The Orion

Skate wheels can’t roll in Chico

Skate wheels can’t roll in Chico

Miles Inserra

March 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Skateboarding has always had a controversial culture, but it is still a form of expression that Chico is suppressing. Chico’s skate park is littered with drug addicts, campus is a no-skateboarding zone and the city has placed skate stoppers on every piece of architecture downtown. Sidewalks are f...

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Michael Mcclurg

March 18, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The homeless problem in Chico regularly leads to encampments where refuse such as old bottles and used syringes not only clutter the landscape but also pose safety concerns. But one group is working to help. Christbridge Ministry, a local Christian organization that runs a recovery program...

Psychedelics offer prescription value

Psychedelics offer prescription value

Kevin Crittenden

April 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Psychedelics are on the way into the arsenal of pills psychiatrists use to quell restless minds.MDMA and LSD are being used in research studies to determine their effectiveness in relieving mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic anxiety. It’s about time. This is a ste...

‘Bath salts’ sold as MDMA in Chico

‘Bath salts’ sold as MDMA in Chico

Tj Carter

March 31, 2014


Filed under News

M1 is the street name for a research chemical that is being passed off as MDMA, a methamphetamine also known as “Molly,” and Chico users of the drug may not know the difference. Methylone, M1's scientific name, first hit the streets around 2004 in the form of bath salts, as reported by E...

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