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What I learned about grief from working at a funeral home

Heather Taylor, Reporter // March 23, 2023

When I tell people I worked at a funeral home, I expect one of several responses: they are surprised, change the subject or express how depressing they think the job is. There were some sad days during...

A skull rests in the middle of a metal circle with wires stretching out to the sides. Blue, green and purple colors are diffused through the sheers attached to the back of the shadow box. A small digital screen rests below the main center piece, it says and dreams begin. Medium brown wood creates the box and lights in The Naked Lounge reflect off of the boxs glass.

Zak Elstein: Artistic capsules and windows to thought

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 22, 2023

Dramatic red lights cast a harsh shadow on a white, bleached cat skull attached to a chain above vertebrae hanging in a symmetrical manner. A crystal rests at the bottom in the middle, reflecting light,...

Where a womans body was found near 150 East Esplanade in the Lindo Channel.

Woman’s deceased body found in Lindo Channel

Angelina Mendez // December 2, 2019

On Friday around 2:30 p.m., Chico Police Department officers and Chico Fire personnel responded to a call of a body discovered in the Lindo Channel near Esplanade, according to a news release. A deceased...

Lenon Padilla plays his guitar at Chico State in October 2018. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Student dies suddenly after complications of leukemia

Natalie Hanson // September 16, 2019

A student died suddenly Saturday after being diagnosed with leukemia in August. Lenon Padilla, 20, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August and immediately began chemotherapy treatments,...

Anthony Mahr was found dead nine days after being reported missing. Image provided by Chico State University Communications.

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Jessie Imhoff // August 30, 2019

The body of missing Chico State student Anthony Mahr was found Thursday afternoon, nine days after he was reported missing. On Aug. 20, an individual living by the Sacramento River reported someone...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Alex Coba, Mitchell Kret, and Angel Ortega // April 13, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll...

Donna Wilson (left) and Dan Shoemaker, hosts of Death Cafe at the Chico Branch Library Monday night. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Brian Luong // January 29, 2019

Participants in the Death Cafe discussed the often-taboo topic of death over drinks and snacks on Monday afternoon at the Chico Branch Library.The monthly event, hosted by volunteers Donna Wilson, Stephen...

Memorial planned for student

Memorial planned for student

Natalie Hanson // April 9, 2018

Services will be held for student Kyle LaForce this weekend, after his sudden death due to seizure.Kyle Joshua Harte La Force was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. La Force lived with juvenile...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Nutrition professor dies suddenly

Alejandra Fraga // February 2, 2018

Ted Herrera, faculty member of the Nutrition and Food Science Department, died from unknown reasons Friday.Herrera had been teaching at Chico State since 2013 and he was 67, according to a press release.Herrera...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Natalie Hanson // January 23, 2018

A vehicle driving through a red light struck another in an intersection in Oroville Sunday.According to a release Tuesday, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Las Plumas Ave at about 1:38 a.m. As the...

An animal science major from Chico State died May 4. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Chico State animal science student passes away

Alejandra Fraga // May 10, 2017

Monica Gonzalez,19, a Chico State sophomore majoring in animal science died May 4. Monica came to Chico State from Long Beach.Professor Cindy Daley stated in a news release that Monica was a city girl,...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Kayla Fitzgerald // April 19, 2017

A former Chico State student and certified diving instructor, James Carlson, died April 13. "He was a certified instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for more than...

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