The Orion

Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

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

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 Main streets last Tuesday.   The bulk of the protestors encouraged their elected officials to m...

Career fair at BMU offers opportunities for students

Down an aisle at the Career Fair.

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 Memorial Union auditorium.  Students and business representatives alike dressed in professiona...

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: Double Tap. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 o...

Monstros Pizza satisfies taste buds, sense of adventure

The exterior of Monstros Pizza. Photo by Grant Schmieding.

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 take a ride down to 628 West Sacramento Ave. and check out Monstros Pizza. I would describe this...

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

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.

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 at an awards banquet in Long Beach. This is the independent student newspaper's second year of winning...

Stop teens from using weed

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

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 use among teens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the majority of high school seniors do not think ...

Paralympic games has former wildcat running for gold

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 Crosby's Facebook page)

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 and the humidity is drenching, but former Chico State track runner Kym Crosby does not care. She's...

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

  Chico recently found itself in the national spotlight after a video showing police officers clubbing a DUI suspect with a baton was posted last week on the celebrity website TMZ. Sean Patrick Reardon was arrested on Feb. 18 following a hit-and-run attempt after crashing his vehicle in...

Male Wildcat cheerleader keeps squad flying high

Male Wildcat cheerleader keeps squad flying high

James Groh

April 2, 2015

Some are destined to play the guitar and others know from the start they want to be a lawyer, but for sophomore Omar Chavira it took time to find his calling as a cheerleader. Chavira had played soccer and track and field for a number of years before he realized he wanted a change of pace. ...

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

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

Dylan Dewit

February 28, 2015

STOP, a Chico State organization committed to informing the community about human trafficking, will kick off its 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week conference Monday. STOP President Courtney Hudson, a junior sociology major, has orchestrated the week-long event before. The conference will ...

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