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...

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

Fatal car accident on 7th and Chestnut

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...

Aaron Drange, 20. Courtesy of Chico State.

Chico student drowns in swimming pool

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...

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...

Jimmy Yang

Veterans organization to honor dead student

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....

Riley Hoover. Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office.

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

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,...

Jimmy Yang

Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

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...

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.

Student remembered as upbeat, caring

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,...

President Paul Zingg

Zingg comments on students’ deaths

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...

Austin Silver

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

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...

Photo courtesy of Chico State

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

Student found dead near railroad tracks

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...

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...

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