The Orion

Commencement ceremonies should not be held in 2020

Courtesy of Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico

Angel Ortega, A&E Editor

April 19, 2020

The amount of irrational anger and spread of misinformation toward Chico State’s decision to hold a virtual commencement makes me ashamed to be a Wildcat. As a Class of 2020 senior,  I am frustrated that commencement for my graduating class will no longer be held in person. I empathize wit...

Trans Day of Remembrance Video

During the event, students and volunteers gathered together to remember those they have lost in the past Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera

December 3, 2019

Reporter Carolyn Allen interviews Stonewall Alliance Board Member Connor Wenzel about the origins of this event. Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected] or Twitter: @Melissa_Swimz27...

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While both cases were deemed non-threats, students have been criticizing the communication Chico Sta...

Butte County falls silent in remembrance of Camp Fire

Marge Nelmes came to Chico City Plaza to remember her best friend, Lolene Rios of 46 years who passed away during the fire. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

November 13, 2019

Friday, Nov. 8, marked a year since Butte County faced the deadliest wildfire in California history, and residents faced it with remembrance and hope. Gathering at various locations in Chico State and the Chico City Plaza, the town fell silent for a shared 85 seconds, marking the 85 lives lost from the ...

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” delivers an erotically fun show

Left to right: Magenta (Makenzie Ryan), Dr. Frank N' Furter (Juan Bolaños), and Riff Raff (Brandon Burchard). Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

October 23, 2019

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” was a gritty and gruesome, yet erotically captivating musical production. The musical, produced by Chico State’s School of the Arts (SOTA), was originally written and produced by Richard O’Brien and was later made into a film adaption, named ...

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

Information and misconceptions about sexual assault. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 21, 2019

With several school-led attempts to educate students on consent and sexual misconduct through required programs such as "Not Anymore," students are advised to reach out to school-supported assets to report offenses -- but few actually do so.While students are required to fulfill alcohol and consent trai...

President’s Fall Reception Kicks off Academic Year

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

September 14, 2019

Kendall Lawn pulsed with music on Friday for the Fall Reception, an event where President Gayle Hutchinson discussed her new strategic plan for the university. The plan centers around three main priorities: equity, diversity, and inclusion; civic and global engagement; and resilient and sustainable sy...

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Butte Hall has had an asbestos problem for years now. With the new renovations, this problem may be solved. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 10, 2019

Chico State is currently undergoing plans to renovate Butte Hall, the second-largest building on campus and home to many different departments. These renovations, set to start in summer 2021 and end by summer 2023, will displace many professors during its prolonged construction.While there are conce...

Career fair connects students with potential employers

Employers talked to students about potential internships and job openings at the Bell Memorial Union Wednesday afternoon. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019

The career and internship job fair welcomed all Chico State majors to the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to talk to over 100 different companies looking for new hires.Students came to the fair dressed in professional attire, ready to present themselves to potential employers."This is our last career ...

Mechoopda artist challenges assimilation of indigenous culture through printmaking

Work By Jacob A. Meders. This work is on display at the Jackie Headley Art Gallery Photo credit: Alex Coba

Rayanne Painter

January 28, 2019

Companion exhibitions “Mǝǝmento: Before” and “Aksum Belle: Afterwards” made their debut at Chico State’s Janet Turner Print Museum and Jackie Headley Art Gallery this week.The art displayed varies from printmaking to sculptures, both challenging the assimilation of Indige...

Errors and missed opportunities kill Wildcats hopes against Dominguez Hills

Grant Larson started for the Wildcats Friday night and pitched five innings. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Noah Enns

April 21, 2018

The Chico State baseball team fell short of a win against Cal State Dominguez Hills, losing by a score of 6-5. Errors and missed opportunities doomed the Wildcats Friday. The ’Cats committed three errors that proved costly and left runners on base, including a bases loaded situation that could hav...

Chico State Men’s rugby club falls to Long Beach, ending season

Chico State rugby battles in a scrum against Stanford. Photo Courtesy: David Vargas

Noah Enns

April 15, 2018

The Chico State men's rugby club's season officially came to an end in Long Beach at the Spring Championship quarterfinal. The Wildcats lost to Long Beach State by a score of 36-28."I think we did a lot better than we did last year," said junior Matthew Mulholland. "We built upon our successes from last...

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