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  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.


    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

  • Tasha Alexander gardening. Photo Courtesy of Tasha Alexander.


    Tasha Alexander: inspiring educator, alumna

  • Pacientes y estudiantes pueden quedarse en la sala de espera antes de su cita. El laboratorio de Wellcat está dentro del centro de salud. El laboratorio realiza una variedad de pruebas incluyendo para ETS y otros problemas de salud.


    Una nueva ETS está en el pueblo: ¿Que debería saber?

  • Patients or students can stay in the waiting area before appointments. The Wellcats lab is located inside the heath center and performs a variety of tests including for STDs and other health issues. Taken by Milca Elvira Chacon.


    New STI just dropped: What should I know?

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Big Als Drive In illuminates the night. Photo taken bu Callum Standish April 3.

The Orion tries Big Al’s Drive In

The Orion Staff // April 4, 2024

Eating Big Al’s is like a picture shot on Portra 400. It doesn’t matter if the composition is any good, or if the lighting is mediocre or if it’s a pain to develop. When you see your food through...

A person on a stretcher is loaded into an ambulance. Taken by Callum Standish at 9 p.m. March 17.

‘Just panic’ during St. Patrick’s Day shooting

Callum Standish, Arts and Entertainment Editor // March 18, 2024

The Chico Police Department received reports of a shooting at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at an apartment complex located at 581 Pomona Ave. One person sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but it hasn't...

A racer navigates a corner while racing through downtown Chico. Taken by Toby Neal on March 10.

Chico Downtown Criterium, one step closer to bringing back Chico Stage Race

Toby Neal, Reporter // March 13, 2024

Cyclists raced through the streets of Downtown Chico on Sunday, as the Chico Downtown Criterium returned after a four-year break, following the pandemic. It marks the first step in bringing back the full...

Bun Burger: Baked-to-order nostalgia

Bun Burger: Baked-to-order nostalgia

Alina Babajko, Reporter // March 8, 2024

The Dasedemir family opened Bun Burger in Downtown Chico in September 2023, presenting a unique take on the average American burger. Reviews on Yelp quickly ranked it the number one burger in Chico, and...

Firefighters maintain efforts to quell flames. Photo taken by Shane Aweeka on March 1.

High-speed chase ends in collision and fatality

Shane Aweeka and Callum Standish // March 1, 2024

UPDATE: According to Chico State's Public Relations Manager Andrew Staples, Chico State's University Police have determined that the person of interest who was detained near the scene was not the driver...

Multiple cars populate the campus lot where a vehicle was burglarized Wednesday morning. Taken by Ariana Powell on Feb. 28.

UPD arrest 2 vehicle burglary suspects; stolen property recovered

Ariana Powell, Editor-in-Chief // February 28, 2024

Two under-age suspects were arrested after two vehicle burglaries took place in separate on-campus parking lots Wednesday morning. The first burglary took place in the WellCat Health Center parking...

A motorcycle hit a pedestrian the above intersection. Taken by C. Nicholas Kepler on Feb. 25.

Person taken to hospital after accident on Ivy Street

C. Nicholas Kepler, Reporter // February 25, 2024

A traffic accident caused a road closure on Ivy Street between East Eighth Street and West Sixth Street on Sunday.  Several Chico police cruisers could be seen in the area of the accident. The Chico...

Paul Belz laughs with audience member Joan Goodreau. Taken by Callum Standish on Feb. 22.

Bidwell park highlighted at museum book reading

Callum Standish, Arts and Entertainment Editor // February 24, 2024

A small audience gathered quietly around author Paul Belz at the Museum of Northern California Art, Thursday night to hear “An overview of an overview” of his book about Bidwell Park. Belz, a local...

Speed-less California

Speed-less California

Shane Aweeka, Reporter // February 5, 2024

Senate Bill 961 seeks to implement speed regulators within vehicles, preventing them from exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour.   On Jan. 23, California State Senator Scott...

Ari Sorokin at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Ari Sorokin.

An Israeli’s hope for dialogue

Ari Sorokin, Contributor // December 23, 2023

My name is Ari and I am a freshman who is currently undeclared, but I see myself going down the path of international relations and perhaps joining the state department. Throughout my life, I have been...

Student Yarin Dan (left) and student Edan Asseraf (right) on Chico States campus. Photo taken Dec. 1 by Milca Elvira Chacon.

Israeli students share their perspective on the Israel-Hamas war

Milca Elvira Chacon and Sam Moore // December 14, 2023

The Israeli Perspective: Chico State Student Yarin Dan Chico...

Coffee beans taken by Igor Haritanovich. Image courtesy of Pexels.

Chico’s coffee culture: grounds for celebration or a bean there, done that situation?

Ellie Marty, Opinion Editor // December 4, 2023

Prepare to be buzzed, Chicoans. Our beloved city's caffeinated obsession has reached epic proportions, leaving us to question if coffee runs through our veins instead of blood. Let's spill the beans on...

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