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Gender and Sexuality Equity Center holds 10th Annual Queer Conference

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center holds 10th Annual Queer Conference

Natalie Hanson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

This year's Queer Conference, Re-Envisioning the Rainbow, was held in the Bell Memorial Union Sunday.The conference brings together educators, activists, students and community members from around the state with True Diversity in Queer Communities as this year's theme. The free event took place from 12 p...

Museum exhibit at Chico State gives perspective on vanished icons

Museum exhibit at Chico State gives perspective on vanished icons

Luke Dennison

December 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The Vanished art gallery is open to give a new perspective on losses and discoveries throughout the past 50 million years on campus.Four main focuses of Vanished are The Missing Mount Tehama: A Vanished Stratovolcano, A Return to Deer Creek for Ishi, “The last of the Yahi”, Sudden Void: The Fall ...

Chico State’s musical groups unite to celebrate holiday season

Chico State’s musical groups unite to celebrate holiday season

Natalie Hanson

December 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

This year's Glorious Sounds of the Seasons concert showcases Chico State's musical talents with a holiday theme. The concert's first performance took place in the Harlen Adams Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Two performances continued through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday Dec.3 at 2 p.m. Th...

Christmas tree lighting to be celebrated in Downtown Chico

Christmas tree lighting to be celebrated in Downtown Chico

Natalie Hanson

December 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico's downtown City Plaza will host the annual lighting of a 90 foot redwood tree Friday Dec.1. The community gathers yearly in the celebration of the holiday season to enjoy the lighting of over 2,000 LED lights, an address from the mayor and a musical performance.Offerings will include seasonal ...

Cyclist suffers minor injuries after steering into oncoming traffic

Cyclist suffers minor injuries after steering into oncoming traffic

Natalie Hanson

November 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A woman riding her bicycle on East Avenue was struck by a vehicle Wednesday.The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on West East Avenue when the cyclist had been riding near the sidewalk, but turned into the left-hand lane in front of westbound traffic and was struck by a white SUV, acco...

Homeless homies project

Homeless homies project

Nicole Henson

November 30, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Last week the Orion met up with a group that would be interviewing the homeless for a class project. After a week of the team going out and collecting stories, we asked them to tell us about the experience. Sabrina Lee, a second-year kinesiology student, was a leading student in this project and represented th...

Chico State raises thousands on Giving Tuesday

Chico State raises thousands on Giving Tuesday

Luke Dennison

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State raised a total of over $214,910 through a campus wide, 24 hour long, giving day fundraiser Tuesday.Community members, alumni, students and faculty of the university took part in the all day national event. Chico Cares, Support Your Favorite Wildcat Team? and Miles For Teaching Fund were participating cam...

Fraud suspect leads police chase for hours in Chico neighborhood

Fraud suspect leads police chase for hours in Chico neighborhood

Jacqueline Morales

November 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A suspected thief led numerous police on a chase after possible fraud of credit cards at a Chico business Tuesday.The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. at the 600 block of Broadway Street when Andrew Gasway, 32, was suspected of using fraudulent credit and debit cards, according to a press release....

Chico State fund raises on Giving Tuesday by increasing online formatting

Chico State fund raises on Giving Tuesday  by increasing online formatting

Christian Solis

November 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State encourages philanthropy through online formatting on national day of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28.The day is intended to unite the entire Wildcat family and support the university communities and programs, according to a press release from public affairs.Giving Tuesday began at Chico State fro...

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Alex Grant

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released to comply with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur on cam...

Woman attempts suicide into Highway 99 overpass

Woman attempts suicide into Highway 99 overpass

Natalie Hanson

November 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico police officers were dispatched Sunday to an emergency situation near Eaton Road Overpass and Highway 99.At about 8:18 p.m., police arrived at the highway overpass to prevent a woman from attempting to jump into oncoming freeway traffic, according to a press release.Police officers, including Office...

Man leaves gas station with gas nozzle attached to car

Man leaves gas station with gas nozzle attached to car

Luke Dennison

November 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious ActivityMonday 11:10 a.m., University InnMan acting suspicious was told to leave.Call Type: Rape Tuesday 12:31 p.m., Pine Street and Liberty LaneVictim sent to hospital after reporting a rape.Call Type: VandalismTuesday 5:21 p.m., 1025 Nord Ave.Man drives ...

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