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As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval
May 17, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

College campuses must choose between safe spaces or free speech

College campuses must choose between safe spaces or free speech

May 16, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

College campuses, once the epicenter of the marketplace of ideas, are now the crucible for free speech controversies in the nation. To promote “safe spaces,” speech is being suppressed. In 2015, a college journalist was reporting on a protest at the University of Missouri and a professor tried...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

May 12, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

The Orion is providing a "photo of the day" to capture the many events, activities and interesting people on campus. Check back each day on the website to see a photo that encompasses an interesting aspect of the campus and community on that particular day.  

Fraternity being investigated for trashing campsite

Fraternity being investigated for trashing campsite

Daniel Wright
May 2, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Chico State chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is being investigated by the Tehama County Sheriff for littering a campsite and chopping down more than 30 trees, according to a press release. J.D. Elam, a camper who frequents the spot near Deer Creek, reported the incident. On the weekend of April 21, h...

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....

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Millenials searching for mental vacations

Nicole Henson
April 29, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It may seem that millennials have a more laissez-faire attitude when it comes to recreational drugs compared to their parents. But in all honesty, we're just as lost as previous generations, or even more so. We have been told since we were in elementary school that drugs are bad and were forced to...

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...

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...

Creative Fusion spotlights young artists

Creative Fusion spotlights young artists

Julia Maldonado
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

More than 200 pieces of art by junior high and high school students are being displayed at the Chico Art Center now through April 28. “Creative Fusion” displays works by Pleasant Valley, Chico and Fair View High, Inspire School for the Arts, Marsh, Bidwell and Chico Junior High, Blue Oak Charter...

Chico Science March draws thousands

Chico Science March draws thousands

George Johnston
April 23, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people filled Trinity Commons to march for science April 22. Like the other 600 other demonstrations happening worldwide, Chico’s March for Science brought professors, students and activists together to show their support of science. Two Chico State professors, Rebecca...

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

George Johnston
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

John Blachley, a political science and criminal justice professor, was carted away from the seventh floor of Butte Hall by emergency medical technicians on Thursday. A witness said Blachley came into the office as he normally does and just collapsed. Blachley was not answering his coworker’s questions...

Chico State alumni win Pulitzer Prize

Chico State alumni win Pulitzer Prize

George Johnston
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Malaika Fraley was cuddling her infant daughter at 4 a.m. when messages came across her phone saying a fire had broken out at an electric music warehouse rave. Little did Fraley know that herself and fellow Chico State alumni Rick Hurd and Katrina Cameron along with the East Bay Times would win the Pulitzer...

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