The Orion

Close up of a bee on a white flower on the Chico State campus.

Lessons in mindfulness commemorate 2020 lockdown

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // March 31, 2021

The smell of bees dancing in rosemary flowers, to the music of birdsongs, added ambience to the sunlight’s warm hugs as it pierced through the tree canopy. As I appreciate this moment, new, warm air...

Alex Martin and his grandparents having dinner at Scott's Restaurant in Walnut Creek, Calif. Photo by Jeff Martin

How COVID-19 has affected me

Alex Martin, Opinion Columnist // March 4, 2021

The last time I saw my grandparents in person was in the summer of 2019. I had just graduated from my junior college and wanted to see them right before I headed off to Chico. Before I left, I gave both...

The Senator Theatre in Downtown Chico have had to postpone every event through May.

Shelter-in-place takes a toll on Chico music venues

Kati Morris, Staff Writer // April 1, 2020

The beginning of spring is supposed to be one of the most active times of the year for live music, with festival line-ups being announced and fans eagerly awaiting concerts they bought pre-sale tickets...

Marsh Junior High was one of the schools locked down Tuesday. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Tisha Cheney // January 25, 2018

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession....

University Police Department on 2nd and Chestnut streets.

Emergency alert emphasizes university disorganization

Kayla Fitzgerald // September 18, 2016

On Sept. 6, Chico State students received an emergency alert of a male possibly approaching campus with a gun. The Chico Police Department had received a call on the non-emergency line, that morning,...

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