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  • Orange cones block the entrance to the Dutch Bros on Esplanade. Photo taken by Amy Blair on Feb. 28.


    Dutch Bros on Esplanade temporarily closed

  • The student health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and is closed for an hour each day from noon to 1 p.m. Courtesy: WellCat Health Center, taken by Jason Halley/University Photographer


    Healthcare for students anytime, anywhere: all the WellCat has to offer

  • Second Street from the B Line bus station. Taken by Maki Chapman on Feb. 28.


    Backsliding on alcohol rules, or maybe moving forward

  • Staff Members of the Black Youth Leadership Project 
Left-Right: Pamela Irby, Laniea LaGarde, Quinessa Stibbins, Laila Anderson, Candy Jackson, Keila Lee, Brandon Trowel


    Community leadership project aims to uplift Black youth 

  • Jason Rabinowitz, secretary-treasurer of Local 2010, addresses Unit 6 workers ahead of the ratification vote. Photo taken from Teamsters 2010 Flickr account.


    Teamsters Local 2010 tentative agreement to be voted on by CSU Board of Trustees

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A sign that reads, “Would u give a suicidal persona gun? Then why give an addict a syringe?

Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

A deafening crowd of protesters clogged the sidewalk and steps around the Chico City Council chambers to show discontempt for the North Valley Harm Reduction Coalition on the corner of East Fourth and...

Down an aisle at the Career Fair.

Career fair at BMU offers opportunities for students

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

Chico State’s Career Center hosted an imposing spectacle of approximately 100 employers ready to recruit students for potential internships, summer programs and  new hires Wednesday at the Bell...

The Orion Newscast: Zombieland & Pumpkin Heads

The Orion Newscast: Zombieland & Pumpkin Heads

Christian Solis // October 23, 2019 This week on the Orion Newscast, reporters find out why people are standing for hours with pumpkins on their heads and resident film critic, Angel Ortega, discusses Zombieland:...

The exterior of Monstros Pizza. Photo by Grant Schmieding.

Monstros Pizza satisfies taste buds, sense of adventure

Grant Schmieding // March 26, 2018

Utter confusion, vintage arcade machines, old black-and-white newsreels, random hours, cash only, dim lighting, old newspapers, no menu and reasonably good pizza. If that list sounds good to you, then...

The Orion received nine awards in total from CCMA, including first place for best newspaper at a large college. L to R: Martin Chang, Sean Martens, Natalie Hanson, Nicole Henson, Kayla Fitzgerald, Julia Maldonado, Alex Grant.

The Orion takes home first place for best student newspaper in large California colleges

Natalie Hanson // March 5, 2018

    The Orion was named the state’s best college newspaper out of large schools by the California College Media Association Saturday. CCMA announced the achievement for Chico State...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Stop teens from using weed

Mina Marjanovic // November 10, 2016

Americans have downplayed the effects of marijuana use, to the point that most people believe it has no harmful effects on the human body at all. This has led to an increased popularity in marijuana...

Training with her heroes and having no fear of the Zika virus, former Chico State track runner Kim Crosby takes part in the 2016 ParaOlympic games 
(From Kim Crosbys Facebook page)

Paralympic games has former wildcat running for gold

George Johnston // August 20, 2016

Chico State track star Kym Crosby sat down with The Orion for a Q&A on her world trip to win a medal for Team USA. It's a blistering 95 degrees in Brazil. The lights are blindingly shinning down...

Video of Chico police clubbing man during arrest goes national

Video of Chico police clubbing man during arrest goes national

Dylan Dewit // April 21, 2015
Celebrity website TMZ posts video of officers beating a man to subdue him after suspected hit-and run and DUI.
Male Wildcat cheerleader keeps squad flying high

Male Wildcat cheerleader keeps squad flying high

James Groh // April 2, 2015
Sophomore Omar Chavira embraces being the sole man on the Chico State cheer team.
Carissa Phelps speaks to an audience at a 2014 STOP event. Phelps will be speaking and offering a free training on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Courtney Hudson

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

Dylan Dewit // February 28, 2015
A week-long conference dedicated to stopping the trafficking of persons will begin Monday.
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