The Orion

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

While the city of Chico decided against becoming a sanctuary city, the CSU system continues to offer services to undocumented students. Over a year has passed since students on campus proposed the opening of a center dedicated to undocumented students. Later this month, students, staff and faculty can v...

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The investigation into the reported rape that occurred Feb. 5 at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house is ongoing, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The University Police Department was made aware of the incident after it received a call from the hospital where the woman who reported the ra...

Student gets suspended for pulling out knife

Student gets suspended for pulling out knife

Alejandra Fraga

February 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday, 4:10 p.m., Cedar Village Apartments Subject was yelling, screaming and running in the complex threatening other tenants. They left and then returned once again threatening tenants. Call Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 9:49 p.m., Forest Ave...

Crime rates rise over winter break

Crime rates rise over winter break

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Student residences and apartments are at increased risk for burglary and property crime during winter break, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The Chico Police Department’s 2015 annual report shows 148 burglaries were reported in the first quarter of 2015, and 118 in the first quar...

Students protest campus preacher

Students protest campus preacher

Elizabeth Helmer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

  Students gathered around Trinity Commons Nov. 7 as a preacher advocated against the LGBTQ community. The preacher, Brother Matt, was met with opposition from members of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center. The protesters brought signs and created a barrier between him and the onl...

Crime reports release different stats

Crime reports release different stats

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Four rapes, three of which occurred on campus, were reported between 2013 and 2015, according to the Clery Annual Security Report. Different crime rates were expressed in the 2016 Clery Annual Security Report released Oct. 1 than in the Title IX report released Oct. 3. The security report focuses on crimes reported on campus and in buildings affiliated. The report helps ...

Machete hijinks, funeral fight and the bookstore bandit

Machete hijinks, funeral fight and the bookstore bandit

Lucas Moran

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police: Call Type: Suspicious Subject Friday 11:15 a.m., Chico State bookstore 400 W. First St. A man in his mid-20s attempted to sell back books which were stolen from the bookstore. Call Type: Drunk in Public Sunday 1:05 a.m., Whitney Hall A female subject found vomiti...

Catch coffee with cops

Catch coffee with cops

Kaylie Lewis

October 4, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

The Chico Police Department will be hosting an event on Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. to have coffee with a cop. The event will be held at the following locations: Starbucks on 246 Broadway St., Cal Java on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. Coffee Ranch on 1288 E. First Ave. It’s a Grind on 6 W....

Woman shoots up heroin at a bus stop

Woman shoots up heroin at a bus stop

Kyla Linville

September 22, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Department: Call Type: Suspicious Subject Wednesday 12:56 p.m., West First StreetTwo males were spotted walking through the physical science building, one carrying a bike frame. They left and may have been headed towards the children’s park.Call Type: Welfare Check Wednesday 2:15 p.m., W...

Unprepared for the worst

Alex Horne

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 6 at 10:42 a.m. students were alerted by the university that a man who possibly had a gun was headed toward campus. Students were alerted via text and phone call but the thing missing from the alerts was a description of what to do. We think that with all the shootings that happen in this co...

Man makes bed by dumpster

Man makes bed by dumpster

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 16, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

UPD: Call type: Alarm Tuesday 6:51 p.m., Facilities Management An alarm sounded in an administration building. _____________________________________ CPD: Call type: Disturbance Tuesday 7:34 a.m., Diamond Hotel A man was freaking out in the alley behind the hotel, punching the...

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Whitney Urmann and David Molina

September 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In front of every building at Chico State, there is an abundance of bike racks. In fact, a person is likely to struggle to even find an entrance to a building that doesn't have a bike rack— nevertheless an empty one. It's mind boggling to me that with this many bikes at Chico State, students are...

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