The Orion

Despite identity politics, Floridas LGBTQ community will not remain in the dark.

Florida’s ban on language will not erase identities

Shae Pastrana, Contributor // April 11, 2022

Known to many as a land of golden opportunities, California has certainly lent me a welcoming hand of support. My cousin moved to San Francisco for similar reasons. We just feel more accepted here than...

Theophile Dusenge of Rwanda, Esra Poyraz of Turkey, Tin Nguyen of Vietnam, Tracy-Lee Edwards of Saouth Africa, Marina Yurovskaya of Russia, Bassanio Gumpo of Zimbabwe, Ousmane Ba of Burkina Faso, Jimena Sanchez of Equador, Sachin Paul of Bangladesh; Bridget Awaadem of Ghana, Ivannia Arias Zuniga of Costa Rica, Day Iamprae of Thailand, Clement Nyirenda of Malawi, Nurul Faznur of Malaysia, and Praew Polkaew of Thailand visiting CSU Chico as part of the Fulbright program for cultural and educational exchange.

Chico State welcomes teachers from across the world

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 30, 2021

Chico State welcomed 16 teachers from across the globe for a six-week exchange of cultures and ideas. The teachers arrived in Chico from 15 different countries as a part of the Fulbright Teaching Excellence...

Michaud posing for a picture infront of Plumas Hall, Chico State.

Wildcat rebuilds Haiti

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // September 12, 2021

Jean Chrislot Michaud, a Chico State sophomore, was lounging on the roof of a cement building in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The time was 8:20 a.m. on Aug. 14. An ominous noise jolted him awake. It was a huge,...

‘Waffles + Mochi’ lends hope for a food-secure future

‘Waffles + Mochi’ lends hope for a food-secure future

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // April 20, 2021

If you have children and a Netflix account, then you might already be familiar with the new series ‘Waffles + Mochi.’ If, like me, you haven’t budged from your juvenile tastes, despite these crazy...

A new welding and manufacturing building has been opened at Butte College Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Butte College holds ceremony for new welding building

Jessie Imhoff // October 20, 2019

Butte College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday in order to celebrate their new welding and manufacturing facility.The welding program at Butte College is one of the technical programs that the...

Posters are hung all throughout Paradise High Schools current building, empowering students to stay strong Photo credit: Trenton Taylor

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor // May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely." “Communications...

April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State but is it really worth it? Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Wildcat Will: need or want

Janette Estrada // April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become...

To be or not to be, financially stable

Janette Estrada // April 16, 2019

Dear financial aid,I am writing a hate letter to you today.I am writing this letter because for the past three years I have been denied my qualifications. Not to say I am desperate, but I have bit my tongue...

Jim Hanlon, Assistant Superintendent at Chico Unified School District, talks to students interested in finding a teaching job at the Education Hiring Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Photo credit: Trenton Taylor

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

Trenton Taylor // March 11, 2019

Chico State's Career Center hosted roughly 100 school districts across California for the Education Hiring Fair Saturday morning. Students currently in Chico State's credential program, along with those...

Dilan Pedraza speaks to students in the CCLC about his experience filming in documentary Waking Dream. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Rayanne Painter // March 3, 2019

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often...

The pressures of a first generation student

Janette Estrada // February 19, 2019

Imagine blindly walking into the next four years without direction. College is a milestone. We are continuously told education is our dominant weapon. Especially when the man in charge believes Mexico...

One of the Chico State physics students wearing a pumpkin on his head during the annual pumpkin drop. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

School children cry out, demand mass pumpkin executions for science

Dan Christian // November 2, 2018

The piercing screams of children rang out across campus as gourds hit the floor for the Department of Physics and Society of Physics Students 31st Annual Pumpkin Drop. Visiting elementary students reveled...

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