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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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Three people surround a man on ground. Only the mans legs are visible.

Man detained in BMU

Mario Ortiz Jr, Reporter // March 28, 2023

University Police detained a man in Bell Memorial Union at 11 a.m. on March 28. Chico State public relations manager, Andrew Staples, said UPD arrived at the BMU after calls about a "disruption," and...

Pallet Shelters at Chicos upcoming unhoused shelter site

Chico prioritizes temporary housing with new ‘tiny home’ pallet shelter

Ava Norgrove, News Editor // February 6, 2022

On Feb. 3, new details were released about Chico’s upcoming Pallet Shelter at a press conference on the construction site at 2352 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.  Mayor Andrew Coolidge,...

A homeless camp near Mulberry St. in Chico, CA Feb. 3 2021

Suspect arrested in shooting and assault of unhoused individuals

Ava Norgrove, Reporter // September 19, 2021

Chico Police Department arrested a 16-year-old Early Friday morning on the charge of murdering Guy Steven Vanzant. The police department released a statement stating the juvenile was charged with murder,...

This mural was created by muralist Siana Sonoquie on the side of the 1078 Gallery on Park Avenue. Photo by Erin Holve.

Environmental recovery means helping the underprivileged

Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // February 25, 2021

Recent evictions of Chico’s homeless encampments are facing heavy criticism. While some argue that evictions are a good solution, others like myself would prefer a care-based system. Self-care, along...

A sign that reads, “Would u give a suicidal persona gun? Then why give an addict a syringe?

Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

A deafening crowd of protesters clogged the sidewalk and steps around the Chico City Council chambers to show discontempt for the North Valley Harm Reduction Coalition on the corner of East Fourth and...

Mayor Stone called for a special council meeting Tuesday to address the issue of warming centers in harsh temperatures. Photo credit: Jack Lewis

Mayor Randall Stone calls special meeting on need for warming centers

Jack Lewis // December 10, 2019

Chico Mayor Randall Stone and council members Karl Ory and Scott Huber ordered a controversial special council meeting to address the issue of setting up warming centers Tuesday. The meeting, which took...

34-year-old Jeremy Underwood. Photo provided by CPD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

Man resists arrest at ampm store

Angelina Mendez // December 3, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, Chico Police Department officers were dispatched to the ampm store located on Esplanade. The police addressed a report that an AG Security Officer was involved in a physical fight...

People congregate together and had a candlelit vigil. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Kimberly Morales // November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the...

The new shelter which is projected to open in June will be on the corner of 4th and Orange streets, right across from the train station. Photo credit: Kendall George

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Kendall George // April 13, 2019

President Gayle Hutchinson sent out a campus-wide email Friday explaining the university’s opposition to a new low-barrier homeless shelter on the corner of 4th and Orange streets. In this email, she...

Cruzando Fronteras and Humanity for the Homeless on The Orion Newscast 3/13/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor // March 13, 2019

This week on the Orion Newscast students meet and share their stories about “Cruzando Fronteras” or “Crossing Borders” to address anti-immigrant sentiments in the U.S. and we sit down with Benson...

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Alex Grant // November 5, 2018

Seven of the nine candidates sat down to talk about how they feel about the recent passing of the Sit-Lie ordinance. Kasey Reynolds and Jame Aguirre are the only two candidates that weren't included in...

The homeless woman was pushed from the balcony of the Jesus Center and sustained serious head and neck injuries. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl // March 29, 2018

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...

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