The Orion

Student musicians and employees of SOTA continue to struggle with quarantine

An exterior shot of Laxson Auditorium at Chico State

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 student employees were not initially informed about the cancellation of all events. Employees re...

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, resulting in many businesses temporarily closing their doors. This left many students working both on and off campus unemployed. Students who work on-campus have ...

Doc Burnstein’s has soft opening in new downtown location

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

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 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.That Thursday was not their first soft open at their Chico location. Their first sof...

Border patrol officers appear at career fair

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

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 the Business Career Fair in the BMU Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. Around noon, CPB officers were...

Freshman Wildcats treated to orientation events

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

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 for the campus scenery and dining hall choice as well as the educational and academic programs that C...

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

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

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 in his home. Butte County deputies responded, leading to the arrest of Brentston Rhodes. Rhodes was...

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

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

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 broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones were...

Wildcat Will: need or want

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

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 a symbol of pride and unity.Under the belief that this seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue wo...

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 call for a good time.Part of the college experience is to have as much fun as possible and fo...

Chico State: enough is enough

Tweeter Brian Maciel stands in front of the new wildcat statue. Image curtesy of Moises Mendoza.

Janette Estrada

March 27, 2019

Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to interact with others through “tweets”. What it should not be is the primary way students are warned of suspicious on-campus activity. Chico State students were in distress following the alarming warnings of a suspicious male at the Me...

Smear campaign in Associated Students elections

Made using Piktochart Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019

Mudslinging campaigns found their way into the 2018 AS elections. The Associated Students elections often bring out the best that Chico State has to offer. But in one particular instance, the election brought out some of the worst in Chico that I have ever seen. This was a campaign to not only undermine a candidate, but to publicly demoralize her.This was the smear c...

Letter to: discouraged students

College doesn't have to be discouraging for all. Stock image courtesy of freekpik.

Janette Estrada

January 30, 2019

Dear discouraged student,Fine, I admit it. As a college student, I frequently ask, “Why am I in school?” Although this question may be the result of stress from writing a last-minute essay due at midnight, it is nearly impossible to believe I am the only one. If you have reached this poin...

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