The Orion

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

There were many members working the event and ensuring that students and speakers had a tremendous experience, on Saturday. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

A student hides her face. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

March 12, 2019

Editorial: Women's History MonthThe idea of UndocuWeek, as a campus event, may mean very little to the average American passing through the average American campus. It may also mean everything to any student who has ever considered themselves a “dreamer” at an American college.This can als...

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Dr. Arreguin-Bermudez started working at Chico State in 2004 as a Spanish professor. Photo credit: Kendall George

Kendall George

March 12, 2019

According to Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the financial aid and scholarship office, Chico State doesn’t know how many undocumented students are on campus, but she estimates there are around 300. After reflecting on Chico State's Undocuweek in February, she hopes that undocumented stu...

Undocuweek, we needed you

Students learn during an event for Undocuweek. Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Janette Estrada

March 12, 2019

Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D) held "Undocuweek" to inform undocumented students with mixed-status families at Chico State of the current federal and state legislation.Chico State hosted many workshops with professionals in the field to create a safe environment where ind...

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Dilan Pedraza speaks to students in the CCLC about his experience filming in documentary

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often tedious, steps in order just to acquire the right to work and live safely in this country.Leaders Educating...

Undocuweek redefines what it means to be successful from the ‘hood’

Jeff Duncan addressing the crowd during

Julian Mendoza, Olyvia Simpson, and Ricardo Tovar

February 28, 2019

Literacy, Colonial history and Tupac Shakur were topics brought up by East Oakland native Josh Duncan-Andrade in his presentation "Unconditional Love for the Hood: Redefining Success in Our Communities" at the Bell Memorial Union in room 203 on Tuesday. The event was made possible by Chico State's clu...

Solidarity in support of the undocumented community at Chico State

The campus community expressed solidarity at Chico State for undocumented students. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Luke Dennison

September 27, 2017

The Trinity Commons hosts solidarity event at Chico State showing support for the undocumented community on campus, Tuesday.Undocumented students and faculty shared highly personal stories about their families and their journey through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Smiles, tears, voice...

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

Tim White, chancellor of the CSU system, visited Chico State on May 4. Photo credit: Aurora Evans

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2017

While the city of Chico decided against becoming a sanctuary city, the CSU system continues to offer services to undocumented students. Over a year has passed since students on campus proposed the opening of a center dedicated to undocumented students. Later this month, students, staff and faculty can v...

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

March 2 - The Study Abroad fair is taking place in the quad outside of the BMU. Students can ask questions regarding the different programs and services. (Photo credit: Aurora Evans).

Bianca Quilantan

November 18, 2016

Some students studying abroad may not be allowed to return to the United States after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, 2017. An email sent by Jennifer Gruber study abroad and international exchange coordinator urged undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students studying...

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