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Alex Martin and his dad Jeff running a marathon in Santa Cruz, Calif in May 2017.

How running changed my life

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // May 6, 2021

My breathing is arduous as I pick up speed, making it tougher to talk. I always remind myself that the pain that comes with running is temporary. The rhythmic sound of my feet hitting the pavement reminds...

Chico State to host on-campus vaccination clinic

Chico State to host on-campus vaccination clinic

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // May 4, 2021

Chico State announced Tuesday that it will be holding a free on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 11 in Shurmer Gym for students, faculty and staff. In an email, President...

University Housing implements new COVID-19 rules

University Housing implements new COVID-19 rules

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 4, 2021

New policies have been adopted by University Housing for the fall semester to reduce students’ exposure to COVID-19.  Wildcats applying for University Housing must be fully vaccinated by July...

Chico State passes the baton in a relay race.

Vaccines required as sports await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 29, 2021

On April 12, Chico State announced that it would require student athletes and those living in university housing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This news was quickly followed 10 days later, on April 22,...

The Plant Barn and Gifts remains open for business, inviting all to continue to grow. Photo by Ian Hilton, 4/17/2021.

The Plant Barn’s rooted resolve: A portrait of growth against the backdrop of pandemic

Ian HIlton, Reporter // April 20, 2021

The Plant Barn and Gifts is no stranger to hardship. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bane for many businesses, but The Plant Barn owner and Chico State alumna Denise Kelley has proven that, with hard...

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 9, 2021

Campus As of March 4, Chico State has been hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Shurmer Gym every Thursday and Friday, by appointment. Free parking is available at the Nettleton Stadium parking...

Graphic made by Erin Holve

The lasting effect of COVID-19: guilt

Erin Holve, Opinion Editor // April 8, 2021

We’ve officially hit the one-year mark since COVID-19 forever changed our lives. I had hoped to make it this far avoiding the archenemy of society, coronavirus.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t so...

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Chico State men's basketball Coach Greg Clink looks on at a game from the sidelines.

Chico State basketball is nearing a return

Connor Mcpherson, Reporter // March 25, 2021

Just over a year ago, the California Collegiate Athletic Association made the decision to suspend all athletic activity due to COVID-19. Since then, schools have been working tirelessly to find a solution...

The front of the WREC 2.0 displays a sign giving instructions for how to reserve your spot for the WREC. Photo by Connor McPherson -The Orion

WREC 2.0 is up and running

Connor McPherson, Reporter // March 10, 2021

The Wildcat Recreation Center faced challenges last year when it closed in April 2020 and reopened in October. The WREC transitioned to being an outdoor facility on Jan. 25. The outdoor experience, called...

Convenient 1-shot vaccine coming soon

Convenient 1-shot vaccine coming soon

Melvin Bui, Reporter // March 5, 2021

Butte County has been steadily administering COVID-19 vaccinations amidst the pandemic. The county currently has Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available for healthcare workers and individuals over the age...

Alex Martin and his grandparents having dinner at Scott's Restaurant in Walnut Creek, Calif. Photo by Jeff Martin

How COVID-19 has affected me

Alex Martin, Opinion Columnist // March 4, 2021

The last time I saw my grandparents in person was in the summer of 2019. I had just graduated from my junior college and wanted to see them right before I headed off to Chico. Before I left, I gave both...

Shurmer Gym

Shurmer Gym now a COVID-19 testing site

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // March 3, 2021

The Butte County Health Department announced Wednesday that it will turn Chico State’s Shurmer Gymnasium into a COVID-19 testing site starting March 4. The health department has teamed up with...

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