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Riley’s Bar and Grill is a popular bar scene a couple blocks from campus. Hundreds of young college students visit Riley’s everyday for cheap drink deals and the fun atmosphere. Photo taken by Alina Babajko on May 5.

‘Angel shots’ offered by selective bars in Chico

Alina Babajko, Reporter // May 14, 2024

It is common for people to take advantage of vulnerable people while they are under the influence in crowded bars, making them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. Sometimes the only person to ask for help is...

Participants take part in Dabke, a traditional Levantine dance. Taken by Toby Neal on May 6.

Students and community members rally for ceasefire on precipice of graduation

Students for Justice in Palestine held a "Walkout for Palestine" on Monday encouraging students and community members to walk out of school or work to show their support for a ceasefire in Gaza. The...

Hitchhiking in Chico: a woman’s perspective on trust and adventure

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // April 30, 2024

This article will dive into my own experience and fascination with hitchhiking. To see what our hitchhiking experience looked like, click the video above or use this link. Within seconds of sticking...

Customers enjoying all-you-can eat rolls as servers work in Sake restaurant. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 18.

All-you-can-eat sushi: Sake restaurant is now open

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // April 19, 2024

 Sake is an all-you-can-eat restaurant open for business as of Thursday, now serving sushi, sashimi, soups, salad and more.  From the minute you walk into the restaurant you can expect to be greeted...

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...

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