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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

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Tips on boosting productivity: A guide to a fruitful lifestyle  

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 18, 2023

  Productivity is an essential aspect of our daily lives, whether we are working or pursuing personal goals.  One benefit to productivity is that it allows us to accomplish tasks at a quicker rate....

Graphic of a robotic hand.

Technology in education: Is it helping or hindering students’ learning?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 10, 2023

AI is starting to transform not just the way we think, but the systems and daily structures we operate on. In the education landscape, technology is rapidly changing.  Artificial intelligence...

Pickleball players enjoying a game at the Community Park. Photo courtesy of Bob Martin.

Relish a new sport: Pickleball

Alex Poletti, Sports Editor // May 4, 2023

Usually when people think of sports they think about the big three: football, baseball and basketball. But there's a new game trying to reach the Mount Rushmore of athletics — pickleball.  If...

Participants holding up their signs in front of the Bell Memorial Union. Photo taken by Gabriela Rudolph on April 20.

Take Back the Night: ‘Chico State has a rape problem’

Gabriela Rudolph, Multimedia Editor // April 25, 2023

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition hosted the annual Take Back the Night march on April 20 to spark a conversation about rape culture in Greek life. The event began with a survivor speak-out...

The Orion Podcast: Chavez, BORGS and vulvas

The Orion Podcast: Chavez, BORGS and vulvas

Hosts Mawil Mateo, Molly Myers and Gabriela Rudolph were joined with Opinion Editor Hunter Casperson to talk about Cesar Chavez weekend, the meaning of BORGs, the difference between vulvas and vaginas...

Glance at alternative homeless camp on Eaton and Cohasset Road 

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 23, 2023

Glance at alternative homeless camp on Eaton and Cohasset Road  The City of Chico and Chico Police Department began removing unauthorized vehicles and people from the alternative homeless camp...

Outside tent of the circus. Photo courtesy of Paranormal Cirque

Get wicked at Paranormal Cirque II

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 21, 2023

A circus full of paranormal themes and unusual performances comes to Chico for the first time.  A unique mix of entertainment with scary and comedic moments is coming into town this week. If you’re...

A CHP car stopped for traffic control at Fawndale Road and I5 in Redding, CA. Photo taken March 9, courtesy of Michael Steinberg.

Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency for flooding, winter storm

Noah Herbst, Managing Editor // March 9, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency for a mid-March winter storm. The announcement was made March 8, and affects 21 different counties throughout the state, including those in the Bay Area,...

Ability First attendees at a wheelchair basketball event

‘The hope is more’: A look inside Ability First Sports

Mason Tovani, Features Editor // December 14, 2022

“Catch,” one volunteer coach said, as the ball went through a young attendee's hands and over her head. Elizabeth, who's name has been changed due to being underage, spun around in the bright green...

Megan Gauer and Michael Tran showing off before finals. Photos were taken by by Hunter Casperson and Molly Myers.

November Fit Checks

December 14, 2022

Megan Gauer, posing outside Butte Hall. Photo taken Nov. 16 by Hunter Casperson. Megan Gauer, a journalism news major, wore this lovely outfit in November.  Close up of Gauer's rings....

Sunset behind grapevines at LaRocca Vineyards

Chico’s local women in wine

Carrington Power, Copy Editor // October 28, 2022

October kicked off the prime-time wine-harvesting season with wineries and farms throughout California hosting a variety of events, including here in Butte County. Sierra Oro Farm Trail began offering...

Outside of Sweet Chico Confections. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Downtown Chico hosts Art and Wine Walk

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 28, 2022

Downtown Chico transformed into an open art gallery on Oct. 7, as the town hosted its annual Art and Wine Walk.  Since 2015, the Art and Wine Walk has been an event where local businesses take...

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