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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

A Chico State alumnus passed away this week. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Recent Chico State alumnus passes away

Jacqueline Morales // April 6, 2017

Chico State graduate Owen Euser passed away earlier this week at age 23. Owen was an involved local student who completed a business administration degree in December 2016. He was a part of the American...

Students and faculty discuss the meaning of death at a Death Cafe on campus. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Molly Sullivan // March 29, 2016

Death was in the air amidst the beautiful spring weather at Chico State's first Death Cafe on March 23. Death Cafe is an international movement devoted to allaying fear and anxiety of death and increasing...

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