The Orion

Examining the value of luxury student apartments

Campus Walk is one of three

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’ needs, therefore making them the best living option for students on the market. They also come at a...

Off-campus housing makes changes to fit student needs

Director Off-Campus Student Services Dan Herbert cautions students looking for housing to be careful and thoughtful when signing a lease. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Mathew Miranda

March 7, 2018

Rumblings of aggressive leasing tactics being used by certain Chico property managers have been stifled in recent days after an outbreak of rumors spread across campus in February. Upon receiving a forwarded email regarding the new off-campus properties and possible new marketing strategies being ...

Man yells at customers in Walmart

Police Blotter Photo credit: Liz Coffee

Jafet Serrato

May 15, 2017

Chico PoliceCall Type: Suspicious Subject Tuesday, 7:43 a.m., 222 Degarmo Dr. A man riding a bike was driving around the neighborhood and told a child that he would give him money for going to school. Call Type: Transient Problem Tuesday, 8:18 a.m., 1951 E. 20th St. An employee at a business noticed...

Chico student housing guide

This is one of CSU Living's properties, The Timbers.

Katharine Glennon

February 15, 2017

Pomona West Pros: Guaranteed parking Good mail system Washer & dryer in unit Night securityGrounds well maintainedPet-friendly Cons: Far from campusIf your check bounces, then you're screwedSecurity patrol will shut down partiesLandlords are strict Cost: $393 per person per monthPomona West is one of the cheaper o...

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

Police will be monitoring the new stoplight on Nord Aveune to make sure everything goes  safely. Photo credit: George Johnston

Kayla Fitzgerald and George Johnston

April 29, 2016

A Nord Avenue crosswalk has been made safer for Chico State students to use. By completing the $200,000 project, traffic can be stopped both ways using these newly installed stoplights. "The project seems well received, and it was a long time coming," said John Feeney, University Police chief. About...

City council hopes new stoplight will increase student safety

A new stoplight will soon be at the corner of Nord and Steward avenue Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Elizabeth Helmer

March 1, 2016

The busy section of Highway 32, where hundreds of students cross every day, will have a new stoplight soon. The new traffic signal will be constructed between Nord and Stewart avenue, a intersection close by Chico State. City Council has invested $200,000 in creating this stoplight in hopes of incr...

Shooter on a scooter

Shooter on a scooter

Elizabeth Helmer

February 23, 2016

Chico PoliceCall Type: Sex Fondle/Battery, 10:05 a.m. EsplanadeReporting party states man ran up behind her, pulled up her shirt and grabbed her breasts.Call Type: Suspicious Subject, 10:35 a.m. 17th StreetMale subject stopped in front of reporting party's house, blowing nose into his hand and pulli...

Man survives after shooting himself at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Michael Catelli

February 22, 2016

Chico Police Department Call Type: Sex Battery 9:47 a.m., Nord Avenue Two 21 year old females in the ER, were at this location (Nord) last night, both blacked out, one woke up without her panties, the other doesn't remember anything. Call Type: Drunk In Public 10:01 a.m., Humboldt Avenue F...

Pellet gun shoot out on Nord Avenue

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

George Johnston

February 13, 2016

Chico PoliceCall Type: Harassment, 10:22 a.m., Citrus AvenueCaller receiving harassing texts from ex-boyfriend. They broke up two and a half years ago and have been off and on. Text messages are very rude and vulgar.Guess they didn't feel the love in the air that night. Call Type: Stolen Vehicle, 10...

Two men keep taking their pants off

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

March 28, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk In Public Friday, 7:45 p.m., West 4th Street"Two male subjects in the area trying to start fights with everyone in the area. Subjects keep taking their pants off."Call Type: Suspicious Subject Friday, 7:33 p.m., Mangrove Avenue"Subject walking in the alley between East Lindo Avenue...

Shooting on Nord Avenue

A shooting victim went to Enloe Medical Center moments after shots were heard on Nord Avenue. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Brittany Mcclintock

March 27, 2015

According to a press release, Chico Police Department received phone calls around midnight on Friday that gunshots were heard on 700 Nord Ave. When police arrived to the scene, they didn't find any disturbances at the location. They called a local business owner to see if his cameras picked up any...

Victim stabbed on Nord Avenue

Stabbing on Nord Avenue leaves victim in critical condition. Photo credit: George Johnston

Austin Redfern

February 8, 2015

A person was stabbed on Nord Avenue earlier tonight after an altercation. Chico Police Officer Scott Ruppel said that two subjects were involved in dispute by Star Liquor after which they made their way to 500 Nord Avenue where the situation escalated and one of the subjects was stabbed. The victim, who ...

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