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Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

Hundreds of Chico citizens show up for needle protest

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

A deafening crowd of protesters clogged the sidewalk and steps around the Chico City Council chambers to show discontempt for the North Valley Harm Reduction Coalition on the corner of East Fourth and Main streets last Tuesday.   The bulk of the protestors encouraged their elected officials to m...

‘Choose Chico!’ spring event canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

March 16, 2020

Chico State announced the cancellation of its annual recruiting event “Choose Chico!” in a Monday afternoon email.  “After careful consideration, and in accordance with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the University has decided to cancel the annual Choose ...

Chico State Undergrad and Grad Students Compete in Annual Research Competition

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Undergraduate and graduate students competed in Chico State’s 34th Annual Student Research Competition on Wednesday for a cash prize and one of 10 spots to compete statewide against other CSU students. “This competition is meant to encourage undergraduates to begin to be involved in research,...

Whitney Hall suspect found guilty of obtaining concealed firearm near dorm and more

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The Butte County Superior Court was filled early the morning of March 3 as Kaine Langstaff entered his preliminary trial for allegedly committing four felonies only steps outside of Whitney Hall, a Chico State dormitory.  Langstaff, who appeared beside his public defender, Saul Henson, pleaded no contest ...

Chico State suspends in-person instruction until April while campus remains open

Chico State suspends in-person instruction until April while campus remains open

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Students and the campus community have been alerted by Chico State Alerts and the University President that face-to-face classes are cancelled until April 24, 2020 due to concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.  Returning from spring break, instruction will continue online or through alternativ...

French-Jewish Holocaust survivor inspires Chico audience

French-Jewish Holocaust survivor inspires Chico audience

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

As a 99-year-old lady standing less than five feet tall, Marthe Cohn doesn’t bestow a very imposing figure. But the impact she made on the hearts and minds of those in attendance at the Performing Arts Center on March 3 can only be matched by the impact of her resistance efforts in Nazi-Occupied Europe...

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue

March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

Study abroad programs canceled amongst heavy cases of Coronavirus, select students to leave countries

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Chico State and study abroad consortiums have begun to pull students from their study abroad programs amid the increase of coronavirus cases across the globe.  Students continuing toward their degree in countries such as China, Italy and South Korea were notified by the University and their...

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Chico State’s Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry celebrated outside of Butte Station as the popular convenience store became the newest location on campus to allow students to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer card as payment since January.  On Thursday outside the station, volunteers with the ...

Local Women in Government Panel to Honor the 19th Amendment

Local Women in Government Panel to Honor the 19th Amendment

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 26 four women with active roles in Butte County’s government and Chico State’s student government sat at a panel to honor the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The celebration of the 19th Amendment was a weeklong event on campus with several activities and info...

Students create floor plans for Paradise

Students create floor plans for Paradise

Emily Neria, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

In the wake of the Camp Fire, there was a sense among the Chico State student body of “What can I do to help?” While the answer for many students was classic volunteer work, making donations or providing emotional support for victims of the fire, a small group of architecture majors found a way to p...

Giving Day with The Orion

Giving Day with The Orion

March 4, 2020

Giving Day is on March 4 and we want you to consider giving to The Orion! Donate at https://theorion.com/48894/uncategori... or text ChicoOrion to 71777 We are an independent, Pacemaker Award winning student-run news source at California State University, Chico. Since 1975, The Orion has provided a training ground for students interested in journalism, photography, advertising, marketing, production...

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