The Orion

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Places like Ray’s Liquor have actually seen a

Joel Peterson

November 2, 2019

Chicoween is here once again, and Chico may once again be raided by out-of-towners in search of a good party.Chico State has had a reputation of being called a party school dating back to the mid-80s. Not much has changed.In 2018, Chico was ranked the “Drunkest City in California” with a staggerin...

A defense of college parties

At many musical events, artists, DJs and guests sneak in alcohol. Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

Gage Northcutt

April 13, 2019

If you want to stay home on a Friday or Saturday night that's your business, but don't you think for a second that you are better than others because of that.Let's face it. A lot of people in college want to go to house parties, bars or raves (or sometimes even all of the above). These young people ar...

Fun in the Aves

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

September 23, 2016

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday and the streets of Chico are quiet but not for long. Students often rushing home to get things done and still be able to make it to the pregame they just got a text about.One question that always comes to mind before going out is: Where am I going tonight?If you’re lik...

Leave the party school reputation behind

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Daisy Dardon

March 15, 2015

Many people know that Chico State was once considered the No. 1 party school in America in a ranking by Playboy magazine in 1986. What some may not realize is that students today are still trying to make Chico State the No. 1 party school. I'm not sure this is the greatest idea. For one, what would futur...

Contemplating the correlation between lax police, leisurely drinking

Julianna Eveland

February 26, 2014

College: The open gate to the world of parties and drinking. The emerging freedom from sheltered wings of the family home. The only thing that could get in the way of that freedom is the police, right?The weekday parties, crazy “ragers” and the police's lax attitude toward it all surprised me when I fi...

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