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University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue

March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

Career fair at BMU offers opportunities for students

Down an aisle at the Career Fair.

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Chico State’s Career Center hosted an imposing spectacle of approximately 100 employers ready to recruit students for potential internships, summer programs and  new hires Wednesday at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.  Students and business representatives alike dressed in professiona...

Government Affairs considers protest of Zionist speaker, criticism of Associated Students

On Thursday Associated Student Government Affairs Committee were introduced two added agenda items including the event hosted by Chico Hillel and a proposition to officially denounce White Supremacy. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

A week after Israeli speaker Neil Lazarus was invited to campus, two added agenda items were brought to the Associated Students Government Affairs committee meeting Thursday.Government Affairs considered a resolution to formally denounce white supremacy and examined last week's event hosted by Chico ...

Chico State student exhibits art for ‘The Last Generation’

Rafael Orti Garcia stands in front of his piece entitled “Overwhelmed” Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Emily Neria

October 9, 2019

Chico State art major, Rafael Orti Garcia, welcomed guests to his art exhibit titled "The Last Generation" in a reception on the third floor of the BMU Thursday afternoon. The exhibit featured artwork primarily done in ink and charcoal. Each piece depicted eclectic scenes of machinery, wildlife, and ruin,...

Photo of the day

A sign sits in the Bell Memorial Union for students to give their thanks to the first responders of the Camp Fire on Tuesday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Dominique Wood

November 28, 2018

A sign sits in the Bell Memorial Union for students to give their thanks to the first responders of the Camp Fire on Tuesday.

Sigma Chi returns to Chico State after five years

Chris Laverrite inside of the Sigma Chi chapter house. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Mathew Miranda

October 24, 2018

Correction: A previous version of this article carried a quote from Sigma Nu representative and chapter president, Blake Emery which was not verified. We have removed this quote due to conflict of facts by request of the party.  After a five-year disaffiliation with the university, one of the olde...

Sigma Chi returns to Chico State after five years

A group of Sigma Chi brothers sitting on the bench in front of the chapter house. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Mathew Miranda

October 24, 2018

After a five-year disaffiliation with the university, one of the oldest and largest fraternities in the nation will be returning to campus. Sigma Chi, established in 1992 at Chico State, was voted back onto the InterFraternity (IFC) Council, Oct. 3, with a 10-1-0 vote. The organization terminated its relationship with the university in 2013 after allegati...

Photo of the day

Protestors, in support of pro-choice, stand outside the Bell Memorial Union during the Women's Resource Center on Friday. Check out the article about the protest on the Orion. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Dominique Wood

October 9, 2018

Protestors, in support of pro-choice, stand outside the Bell Memorial Union during the Women's Resource Center on Friday. Check out the article about the protest on the Orion.

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hosts largest annual Student Research Symposium

Films from students of Visual Anthropology at Chico State presented films on the second story of Bell Memorial Union. Harrison Hunter (left) directed a film about deaf culture and cochlear implants. Julia Bellon (right) made a film highlighting some of the historical problems of Greek life and culture on college campuses. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

April 26, 2018

The opioid epidemic, gun violence and gun control, and sexual assault on campus were just a few of the topics covered by student presenters Wednesday at the 17th annual Student Research Symposium. Held in Bell Memorial Union’s auditorium on the second floor, the symposium started around 5:30 p.m....

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez speaks at the BMU

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez signed copies of his new book

Lizzie Helmer

April 17, 2018

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a two-hour...

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Alix MacDonald holds up an example of a Clothesline Project shirt. All students are welcome to design a shirt any way they want to express their feelings on sexual assault.

Alex Grant

April 17, 2018

Safe Place, Chico State's confidential sexual violence prevention and intervention center, is organizing an artistic project to call attention to sexual assault issues in Chico. Students are invited to decorate t-shirts Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in BMU 203 to show support for...

New Wildcat statue funded exclusively from donations

The fencing will be up in front of Bell Memorial Union until the statue's unveiling on April 19 Photo credit: Lizzie Helmer

Lizzie Helmer

February 14, 2018

A new Wildcat statue is coming to Chico State and it’s funded in a way that’s the first of its kind. The about $145,000 necessary for the project came from a collaborative donations effort by the Alumni Association, Associated Students, athletics and the university. The project pulled no...

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