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Chico State receives 2017-18 preliminary budget

Chico State receives 2017-18 preliminary budget

Daniel Wright
May 2, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The CSU system has released a preliminary 2017-18 budget allocation for all of the CSU campuses.The budget is based on Gov. Jerry Brown's initial 2017-18 budget. It is still subject to change in Brown's revision to the California budget this month.At the last Chico State University Budget Committee meetin...

Floats, Parades and Riots: The History of Pioneer Days

Floats, Parades and Riots: The History of Pioneer Days

Cortneanne Campbell and Molly Sullivan
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Cortneanne Campbell and Molly Sullivan can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

New Chico Police Department app available

New Chico Police Department app available

Jafet Serrato
May 1, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Chico Police Department unveiled an updated version of their app April 30. The app will have a new design but will lose all serial numbers or photos stored in the app, if current users did not resubmit them before April 29. "The Chico Police Department is in the process of building a new computer...

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Victoria Rohrer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, News, Video

Students and the community came together to bring light to the issue of rape culture and violence against women at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s annual Take Back the Night Week. “It’s about taking back our voice,” said GSEC Women’s Program Coordinator Rachel Biccum. Ninety-one...

Blood found in Meriam Library

Blood found in Meriam Library

Jafet Serrato
April 30, 2017
Filed under News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Transient Call Sunday, 11:49 a.m., Sigma Kappa house A homeless man was seen sleeping in a quilt. Call Type: Medical Aid Monday, 2:06 p.m., Physical Sciences Building Several people saw a man walking in the hallway with a panic attack. The man refused medical treatment. ...

1078 Gallery moving location after rocking too hard

1078 Gallery moving location after rocking too hard

Michael Fritz
April 29, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

The 1078 Gallery is packing up their bags, their landlord has evicted them after 11 years at their location at 820 Broadway Street. The landlord has had many issues with the parties. "They don’t follow the rules of their lease,” Anderson said by phone. “They seem to think they’re above...

Chico State accepts 15,000 freshmen

Chico State accepts 15,000 freshmen

Daniel Wright
April 28, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State sent out over 15,000 letters of acceptance for first-time freshmen. According to the Director of Admission, Adam Stoltz, Chico State admitted 15,468, first-time freshmen for the fall semester. The office of admissions does not anticipate anywhere near that many student attending though. R...

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Jacqueline Morales and Sophia Robledo-Borowy
April 27, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

An evangelist preached about "sexual misconduct" among students Thursday afternoon, sparking protests in return. Students from the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center came out to oppose the evangelist preacher who was saying students were "sinful." "We are out here to proclaim the gospel of Jesus...

Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities

Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities

Jacqueline Morales
April 27, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State students petitioned Thursday for the WREC to be inclusive.With a goal to start a program that supports recreational activities for students with disabilities, a group of 10 REACH students have set out to start a petition. It started after an in-class project and the students decided to tak...

Student affairs creates new VP wish list

Student affairs creates new VP wish list

Daniel Wright
April 27, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s Student Affairs, held a public forum to create a wish-list of characteristics and experience the staff and faculty would want in a new vice president. Representatives from every department falling under student affairs, from Housing to the Office of the Registrar, were present in...

Bill blocks sexual offenders from living in Chico

Bill blocks sexual offenders from living in Chico

Nicholas Feeley
April 27, 2017
Filed under Community, News

Assemblyman James Gallagher created a new legislation aimed to protect the community and bar non-native sexual predators from settling in Butte County.If passed, the Protect our Communities Act will prevent sexually violent predators from being released to a county that is not their county of origin. Other...

Proposed Wildcat statue to roar school spirit

Proposed Wildcat statue to roar school spirit

Karen Limones
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

After five years in the making, a realistic bobcat representation of Willie the Wildcat is on its way to becoming resurrected on campus in the form of a $135,000 Wildcat statue. “The statue will be rendered larger than life-size in durable materials preferably bronze; the statue and base not to...

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