Chico Fire douses couch burning string

The Chico Fire Department is implementing new ways to combat Chico's couch burning problem. A person neglecting a fire that causes great injury can be punished with imprisonment of up to nine years.

Provost Wei resigns, cites health issues

Belle Wei, provost and vice president of academic affairs, will be leaving her position at Chico State. College administrators are searching for her replacement. Wei started as the provost in August 2012.

Student remembered as humane leader

Marc Thompson, who died Sept. 3 under suspicious circumstances, will continue to live on through the memories of the students, staff and faculty he came across.

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Arts 

Readers, Digest: New Orleans sausage, rice dish

Try out this flavorful dish, inspired by the rich cultural food of New Orleans depicted in The CW’s returning drama “The Originals” on Oct.

Local indie rockers sprint from concert to concert

The Orion followed Chico indie rockers The LoLos as they ran from back-to-back shows on Saturday, stopping traffic, going topless and chanting "no sleep 'til famous."

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival featured incredible international acts, children's crafts and giant sawmill puppets.

Idea Fab Labs in ‘full swing’ for fall semester

Idea Fab Labs is offering new tools and classes open to the public this fall.

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

The North State Symphony will open its four performance series "Season of Discovery" with "Embark," featuring special guest Ryan Kuster, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Opinion 

Alternatives to partying

While everyone else is out drinking, I’m having some fun of my own

Future academic reforms shouldn’t slow students down

The unsigned Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the editorial board.

People place too much value in possessions

Buying the latest stuff feels great, but ultimately leaves me feeling empty.

Fall semester secret to success

Getting good grades tends to be easier in the spring than the fall, and now it's time to make some changes.

New movie, TV show will spark race conversations

"Dear White People" and "Blackish" are welcome movies to a writer with a mixed-race family.

Sports 

Chico State softball field under construction

Drainage and uneven spots will be fixed on the softball field for Chico State’s new season

Men’s golf ready to open season

With three All-Americans returning from a year ago, the Chico State men's golf team has its sights set on being even better in 2014-15.

Chico State women’s golf takes 6th at Torrey Pines

The Chico State women's golf team began its season with the Point Loma

Chico State volleyball team beats Simpson 3-0

The Chico State volleyball team beat Simpson University in straight sets on Tuesday night at Acker Gym.

Men’s soccer player returns from injury to lead team

Senior men's soccer captain Mike Janjigian is leading a young Wildcats team into the season after a year-long injury sidelined him in 2013.