The Orion

To Chico State first-year students

Guide to being a freshman Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Rachel Reyes

October 6, 2017

Looking back there is so much I wish I knew. Luckily, there is so much more to learn as a freshman than just the basic dorm life experience. Especially at Chico State. First and foremost, to those who are unsure about what major they want to declare, don’t feel pressured to have a plan right fr...

What do freshmen think of Chico so far?

Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Grayson Boyer

August 27, 2017

“Chico’s been pretty fun. I honestly didn’t expect it to be this easy to move in. There’s plenty of really friendly people that I’ve met, and I’ve already made a bunch of friends.”Brandon UenakaFreshmanMajoring in Computer Animation and Game Development R...

Freshmen move-in day

Photo credit: David Molina

Jeff Guzman

August 22, 2016

In July Chico State announced their plan to change the move-in day to August 18 for all first years. Traditionally first years would move in over the course of a week, and with well over 2,000 students moving into the dormitories, the idea of moving them in over the course of one day is ha...

Single, been ready to mingle

Illustration by Adriana Macias. Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Megan Mann

September 21, 2015

I never thought I'd be here. Three years ago, I was that girl who was still with her high school boyfriend in the dorms.Oh yes, I was the one who annoyed her roommate and friends because I'd drop everything when he'd call and I'd hang on to my phone like a life preserver just in case he did. Now I've been single...

A señor’s fresh perspective on love

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

May 11, 2015

In all of its facets, age is a puzzling concept. As I mature, the idea confounds me more. Still, I have my moments when I stop thinking so damn hard and everything makes sense: Age is experience. This is my sole reason to believe it is appropriate for a senior in college to date a freshman in college, bu...

Goodbye teenage years

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Daisy Dardon

January 22, 2015

On November third I turned 19. I cried myself to sleep thinking about how almost a quarter of my life had just passed by. I cried knowing that this would be my last teenage year.What have I done with my life? Not as much as I would have liked. The thought of this year being my last year as a teen has r...

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