The Orion

Chico is getting expensive

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

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 ...

Updated off-campus housing guide educates students, brings community together

Dan Herbert, Director of Off-Campus Student Services, aims to bridge the gap between the campus and the community to solve ongoing misconceptions about college students. Photo credit: Lauren Anderson

December 7, 2015

Chico State hired a new position on campus this past summer to update the off-campus housing guide and bring the university, law enforcement and community members together.Dan Herbert, Director of Off-Campus Student Services, hopes having discussions about students, the university and housing situati...

Tips on landing primo housing for next fall

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Nick Bragg

March 12, 2015

Phones are ringing off the hook, application after application is being filled out and students are running around touring apartments and houses in between classes. It's that time of year again when students need to find a new housing situation for the upcoming fall. Joe Montes, the general manager at ...

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Zachary Phillips

Zachary Phillips

March 23, 2014

When I tell people that I have four roommates, they look at me like I'm an alien. "How do you do it?" "Is your house a war zone?" "You can crash on my couch whenever you need. Whenever." Having multiple roommates is not a huge burden. I'm a college guy, not "Octomom." For those who...

Chico recognized as ideal adult destination

The scenery at Bidwell Park is just one of many things that make Chico a desirable place to live.Photo credit: Emily Teague

Dominique Diaz

January 28, 2014

Chico is listed in Sunset Magazine’s “24 Best Places to Live and Work” and is a runner-up in the “Best Place to Reboot Your Life” list for 2014.Chico receives these honors, in part, because of its handsome downtown filled with unique shops and restaurants, the farmers markets and Bidw...

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