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Chico sparks new energy authority with Butte County supervisors

Chico sparks new energy authority with Butte County supervisors

Kimberly Morales

December 2, 2019

Butte County has declared a hand in the market for electricity with Chico, the largest city in the county, as a partner to introduce an alternative for residents to buy their power from.The purpose of this new alternative is to break from the current north state energy provider, Pacific Gas and Elect...

Quick 30 minute hikes for busy students

Quick 30 minute hikes for busy students

Matthew Ferreira

December 2, 2019

In the midst of our busy lives filled with work and school, sometimes it can be hard to make time for yourself to get out and enjoy Chico’s beautiful parks and nature.Getting outside and taking advantage of what Chico has to offer doesn’t have to be time consuming. Below are a few short hik...

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

Kimberly Morales

November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Chico City Council discussed district-based elections and present possible options and various aspects of commercial cannabis.Through an attempt to avoid a council stronghold, the city council constructed a series of public hearings for community input.As the first public hearings for dis...

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Kimberly Morales

November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the vigil was intended to teach the community about the 1 million estimated youth nationwide during No...

‘Reflections and Hope’ one year later

Kimberly Morales

November 12, 2019

On Thursday, the Museum of Northern Californian Art opened the doors to their latest display, "Reflection and Hope: A Year to Remember," and "Bench Press: Please Be Seated."Currently on display together, both exhibits take on a role in allowing the community of Butte County to reflect upon the first...

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible solutions.With the Chico Green New Deal freshly introduced a week earlier, the city began planning ...

Wildcats’ Five set battle results in loss against Toros

Wildcats’ Five set battle results in loss against Toros

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 26, 2019

The volleyball team took a tough loss to the California State University, Dominguez Hills in a long five set battle Friday night. The confidence that Chico State displayed throughout the game showed the grit the team has had in the season so far.The Wildcats were looking for a win on their home cour...

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

Christian Solis

October 16, 2019

https://youtu.be/-A5oZXyoa1o This week on the Orion Newscast we cover Queer Week on Chico State campus and Angel Ortega reviews Between Two Ferns by Zach Galifianakis. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Alex Coba

October 14, 2019

As Queer Week drew to a close, both Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) and The Hub Productions ended the week on a high note with the Pride march and The Coming Out party. Queer program coordinator, Drew Gonzalez, and Sawyer McAvoy, Trans Program Coordinator spoke on the importance of...

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

A robbery at the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater has led to a search for the group of suspects reported to have been involved.On Thursday afternoon Student Announcements, a service for the students of Chico State set to deliver timely alerts, released a notice to students via email to report a robbery that occu...

Great fishing not far from campus

Great fishing not far from campus

Matthew Ferreira

October 9, 2019

Chico is home to some of the most beautiful parks and waterways that have plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy without needing to travel far. One of these activities being fishing on the Sacramento river, with a fishing license, rod and reel, and a basic tackle kit you can get out there in no time.The Sacrament...

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

Christian Solis

October 9, 2019

https://youtu.be/9vGTj-M72Vw This week on The Orion Newscast, Butte Environmental Council commissions a new mural and our very own Angel Ortega reviews the controversial movie, Joker. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

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