Technology fails in distance learning

Faculty are upset about issues going on with programs used to connect distance education students to classrooms. The Technology Learning Program is trying to solve the problems.

Chico State loan default rate up

The college's student loan default rate is third lowest among California State Universities. The Department of Education introduced new financial aid tools to help students pay back their loans.

Senate votes for independent audit

The Academic Senate approved a resolution requesting that the Chancellor's office step in to help recuperate trust between Chico State faculty and their administrators in Kendall Hall.

Commencement to span three days

The commencement committee has finalized dates for graduation ceremonies for the 2014-2015 school year. Three separate days are set to hold different college graduations on each day.

A.S. ends employee bookstore discounts

The Associated Students is finding other ways to give its employees bookstore discounts after deciding to discontinue their rewards system. Last year, the A.S. spent more than $17,000 out of its own revenue on employee discounts.

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Arts 

Readers, Digest: Hummus-crusted chicken

If you’re looking for a hearty, complete dinner meal, cook up some rice, pop open the oven and bake chicken breasts with zucchini and yellow squash

Student opens glass shop, hopes community members will ‘get hooked’

Chico Valley Gallery, which will have its grand opening and raffle Friday, features pipes, inverted paintings, pendants and other intricate glass work.

Comedy show to bring life lessons, laughs to stage

"Unhireable: An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy" will feature local comedic acts Friday at Blue Room Theatre.

Look out Bellow: country-soul band to form ‘quick camaraderie’ with audience

The Lone Bellow will bring a night of toe-tapping country soul at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Laxson Auditorium.

Student shares poetry to shed light on mental illness, depression

Cameron McCallister, fourth-year psychology major, recited poems at Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek Tuesday for a Suicide Prevention Week event

Opinion 

Students aren’t aware of personal bubbles

It’s difficult to stay aware of other people’s spatial boundaries, but being oblivious is even worse

Better to shut up than one-up.

When complaining becomes a competition, no one wins.

‘Pocket Points’ feeds brains and bellies

New app gives students an incentive for going to class and not using phones.

Women’s rights shouldn’t hinge on relationships

Feminism should matter to men because it is right, not because they love their mom.

Mission impossible: Aim for 4

The campus program for graduating in four years is completely unreasonable.

Sports 

Men’s golf team in 2nd place after two rounds

The Chico State men’s golf team opened its season on Monday at the Western New Mexico Invitational

Wildcats alumni take their game worldwide

Two former Chico State basketball players have signed on to play for teams in Europe.

Golf alumnus swinging toward tour

In this edition of Wildcat Watch, The Orion caught up with former Chico State golfer Kyle Souza.

Downhill to the championship

The Chico State Cycling Team is flying downhill toward the 2014 season and a run at the national championship.

Men’s soccer team loses in overtime

The Chico State men's soccer team lost to Cal State L.A. to finish its road trip.