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Chico State University President addresses instructor’s controversial message

Chico State University President addresses instructor’s controversial message

Ellie Marty and Jackson Elrod // November 1, 2023

On Monday Chico State University President Steve Perez issued an email to the campus community addressing a Canvas message released by an instructor making accusations against the University and the Chief...

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Tips on boosting productivity: A guide to a fruitful lifestyle  

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 18, 2023

  Productivity is an essential aspect of our daily lives, whether we are working or pursuing personal goals.  One benefit to productivity is that it allows us to accomplish tasks at a quicker rate....

Sparking Sustainability

Sparking Sustainability

Meara Hain, Reporter // May 13, 2023

The City of Chico announced its goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. The electrification campaign is part of their climate action plan aiming at making Chico more sustainable. Electrification is the process...

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Technology in education: Is it helping or hindering students’ learning?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // May 10, 2023

AI is starting to transform not just the way we think, but the systems and daily structures we operate on. In the education landscape, technology is rapidly changing.  Artificial intelligence...

Photo of a mural in front of the local restaurant La Cocina Economica, taken on May 3, 2023.

A Chicana’s take on Cinco De Mayo

Abbigail Kovac // May 4, 2023

Following Cesar Chavez Day, and with Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I find myself reminiscing about an odd memory. It was a hot spring day in early May. I was serving water at the Los Angeles Country...

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Narcocorridos: Glorifying drug lords or telling truths?

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // April 25, 2023

Latin artists are taking the music industry by storm and the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down. Reggaeton has always been the reigning champ of the Spanish music genre. Yet there is another...

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Kwando Buffet Chinese restaurant: Snack or Yak

Meara Hain, Reporter // April 24, 2023

Kwandos, or “Heaven on EARTH” as it says on their website, is an Asian buffet-style restaurant that has been viewed as far from heavenly by many. I went to see if Kwandos is a snack, or is going to...

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Life beyond the screen: The importance of putting down your phone

Daisy Beltran, Reporter // April 24, 2023

Phones keep us connected with family and friends. They keep us updated about news, weather updates and help us answer our questions in a matter of seconds. But excessive phone use can affect our mental...

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Lindsay Briggs on multiple controversies stemming from CUSD board meeting

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 19, 2023

On April 5, Lindsay Briggs, a Chico State public health associate professor who has a Ph.D. in health behavior and sex research, spoke out in support of trans student privacy at a Chico Unified School...

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Chico State scuba class: Diving into a wondrous world

Alejandro Zepeda, Reporter // April 18, 2023

The idea of diving deep into the darkness of the ocean with nothing but a tank of air and some flippers may seem terrifying. But for a growing number of students at Chico State, scuba diving is becoming...

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Dear incoming Chico State freshmen 

Emily Russell, Reporter // April 13, 2023

The idea of growing up and leaving home to begin college can be daunting, especially when you're 17 or 18-years-old and navigating an unfamiliar campus. The pressure to adjust quickly to a new way of...

The Orion Podcast: Chavez, BORGS and vulvas

The Orion Podcast: Chavez, BORGS and vulvas

Hosts Mawil Mateo, Molly Myers and Gabriela Rudolph were joined with Opinion Editor Hunter Casperson to talk about Cesar Chavez weekend, the meaning of BORGs, the difference between vulvas and vaginas...

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