The Orion

Despite identity politics, Floridas LGBTQ community will not remain in the dark.

Florida’s ban on language will not erase identities

Shae Pastrana, Contributor // April 11, 2022

Known to many as a land of golden opportunities, California has certainly lent me a welcoming hand of support. My cousin moved to San Francisco for similar reasons. We just feel more accepted here than...

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Appellate court upholds California net neutrality statute

Christopher Hill, Reporter // February 8, 2022

On Jan. 28 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals voted to uphold California's "California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018" (SB-822), allowing the state to continue regulating Internet...

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The power of a good book

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // January 19, 2022

Growing up, I wasn't the biggest fan of reading. I could never get "lost" in a book like some peers. However, in college, books have become a great escape for me. They have helped me get away from the...

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Student musicians and employees of SOTA continue to struggle with quarantine

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // May 6, 2020

With citizens forced to quarantine and almost all events in the city cancelled, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Chico State School of the Arts to cancel all productions. SOTA and Laxson Auditorium...

Numerous Chico State students left unemployed following shelter-in-place order

Marco Day and Keyla De Los Santos // April 4, 2020

After Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-30-22 ordering individuals to shelter-in-place starting March 19, many businesses in Butte County not categorized as critical adjusted to the new regulations,...

Max Palmer working as a scooper during the soft open. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Doc Burnstein’s has soft opening in new downtown location

Jessie Imhoff // October 1, 2019

Despite Cold Stone Creamery closing, Chico did not go without an ice cream place close to campus for long. Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab opened in its place, holding its soft opening on Thursday...

This video was shared by GSEC on their Instagram page showing two border patrol officers in the BMU Wednesday.

Border patrol officers appear at career fair

Angelina Mendez // September 25, 2019

Students were dismayed and fearful Wednesday when officers from California Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) were seen at the Business Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Chico State’s Career Center hosted...

There were artistic posters on tables as freshmen sorted through the stacks to find the ones they liked the most. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

Angelina Mendez // September 15, 2019

Chico State kicked off the new school year by welcoming first-year students for the 2019 to 2020 academic school year, through a series of campus events.Students are drawn to Chico State from all over...

Anthony Mahr was found dead nine days after being reported missing. Image provided by Chico State University Communications.

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Jessie Imhoff // August 30, 2019

The body of missing Chico State student Anthony Mahr was found Thursday afternoon, nine days after he was reported missing. On Aug. 20, an individual living by the Sacramento River reported someone...

Posters are hung all throughout Paradise High Schools current building, empowering students to stay strong Photo credit: Trenton Taylor

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor // May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely." “Communications...

April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State but is it really worth it? Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Wildcat Will: need or want

Janette Estrada // April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada // April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying...

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