The Orion

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...

Credit: Foundation for Economic Education

Judging people from the past: a brief discussion

Reed Mccoy // April 26, 2019

Judging the people of past times is a difficult task. The societies of their times almost always have drastically different standards than the ones that we have. Some people we judge are from eras in which...

Credit: The Atlantic

History is neglected in American public schools

Reed Mccoy // April 13, 2019

History is an exciting thing if you take a college course about it.Understanding and learning history is one of the core tenants of the American public school system. However, it is also one of the most...

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

While Howard Hawks began production on "The Big Sleep" in 1946, The Cleveland Rams were making their way West. After several threats to terminate his relationship with the NFL, Rams owner Dan Reeves...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

College degrees are just a stamp

February 1, 2016

Would you allow someone without a college degree to perform your major brain surgery?Consider this: the only skills in the brain surgery career path currently unlearnable outside the academic space are...

Clinton presidency could galvanize millennial generation

Clinton presidency could galvanize millennial generation

Sophia Xepoleas // April 28, 2015

Twenty bucks says Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 presidential election just because she’s a woman, but ends up marking a significant turning point in America’s history. Before deciding I’m...

A timeline of Chico States presidents

A timeline of Chico State’s presidents

Claire Martinez // March 30, 2015

Claire Martinez can be reached at [email protected] or @clairelmartinez_ on Twitter.

Eye on tech: the evolution of watches

Kevin Crittenden // March 25, 2014

Nobody who owns a cell phone needs a watch.So why are they still around? What is the story of watches?Dangling from the pocket by a gold chain, early watches were unreliable devices for time telling but...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Chico State's independent student newspaper
history