The Orion

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

Elizabeth Helmer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon. The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection close by Chico State. City Council has invested $200,000 in creating this stoplight in hopes of incr...

Two sets of men fight downtown

Two sets of men fight downtown

Yang Dai

February 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call type: Shoplift, 7:07 p.m., East Avenue Female subjects stole items in Safeway. Call Type: Unlicensed Driver, 5:54 p.m., West 12th Street A driver was arrested for driving without a license on the road. Call Type: Fight, 9:42 p.m., Broadway Street Two male...

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston

February 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular, I will make this appointment upon consultation with, and the concurrence of, our new president-designate,...

Man survives after shooting himself at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

Man survives after shooting himself at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

Michael Catelli

February 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police Department Call Type: Sex Battery 9:47 a.m., Nord Avenue Two 21 year old females in the ER, were at this location (Nord) last night, both blacked out, one woke up without her panties, the other doesn't remember anything. Call Type: Drunk In Public 10:01 a.m., Humboldt Avenue F...

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

Rail ties being replaced in Chico

George Johnston

February 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Construction to replace the railroad ties running through Chico began Sunday Feb. 21. "They're old and the nails are coming out," John Gaston, a crew member on site explained. By law, railroad ties are to be replaced every so many years to maintain the railroad said Sunny Shea, another crew member...

Malicious email shuts down estimated 1,000 Chico State student portals in past month

Malicious email shuts down estimated 1,000 Chico State student portals in past month

George Johnston

February 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

An estimated 1,000 Chico State portals have been shut down because of a phishing email. According to Chico State IT Support Service staff, an email was sent sometime last month with a malicious link to Chico State faculty, staff, and students. Any person who opened the email had their email shut d...

Man hit by a flying burrito

Man hit by a flying burrito

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 19, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall type: Thrown Object at Vehicle, 9:47 a.m., 1931 E. 20th St. Male at bus stop was throwing objects at vehicles. He hit another man with a burrito.Call type: 415-Subject, 11:10 a.m., 706 Mangrove Ave. A male was seen ramming shopping carts into cars. He was looking through them and kicking ...

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Project homeless connect returns to chico

Amelia Storm

February 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A one-day event will try bringing relief to Butte County homeless. On April 27, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will host Project Homeless Connect, an event that includes volunteers and community organizations coming together to bring hundreds of free and necessary services to the Butte County homeless p...

Fleet Feet Sports running 2016 Downtown Mile

Fleet Feet Sports running 2016 Downtown Mile

Elizabeth Helmer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Runners competing in the Downtown Mile will receive prizes after race. The 2016 Downtown Mile, hosted by Fleet Feet Sports on Sunday Feb. 28, will start at the Fleet Feet storefront on 241 Main St. at 11:35 a.m. The race is only one mile and runs through the heart of downtown Chico. “We just wan...

Vámonos to free tacos at taco tuesday trivia night

Vámonos to free tacos at taco tuesday trivia night

Michael Catelli

February 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features, News

Associated Students Productions is holding a free Taco Tuesday Trivia night at 7 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium on Feb. 23. The event is open to the first 100 students to arrive. Prizes will be given to the winners of the trivia night. “We produce a variety of events for students,...

Students find success after graduation

Students find success after graduation

February 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one can take their degree. Chico State is ranked 76th on Forbes ranking of schools of the West, and 399th on the national list. T...

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

December 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Adult smokers in Butte County make up 22.8 percent of the population, one of the highest percentages out of all counties in California. Bruce Baldwin, California Health Collaborative cessation coordinator, hopes to lower that number with the launch of a new program, The Equity Project, designed to he...

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