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Cat’s with tats

Cat’s with tats

Franky Renteria

September 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

      Cat’s with tats is a series sharing the stories of Wildcat’s tattoos and their significance. Featured in this project are seniors Danny Chaparro, Jordan Ramil and Travis Haverland. Frank Renteria can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter....

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...

Speaking up for the voiceless

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

The homeless population is considered a lot of things in Chico: a problem by business owners, a hassle for the city and even a concern for parents. Very rarely do you hear the homeless population considered as a community. However, that's exactly what it is and that is exactly how we need to star...

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Eve Dixon

September 27, 2015


Filed under Community

Many members of the homeless community are upset due to the effects of a new ordinance passed by the Chico city council, feeling that it infringes upon their first amendment rights. The ordinance deals with the removal of personal items and "camps" from parks and public areas and addresses everyth...

Sounds like team spirit: Making Chico a music destination

Sounds like team spirit: Making Chico a music destination

Miles Inserra

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

Chico thrived and will thrive again as a music hub. The small city in the middle of cornfields and almond orchards has the power to attract Grammy Award-winning artists. Don’t believe me? Check out the picture of Nirvana in the ‘90s hanging on the wall of KCSC radio headquarters. The ban...

Yik Yak hits Chico State

Yik Yak hits Chico State

Lauren Steele

November 1, 2014


Filed under Features

All around a classroom, students sneakily scan their phones to stay entertained during a boring lecture. Their screens light up with a bright teal background and a feed of Chico State students conversing pops up on the screen. This app is Yik Yak, a new social media outlet that anonymously conn...

Students’ film features campus diversity

Dominique Diaz

May 3, 2014


Filed under Features

Students pair up to interview each other during an ice breaker activity. Ten minutes later, they write an obituary for the person they just interviewed.This advanced interviewing class activity prompted Alexis Thomas, a senior communications major, to start a project on self-worth. She was fascinated b...

Students step up to Take Back the Night

Students step up to Take Back the Night

April 6, 2014


Filed under Features

A diverse community of students filled the Bell Memorial Union with hope and support on Thursday for Take Back the Night to take a stand against rape and sexual violence.Laura Napoliello, a senior double major in political science and women's studies, is the women's program coordinator for the Gender & Sex...

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