The Orion

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Brian Luong

December 7, 2018

Chico Creek Nature Center was filled to capacity on Thursday night during "The Fire Next Time," a presentation in collaboration with Chico State’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserves. The presentation covered fire related topics including fire behavior, the benefits that fire has with wildlife an...

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 7, 2018

The Chico State women’s basketball team showed that chemistry and determination on the court brings desired outcomes. The Wildcats maintained paced movement with their immaculate passing and did not allow Stanislaus State to keep up throughout the night. “This one is huge, it’s our first game...

Students need more than just money

Students need more than just money

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

National and local organizations provide safe spaces for child evacuees

Brian Luong

December 5, 2018

Patty Henry had six hours to prepare for her flight from her home in Colorado after receiving a call around 9 a.m. asking if she could be a project manager for the Camp Fire.“This was the fastest one [disaster] I’ve ever had to move on,” Henry said.Henry is one of the over 3,000 volun...

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Chico State student loses mother and Paradise home during the Camp Fire

Yaritza Ayon

December 5, 2018

Christina Taft woke up early, Nov. 8, to a neighbor urging her to evacuate. She initially didn't take the evacuation order seriously, but after showering she began to pack up her car. Christina said she packed for about an hour before noticing that her 66 year-old mother, Victoria Taft, was still in...

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

Justin Jackson

December 3, 2018

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition, Saturday, hosted the 20th Annual Women’s Conference: Women in Power, Empower Women. This conference aims to create a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational and professional growth of all women.In a dead quiet room, attendees ...

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Paradise High School athletes find solace in pro sports

Ricardo Tovar

November 28, 2018

People often question the validity of sports in our society; for Paradise athletes, sports was a way for them to escape the harsh reality of their situation. Many of these athletes have no place to play the sports they love and some don't have homes to go back to.#ButteStrong #PrayForParadise #Paradise...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

The Democratic Party has not helped black people

The Democratic Party has not helped black people

Justin Jackson

November 7, 2018

The Democratic Party has failed the black community.As early as the 1930s, Democrats have had a solid hold on the black vote, but what has it done? Violent crime is still rampant in major black cities, black people have the highest out-of-wedlock birth rate compared to other ethnic groups. Black people di...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong

November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Agriculture brought to the city

Agriculture brought to the city

Justin Jackson

November 5, 2018

Farm City Celebration (FCC) brought the farm to the city, on Saturday, with its harvest festival. The FCC Harvest Festival is a celebration of agriculture. It’s been going on yearly for 14 years. Bidwell Mansion used to run it, but the FCC took it over and made it into what it is now. Theresa Sc...

California Senate candidate does some last minute campaigning

California Senate candidate does some last minute campaigning

Justin Jackson

November 4, 2018

Democratic candidate, Phillip Kim, was finishing up last minute campaigning, on Saturday, at Chico Certified Farmers Market.Kim is running for the California State Senate for District 4 against incumbent, Jim Nielsen.On the last weekend before the midterms, he wanted to talk to voters about Medicare f...

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