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Student lounge opens in Multicultural Gender Studies department

Student lounge opens in Multicultural Gender Studies department

Hannah Yeager

September 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Even though this is only the fourth week of school, for most, massive amounts of homework have already piled up. However, there is a new option for those looking for a quiet place to study. The student lounge at the Multicultural Gender Studies department (MCGS) had a grand opening event Aug. 31 to sho...

Chico Police academy recruits locals

Chico Police academy recruits locals

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico residents are being encouraged to join Citizens' Police Academy to experience first-hand police tasks. The 12 week program gives residents of Chico an experience of the departments' work.Ed Nelson, a crime prevention officer and facilitator of the program, said that it’s great for people who ma...

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

Fire assistance center now open for victims of Ponderosa Fire

Luke Dennison

September 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Ponderosa Fire victims can receive assistance at the Fire Assistance Center.The fire started August 29 by Ponderosa Way and it has destroyed 32 homes and 22 other buildings.A local Assistance Center has now opened its comfort to the victims of the fire.The FAC will offer residents whose homes were d...

Chico “Meets in the Middle”

Chico “Meets in the Middle”

Alex Grant

September 11, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Depolarize Chico, a community action group, sponsored a free activity called "The Meeting in the Middle" last Thursday in the Chico City Plaza. Here, community members set aside their political differences and confronted community division and polarization. The event revolved around a unique exercise...

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Shooting at Chico State Fraternity house was reported and remains under investigation.According to Chico Police, a shooting occurred over the Labor Day weekend at the Tau Gamma Theta Fraternity House. Sept. 1 at about 11:55 p.m., police responded to a shooting at 980 Chestnut St. A man was found by officers with a gunshot wound in his low...

New minor officiates at Chico State

New minor officiates at Chico State

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

Students will now be able to minor in food science effective fall 2018.Gayle E. Hutchinson has approved the following as a minor on September 11, 2017."Upon the recommendation of the Academic Senate and the concurrence of the Provost, I approve the addition of a New Minor in Food Science in the Departmen...

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Protest on campus calls for peace in Palestine

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A protest of the Israel occupation took place on campus, Monday noon. As a poster sale went on outside the Wildcat Store, just several blocks down the campus the Chico Palestine Action Group was protesting. All signs were placed next to the new Arts & Humanities building, on the roundabout of Salem....

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Christian Solis

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico Fire Station held a Sept. 11 memorial for victims and heroes of the attack.Members of the community gathered around a 9-11 monument, 16 years later, on Monday. It took place at the Chico Fire Station Five. Commemorating the sacrifice of the the firefighters who valiantly fought to save victims of...

Shopping cart was found without an entitled owner

Shopping cart was found without an entitled owner

Jacqueline Morales

September 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type:Child abuse reportMonday 11:45 a.m., Aburnum AvenueSubject reported her 6-year-old granddaughter being assaulted by her eight or nine-year-old step brother.Call Type:Suspicious SubjectMonday 11:55 a.m., 195 Humboldt Ave.Man was loitering by the parking lot and kept goin...

Fall semester brings 33 new faculty to Chico State

Fall semester brings 33 new faculty to Chico State

Andrew Freeman

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State saw the addition of 33 new faculty members at the beginning of this semester. Each one comes from a different walk of life, and to illustrate this, the Orion asked three of them to participate in a short questionnaire. The three new faculty members that were asked these questions are Dr....

Chico World Music Festival returns to campus

Chico World Music Festival returns to campus

Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2017


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

The 24th annual Chico World Music Festival took place on campus, Saturday. Every year, the festival brings together a variety of musical acts to showcase sounds and styles from all over the world to the Chico community. The event also celebrates multicultural food and art.   International voices and in...

Chico state organization is recognized statewide

Chico state organization is recognized statewide

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management is recognized by their student chapter Associated General Contractors, named top chapter in the state.The Chico State chapter will be awarded The Outstanding AGC Student Chapter award at the Building Futures Awards Banquet October ...

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