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The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

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An ode to Chico 

Kit Beauchamp, Reporter // December 14, 2023

The year is 2033. All the water fountains have been replaced with rocket fuel. Keg Stands are a division one sport. There is not a single couch left uncharred within Chico city limits.  Respectable...

person sits leaning back with a book resting on their face

‘Welcome to the real world’: On collegiate envy

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 1, 2023

“Welcome to the real world.” This is a common phrase used when talking to young adults entering the workforce, or even just adults coming into their independence. It’s a phrase I’ve heard...

Shae Pastrana yelling to family before she walks the graduation stage. Melvin Bui right. Photo taken May 18 by Molly Myers.

CME commencement: Technical difficulties, empty liquor bottles, and smiles 

Mawil Mateo and Molly Myers // May 21, 2023

As Pomp and Circumstance began playing, students stomped through the grass to University Stadium, leaving behind a trail of small single-shot liquor bottles. Most of them were Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.  In...

headshot of Hikmat Abou Ashahla

College of Natural Sciences student awarded full-ride scholarship to Johns Hopkins University

Abbigail Kovac // May 15, 2023

Chico State’s University College of Natural Sciences awarded Hikmat Abou Shahla, as one of the Student Gonfaloniers for the 2023 Commencement Ceremonies of his class. Abou, as he prefers to go by, is...

Graduation Advising Sign in Student Services Center. Photo by Mario Ortiz Jr on Feb 13.

Fear of the unknown: Life after graduation 

Mario Ortiz Jr // February 13, 2023

As the 2023 spring semesters progresses, I sit here unraveling the biggest fear I and many other seniors face … life after college and the unknown future that comes with getting older.  If you...

Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

In-person commencement leaves graduating seniors jazzed

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 22, 2021

Graduation ties a college experience together. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When Chico State announced plans for in-person commencement to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021, graduating Wildcats...

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Chico State announces in-person graduation for class of 2020 and 2021

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // April 14, 2021

On April 9, Chico State announced that it plans to hold multiple in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 and 2021.  The class of 2020 will have their ceremony on May 16, 2021 at...

Some students dont believe the virtual commencement is enough of a celebration.

Students express concerns over virtual commencement

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // May 7, 2020

As the virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 nears, students have expressed concerns over the event.  The commencement, which will be held on May 15, will be an online celebration of the...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

Graduation is around the corner and graduating senior Savannah McGhghy throws her cap in the air in front of Kendall Hall. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Photo of the day

Kate Angeles // May 16, 2018

Graduation is around the corner and graduating senior Savannah McGhghy throws her cap in the air in front of Kendall Hall.

These years have been some of the best years of my life. I have met incredible people from my time at Chico State and I wouldnt trade it for the world, said Megan Nash, graduating senior. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

A day in the life of a graduating senior at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl // May 14, 2018

From dead week, finals and preparing summer plans, May is a month where everything from the semester comes to an end.For seniors like Megan Nash, a liberal studies major, and Juan Sanchez, a political...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Billed to the very end

Kendall George // May 2, 2018

This time of year brings a lot of celebration. whether it be graduation, a superior grade in a hard class or just relief over the end of semester classes, most people have something to be excited for....

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