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Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus. Photo credit: Christian Solis

President Hutchinson discusses enrollment decline, COVID-19 and remote learning

Alex Martin, Ian Hilton, and Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2021

The Orion sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday to discuss three pressing topics within the Chico State community. In the 30-minute interview, our team asked Hutchinson about...

A mural titled Unexpected Hope resides on the side of the burned van in Paradise.

Artist Shane Grammer revisits Paradise two years after Camp Fire

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 16, 2020

Two years ago the Camp Fire ravaged the Paradise community and caused many people to lose their homes. Shortly after the fire, artist Shane Grammer returned to Paradise to comfort some of his friends...

Chico State holds annual sustainability conference online to discuss resiliency, city planning.

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // April 9, 2020

Chico State students, faculty and staff continued to host the 15th annual “This Way to Sustainability,” conference online on March 26 and 27 after COVID-19 restrictions moved the university to close...

Kobe Bryant painting by Ernie Gomez

X-Pressions Art Gala showcases black creativity

Kati Morris, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

On Saturday night, Chico State student organization Just Unity Sistas hosted their own take on the famous Met Gala by showcasing work from black artists in Chico. Held at the 1078 Gallery, The X-Pression...

Camp Fire mapping forum discusses data and demographics following the fire

Kimberly Morales // February 12, 2020

A year following the Camp Fire, details and further understanding of California’s deadliest wildfire continue to emerge. On Thursday, Feb 5th, Peter Hansen, an IT consultant for Chico State with...

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...

Gayle Hutchinson presents information during her presidential address in the Performing Arts Center at Chico State.

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Kimberly Morales // February 5, 2020

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson addressed crucial information currently facing the university during her State of the University Address. This included information on the university’s budget,...

Gallagher proposes bills to prevent fires

Donovan Corprue // February 5, 2020

Assemblyman James Gallagher and co-author Jim Nielsen proposed two new bills in support of rebuilding areas damaged by the Camp Fire and to help prevent blazes in the future.  According to Gallagher,...

The Orion Newscast: A Phoenix Rises

The Orion Newscast: A Phoenix Rises

Christian Solis // November 13, 2019

https://youtu.be/ixhpdh-a78M This week on The Orion Newscast, we visit the unveiling of a phoenix made from the keys of those who lost cars or homes in the Camp Fire. Also, we cover the last games of...

Nics is one of the few restaurants in Paradise that reopened after the fire. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Paradise businesses recover after the fire

Jessie Imhoff and Hana Beaty // November 3, 2019

Many local businesses in Paradise had to close following the Camp Fire. Many businesses either had their buildings and inventory burned, or owners were unable to return to their business, leaving rows...

Volunteers displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from wildfires. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Kimberly Morales and Melissa Herrera // November 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sunrise Movement Chico displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from what they claimed to be due to “the negligence of PG&E.”With tombstones laid out on campus,...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor // April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down...

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