The Orion

Senior at Chico State passes away suddenly

Kimberly Morales

October 1, 2019

Terrence Carter, 31, passed away suddenly on Sept. 12.Carter, who was a senior at Chico State, transferred to major in Environmental Science after graduating from American River College and earning two associates degrees in environmental conservation and administration of justice. Shortly after graduating...

Fatal car accident on 7th and Chestnut

Chico Police and Chico Fire Department talk to witnesses at the scene of the accident. Photo credit Trevor Ryan

Lindsay Pincus

March 28, 2015

A man was hit by a car on 7th and Chestnut Saturday at around 8:00 p.m. and was pronounced dead, according to Chico Police. The man was walking northbound across the street and the driver was coming eastbound when he hit the individual and a parked car, according to Sergeant Scott Ruppel. A ...

Chico student drowns in swimming pool

Aaron Drange, 20. Courtesy of Chico State.

Mozes Zarate

July 16, 2014

A Chico State student is dead after being found unresponsive Tuesday night at an apartment swimming pool in Chico. The Chico Fire Department found Aaron Drange, a year 20-year-old recording arts major, in a pool at an apartment complex on West Fourth Avenue, according to a campus email. He was...

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Eric Mccauley

February 26, 2014

A graduate student died Feb. 14 of colon cancer in Paradise, according to a campuswide email. Andrew Rushin was enrolled in the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at Chico State. He had completed all of his coursework and was in the process of organizing his master’s thesis when he died. He was 66.This was Rushin third...

Veterans organization to honor dead student

Jimmy Yang

Yessenia Funes

February 14, 2014

The Student Veterans Organization tabled near Siskiyou Hall Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept cards and letters addressed toward Jimmy Yang or his family.Yang, 30, a Chico State student and U.S. Army Veteran, died Saturday. The organization sold Valentine's Day roses as a club fundraiser, also in hopes of providing Yang's family a gift with a portion of the proceeds, Sm...

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

Riley Hoover. Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

Nicholas Carr

February 12, 2014

The man charged with vehicular manslaughter following the death of a Chico State student in an alleged DUI hit-and-run will face new charges in March in the form of money laundering.Prior to the new charges, Riley Dean Hoover plead not guilty to a total of five felonies, according a the Butte County...

Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Jimmy Yang

Yessenia Funes

February 11, 2014

A Chico State student and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday, according to a campus-wide email. No cause of death was given. Jimmy Yang served in the U.S. military from 2004 to 2008 and transferred to Chico State in 2009. He was a computer science and business administration major. He was an active member of the Chico State Stud...

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

Austin Silver, 1993-2014, is remembered as a caring, upbeat and sociable person. Silver died at the scene of a car crash from severe head trauma Jan. 27. More than 200 people attended his vigil in Simi Valley Sunday. Photo courtesy of Steven Silver.

Mozes Zarate

February 4, 2014

  Austin Silver, 20, a Chico State student who died in a car crash on Jan. 26, is remembered as a curious, upbeat and musical individual by his friends and family. Silver, a music industry major, died from severe head trauma after the crash, according to California Highway Patrol. “He had this ability to light up the room with laug...

Zingg comments on students’ deaths

President Paul Zingg

Mozes Zarate

January 30, 2014

In a video announcement to the campus Wednesday evening, President Paul Zingg talked about the three Chico State students who were in involved in a fatal car crash Sunday. "They have high hopes, dreams and they and their parents expected tat they would succeed in our company," Zingg said. Austin Silve...

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Austin Silver

Mozes Zarate

January 26, 2014

A Chico State student is dead and two other students are in critical condition after a car crash occurred early Sunday morning.Austin Silver, 20, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene from severe head trauma, according to California Highway Patrol. At approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Diego Rodriguez, 18, was drivin...

Student found dead near railroad tracks

Photo courtesy of Chico State

James Lowder, a sophomore pre-business administration major, died over the weekend. He was 19.

Nicholas Carr

November 18, 2013

James Lowder, sophomore pre-business administration major, died last Friday. He was 19.Lowder was found deceased by the railroad tracks near West 7th Street at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 15 after authorities were notified by an Amtrak engineer, according to a university email. The Butte County Sheriff's office is currentl...

Student remembered as devoted academic

Student remembered as devoted academic

Nicholas Carr

November 7, 2013

Brandon Madison, a junior civil engineering student, died Saturday. He was 22.Madison, who was born on Mar. 20, 1991, transferred to Chico State from Yuba Community College this semester, according to a university email.“Having just transferred from Yuba College, Brandon hit the ground running ...

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