The Orion

Chain restaurants expand in Chico

Chain restaurants expand in Chico

Lauren Anderson

September 4, 2015


Filed under Community, News

As another semester of school arrives, so do several new restaurants, primarily chains, that have never before been in Chico. For many students and locals, there is an appreciation for the community, especially for downtown where there are one-of-a-kind places to eat. Chico is known for being a small t...

630 bicyclists ride in annual race

630 bicyclists ride in annual race

Madeline Merlic

March 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

On your mark. Get set. Ride! Cyclists and bike enthusiasts gathered downtown to watch the annual Chico Stage Race Sunday.The Stage Race is held every year and draws in people from all over California to either compete or watch the races. This year's race had 630 participants, some of which were professional cyclists.Chico Sta...

Two vehicles found with both back windows broken into

Two vehicles found with both back windows broken into

Katherine Feaster

February 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

University Police Department Call Type: Medical Aid Friday, 7:47 a.m., location unknown "Male subject, possible broken ankle from injury sustained last night, seeking transport." Call Type: Graffiti Friday, 10:56 a.m., Nord Ave/W 1st & Walnut St. "FMS shed facing Nord with red lette...

Drunken car chase leads to arrest and multiple charges

Courtney Weaver

February 19, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

The subject was pulled over by Chico Police at the cross section of 7th and Salem Street Photo Courtesy: Courtney WeaverA 30-year-old Chico resident is behind bars accused of initiating a drunken car chase through downtown Chico on Wednesday night. The chase began around 9:45 p.m. when Police Officer Jack...

Students, downtown businesses reap mutual benefits

Students, downtown businesses reap mutual benefits

Alisa Thorsen

February 7, 2015


Filed under Features

From restaurants to tattoo parlors and everything in between, downtown Chico is home to many different businesses. While these businesses contribute to student life in Chico, they also rely heavily on the influx of students during when school is in session. The downtown area is the heart of Chico, said...

BassMint: Underground club in downtown

BassMint: Underground club in downtown

Trevor Ryan

January 28, 2015


Filed under Photo Galleries, Visuals

[metaslider id=40589] BassMint, located adjacent to Peking Chinese Restaurant in downtown Chico, was packed with students and locals the first Friday of the spring semester. The owners of the restaurant, which can be found between Mom's and The Golden 1 Credit Union, have opted to use the space after...

Gluten Free store comes to Downtown Chico

Courtney Weaver

January 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Photo Courtesy: Mary's Gone CrackersFounded by Mary Waldner, a woman with Celiac Disease, Mary’s Gone Crackers is a business that specializes in gluten free snack food—crackers, cookies, pretzels, etc. Alongside the growing fad of eating right and obsessing over organic foods, the store’s inc...

Chico alumnus creates local, eco-friendly sunglasses company

Chico alumnus creates local, eco-friendly sunglasses company

Taylor Sinclair

November 19, 2014


Filed under Features

When Luke Winter told people he was going to start his own eco-friendly sunglasses company, people laughed and told him he was going to fail. Now he is founder and owner of Woodzee, a successful sunglasses company that makes its product out of wood. Winter started his college career at Cuesta College where he found his passio...

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Christina Saschin

September 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get ready to throw on your scarves and grab those warm beverages: Tuesday marked the autumnal equinox. The Orion offers its top picks for places where you can snag the season's best drinks on campus or downtown. All prices listed are for medium sizes. Don't like coffee? Many places offer versions of thei...

Concrete comes alive with vivid color at Pastels on the Plaza

Concrete comes alive with vivid color at Pastels on the Plaza

Jeffrey Fox

September 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews, Video, Visuals

[metaslider id=35407] Photographs by Annie Paige and Jeffrey Fox Rainbow-colored knees and hands rushed about trying to finish a scene of tongue-kissing unicorns dreaming about sunflowers and fairies before this year's Pastels on the Plaza event ended on Saturday. It was a hot day and local ...

Local indie rockers sprint from concert to concert

Local indie rockers sprint from concert to concert

Jeffrey Fox

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The LoLos' guitarist Ben Colbeck pulls off his shirt as the band walks briskly down the sidewalk of West 3rd Street after a Chico BandSwap performance in the City Plaza. If he wants to change before the band's next show, he'll have to do it now.A few party-goers chant "LoLos" as the band rushes by. A fe...

Partygoers should respect local families

Partygoers should respect local families

Megan Mann

August 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's Thursday night and my neighbors across the street are at it again. Old Man Jenkins next door is shaking his cane and yelling out the window at a noisy hoard of students. Their music is not only keeping me and my building up, but also a family three blocks away. Mom and Dad had finally got...

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