The Orion

Students stuck with housing bills

April 16, 2020

On March 16, California Gov. Gavin Newson ordered an executive order under Government Code Sections 8567 and 8571 for renters and homeowners to halt evictions for individuals who have been affected by...

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Associate planner Dexter O'Connell shared his opinion with the group. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
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...

Chico City Council considers proposals for housing, downtown access

Senior Planner Mike Sawley giving presentation to Chico City Council on General Plan 2030 and Municipal Code. Photo credit: 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...

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
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...

Off-campus dorms’ poor security causes concern

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...

Chico students vs. luxury apartments

Photo credit: Alex Coba
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...

Landlord trouble? Talk to your neighbors

The Sacramento Tenants Union from left to right: Erica Jaramillo, Chad Osborn and Elliot Stevenson. Photo credit: 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...

Examining the value of luxury student apartments

Campus Walk is one of three
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’...

University introduces new student housing bus safety rules

UV Shuttle arriving at the Whitney Hall stop to pick up students to take back to UV. Photo credit: 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...

State of the City meeting addresses Chico’s housing crisis

From left: Golden Valley Bank CEO Mark Francis, Chico Mayor Randall Stone, Chico Chamber Chair of Commerce Chair Michelle Niven and Executive Director of the Downtown Chico Business Association Melanie Bassett. Photo credit: 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...

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

A burnt American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo credit: 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....

Chico State diverts 25,000 pounds of waste

Photo credit: Sean Martens
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...

Load more stories
Chico State's independent student newspaper
housing