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Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that a woman had fallen. Police received a call around 3:50 a.m. requesting medical assistance at 1297 P...

University course encourages students to learn from locals

University course encourages students to learn from locals

Alex Grant

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

University 105I is a self-identity and sustainability class that encourages students to learn about identity misconceptions and stereotypes. A large requirement of this class is the project, “Sense of Place,” which asks students to respectfully intervene in a public setting. One group decided...

Tiny house homeless village in progress

Tiny house homeless village in progress

Victoria Rohrer

May 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State’s award-winning Tiny House Club is back at it again this year, creating yet another sustainable tiny house.Tiny House Club is a student-run organization that's mission is to design and build sustainable, off-grid housing.At last year’s competition, Tiny House Club came back with t...

Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Kyra Stemplinger

March 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When walking around Chico, it's not unusual to see a person pushing a shopping cart or asking for spare change. However, it is rare to see someone actually give money to the homeless. There are conflicting views about the homeless population in Chico. While some people want to help the 1,127 afflicted people, most just avoid making eye contact with the...

Spare the time to spare change

Spare the time to spare change

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We are all guilty of walking past a donation box or skipping on giving the extra dollar at the checkout line. That guilt might not sit with us for long, but we should not lose sight of trying to assist those in need. I understand that as college students we regularly break our piggy banks to find extra 3...

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Kyla Linville

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Winter marks the beginning of sweater weather, warm drinks and rainy days spent indoors. However, for many in Butte County, this means cold nights outside. Butte County has over 900 homeless people in the area. With the desire to help those in need during the cold season, Community Action Voluntee...

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some students, it isn't enough. A recent study by the California State University system showed that appr...

Homelessness deserves real solutions

Homelessness deserves real solutions

Sean Daly

April 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Here in Chico, a homeless aid program called Stairways Empowered Living helps homeless and the mentally ill, but a few factors separate them from most charity programs. Firstly, they help teach people how to escape homelessness while supporting them with shelter and food, and second, they are doing t...

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Michelle Zhu

March 14, 2016


Filed under Community, News

After ongoing discussion, the Chico Police Department wants to rethink the way they regulate the city and homeless community. In September 2015, the Chico City Council approved an ordinance aiming to maintain cleanliness and safety in the city. It was both favored and opposed by many. The ordinance, ...

Community advocacy can create city changes

Community advocacy can create city changes

March 8, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the entire editorial board.

Chico’s blind eye to the homeless

Chico’s blind eye to the homeless

Jeff Guzman

March 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems like Chico’s homeless problem is getting worse by the day. Every time I see one of these people I get an upset feeling in my stomach, like something doesn’t sit right. There is some sort of problem that needs resolution. Any time I walk to sch...

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

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