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  • Unidentified Project Rebound staff members stand outside Butte Hall, where the organizations office resides on the first floor. Courtesy of Lucy Ventura, Project Rebound public relations executive.

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    Chico State’s Project Rebound helps students after incarceration

  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

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    Tasha Alexander: inspiring educator, alumna

  • Pacientes y estudiantes pueden quedarse en la sala de espera antes de su cita. El laboratorio de Wellcat está dentro del centro de salud. El laboratorio realiza una variedad de pruebas incluyendo para ETS y otros problemas de salud.

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    Una nueva ETS está en el pueblo: ¿Que debería saber?

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Chico State parking structure located at West First and Ivy Streets. Taken on September 1 by Ellie Marty.

Parking on campus is hell on Earth

Ellie Marty, Opinion Editor // September 1, 2023

Three words that make the hair stand up on the back of my neck: parking on campus.  With fall semester in full swing, campus is hustling and bustling, meaning I’m yet again leaving home to embark...

Monochrome image of New York City during daytime, featuring the Twin Towers. Photo from Pexels.

9/11: 21 years later

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // September 11, 2022

It has been 21 years since the destructive attacks of 9/11. The Orion honors the memory, actions and sacrifices of everyone impacted by that historic day.   In 2001 the world was still adjusting...

Volunteers grabbed cans, glasses, and other recyclable materials out of bags like these. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Taking out the trash at Bidwell Park

Ricardo Tovar // September 22, 2019

A dump-truck full of trash and several bins full of recyclable items were picked up and sorted Saturday at Hooker Oak Park. The park was a meeting ground for the community of Chico. A wide range of volunteers...

Mugshot of Suspect Brian Matthew Loo. Photo credit: Chico PD

Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Gordy Papalias // February 12, 2019

Chico police officers engaged in a car chase of suspect Brian Matthew Loo on Sunday, which started in the Kohl’s parking lot. Undercover officers showed up to the parking lot to contact a man who...

Photo credit: David Molina

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Whitney Urmann and David Molina // September 14, 2016

In front of every building at Chico State, there is an abundance of bike racks. In fact, a person is likely to struggle to even find an entrance to a building that doesn't have a bike rack— nevertheless...

Trash and junk dumped in front of an apartment complex in the aves. Photo credit: Carson Predovich

Life in ‘the aves’

Carson Predovich // September 12, 2016

Commonly known as “the aves,” the north campus neighborhood is primarily populated by students, but it is unique from other student communities. At first glance, the aves don't look very different...

Donation meters downtown will accept cash, coins and payment cards. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

New red meters downtown to help those in need

November 30, 2015
The Make Change Count meters will gather donations to help fund assistance programs for the homeless community.
Street art near the railroad tracks behind Nettleton Stadium in December 2014. This is one of the more popular areas in Chico that taggers and street artists use as a personal canvas for more intricate works. Photo credit: Ashiah Scharaga

Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

Ashiah Scharaga // January 25, 2015
Chico, whether residents like it or not, remains a massive canvas for budding artists and gangsters.
Infographic by Enrique Raymundo.

Chico police struggle with officer shortage

Enrique Raymundo // December 16, 2014
Police monitored 1,048.5 citizens for every one sworn officer in 2013.
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