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Students party on a roof on Chavez in 2014. Cesar Chavez Day has been observed by Chico State since 2001. Photo by Annie Paige.

The real reason Chico State parties on Chavez

Callum Standish, A&E Editor // March 31, 2024

Cesar Chavez was a pillar of worker’s rights, why has his birthday become a day Chico State students party?   Cesar Chavez was a labor organizer and civil rights activist who co-founded the...

A partially broken gravestone in the “pioneer neighborhood” in the Chico Cemetery. Taken by Ariana Powell on Oct. 9.

Taking a walk through historic Chico Cemetery

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // October 17, 2023

As the threat of rain faded on a cloudy Monday afternoon, a brisk autumn breeze whisked us through the Chico Cemetery front gates as the tour commenced. Around ten of us began our escapade through the...

bear jumping into an ambulance

Orion critic high on ‘Cocaine Bear’

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // March 4, 2023

With less than a week since its release date on Feb. 28 and $32.5 million at the box office, “Cocaine Bear” is a must-see movie for those looking for a fun time. Directed by Elizabeth Banks and inspired...

Dr. Patrick Camangians presentation. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

Dr. Patrick Camangian humanizes our backward history 

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // February 21, 2022

Fugitivity, abolition and racial justice; the fight to end oppression begins with the students themselves. Chico State is holding a virtual series titled “Anti-Racism Speaker Series,” hosted by the...

Free Chico Cemetery tour a hidden local gem

Free Chico Cemetery tour a hidden local gem

Christina Cahill // October 30, 2019

Anyone who has spent time in Chico has probably driven past the cemetery on Mangrove Avenue. There’s a giant, real WWII-era torpedo marking its entrance, with majestic, ancient-looking trees spread...

Since the birth of the film industry and football in Los Angeles, there has always been a relationship between the two forms of entertainment. Photo credit: George Johnston

OJ Simpson, Snoop Dogg and the history of football in hollywood

George Johnston // August 29, 2016
A look at the sporting history of Los Angeles and how it became the celebrity capital of the world.
Photo credit: Helen Suh

College degrees are just a stamp

February 1, 2016
Both students and employers should reconsider their faith in the college degree
Clinton presidency could galvanize millennial generation

Clinton presidency could galvanize millennial generation

Sophia Xepoleas // April 28, 2015
I believe we are approaching a pivotal time in American history and predict that millennials will be the leading force behind much-needed change.
A timeline of Chico States presidents

A timeline of Chico State’s presidents

Claire Martinez // March 30, 2015
The Orion has created a timeline to share the history of the university's top administrators.

Eye on tech: the evolution of watches

Kevin Crittenden // March 25, 2014
A brief history of watches from the perspective of a digital native.
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