The Orion

Man masturbates down by the creek

Man masturbates down by the creek

Elizabeth Helmer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject, 8:30 a.m., Main StreetSubject riding around a building with a cutting saw in his hand.Call Type: Disturbance, 11:01 a.m., Parmac RoadSubject is in front of DMV petitioning for medical marijuana. Is not yelling, but is cussing while talking to peo...

Chico State journalism student dies

Chico State journalism student dies

George Johnston

February 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Robert McClanahan, a Chico State student, died of natural causes Feb 7. in San Francisco. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, McClanahan moved with his family to California to further his education. He attended Chico State and was pursuing a degree in public relations and journalism. "Robert was a gentle giant...

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

February 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his r...

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

Pot ban goes up in smoke

Pot ban goes up in smoke

February 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The city of Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chico city attorney Vince Ewing proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Chico.The proposal, which was defeated, would have banne...

Would Chico be the same if we had a football team?

Would Chico be the same if we had a football team?

February 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The fans cheering, tailgating and the thrill of beating a rival school are all elements that make up a great football game. Many Americans cherish the moments spent watching their favorite team. As we all know, Chico State lacks this facet of American culture, but is that a good thing? Although we mi...

“Drunk Dude” breaks into house

“Drunk Dude” breaks into house

January 30, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Vandalism, 6:20 p.m. 1235 W 5th St. Caller says he was asleep and woke up to someone breaking the glass to his window. He did not see who did it. People are telling him it was a "drunk dude", but he can not get a description. Call Type: Noise Complaint, 8:39 p.m., 2175 Pillsb...

Opinions wanted on open vs. closed president searches

Opinions wanted on open vs. closed president searches

January 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

While Chico State is on the search for a new president, the University Employees Union wants to hear opinions of the student body and faculty.An online survey has been made accessible, in which the university community will answer questions regarding the selection process. In the past, candidate names ...

Man walks down street carrying marijuana plants

Man walks down street carrying  marijuana plants

January 21, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police: Call Type: Property-Lost/Found/Recovered, Thursday, 10:58 a.m., West 2nd Street Syringes and paraphernalia were found at the base of a tree outside of the Student Services Center. Call Type: Disturbance, Friday, 4:09 p.m., Warner Street A belligerent ex-student was refused services at t...

Attempted robbery at Salvation Army

Attempted robbery at Salvation Army

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

A man attempted to rob the Salvation Army on Broadway Street on Dec. 3.Two Salvation Army Thrift Store employees were closing the store and leaving when they were confronted by a suspect inside the store.He was in possession of a knife and demanded money from the employees, according to a Chico Police Department...

Look back at it: Chico 2015

Look back at it: Chico 2015

December 13, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

Another year older, another year wiser. Well at least that's what my parents keep telling me.As this year is coming to a close, let's all take a second to look back what happened throughout 2015 in Chico.We started out the year with:The underground club, Bassmint, takes stage under Peeking's Restaurant.The Ke...

Police still seeking 5th and Ivy tire slasher

Police still seeking 5th and Ivy tire slasher

Kindra Robinson

October 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

Police are seeking an unknown male suspect who slashed the tires of two Tahoe Pure Water work trucks at Fifth and Ivy Streets on Sept. 27 at 3:25 a.m.The suspect, who caused $1,000 in damage, was seen on a private video surveillance camera. He was seen eating at a nearby restaurant prior to the incident, according...

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