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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...

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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...

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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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Bass Fishing Team eager to bait hooks

Melvin Bui, Reporter // February 24, 2021

The Chico State Bass Fishing Team hasn't been able to fish any tournament waters because of COVID-19 restrictions from the California State University office. The Bass Fishing Team is a student run...

#15 Sara Mitrano throws up signs while catching in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Softball gives take on COVID-19 vaccine while hoping to return soon

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 21, 2021

It’s been almost a year since the softball team at Chico State played a game. Their most recent game was against San Francisco State on March 8, 2020 in which the Wildcats secured a win 5-3. Prior...

Organ music permeates Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chico.

Chico churches, parishioners grateful for Supreme Court decision

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 17, 2021

The Orion welcomes readers' feedback and opinions. Please use the comment section to tell us how you feel about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom (2021).  The...

Photo taken by Jessica Shippelhoute Feb. 5

Hutchinson plots an uncertain path to normalcy

Melvin Bui, Alex Amaya, and Mary Cron // February 13, 2021

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson, assisted by campus employees, revealed tentative plans on Friday for the Fall 2021 semester. She also addressed COVID-19 preparations and participated in a recorded...

Aaron Rodgers, NVCF partner to create the Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 fund

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 12, 2021

Chico native and current Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the North Valley Community Foundation have partnered to help locally owned businesses in Chico amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rodgers...

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