The Orion

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Map of Emergency Blue Lights located on campus. Photo credit: University Police

Kaley Wise

November 8, 2016

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

Emergency blue lights need replacement

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Megan Mann

November 30, 2014

It was a dark and stormy night. I'd just arrived at the north-campus parking lot after going to the immediate care clinic here in town. I had bronchitis and didn't feel safe walking back to Whitney Hall alone on the poorly lit path. So, I decided to do what everyone moving into the dorms was ...

Campus sticks with Blue Light Phones

Infographic courtesy of Chico State

Robert Engels

November 12, 2014

Some college campuses are getting rid of their Emergency Blue Light phones in favor of smart phone safety apps, but Chico State isn't planning on making the switch. UC Davis is one of the colleges that are moving away from the Emergency Blue Light phones in favor of new technology. Recently, a variety ...

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