The Orion

Dead week not so dead

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman

May 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing new material, and less work is given out to students all in an attempt to lighten the load right be...

Changes to the Esplanade stall

Changes to the Esplanade stall

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico City Council has decided it will not consider roundabouts on the Esplanade at the intersections of Memorial Way and East First Avenue.After many public meetings and the formation of "Save the Esplanade" citizen group, the council changed its previous decision. The council was addressed by 28 me...

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Jeff Guzman

April 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will affect over 5 million workers. While there is a ton of support for this bill coming from different places and while Brown emphasizes the moral purpose...

Prince written on bathroom walls

Prince written on bathroom walls

Yoselin Calderon and Michael Catelli

April 24, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday 9:49 a.m., Student Health CenterWhite male adult taking tires off of bikes. Disposition: Gone On Arrival.Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday 1:22 p.m., Meriam LibrarySubject running around, throwing things up in the air, not being threat...

Campus bike rules are for the best

Campus bike rules are for the best

Jeff Guzman

April 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2007, the chief of University Police introduced the "No Riding" Policy here at Chico State. The policy restricts riding any sort of vehicle on campus. The policy specifically targets bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and scooters. At first this rule seems a little unwarranted. How ...

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

Jeff Guzman

March 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When it was announced last fall that the search for Chico State’s next president would be a confidential search, staff members became worried that the community would not be heavily involved.Well we have got some good news. Chico State has recently appointed a new president to succeed President...

Butte County is on track to meet 2020 emission goals

Butte County is on track to meet 2020 emission goals

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 25, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Butte County is striving to meet state and local emission goals by 2020.On March 3, the first Climate Action Plan update was released.The report discusses things like the county's plans to reduce air pollution from construction sites, upgrade lighting and roofing fixtures and the support of sustain...

Live naturally

Live naturally

Sam Rios

March 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You walk outside in the middle of the night and look at the ever-expanding sky. See the stars, these little balls of light billions of miles away, their light traveling light years just to twinkle for your eyes. Then your gaze moves down past the silhouette of trees to your hands. Your hands, mandibles...

Springing out of the house

Springing out of the house

Sean Daly

February 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Apartments and dorms become jails for active students when the cold weather forces them to seek shelter.The weather of late shows signs of change for this dreary expectancy, however.Recently the sun has broken through thick rain clouds and foreshadowed mild spring warmth, encouraging students to toss a bal...

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Amelia Storm

February 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico has failed to pass the criteria set for a healthy, tobacco free community. On February 3, The American Lung Association released its annual “State of Tobacco Control,” grades. California received an overall grade of “B,” while Chico received a “D.” “I'm not surprised that Chico received a low...

Woman found attempting to skinny dip

Woman found attempting to skinny dip

January 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Suspicious Subject 7:02 a.m., 349 Oak St.A male was seen walking around the complex in a black hoodie. He attempted to climb the a/c unit to an upstairs apartment.Call type: Found Child 7:51 a.m., 905 Wall St.2 year old child found outside roaming the street. The mot...

Armed robber flees on bike

Armed robber flees on bike

December 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

A Chico man was robbed at gunpoint near Panama Avenue and The Esplanade on Nov. 29. Police received a call about a possible armed robbery and a victim who was bleeding from a laceration on his head, according to a Chico police press release.Justin Martinez informed police that a suspect approached him and tried to take his backpack before pulling out a ...

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