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Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 9, 2021

Campus As of March 4, Chico State has been hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Shurmer Gym every Thursday and Friday, by appointment. Free parking is available at the Nettleton Stadium parking...

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Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

Organ music permeates Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chico.

Chico churches, parishioners grateful for Supreme Court decision

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 17, 2021

The Orion welcomes readers' feedback and opinions. Please use the comment section to tell us how you feel about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom (2021).  The...

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...

The Student Services Center us home to many student employment opportunities on campus, including the office where Sophia Graves works. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

Jessie Imhoff // December 10, 2019

Minimum wage is set to increase in California from $12 to $13 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2020.This increase only applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 employees or less will pay...

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California Measures Voters Guide: Learn about the 11 propositions on this year’s ballot

Justin Jackson, Yaritza Ayon, and Brian Luong // November 4, 2018

Prepare for the upcoming election this Tuesday by informing yourself on the ballot measures and their possible impact on the state. Proposition 1: Funds affordable housing for people affected by the California...

John Cox greets people gassing up at the Chico Costco, Friday, talking about Prop. 6, the gas tax repeal. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

John Cox tour stops at Chico

Justin Jackson // September 29, 2018

John Cox made a stop in Chico, on Friday, on his statewide bus tour. John Cox is a candidate for governor for this upcoming midterm election. He won a chance to campaign for governor in the Calif. Republican...

Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday after receiving criticism for the attire of their employees. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Mathew Miranda // September 26, 2018

Chico’s newest coffee stand is finally open, and the rumors of bikini baristas are true. Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday but had already generated buzz for the last month due to the franchise’s...

Candidate (left to right) Jessica Holcombe(D) , Marty Walters (D), Gregory Cheadle (R), David Peterson (D), Lewis Elbinger (D) and Audrey Denney (D) answer questions at open forum held at Chico State Monday. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer // May 1, 2018

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few...

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Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding // April 1, 2018

“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Nicte Hernandez // February 11, 2018

When thinking of Amsterdam, thoughts usually race to its legalized and controlled substances. Marijuana, and other mind-altering substances, are legal and easy to buy in The Netherlands.However, what usually...

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