The Orion

Skate wheels can’t roll in Chico

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

March 24, 2015

Skateboarding has always had a controversial culture, but it is still a form of expression that Chico is suppressing. Chico’s skate park is littered with drug addicts, campus is a no-skateboarding zone and the city has placed skate stoppers on every piece of architecture downtown. Sidewalks are f...

Two Chico residents arrested for alleged armed robbery at Subway

Subway, on West Sacramento Avenue, was robbed early Thursday morning. Photo credit: Austin Redfern

Austin Redfern

March 12, 2015

The Subway restaurant on West Sacramento Avenue was robbed by a man at gunpoint. The subject has been identified as Christian Short, a Chico State student, and has since been arrested and transported to Butte County Jail. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received a not...

Museum celebrates 5th anniversary with hands-on learning

Four-year-old museum visitor Oliver Connell tries his hand at milking an artificial utter at the Gateway Science Museum's five-year anniversary celebration. Photo credit: George Johnston

Blaine Ball

March 8, 2015

Bloodsucking insects and cannulated cows are just a few things that people can get their hands on when exploring Chico State's Gateway Science Museum, which thrives off its interactive and informative exhibits that attract guests of all ages. The Gateway Science Museum is led by Dr. Renee Renner, and 2015 marks its fifth anni...

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Bassist Greg Hopkins, drummer Daniel Taylor and guitarist Dan Greenfield perform at the PRF West music festival in Oakland last year. Photo courtesy of Shannon Corr Photography.

Tom Sundgren

February 24, 2015

West By Swan will be coming forth with its experimental rock music at Monstros Pizza on March 20. Bassist Greg Hopkins discusses background influences, the dynamic of the band, where they have been and what is in store for them. What are some of your guys' artist or band influences? Greg: Well, we're older. So you know, a lot of Fugazi. D.C. bands....

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Justin Wiles taking a swing during a tournament last fall. The Chico State men's golf team finished last semester ranked second in its division. Orion file photo.

Kevin Lucena

February 17, 2015

Led by All-American golfers Alistair Docherty, Justin Wiles and Lee Gearhart, the Chico State men's golf team is eager to get back on the links. Last semester, the team competed in five tournaments, picking up a pair of individual and team titles along the way. The 'Cats finished the semester ranked second in the na...

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

Zach Aucella

February 9, 2015

[metaslider id=41347]Photographs By Zach AucellaZach Aucella can be reached at [email protected] or @zaucella on Twitter.

Giants’ World Series trophies swing by Chico

The San Francisco Giants' World Series championship trophies on display at Aaron Ray Clark Memorial Field House in Chico on Jan. 31. Thousands of fans showed up at the event to get a glimpse of and take photos with the trophies. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 6, 2015

Thousands of San Francisco Giants fans gathered at Aaron Ray Clark Memorial Field House on Jan. 31 to bask in the glory of the team’s three recent World Series trophies. The event brought out clusters of fans dressed in orange and black from around the Chico area to take part in the Giants’ World Champion...

Garrison Keillor performs at Laxson Auditorium

Garrison Keillor performs at Laxson Auditorium

Dylan Dewit

February 4, 2015

Grammy award winning humorist, Garrison Keillor, brought his charmingly funny and heartwarming stories to Chico Monday night. In front of a sold out Laxson Auditorium, Keillor told stories and jokes pulled from his childhood involving his strict religious upbringing in rural Minnesota, sidesplitting...

Chico State participates in first college Ice Bucket Challenge

Amanda Rhine

September 1, 2014

Chico State joined the ranks of those who have taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday afternoon. Not only did the school create a social event for students and faculty to participate in simultaneously, they became the first college to take the challenge and rally support for the cause. AS Presiden...

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Urban Legend rocks out at the Chico City Plaza for the second performance of the 37th anniversary of the Friday Night Concert series, which runs until Sep. 12. Photo credit: Emma Wood-Wright

Emma Wood-Wright

May 17, 2014

A man in a yellow T-shirt plays the air piano along with the band Urban Legend at the 37th anniversary of Downtown Chico’s Friday Night Concert series. “I’ve been going to the concerts since I was 11,” local John G. said. “I can’t recall the amount of bands I’ve seen here.”The free concerts will run every Friday until Sep...

North State Symphony performance bids farewell to professor

David Kahn

May 11, 2014

The North State Symphony presented a performance of "Harmonic Landscapes" Saturday, May 10.The North State Symphony, a combination of Chico and Redding symphonies, was established in 2001 and has been part of Chico State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts for 14 years. During that time, the North State Symphony has ...

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