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Landmark Chico theater reopens

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Tisha Cheney

February 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The historic El Rey Theatre had its fundraising grand opening Saturday night. The event included a silent auction and four local bands with the Mystic Roots Band headlining the show. The purpose of the fundraiser was to gain revenue to continue the renovations that have been in process since the...

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

Angel Ortega

January 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Known for his angry attitude on stage and his satirical rants, Lewis Black performs in Chico’s Laxson Auditorium in support of his tour, “The Joke’s on US.” Lewis Black is best known for his political satire, social commentary and his angry rants about history, religion and curre...

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Tisha Cheney

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession. Due to the close proximity to Little Chico Creek Elementary and Marsh Junior High schools,...

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to the big screen in ‘Darkest Hour’

Angel Ortega

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

Gary Oldman delivers one of his best performances in Joe Wright’s "Darkest Hour." In Darkest Hour, Winston Churchill, portrayed by Oldman, is days away from becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the Labour Party requested the resignation of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for being ...

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Roberto Fonseca

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion's opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week, writers Kendall George and Grayson Boyer talk about grades, the student impact on city council and Betsy DeVos.     ...

Marchers fill Chico streets

Marchers fill Chico streets

George Johnston

January 22, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

An estimated 2,000 to 4,000 people packed the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21 to participate in the Women’s March. Like the other marches taking place all over the world, this gathering was conceived as a way for everyone to voice their concerns to the new president about women’s rights and show signs of soli...

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Jeff Guzman

May 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On May 4th, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White visited Chico State as a part of his “Innovations in the Learning Environment” tour of all 23 CSU campuses. The tour was meant to discuss the new six-point mission, Touchstones, which addresses student success, public good, diversity, innovation, quality, and sust...

A farewell to The Orion

A farewell to The Orion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

It had become the worst year of my life.In 2014, a massive earthquake struck my house back home in August. In July, I lost a family friend who my mom knew for over 30 years. Two of my cousins passed away, one in May and the other in October. In February, I lost my grandmother, "Nonnie," who I would visi...

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

Kayla Fitzgerald and George Johnston

April 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A Nord Avenue crosswalk has been made safer for Chico State students to use. By completing the $200,000 project, traffic can be stopped both ways using these newly installed stoplights. "The project seems well received, and it was a long time coming," said John Feeney, University Police chief. About...

California primary election includes Senate seat

California primary election includes Senate seat

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

Woman claims zombies are after her

Woman claims zombies are after her

Michael Catelli

April 17, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Aggressive subject, Saturday, 11:34 a.m., PDQ Market and Deli Female very agitated, sitting on top of her car. There's a very agitated small child in her vehicle not secured by his carseat. Mom is smoking and yelling in the phone. Call Type: Animal welfare c...

Mass media is too liberal

Mass media is too liberal

Jeff Guzman

April 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It should come as a no surprise that media has always had a biased opinion. Whether you are watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, listening to the radio or reading an article online, there is bound to be a hidden agenda behind the communication. In recent times though, it looks as if media has be...

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