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Liz Coffee | Orion Illustrator Time Lapse

December 10, 2013


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A lot goes into each issue of The Orion. Illustrator and Orion Spring 2014 Art Director, Liz Coffee, works tirelessly to get the art and design done for the paper. This is a time lapse of her illustration which you will see in this weeks issue. In real time, this took one hour and twenty minutes. You...

City approves holiday parking forgiveness

City approves holiday parking forgiveness

Bill Hall

December 5, 2013


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Chico is implementing a parking meter forgiveness program aimed at bolstering commerce for downtown businesses during the holiday season.The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the program, which will take place on Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, and Monday, Dec. 23. It is not meant to provide amnesty for parking infractions and parking services specialists will sti...

International accolades

Aubrey Crosby

December 3, 2013


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Chico State’s yearlong study abroad program for graduate students was ranked second in the nation for the 2011-2012 academic year, according to a report issued in November. The Institute for International Education issued the Open Doors report, explaining national trends and university rankings. ...

Chico State’s sexual assault reporting practices to be audited

Chico State’s sexual assault reporting practices to be audited

Bill Hall

December 3, 2013


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Chico State’s sexual violence and harassment reporting policies is being audited by the state of California. The audit will also include San Diego State, UCLA and UC Berkeley, according to the California State Auditor’s office. The auditors visited Chico State in November. Assembly Memb...

University offers support for students without food

Nathan Lehmann

December 3, 2013


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The Hungry Wildcats Food Drive at Chico State is providing food for students in need. The food drive, which was presented to the Academic Senate Oct. 17, provides needy students who have been approved by state officials with food. Before students can receive assistance, they must qualify under gu...

Student recalled as joyful

Jessie Severin

December 3, 2013


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James Lowder died on Nov. 15 after he was hit by a train, according to Chico police. He was 19 years old. Lowder was born on Dec. 29, 1993 and grew up in Folsom, according campus-wide email  announcement. He was a member of Lakeside Church in Folsom and participated in the youth group there. In high school, he p...

Suspended Greek chapters rebuilding reputations

Benjamin Mullin

December 3, 2013


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Two Chico State fraternity chapters are trying to retool their organizations after being suspended by the university for more than a year. Sigma Pi and Phi Kappa Alpha, which were each suspended by the university in May, have begun to rebuild their chapters after university investigations revealed...

Student union proposes optional fee hike

Mozes Zarate

December 3, 2013


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A systemwide fee that would pay for legislative representation for California State University students was proposed at an Associated Students meeting Monday afternoon. The California State Student Association, an organization that represents student body organizations across all 23 CSUs, presented...

Police report Halloween overtime expenses

Police report Halloween overtime expenses

Nicholas Carr

December 2, 2013


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An elevated response to this year's Halloween revelry in the downtown and South Campus areas cost Chico Police $20,000 in overtime compensation.A cost analysis report for the holiday period, including 6 p.m. Halloween night until 6 a.m. Nov. 3, found that increased law enforcement staffing amounted to over $42,000 in re...

’Cats overpower Penguins, win opener

TaylorMaddox

November 30, 2013


Filed under News, Sports

Another day, another end-to-end win for the Wildcats.The Chico State men’s basketball team cruised past visiting Dominican University of CaliforniaSaturday, 86-56. The win ushers in a successful start for the Wildcats at this weekend’s Carl’s Jr. Mac Martin Invitational at Acker Gymnasium....

Faculty member found dead in Upper Bidwell

Nicholas Carr

November 26, 2013


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Michael Gundlach, a management professor, was found dead in Upper Bidwell Park on Sunday.Gundlach, who was reported missing last Friday, was found in Chico Creek above Bear Hole, according to a university email. The Butte County Coroner’s Office is investigating his cause of death, although foul ...

University undergoes discrimination audit

Bill Hall

November 26, 2013


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Chico State is one of two schools in the California State University system that will be audited on the handling of sexual harassment and sexual violence incidents.The audit will also include San Diego State, and University of California schools UCLA and UC Berkeley, according to the California State Aud...

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