The Orion

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

Many are left wondering if  insurance will cover the damage done to their cars

George Johnston

April 13, 2017

While most Chico State students sought shelter from the hailstorm hitting campus, a bolt of lightning struck a tree by Bidwell Mansion, splitting it in half. Jewel Keahilhau was sitting in her car at the Bidwell Mansion parking lot, recording the hail when the tree split and fell on her vehicle. Keahilhau...

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

Photo credit: Sean Martens

George Johnston

April 11, 2017

Michael Groom was sitting at home April 7 when he received a call from University Police. The call told Groom a tree, near a bridge on Chico State's campus, was ready to collapse. The tree already had fallen by the west end of the counting bridge when Groom arrived on campus. Groom has two theories...

Car stolen from apartment

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Yang Dai

October 4, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Subject Stop 2:04 a.m., Holt HallOne suspect was arrested on the east side of Holt Hall.Call Type: Petty Theft 12:50 p.m., Whitney HallA gold iPhone 6 was stolen on a table from female student.Call Type: Vehicle Stop 2:05 p.m., West Second StreetVehicle operator ...

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015

Marijuana is indeed the ultimate gateway drug.Readily available, cheap and less intense than other drugs, marijuana popularly exposes abstinent bodies to a state of being high for the first time. The gateway drug theory simply states that the use of less harmful drugs often leads to the future use of more...

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