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Campus reacts to Trump election

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George Johnston

November 10, 2016

Protest against Trump at the BMU @theorion_news — Jenice Tupolo (@JayTupolo) November 10, 2016 Protesters gathered at the Bell Memorial Union steps to share stories and emotions toward newly president-elect Trump. Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson also commented on the election. In a campus wide ema...

LIVE: Election Day coverage

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November 8, 2016

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President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

Newly selceted Chico State president Gayle Hutchinson return to the campus for a meet and greet with Chico State faculty and students Photo credit: George Johnston

Michelle Zhu

March 30, 2016

Chico State's newly President-select Gayle Hutchinson returned to campus for a meet and greet with faculty and students in the Bell Memorial Union building Wednesday. Before mingling with the crowd, Hutchinson gave a speech about what she intends to do at Chico State. She began her speech by stating...

Chico State’s 18th annual Town Hall Meeting

Seven hundred and fifty Chico State and Butte College students gathered in the Bell Memorial Union to introduce the eighteenth annual town hall meeting. Photo credit: Courtney Weaver

Courtney Weaver

April 19, 2015

The 18th annual Town Hall Meeting took place at Chico State on Wednesday night. Students from both Chico State and Butte College participated in discussing solutions for contemporary policy problems. Policy problems ranged from climate change to sexual crimes on campus, and students are able t...

‘Choose Chico’ returns to recruit students

Patrick Pace, center, and his parents, Patrick and Erica, take a break from exploring campus at

Austin Redfern

March 26, 2015

Prospective Chico State students will be coming to campus for "Choose Chico!" on Saturday, April 11, which will give them the opportunity to speak with current students and faculty and explore campus through a variety of activities. "Choose Chico!" is an open house event held every year by the ...

Senior Spotlight: Student won’t let environment go to waste

Mitch Hayes, a senior business project management major and managing for sustainability minor, has used his passion for nature to aid his five semesters of success in sustainability programs at Chico State. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Nicole Santos

February 26, 2015

Whether Mitchell Hayes is camping or enjoying his favorite local park, it's hard for him not to notice the pervasive presence of waste in the environment. "I notice myself upset and troubled when human waste impedes on my ability to appreciate the elegance of nature," Hayes said. "Being able to enjo...

Monk creates mandala in BMU

Losang Samten, Buddhist monk, has created three mandalas for Chico State, this being his last one. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Tj Carter

November 8, 2014

Leaving a person’s place of birth behind is difficult, but having to make a journey on foot at 5 years old just to be able to escape danger is not only challenging, but an accomplishment.   "It's a very sad memory when I was the age of 5 leaving Tibet," said Losang Samten, a Buddhis...

Q&A: Hellogoodbye on hot Chico moms, sex rock

Hellogoodbye put on a nonstop, energetic power pop show Thursday in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jake Hutchison

October 17, 2014

The Orion chatted with the musicians of Hellogoodbye about dangerous tour adventures, early influences and memorable fans before they took to the Bell Memorial Auditorium stage for a passionate power pop show Thursday. The Orion: Tell me a little about your latest album, "Everything is Debatable."Forr...

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Jon Mess screams during Dance Gavin Dance's Friday night performance at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Ashiah Scharaga

March 29, 2014

Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't brave in the shower, while his bandmates play fast-paced, energized rock riffs. The post-hardcore, e...

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Photo Courtesy of KCSC Radio and Sarah Manhan

Nicole Santos

March 26, 2014

Music lovers are encouraged to test their knowledge in the genres of indie, classic rock, hip-hop, electronic and more at KCSC Radio's first Music Trivia Night.The trivia night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 2 in the old Common Grounds area in Bell Memorial Union basement 008.Students are encou...

The Cans Make Us Face Consumption

Ryan Voigtman's Mountain Dew and Pepsi cans in his exhibition on the third floor of the BMU. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Veronica Hodur

March 7, 2014

Reducing, reusing and recycling are all big parts of Chico life, and nothing makes students rethink their use then having it lined up in front of them. This is exactly what Ryan Voigtman, a transfer student studying printmaking, has done. His art installation "The Cans," located in the Bell Memorial Union third floor gallery, sho...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Inforgraphic by Liz Coffee

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

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