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Chico State, artificial intelligence and you

Samuel Moore, Reporter // April 7, 2024

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence has greatly impacted the world of higher education. Students now have powerful tools like ChatGPT available to instantly generate text to assist with assignments. However,...

Bidwell Perk coffee shop on March 13 in Chico, Calif. This coffee shop is just a 15 minute walk away from One-Mile at Bidwell Park.

Hitchhiker’s guide to Chico coffee shops

Jenna McMahon and Amy Blair // March 14, 2024

For all you coffee lovers out there, we did the work and traveled around Chico to figure out what the most popular coffee shops have to offer.  Best overall: Bidwell Perk  Bidwell Perk has...

Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.

Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

Maki Chapman, Reporter // February 28, 2024

On Feb. 20, the Chico City Council voted to do a “dry run” on repealing its rule about serving alcohol on specific dates after midnight. The test would take place on graduation weekend, as well as...

Rapper Yung Lexx rapping at the Victory in Union event. Taken by Samuel Moore on Feb. 25.

‘Victory in Unity’ event celebrates Black History Month

Samuel Moore, Reporter // February 27, 2024

In a collaborative effort, the MLK Unity Group and the Black Student Union hosted the annual Victory in Unity celebration event at Chico State on Sunday. The celebration took place outside Trinity Commons...

Members of the team watching their teammates play. Taken by Kya Williams on Feb. 3.

Chico State men’s basketball secures dominant 85-65 victory over SF State

Kya Williams, Reporter // February 5, 2024

The Chico State men's basketball team got a resounding 85-65 victory in their Saturday game against San Francisco State University, adding to their winning streak.  The first half of the game saw the...

The volleyball team huddles up to strategize about the game. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Chico State Volleyball displays resilience in weekend split

Kya Williams, Sports Reporter // September 26, 2023

The Chico State Volleyball team (4-4) showcased their resilience over the weekend as they split their two thrilling matches, facing a tough loss against the Sonoma State Seawolves Friday and securing victory...

People ice skating at the grand opening of the Chico Ice Rink in the Plaza.

New Chico ice rink stokes smiles, but also controversy amid Paradise rink reopening

Ava Norgrove and Alex Martin // December 2, 2021

The Chico Ice Rink In The Plaza opened its doors to hundreds of skaters on Nov. 19, but the use of city resources to fund a second rink in Butte County has created controversy. Some...

Co-owner of Victory Barbershop, Reyna Mercado

Los negocios de Chico: new and old Latino-owned businesses are building community in Chico

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // October 15, 2021

Hispanic Heritage month spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In celebrating the end of this month, The Orion wants to spotlight two Latino-owned businesses in Chico. Victory Barbershop and Azteca Video...

Reflection: An Orion reporters experience covering Chicos largest BLM protest

Reflection: An Orion reporter’s experience covering Chico’s largest BLM protest

Julian Mendoza, Staff Writer // June 15, 2020

WARNING: This article contains a reference to a racist slur and may be inappropriate for children. Hundreds of people marched into Chico City Plaza on June 5 demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna...

Chico protestors say, ‘No war with Iran’

Kimberly Morales // January 30, 2020

On Saturday, members of the city of Chico became participants in the global, ‘No War with Iran,’ anti-war campaign.  Worldwide, the size of participation in the anti-war campaign saw an increase...

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

Josh Cozine // March 22, 2018

Chico Police spotted and pursued a suspect with two felony warrants for arrest Wednesday night, with the use of a K-9 unit. Joshua Boles was wanted for felony level crimes of resisting arrest and possessing...

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