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Mike G smiles with his dog while resting on his pedicab. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Chico icon ‘Mike G’ electrifies downtown streets

Grant Schmieding // September 12, 2018

It’s quiet at the Thursday Night Market - most of the vendors are still setting up. Low guitar hums in the background as pedestrians move lazily through the blocked-off streets. The sound of loud...

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Nicole Santos // April 29, 2015
Caitlyn Albright and Julie Ann Van Buskirk discuss how they went about securing dietetic internships in Texas and North Carolina.
Michelle Brathovd, senior liberal studies major. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with future teachers

Nicole Santos // April 23, 2015
Michelle Brathovd and Kelsey Larson reflect on how Chico State has prepared them for the credential program, their next step in the process of becoming educators.
Thursday Night Market back in action

Thursday Night Market back in action

Blaine Ball // April 14, 2015
Downtown Chico's Thursday tradition started up in April and will run through September.
Vanessa Ricketson, senior business administration major with an option in accounting, shows off her moves with lethal weapons at the Freak Show hosted at The Down Lo on Main Street. Photo (Credit to Chuck Spotts)

Senior Spotlight: Belly dancer twirls onto center stage

Nicole Santos // April 6, 2015
Vanessa Ricketson has been belly dancing for 22 years on and off with her daughter.
Photo credit: Blaine Ball

How to navigate Holt Hall

Blaine Ball // March 31, 2015
Figuring out the confusing twists and turns of Holt Hall has never been easy — until now. The Orion gives advice on how to get around the building.
Natalie Holmberg-Douglas,  a senior biochemistry and animal science major, is working with multiple colleges at Chico State to work with animals and research cures for cancer. Photo courtesy of Natalie Holmberg-Douglas.

Senior Spotlight: Scientist pursues passion for cancer research, animal care

Nicole Santos // March 24, 2015
Natalie Holmberg-Douglas is an active participant within the science community on campus.
Mike Griffiths dog, Little G, is with the pedicab driver every pedal of the way and even dresses up with Griffith depending on the holiday. Photo courtesy of Mike Griffith.

Local pedicab owner a driving force in community

Blaine Ball // March 1, 2015
Aside from offering transportation and being a popular fixture downtown, Mike Griffith also advocates for safe biking habits and the fight to end drinking and driving.
Mitch Hayes, a senior business project management major and managing for sustainability minor, has used his passion for nature to aid his five semesters of success in sustainability programs at Chico State. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Senior Spotlight: Student won’t let environment go to waste

Nicole Santos // February 26, 2015
Mitchell Hayes has devoted five semesters at Chico State to the Associated Students Sustainability program to ensure that events on campus generate as little waste as possible.
Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Nicole Santos // February 23, 2015
Senior nutrition major Zach Batchelder started entering competitions when he arrived in Chico three years ago.
Garret Urtz	
Freshman environmental science major.

How well do you know Chico State?

Blaine Ball // February 21, 2015
The Orion asked students questions about Chico State to see how well they know their school.
Danny (left) and Tim Gau said that their time at Chico State has had a significant on their lives, especially through their fraternity and their familys history with Chico. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Senior Spotlight: Twin brother college experience

Nicole Santos // January 29, 2015
Danny and Tim Gau sat down with The Orion to talk about their time at Chico State, their fraternity and life as twins.
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