The Orion

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Illustration by Jamie Munoz

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

While Chico State ranks low on's list of safe universities, University Police Chief John Reid said this number is deceiving. Reid said that part of the reason Chico State may be ranked low is that there have been more reported crimes in recent years which he sees as a good thing as more people are trusting police and coming forward with reports.

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018

According to a list created by, Chico State ranks as the 164th safest college campus in the nation., a national council for home safety and security, created a list called of Safest College Campuses in America for 2018. The group used the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Securit...

Cellphone robbery reported near Chico State campus

A safety warning was issued in response to a robbery near campus. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

November 10, 2017

A robbery was reported Thursday to the Chico State University Police Department who reminds students to take safe precautions.The robbery occurred near Nettleton Stadium at 3:45 p.m., according to UPD in a press release.The victim reported that their cell phone was forcibly taken while walking on the path between the stadium a...

Students advised to be safe over Veterans Day Weekend

Chico State president sends out a Veterans Day Holiday weekend safety message. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

November 9, 2017

Chico State president urges student safety over the Veterans Day holiday weekend Thursday. Due to recent party violence and criminal activity students are asked to be aware of their surroundings and take common sense precautions, according to Chico State President Gayle E. Hutchinson in a press releas...

Local shelter provides tips for pet safety on Halloween

Pet safety tips given on Halloween. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2017

Chico Animal Shelter reminds pet owners about animal safety during the Halloween holiday. Halloween can be a fun time for all but can be a frightening and dangerous time of year for pets. There are basic precautions to take to keep your animal safe while celebrating, according to a press release. Ke...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

The life of Kristina Chesterman was spotlighted at the event. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2017

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Daniel Wright

May 5, 2017

Chico State released an announcement to the student body urging safety for the holiday weekend. Chico PD indicated in the announcement that there would be no additional staffing or special event teams for the weekend. The announcement outlined three guideline students should use this weekend. · If ...

Body cameras create issues

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017

Concerns about officer-involved shootings have prompted an ongoing debate about body cameras for police officers. This issue is considerably new to Chico but comes after Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by Chico Police. According to KRCR News Channel, there are differing stories of what happened between Chico Police and Desmond Phillips during this time. Having a bo...

Transportation safety lacking in Chico

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Rachel Reyes

March 24, 2017

Although the favored mode of transportation for locals at Chico State is riding a bike or walking, the lack of safety for either method of transport is clear through the city's history. Chico Police Department responded to a vehicle and pedestrian crash on 5th and Walnut Street on March 10, according...

Safety camera expansion project approved

Bike path near campus Photo credit: George Johnston

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017

A request proposed by the Chico Police Department regarding the bike path safety cameras was approved at the Chico City Council meeting March 7.In February 2016 the police department was able to implement safety camera's on the bike path near campus. The cameras were funded by donations and the project...

Angel shots may save your life

Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales

January 23, 2017

Angel shots, recent phenomenon on Facebook, has emerged as a way for people to seek help in unsafe situations in bars. Depending on the way the person orders, an angel shot sends out the message to the bartender as a cry for help. Here is how it works: Order an angel shot neat and the barte...

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Map of Emergency Blue Lights located on campus. Photo credit: University Police

Kaley Wise

November 8, 2016

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

« Previous PageNext Page »

Chico State's independent student newspaper