The Orion

Downtown Starbucks burglarized by man armed with taser

The outside of the downtown Starbucks

Kimberly Morales

January 30, 2020

On Wednesday at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Starbucks at the intersection of Broadway and E 3rd St. in Downtown Chico reported to officers that a subject had shoplifted and then pulled a taser on an employee before escaping. The store noted that the subject had stolen a sandwich and when confronted...

Catch coffee with cops

Students drinking coffee at the Starbucks on 246 Broadway St. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Kaylie Lewis

October 4, 2016

The Chico Police Department will be hosting an event on Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. to have coffee with a cop. The event will be held at the following locations: Starbucks on 246 Broadway St., Cal Java on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. Coffee Ranch on 1288 E. First Ave. It’s a Grind on 6 W....

Coffee high

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Sam Rios

February 18, 2016

Just take a look around campus on any given morning. Lattes, cold brews and iced coffees. Students line up like zombies just to get their morning fix. No matter how they are consumed, these drinks are feeding a bigger problem: outrageously high caffeine tolerances among college students. This is not just an ...

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

The pumpkin spice latte from The Naked Lounge Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

December 13, 2015

All Internet negativity and questionable additives aside, pumpkin-flavored lattes are a Hallmark flavor to the fall season. Reviewing a few of the most popular coffee shops near campus, perhaps you can navigate through the pumpkin spice mania toward the festive latte of your dreams. Starbucks Pros: A strong pumpkin smell and authentic (or artificial) orange color. The espresso f...

What’s wrong with being basic?

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Katelyn Martin

November 2, 2015

While scrolling through social media feeds, you will most likely see the word “basic” being thrown around in casual conversation at some point. Typically, they are not referring to an element with a pH level greater than seven. No, more often than not, the word is being used to describe so...

Man pushed, falls victim to ice cream theft

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Michael Catelli

October 11, 2015

Chico Police Department Call Type: Possession of Drugs 6:18 a.m., Court Plaza CondosHomeless man sleeping on neighbor's door step. Male subject has a brown wheelchair. Reporting party believes the subject is in possession of pills and syringe. Call Type: Domestic Dispute 7:43 a.m., Park AvenueReporti...

Not all heroes wear capes, baristas wear aprons

Kyle Dempsey prepares to go to work and serve as a barista. Photo credit: Kameryn Whipple

Kameryn Whipple

August 31, 2015

Students are fueled by coffee.Walk around the Chico State campus and notice coffee in the hands of several passing students, no matter what time of day. According to 2014 U.S. National Library of Medicine article, 70 percent of college students receive insufficient sleep. The bottom line is, students ...

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