The Orion

Pocket Points has Chico roots

Pocket Points has Chico roots

Amelia Storm

April 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

While Pocket Point's popularity has skyrocketed in recent semesters, it may be a little known fact that the app was created by two former Wildcats. The app was created by Chico State students Rob Richardson and Mitch Gardner during the spring semester of 2014, and the idea was an instant success. The a...

Chico is getting expensive

Chico is getting expensive

Alex Horne

April 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rent: $600; authentic Mexican food: $9; cover charge at a bar: $3. How is a college student supposed to afford it all? It feels like Chico is getting more and more expensive every day. The numbers are very small, but it seems that many places are slightly raising their prices. All these tiny incremental price ...

Smucker’s expands in Chico

Smucker’s expands in Chico

Amelia Storm

April 21, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Smucker's will relocate a pasta and grain facility from its current Bay Area location to their current property in south Chico. The relocation from Livermore, California will take a few months and will be completed by the end of 2016. The current Chico site produces R.W. Knudsen Family and Santa Cruz ...

Chico’s isolation has benefits

Chico’s isolation has benefits

Alex Horne and Helen Suh

April 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever felt when you're in Chico like you're stuck out in the middle of nowhere? Sometimes I feel this way, but I have come to realize it isn't necessarily a downside as I once thought it was.Most who attend Chico State come from California and compared to most of California, Chico is relativel...

Woman claims zombies are after her

Woman claims zombies are after her

Michael Catelli

April 17, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Aggressive subject, Saturday, 11:34 a.m., PDQ Market and Deli Female very agitated, sitting on top of her car. There's a very agitated small child in her vehicle not secured by his carseat. Mom is smoking and yelling in the phone. Call Type: Animal welfare c...

College can be a culture shock

College can be a culture shock

Brittany Mcclintock

April 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One would think that coming from the Bay Area, nothing would surprise me at this point. And yet when I came to Chico State three years ago, I was in a total culture shock. I could have sworn I’d seen it all. With San Francisco being my backyard and the country being only a 40-minute drive, I t...

Chico Comedy Festival brings laughs to locals

Chico Comedy Festival brings laughs to locals

Sarah Strausser

April 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On April 23-24, the second annual Chico Comedy Festival will take place. The event will be during the day with many event options for viewers of all ages. The event will begin with a free show in Chico City Plaza, which will be followed by other late shows in five different locations around the city...

Butte students help create sustainable energy

Butte students help create sustainable energy

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 3, 2016


Filed under News

Butte County is striving to meet 2020 emissions goals with help from a team of college students. The Butte College Math Engineering Science Achievement program, also known as MESA, is a group of students interested in working in the technical field. The MESA program helps connect these students to...

Alumni tackle ‘Shark Tank’ and succeed

Alumni tackle ‘Shark Tank’ and succeed

Amelia Storm

April 2, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Graduating college, starting a business and appearing on national TV all in the span of three years might seem unachievable to the average person, but to entrepreneurs Skyler and Brittney Scarlett, it’s been a pretty fun reality. The Chico State alumni founded their own cryotherapy company, Glace, in late 2014 in their hometown of ...

Downtown Chico apartments win national design award

Downtown Chico apartments win national design award

Elizabeth Helmer

March 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Portland Place apartments on the corner of Sixth and Orange Street just won a national design award. AEP Span, a manufacturer of architectural metal products, awarded the building for its unique design, colors and a contribution to the community. The complex was built in 2014 and has since been...

Student urinates on someone else’s bed

Student urinates on someone else’s bed

Yoselin Calderon

March 27, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Juvenile Problem, Monday 8:51 a.m., Moss Avenue A 13-year-old left campus and walked away from the school's administration. Call Type: Camping, Tuesday 8 a.m., West East Avenue Reporting person discovered a transient camping next to a dumpster. Call ...

World Pillow Fight Day comes to Chico

World Pillow Fight Day comes to Chico

Elizabeth Helmer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico is hosting a pillow fight 4 p.m. in Bidwell Park on April 2.The pillow fight is part of the celebration for International Pillow Fight Day, an unofficial holiday started seven years ago. The event is open to people of all ages. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas. No pillow cases are allowe...

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