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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples

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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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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

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Housing statements revoked amidst Whitney Hall construction

Jessica Miller and Milca Elvira Chacon // March 3, 2024

Whitney Hall will remain closed for the 2024-2025 academic year, causing students to find alternative housing options, despite Chico State promises to provide alternative housing.  Whitney Hall is...

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Chico State provides off-campus housing fair

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Contributor // April 6, 2023

Chico State hosted an off-campus housing event on March 22, where students met with apartment and property managers who promoted their housing units to help students think about their living arrangements...

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Student storm chaser talks Valley’s Edge, safety and passion

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // April 1, 2023

https://soundcloud.com/chicostateorion/student-storm-chaser-talks-valleys-edge-safety-and-passion From fires to flash floods, geography and planning major storm chaser Michael Steinberg covers it...

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Chico residents organize tenant union in response to eviction notices

Molly Myers and Christopher Hill // September 26, 2022

Several tenants of Panama Springs Apartments have formed a union in response to receiving notices of eviction. The apartment complex was recently purchased by Beck Asset Management LLC, a Roseville based...

Students stuck with housing bills

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // 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...

Associate planner Dexter OConnell shared his opinion with the group. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

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...

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

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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

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...

Campus Walk is one of three luxury student apartments on Nord Avenue. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

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’...

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