisors

Kimberly Morales // December 2, 2019

Butte County has declared a hand in the market for electricity with Chico, the largest city in the county, as a partner to introduce an alternative for residents to buy their power from.The purpose of...

People congregate together and had a candlelit vigil. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Kimberly Morales // November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the...

A creative ensemble singing and speaking about how people felt about the devastating fire. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

In times of pain, joy finds a way

Melissa Joseph // November 13, 2019

Goosebumps arose as the Butte County Scottish Society Pipes and Drums marched down the aisles of the Paradise Performing Arts Center playing “When the Battle is Over” to a mass of Camp Fire...

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