The Orion

Tuition increase raises $2.9 million

Tuition takes a five percent increase. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

October 8, 2017

The recent tuition bump of five percent has raised $2.9 million to spend on increasing four-year graduation rates at Chico State.The Graduation Initiative 2025 comes from the CSU Chancellors Office and aims to increase four-year graduation rates across all CSU campuses. Efforts to implement the GI 2025 ...

Remedial Math and English is no longer an option

These workshop like classes, will meet throughout the academic year. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

August 19, 2017

Chico State will no longer offer English and Math remediation.Starting Fall 2018, Graduation Initiative 2025 will be implemented to increase four year graduation rates and eliminate achievement gaps in minority and low-income groups.The faculty of Chico State are mandated to turn remedial prerequisite...

The language of gender

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Brittany Mcclintock

April 27, 2016

When someone says they’re bilingual, they typically mean they speak two languages. Like in America, it’s most common for someone to speak both Spanish and English. That way, it’s easier for that person to communicate with someone whose first language is different than what is normal...

College’s most daunting task: Choosing a career

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Daisy Dardon

February 26, 2015

I've known I wanted to go into book publishing or editing since the eighth grade. I love reading and writing so this was the perfect job choice for me. There was no question in my mind. Everyone that knew me admired that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I had everything planned o...

An English student’s open letter to Dad

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

February 6, 2015

Hi, dad. It’s me, your democrat-voting, organic food-eating, cat-adopting, English student child. I just wrote a 10 page paper on the imagery of Langston Hughes’ poetry. Later, I’ll be reading Virginia Woolf and discussing feminist themes in “A Room of One’s Own.” How are you? Calm d...

English faculty voice thrill for Taylor II

Sharon Demeyer, Admin Support Coordinater. Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Madison Holmes

January 21, 2014

With the construction of Taylor Hall under way, arts and humanities professors and students are looking forward to new amenities and having a single location for their departments again. Currently, the English department is spread out in a variety of locations across campus. Last semester, lecturer Heather Altfeld’s English 130 class was hel...

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