The Orion

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible solutions.With the Chico Green New Deal freshly introduced a week earlier, the city began planning ...

Chico City Council considers proposals for housing, downtown access

Chico City Council considers proposals for housing, downtown access

Angelina Mendez

November 7, 2019

Chico City Council's Tuesday meeting remembered Camp Fire victims and discussed Chico's General Plan for 2030. Mayor Randall Stone opened the meeting with an official declaration of November being Youth Homelessness Month, adding that on Friday morning, 85 seconds of silence will be held in light of the...

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Natalie Hanson

November 6, 2019

In the year following the most catastrophic event to ever occur in Butte County, it is disappointing to see Chico State struggle to acknowledge how the fire impacted the town it sits in.First, how the fire was handled by the university in the first place left many students confused and fearful. No notifi...

Off-campus dorms’ poor security causes concern

Angelina Mendez

October 27, 2019

Several students have reported attempted break-ins, lower safety precautions, and thefts at Chico State's University Village.UV is a university–owned, gated, suite-style community near campus. Since UV is off-campus, they have different rules and regulations than the on-campus dorms. Other dor...

Chico students vs. luxury apartments

Chico students vs. luxury apartments

Ricardo Tovar

October 15, 2019

Recent trends in Chico have made luxury housing a hot commodity for students. The idea of bundling amenities and utilities such as furniture, TVs, electricity, Wi-Fi, water and laundry can sound better than having to worry about storage during breaks in school. While these high-end apartments sound amazing, ...

Landlord trouble? Talk to your neighbors

Landlord trouble? Talk to your neighbors

Julian Mendoza

October 8, 2019

In an effort to combat corrupt housing practices, a housing forum was held. We the Renters: Housing Democracy Forum held a forum to show what housing democracy looks like. If you walk around the right parts in Chico, you might find Addison Winslow coming into your neighborhood, knocking on your doo...

Examining the value of luxury student apartments

Examining the value of luxury student apartments

Jessie Imhoff

September 22, 2019

Three luxury apartment complexes sit on Nord Avenue and Walnut Street, proudly advertised as the height of student living. These apartments have different amenities that claim to cater to students’ needs, therefore making them the best living option for students on the market. They also come at a...

University introduces new student housing bus safety rules

University introduces new student housing bus safety rules

Angelina Mendez

September 4, 2019

Chico State introduced a new bus schedule to the incoming Wildcats staying at University Housing for the 2019-2020 school year.University Housing has provided this shuttle service through University Village (UV) since August 2017. This service gives students the opportunity to catch a ride to campus...

State of the City meeting addresses Chico’s housing crisis

State of the City meeting addresses Chico’s housing crisis

Nate Rettinger

February 18, 2019

Prominent figures of Chico came together Friday in an attempt to solve some of the city's issues, including the looming housing-crisis. Around 100 people gathered at the Chico Area Recreation and Park District center to listen to local leaders present data and solutions they had gathered. The meeting...

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Camp Fire flames finally settle, yet the housing crisis rages on

Alex Grant

November 28, 2018

A flame-shredded American flag hangs in the still, grey air. It's flagpole barely holds on to a vertical gutter that's attached to a burnt piece of wood. A charred chimney stands intact behind the flag. Blackened, brown and green tree trucks, limbs and leaves stand behind a chimney in a thick, ash-filled...

Chico State diverts 25,000 pounds of waste

Chico State diverts 25,000 pounds of waste

Daniel Wright

May 18, 2017

Chico State will be hosting a Diversion Excursion May 18 through May 20 to help divert materials away from landfills. The Diversion Excursion is an annual event for students moving out of resident halls to donate unwanted and reusable items. All the donations are then sent to the local Goodwill and the...

Chico is getting expensive

Chico is getting expensive

Alex Horne

April 28, 2016

Rent: $600; authentic Mexican food: $9; cover charge at a bar: $3. How is a college student supposed to afford it all? It feels like Chico is getting more and more expensive every day. The numbers are very small, but it seems that many places are slightly raising their prices. All these tiny incremental price ...

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