The Orion

President Hutchinson talks unity at inauguration

Gayle Hutchinson speaks with those protesting the potential tuition increase outside of her inauguration ceremony. Photo credit: Ben Hacker

George Johnston

March 5, 2017

Gayle Hutchinson made history when she was inaugurated as the first woman president of Chico State. Before the inauguration started, students gathered outside Kendall Hall to protest a proposed tuition increase. Hutchinson took a second to speak with the demonstrators and calm their fears. Denn...

Hutchinson’s promises as Chico State President

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson gives a speech during her inauguration. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Nicole Henson

March 4, 2017

The future of Chico State looks prosperous under Gayle Hutchinson's presidency as she addresses issues on campus such as the party culture, reinventing the health center and possibly building an open-late eatery on campus.Here is a review of the new President’s accomplishments and upcoming goals and...

Reformation needed for executive orders

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Roberto Fonseca

February 27, 2017

Executive orders have been highly questioned over the years as to whether or not they are constitutional.Although executive powers are covered in Article II, Section 1 of the constitution, the process itself does not follow the proper protocol commanded in the document. There is no need for approval from the Senate or the House of Representatives, making the law of checks and b...

President Hutchinson’s first 100 days

President Gayle Hutchinson. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Daniel Wright

February 21, 2017

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson has concluded her 100-day listening tour. President Hutchinson came to Chico State in July of last year, and in the first 100 working days that followed, she conducted 90 group meetings, held two open forums, and received online feedback from 407 faculty, staff,...

Obama trumped the media

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Susan Whaley

February 15, 2017

History seems to be forgotten rather quickly when it comes to American politics. When it comes to Barack Obama, America may have the fastest onset of short term memory loss. Obama may not have publicly waged a war on the media, such as our new president, but he avoided, criticized and tried to persecute ...

Trump to be sworn in as president

Donald Trump giving speech at Laconia Rally.
Photo courtesy of Michael Vadon.

Carly Campbell

January 19, 2017

President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in on Friday, January 20. Opening remarks will begin at 9 a.m. In his acceptance speech on Nov. 9, Trump said, “My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose.” The inauguration of the 45th President of the United States...

Bernie Sanders draws crowd of 15,000 in last-minute Sacramento rally

Bernie Sanders supporters show support of their candidate with posters. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Amelia Storm

May 11, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Sacramento on May 9 to a crowd of over 15,000 supporters. In his speech, Sen. Sanders stressed the importance on winning the primary in California. “With your help we are going to win the biggest prize yet, the California primary which has...

Zingg says goodbye to Chico State at retirement party

Chico State President Paul Zingg giving a few words at his retirement party Photo credit: George Johnston

Michelle Zhu

May 7, 2016

Rain postponed the event, but it did not stop the campus community from giving Chico State President Paul Zingg a proper, and enthusiastic, farewell for his 13 years of support and leadership. Faculty, staff, students and community members joined in wishing Zingg the best in his retirement after the...

California primary election includes Senate seat

2016 is shaping up to be a big election year both on the national scene and in California. Photo credit: George Johnston

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

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Jeff Guzman

March 28, 2016

When it was announced last fall that the search for Chico State’s next president would be a confidential search, staff members became worried that the community would not be heavily involved.Well we have got some good news. Chico State has recently appointed a new president to succeed President...

No one enjoys political debate

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Sean Daly

March 19, 2016

Everyone has experienced the sudden, uncomfortable hostility that results when a friend mentions a political belief of theirs, which is then met with another friend's opposing belief. Friendly settings turn cutthroat as everyone in the room begins to angrily spurt out unorganized political jargon wi...

Political efficacy from a Canadian’s perspective

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Nick Bragg

November 8, 2015

Not being a citizen of the United States has burdened me with the inability to vote. I used to not care about politics, I used to have a very low level of political efficacy, I used to think that even if I could vote, my vote wouldn’t matter. Now being older and more educated, I have realized ...

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