The Orion

Keep your mind active this summer

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Danielle Cortes

May 15, 2018

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a book or two, just to add to your list of summer accomplishments?According to Business Insider, “Science ha...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday's concert featured a performance from the Fritz, a local Chico band. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

One Mile: A fun day trip in the sun near downtown Chico

A couple walk along the swimming area at Bidwell Park One Mile, April 20. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Katalina Santamaria and Rachael Bayuk

April 24, 2018

Located in the heart of Chico in historic Lower Bidwell Park, roughly five minutes from Downtown Chico and Chico State, it is a local favorite.Unlike hikes that may be snowed over or muddy during certain times of the year, One Mile is a year-round favorite.David Hines, a Chico State student and Chic...

Summer throwbacks and hits

Julia Maldonado

August 22, 2017

Post summer depression? Reflect on your summer road trips and relaxation with a blend of classic summer hits and some of the most overplayed songs of summer 2017.Attention – Charlie Puth – SingleDespacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber - SingleBody Like a Back Road – Sam Hun...

Summer in a college ghost town

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Nicte Hernandez and Briana Mcdaniel

August 23, 2016

Many refer to Chico as a ghost town once all the students return to their permanent homes for the summer. This can be said to be true due to all the free parking, less traffic and lack of red solo cups everywhere. When I told my friends I would be staying in Chico for the summer I always got the same ...

Perks of a Summer Fling

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Lorinda Sasan

August 22, 2016

This summer was the first in a long time where I've been single. According to a myriad of Cosmo articles and the personal testaments of my single friends, summer is the best season to be sans-significant other. The balmy weather makes it so easy to meet people out and about, and for college students co...

Campus improvements made over summer

A new paint job, as well as windows and other interior improvements have been made to the Performing Arts Center Photo credit: Katia Berg

Katia Berg

August 21, 2016

Summer for Chico State campus was a time of renovating, constructing and generally making subtle improvements. “I didn’t even know about these projects,” Nicole Nacsa said, a fourth year student studying Communication Science & Disorders. “But I heard about that new secur...

School Year vs Summer: Which is more fun?

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Mina Marjanovic

August 19, 2016

Just a few months ago Chico State campus was swarming with antsy students waiting to get out. Summer vacation was the topic of every discussion. Whether you were laying out by the pool trying to get a head start on that summer tan, inside the library studying for those last few finals or at the gym st...

Get ready for summer, Chico style

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Emma Vidak-Benjamin

May 11, 2016

As summer is rapidly approaching, most students are counting down the days until their last final, when they can jump in a car or plane and head home for the next few months. People seem to run away from Chico over the summer months, but have you ever considered that staying in Chico could actually be...

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo credit: Chico Heat

Kenta Mcafee

March 8, 2016

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out in 2002 after their league collapsed. In 2005, the Outlaws took over, but disbanded six years later...

Basil infused no-churn ice cream

A taste of summer, basil no-churn ice cream Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Grace Kerfoot

September 5, 2015

If you've ever attempted to make ice cream yourself, you understand how daunting of a task it can be. Tempering egg yolks is intimidating, using that salt-and-ice-cube-in-a-bag method is— let's face it— doomed for disappointment and investing in an ice cream maker is simply not happening on a college budget. Fortunately, the struggle for quick and ...

Ultimate food guide to summer parties, potlucks, picnics

Ultimate food guide to summer parties, potlucks, picnics

Grace Kerfoot

May 8, 2015

Bright-colored Tupperware strewn across picnic tables, open bottles of frostily chilled Sierra Nevada, the smell of smoky grilled foods wafting through the warm air — it’s summer at last and time for those outdoor summer potlucks, picnics and barbecues to commence. While sharing food with f...

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