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  • New lounge bar servicing exclusive menu and new cocktails in Rawbar’s remodeled extension. Taken by Alina Babajko on April 14.


    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples


    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

  • Jan. 26, 2005 printed issue of The Orion with the headline “Drinking nearly cost pledge’s life.” The article discusses investigations of Chico State’s Sigma Chi fraternity after a pledge nearly died from alcohol consumption. Accessed through The Orion Archives on April 13.


    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.


    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

  • The inside of Eggroll King. Photo taken by Callum Standish.


    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

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Entryway to the Hungry WildCat Food Pantry with a sign showcasing what items are available to students and faculty. Taken by Jessica Miller on April 8.

Hungry WildCat Food Pantry aims to expand food diversity

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // April 9, 2024

The Hungry WildCat Food Pantry sent out a mass email survey regarding cultural food preferences to all students and faculty on April 5 from the Basic Needs Center.  The Basic Needs Center aims to help...

Big Als Drive In illuminates the night. Photo taken bu Callum Standish April 3.

The Orion tries Big Al’s Drive In

The Orion Staff // April 4, 2024

Eating Big Al’s is like a picture shot on Portra 400. It doesn’t matter if the composition is any good, or if the lighting is mediocre or if it’s a pain to develop. When you see your food through...

Arti-ji frying jalebis. Photo taken July 22 by Molly Myers.

Arti’s jalebis: A life-changing Indian sweet 

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // March 25, 2024

Golden, crunchy and oozing with sugary syrup, jalebis is one of the best sweets you will ever taste.  The process involves making a batter and letting it ferment. Then, you fry the batter creating...

Freshly harvested bok choi, baby spinach, cabbages and broccoli at a Wednesday Farmers Market from Lor’s Produce. Taken by Alina Babajko on March 13.

Local produce benefits community and your health

Alina Babajko, Reporter // March 24, 2024

Chico’s Farmer's Markets have large varieties of locally grown, in season produce and other goods made from local farm products. Supporting these vendors will improve your health with cheaper alternatives...

Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe patio and entryway. Taken by Jessica Miller on Feb. 19.

So, you have an hour? Let’s eat!

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // March 9, 2024

Though for some it may be a rarity, occasionally students find themselves with an hour between classes to grab a meal. Here are a few options to think about for your next long lunch break: In walking...

Bun Burger: Baked-to-order nostalgia

Bun Burger: Baked-to-order nostalgia

Alina Babajko, Reporter // March 8, 2024

The Dasedemir family opened Bun Burger in Downtown Chico in September 2023, presenting a unique take on the average American burger. Reviews on Yelp quickly ranked it the number one burger in Chico, and...

 Downtown restaurants are happy to help college students with inexpensive and tasty options. Taken at Madison Bear Garden by Alina Babajko on Feb. 29.

Student deals and cheap meals

Alina Babajko, Reporter // March 7, 2024

Celestino’s Pizza  Celestino's is located on East Avenue and First Street across from the Ayres building. Their student special offers a slice of cheese, mushroom or pepperoni and a medium fountain...

Customers enjoying food in the seating area of Mas Amor Mexican Food. Taken by Jessica Miller on March 2.

Mas Amor Mexican Food’s grand opening is just the beginning

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // March 4, 2024

The smell of handmade tortillas and salsa filled the inside of the Phoenix building at 300 Broadway St. just across from Jon and Bon’s. Less than a 10-minute walk from Chico State campus now resides...

Collage of restaurants in downtown Chico. Created by Jessica Miller, Feb. 24.

OK, where can we eat in 30 minutes?

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 24, 2024

It may seem like 30 minutes is a fair amount of time to grab a bite to eat between classes, but lunchtime in Downtown Chico can slow students down. While not all restaurants can handle the lunch rush,...

Students wait in line for the Harvester food truck. Taken by Jolie Asuncion Sept. 22, 2022.

15% of Sales: Associated Students Dining Services agreement

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 20, 2024

For businesses and food trucks to sell on Chico State’s campus, they must agree to give 15% of monthly sales to Associated Students Dining Services. All food trucks on the Chico State campus must...

 Rawbar outdoor patio and seating amidst construction. Taken by Jessica Miller Jan. 26

The Rawbar renovations: See you there in March!

Jessica Miller, Food Editor // February 13, 2024

The sushi restaurant, Rawbar, has been closed for renovations since Jan. 1, but is planning to reopen, with cocktails, this March.  The renovations will update the interior of the restaurant and expand...

Roselle Bar and Lounge: A fresh take on the bar scene in Chico

Roselle Bar and Lounge: A fresh take on the bar scene in Chico

Juliet Perry, Reporter // September 27, 2023

There’s no hiding the difference between a handcrafted cocktail — and one made for the sole purpose of getting drunk. Roselle Bar & Lounge in Meriam Park is a bar-forward experience that is meant...

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