The Orion

Waste Audit examines Chico State’s sustainable practices

Amanda Reinhart believes a waste audit is important to help students be aware of their waste habits and where their waste actually ends up. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Kelsi Sibert

April 18, 2018

A.S. Sustainability, in collaboration with A.S. Recycling, will be hosting a waste audit outside of Chico State's Student Service Center on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A.S. Sustainability Assistant Coordinator Amanda Reinhart said the aim of this event is to call attention to people's waste habits. “We...

Bacteria prevention is in, crop tops are out at the WREC

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Karen Limones

March 6, 2018

Crop tops now are banned at the Wildcat Recreation Center and for a good reason. Even though members of the WREC are frequently cleaning the equipment, they also expect students to clean it after they’re done using it. However, this isn’t always the case and because of that, the WREC is introducing...

WREC promotes body awareness

Chico State student Sydney Nguyen shows WREC staff member Mara Johnson her creation. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Mathew Miranda

February 28, 2018

The WREC is hosting Love Every Body week to help promote self-care, body diversity and acceptance. Every day this week there will be activities in the WREC Lobby from 2 to 4 p.m. The WREC has celebrated the week-long event for seven years and generally chooses the last week of February as it aligns wi...

Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities

Students petition to make the WREC inclusive. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales

April 27, 2017

Chico State students petitioned Thursday for the WREC to be inclusive.With a goal to start a program that supports recreational activities for students with disabilities, a group of 10 REACH students have set out to start a petition. It started after an in-class project and the students decided to tak...

The WREC needs to work out the dress code

The WREC needs to work out the dress code

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

September 19, 2016

The Wildcat Recreation Center is a place where students are supposed to feel comfortable with their bodies, as they rock their workout, but seems that more students are left feeling embarrassed.Multiple people have been asked to leave the WREC because of their clothing choices, the majority of which are women.The Associated...

The Ruckus rocks the WREC

First place finisher in the Advanced Women's category, Christina Saschin holds on before her next move.

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016

The smell of hand chalk and the sight of brightly colored tape filled the WREC on Sunday, April 10 for the fifth annual climbing competition, The Ruckus. The competition solely focused on bouldering, a specific type of climbing that doesn't require ropes or harnesses. Although it can be done with...

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

Contestants at last year's rock climbing competition. Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram

Amelia Storm

April 7, 2016

The WREC will host the fifth annual Ruckus Climbing Competition this Sunday, April 10. The all-day event is a bouldering competition sponsored by local companies such as The Bear and Klean Kanteen. The competition, which is limited to 35 competitors, has already filled up. The competition opens at 12 p.m....

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Students vote through email and A.S. hopes more students will vote because of how convenient it is. Illustration by William French

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Chico State student dies over winter break

Michael Dean died over winter break, on Jan. 14. Courtesy of Facebook

January 22, 2016

Michael Dean, a Chico State student, died of natural causes on Jan. 14.Dean had recently transferred to Chico State in the spring of 2015 from Yuba College, and was taking classes in sociology and political science. As a high school student at River Valley High School, in Yuba City, CA, Michael was ...

A.S. hosts service day dedicated to Cesar Chavez

Students and community members will be able to give back in honor of Cesar Chavez Day on March 31. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Hannah Suzuki

March 27, 2015

Chico State's Associated Students is hosting a day of service during which hundreds of students can give back to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, according to a press release. Cats in the Community will take place 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wildcat Recreation Center and other locati...

A.S., state workers partner toward thriving campus life

A.S., state workers partner toward thriving campus life

Kristina Martinez

March 11, 2015

Many students may not realize that A.S. it not an island unto itself and in fact partners closely with state-funded workers to produce the programs available on campus. The Wildcat Recreation Center has four state workers and Student Life and Leadership has eight, not including student staff. The ...

Toilet dispenser stolen from Langdon

William Rein

February 25, 2015

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Monday, 12:02 p.m, Physical Science Building “Unclear number of people coming from building. Yelling overly loud while leaving Modoc Hall to go to class.” Call Type: Petty Theft Monday, 2:01 p.m, WREC “Bike tires stolen while locked up at Wildcat Recreation ...

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