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    Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

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    Chico State gets all dolled up for Queer Prom

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Autumn Alaniz-Wiggins delivers a presentation on Black student experience at Chico State at the Elevating Black Excellence Tipping Point Student Success Summit. Photo courtesy of Alaniz-Wiggins’ Instagram account.

A journey of discovery: AS President Autumn Alaniz-Wiggins

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Ari Sorokin at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Ari Sorokin.

An Israeli’s hope for dialogue

Ari Sorokin, Contributor // December 23, 2023

My name is Ari and I am a freshman who is currently undeclared, but I see myself going down the path of international relations and perhaps joining the state department. Throughout my life, I have been...

Student Yarin Dan (left) and student Edan Asseraf (right) on Chico States campus. Photo taken Dec. 1 by Milca Elvira Chacon.

Israeli students share their perspective on the Israel-Hamas war

Milca Elvira Chacon and Sam Moore // December 14, 2023

The Israeli Perspective: Chico State Student Yarin Dan https://soundcloud.com/chicostateorion/student-yarin-dan-on-israel?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Chico...

Photo of the crosswalk where the student was hit by a car. Photo taken Sept, 27 by Molly Myers.

Chico State student hit by car in front of campus

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // September 27, 2023

UPDATE: The student is in stable condition and is home from the hospital, Daisy Giselle Costilla-Jaimes, the victim's girlfriend said. A Chico State student was hit by a car, driven by another student,...

person sits leaning back with a book resting on their face

‘Welcome to the real world’: On collegiate envy

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 1, 2023

“Welcome to the real world.” This is a common phrase used when talking to young adults entering the workforce, or even just adults coming into their independence. It’s a phrase I’ve heard...

cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Student’s drunk-driving sentence reduced to misdemeanor 

Noah Herbst and Molly Myers // February 20, 2023

On Jan. 4, Chico State student Cole Carpenter was sentenced to three years probation for striking a pedestrian while under the influence of alcohol, on the night of Oct. 22, 2022.  The terms of...

Voluntarios de servicio policiaco con el departamento de policía de Chico manteniendo una barrera en Ivy Street después de la collusion. VIP Tim Truby a la izquierda y VIP Paul Bailey a la derecha. Foto tomada por Molly Myers, Oct. 22.

Estudiante embriagado choca contra una mujer usando un disfraz

Molly Myers and Samanta Sanchez // October 26, 2022

Una mujer sufrió lesiones corporales graves después de haber sido chocada por un carro en Ivy Street a menos de dos cuadras del campus el sábado, tarde en la noche. El conductor del carro, Cole Carpenter,...

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Elizabeth Lo sits down to continue working on her painting. She knows it's late, but it's at this time that she feels like she can really start to be creative. The Wi-Fi is shut off, and her classical...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Battling My Anxiety

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // March 5, 2020

Heaving chest, desperate for lungfuls of air. Words jumbled like a child with a mouth full of marbles. Fat tears cascading down a face stuck in a grimace of pent up anxiety. Breathe, take air in and...

Chico State Officer Alexander Scott received accolades for saving the life of a Chico State student last fall.

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Kimberly Morales // February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018,...

Will Mobley an up and coming BFA artist in Chico State. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Featured Artist: Will Mobley

Abram Melendez and Hana Beaty // December 10, 2019

On Thursday, Chico State student Will Mobley presented his Bachelor of Fine Arts culminating exhibition. The exhibit, "Digicom," focused on the "13 faces" that control the current state of the internet...

Lenon Padilla plays his guitar at Chico State in October 2018. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Student dies suddenly after complications of leukemia

Natalie Hanson // September 16, 2019

A student died suddenly Saturday after being diagnosed with leukemia in August. Lenon Padilla, 20, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August and immediately began chemotherapy treatments,...

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