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Reflection: An Orion reporter’s experience covering Chico’s largest BLM protest

Reflection: An Orion reporter's experience covering Chico's largest BLM protest

Julian Mendoza, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

WARNING: This article contains a reference to a racist slur and may be inappropriate for children. Hundreds of people marched into Chico City Plaza on June 5 demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Chico’s Desmond Phillips, who in 2017 was shot and killed by Chico police in his home whil...

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

Photo courtesy of Getty Images by Hill Street Studios Photo credit: Hill Street Studios

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018

Money is tight for those of us in college, or for other adults trying to make their business or career goals workout. Wouldn’t it be great to have some help through the struggles?It’s no secret that sugaring is a hot topic on social media, nowadays for this upcoming generation. For those...

Associated Students election candidates make their cases for office

Orion reporters interviewed 16 out of the 18 A.S. candidates on Tuesday. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Kelsi Sibert, Mathew Miranda, Lizzie Helmer, Grayson Boyer and Roberto Fonseca

April 6, 2018

The Associated Students election is on April 18 and several candidates are now campaigning for various positions. There are 18 official candidates running for 17 different positions. The Executive Vice President, Director of University Affairs, Commissioner of Student Organizations and Programs, College...

Students walk out of class to protest gun violence

Students make their way from the City Plaza to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Natalie Hanson

March 14, 2018

Students from all over Butte County left their campuses for the national Walkout March against gun violence in downtown Chico Wednesday morning. Students from nearby schools Chico High School, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, Bidwell Junior High, Butte College and other campuses joined Chico State...

One dead after falling from Butte Hall stairwell

Police on the scene between Butte and Plumas Hall after reports of a person falling off the Butte Hall stairs.

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 14, 2018

Update: Butte Hall will reopen Thursday for regular hours, departmental operations and classes, according to a Chico State alert. The candlelight vigil will now be held in Shurmer Gym if there is rain. Updated 5:37 p.m. Update: According to an email announcement from Provost Debra Larson, Ch...

Wildcat of the week: Claire Wayne

Claire Wayne will be moving from third base to behind the plate as catcher this upcoming season. Photo credit: Noah Enns

Noah Enns

January 25, 2018

Claire Wayne is a junior catcher and third baseman for Chico State’s softball team. Wayne received honorable mention her sophomore year and is looking to improve upon that while helping the Wildcats along with winning a California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. The ’Cats look ...

Women stride for equal rights

Start of the Women's March on Chico at E. Fifth Street.

January 20, 2018

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Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Evangelist protester preaches his beliefs on campus. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales and Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 27, 2017

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...

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Another room of the building shows the bed being used and the chair covered in clothing. Photo credit: Colton Mortansen

Jafet Serrato

March 23, 2017

A house on Hazel Street was burglarized during spring break with majority of the tenants property stolen. The incident was discovered March 18 by Colton Mortansen, a student from Chico State. Mortansen along with his four other roommates attend the university, but he was the first person to wit...

Tuition increase for Chico State

Tuition increase approved for all CSU's. Photo courtesy of Matthew Ramirez

George Johnston

March 22, 2017

Chico State will now be more expensive to attend, after the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22. To be exact, this tuition increase will cost undergrads $270 and graduate students $438 more to continue their education. The vote itself came...

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

20 resident advisers were fired from Whitney, Shasta and Lassen Halls and University Village March 2. Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Jafet Serrato

March 6, 2017

University Housing fired nearly a third of its resident adviser staff for attending an off campus party where minors were drinking, according to a University Village resident adviser. "In their letters of termination, it would outline their violations," University Village resident adviser and sophomore...

Kicking Chlamydia in the butt

High tech machine that gets Chlamydia test results in under four hours. Photo credit: Carly Campbell

Carly Campbell

February 4, 2017

The Student health Center on campus has been working hard to meet students' needs this academic year.Their newest tool has helped students receive fast and effective STI test results.The Panther is a state of the art machine allowing people to have their Chlamydia test outcome in less than four hours....

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