The Orion

Painting Chico, one rock at a time

Melvin Bui, Reporter // March 6, 2021

What started off as a small gesture of kindness has turned into a popular pastime in the Chico community. In the summer of 2016, painted rocks mysteriously started to appear all around Chico.  Ed...

A chance to lead the Associated Students

A chance to lead the Associated Students

Melvin Bui, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Chico State’s Associated Students are holding their annual election and campaign season from March 12 to April 8. There are 17 positions available: six board of director roles, four commissioner roles...

Kayak Fishing Town Lake Feb 2012

Bass Fishing Team eager to bait hooks

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 24, 2021

The Chico State Bass Fishing Team hasn't been able to fish any tournament waters because of COVID-19 restrictions from the California State University office. The Bass Fishing Team is a student run...

Chico State mens soccer player Noah Ross controls the ball on the field.

Chico State athletes have mixed feelings about paying student athletes

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 23, 2021

Over these past couple years, the United States has passed a few laws opening the door for athletes to sign name, imaging and licensing agreements. California, specifically, introduced the Fair Pay to...

a photo of the Sacramento river

Sacramento salmon run fun

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 21, 2021

Grad students from Chico State have been working alongside nonprofit and federal organizations to reestablish and analyze the success of habitats for juvenile salmon in the tributaries of the Sacramento...

Chico State is celebrating Black History Month with a series of virtually interactive events.

‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Brandon Leake leads virtual spoken word performances

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 16, 2021

CSU Chico is celebrating Black History Month with a series of Zoom presentations and film showings. Brandon Leake, a poet and motivational speaker, led a series of performances from Chico State students....

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Chico State lays out plan for returning to face-to-face instruction

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // February 11, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson predicts that 20% to 30% of classes in Fall 2021 will be held in-person while the remainder of classes will be held virtually or in a hybrid environment. Hutchinson...

Kendall Hall

CSU anticipates roughly 50% of in-person classes; Chico State expects fewer

Chloe Curtis, Alex Amaya, and Ian Hilton // February 9, 2021

CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro held a press conference on Feb. 8 to address concerns surrounding the Fall 2021 semester and the limited reopening of the system’s 23 campuses.  News items from...

Coach Gary Towne (second from left) talks to the Chico State Wildcats before they compete in the men's 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at Haggin Oaks Golf Course on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Sacramento, Calif.

Chico State Athletics await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 7, 2021

Chico High and Pleasant Valley both competed on Jan. 30 in their first joint cross-country matches since March 2020, giving hope for some non-contact high school sports to make a spring return.  But...

#6 pitcher Sam Mulock winds up for a pitch in a softball game at Chico State

Sam Mulock: a pitching star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 3, 2020

Sam Mulock plays softball at Chico State. She developed a passion for the game at a young age because of her father liking baseball. She soon got involved in the game herself. “I got into it because...

Kendall Hall at Chico State

Chico State Basic Needs receives grant to aid unhoused students

Joel Moret, Reporter // December 2, 2020

The Chico State Basic Needs Project has partnered with True North and Chico Housing Action Team following a $870,000 grant from the California State University system. The goal is to address the rising...

Lindsey Bryant, a sophomore and exercise physiology major who is a current member of the high jump/javelin track and field team at Chico State.

Lindsey Bryant: a track and field star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 1, 2020

Lindsey Bryant is a sophomore at Chico State and is a member of the women’s track and field team. Bryant was born in Paradise and attended Durham High School.  Bryant represents the team as...

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