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City Council approves firefighters staffing request

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

Alejandra Fraga
March 8
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted on a proposition made by the Chico Fire Department to bring on three full-time positions for the remainder of the fiscal year. The proposal was approved on a 4-3 vote.The positions will be supported by the existing department operating budget, coming from internal department sav...

City council moves to prohibit commercialized pot

City council moves to prohibit commercialized pot

Daniel Wright
March 8
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted to prohibit commercialized pot at their meeting March 7. On Nov. 9, California legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. Under proposition 64, outlined by the City Attorney, Chico cannot: · Prohibit the recreational use for adults of 21 · Pro...

Safety camera expansion project approved

Safety camera expansion project approved

Alejandra Fraga
March 8
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

A request proposed by the Chico Police Department regarding the bike path safety cameras was approved at the Chico City Council meeting March 7.In February 2016 the police department was able to implement safety camera's on the bike path near campus. The cameras were funded by donations and the project...

Student fees not making it out of the AS ballot box

Karen Limones
March 8
Filed under Campus, News

A majority of student fees are not being distributed by students in Associated Students elections. Revenue Sharing is a program created to provide eligible student organizations funding for any necessity. Each semester $15 from the student activity fee can be allocated to a student organization on campus.When...

Meet the University Cabinet

Meet the University Cabinet

Victoria Rohrer
March 7
Filed under Administration, News

The University Cabinet makes major decisions that influence the lives of students, staff and faculty everyday. Their jobs range from fundraising, managing the budget and supporting student services. Since President Zingg's retirement in 2016, the University Cabinet has almost been entirely replaced. P...

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

Kayla Fitzgerald
March 7
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s independent student news source, The Orion won best newspaper in California from the California College Media Association, beating UCLA, USC and UC Berkeley. At the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention, other top awards were earned by The Orion staff. The Orio...

Department of art staff member dies at 71

Department of art staff member dies at 71

Carly Campbell
March 7
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A retired Chico State staff member, James Kuiper died Feb. 27 at the age of 71.Kuiper was a professor for 25 years, and was the department chair for three years in the Department of Art and Art History. "James impacted hundreds if not thousands students lives," said Ashley Gebb, University Spokeswoman.Jame...

The rights of undocumented immigrants

The rights of undocumented immigrants

Allison Clark
March 6
Filed under Campus, Community, News

Know Your Rights workshops are being hosted on campus to help undocumented students, Chico State and community members who have fears in light of the current political situation.Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, runs the Know Your Rights workshops and o...

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Jafet Serrato
March 6
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

University Housing fired nearly a third of its resident adviser staff for attending an off campus party where minors were drinking, according to a University Village resident adviser. "In their letters of termination, it would outline their violations," University Village resident adviser and sophomore...

20 resident advisers fired, three on probation

20 resident advisers fired, three on probation

Jafet Serrato
March 6
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

More than 20 residential advisers were fired March 2. The residential advisers worked in Whitney, Shasta and Lassen Halls as well as University Village. Due to University Housing regulations, advisers are required to follow certain conduct. Residential advisers were notified of their termination...

Top administrator reflects on career as professional soccer player

Top administrator reflects on career as professional soccer player

Victoria Rohrer
March 6
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Former professional soccer player Ahmad Boura found his way to a top university position through his love for the game and higher education. Before coming to the United States 21 years ago, Ahmad Boura was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon where he developed his love for soccer and desire for learning. “(I)...

Woman gives CPR to a dead dog

Woman gives CPR to a dead dog

Jafet Serrato
March 5
Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Suspicious SubjectSunday, 6:07 a.m., 1444 Magnolia Ave.A man who came in for a heart condition was released from the E.R. and started to rant to employees that he was not being treated. He insisted that he got kicked out of Enloe and they refused to give him service.Call Type: Suspi...

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