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Chico State stops in-person and hybrid courses, closes the dorms

Covid-19 cases in Butte County as of Friday, Aug. 28.

Kimberly Morales, Reporter

August 30, 2020

Chico State announced Sunday evening that all remaining in-person classes will be suspended and resumed online. The university also canceled most on-campus housing because of a growing cluster of COVID-19 cases. “We knew this semester wasn’t going to be typical, but we wanted to provide as m...

Choose Chico brings in future Wildcats

Trenton Taylor

April 9, 2019

The overcast skies and light showers weren't enough to keep future Wildcats from getting their iconic first picture by the Chico State sign in front of Kendall Hall.Even Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson was impressed with the turnout."We have 1900 prospective students on campus today, which is up ...

Campus asks for responsible participation in Cesar Chavez Day

The campaign for this year's safe celebration of Cesar Chavez Day is sponsored by MEChA, Associated Students, University Housing, CADEC, CAVE,  and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Image from Chico State Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Natalie Hanson

March 27, 2019

On what many consider a day off from classes and a welcome opportunity after spring break to party, Chico State is offering opportunities to celebrate the upcoming holiday, Cesar Chavez Day, with more cultural awareness and education. Although the holiday celebrates the civil rights leader Chavez,...

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Crimes in Chico have been on the rise. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Gordy Papalias

March 12, 2019

Multiple StabbingsChico Police responded to three stabbings that happened within a 24-hour span last Monday. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.One incident involved a juvenile who was accused of stealing property. The juvenile got upset and then stabbed the accuser in the abdomen. The victim fled the scene and got himself to the nearest hospital.The juvenile was arrested by Chico Police at the scene of the stabbing and taken to Butte Juvenile Hall.T...

Police chase results in arrest of one of Butte County’s most notorious criminals

Mugshot of Suspect Brian Matthew Loo. Photo credit: Chico PD

Gordy Papalias

February 12, 2019

Chico police officers engaged in a car chase of suspect Brian Matthew Loo on Sunday, which started in the Kohl’s parking lot. Undercover officers showed up to the parking lot to contact a man who was responsible for breaking into a Chico resident's vehicle and stealing the contents inside. Officers identifie...

DACA webinar provides clarity and information

The Dream Center hosted a webinar that informed students and teachers about the current  state of DACA. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Nate Rettinger

February 8, 2019

The Dream Center participated in a webinar put on by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on Tuesday morning. The presentation went over the current state of the DACA program, litigation preventing the cancelation of the program and best practices for renewing a DACA application.There are currently 10 nationwide cases fighting against a shut down of the DACA program, including Batalla Vidal v. ...

Associated Students hosts tacos and trivia night

Students lined up to fill their plates at Tacos and Trivia

Trenton Taylor

February 3, 2019

A handful of students were treated to all-you-can-eat tacos and trivia at the BMU Thursday night. This is one of many events that Associated Students Productions hosts for Chico State students throughout the semester. Trivia questions varied from science and movies to Chico State facts. Questions were proj...

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018

University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 1:31 p.m., Sutter Hall Reporting party stated their niece had been raped 2 days prior and knows the suspect. Call Type: Battery Tuesday 5:07 p.m., West Legion Avenue A heavy set woman in a violet shirt reportedly struck a student at the front desk. Reporting p...

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed on Tuesday as police investigated the area where a deceased body was found. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed Tuesday morning after a deceased body was found on campus.On Monday night, police discovered a body on campus in the area around Kendall Hall. The building was closed to the campus on Tuesday until 11 a.m. and the area around the building was taped off for most ...

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update March 30

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update March 30

Natalie Hanson

March 30, 2018

 The week's wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports in the Butte County area, from March 26-30. Natalie Hanson, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Retiring campus leaders to be recognized on campus

Stewart retires as Medical Chief of Staff this semester. Courtesy of the Student Health Center/ Jason Halley.

Natalie Hanson

December 8, 2017

Ceremony will be held in recognition of two campus leaders, Deborah Stewart and Charles “CC” Carter, Friday.Stewart will retire from her position as Medical Chief of Staff at the Student Health Center. Carter, founder of the Cross Cultural Leadership Center, retires by Dec. 31. The retirement receptio...

American’s need to fight for the press

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Roberto Fonseca

March 9, 2017

President Donald Trump held a White House press briefing Feb. 16 but chose to excluded The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, the BBC and the Guardian. All of these news corporations have viciously attacked Trump throughout his presidential campaign and his presidency. Trump called these relentless attacks unfai...

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