Navigate Left
  • The student Health Center is located on the intersection of Ivy and Legion. Photo by Jason Halley. Taken May 1, 2023.


    Chico State warns of potential tuberculosis case on campus

  • New lounge bar servicing exclusive menu and new cocktails in Rawbar’s remodeled extension. Taken by Alina Babajko on April 14.


    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples


    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

  • Jan. 26, 2005 printed issue of The Orion with the headline “Drinking nearly cost pledge’s life.” The article discusses investigations of Chico State’s Sigma Chi fraternity after a pledge nearly died from alcohol consumption. Accessed through The Orion Archives on April 13.


    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.


    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

Navigate Right
Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Biology job fair discusses gonorrhea

The biology fair was a day dedicated to biology majors and their opportunities in the job field. Photo courtesy of the School Biological of Sciences

Students of the biological science department attended a career day on Feb. 6 that revealed a gonnorhea outbreak in Butte and Shasta Counties.

“The science department has felt that job fairs on campus cater more to business majors,” professor Troy Cline said, “biology majors need to be aware of possible employment positions after they graduate in May.”

The opportunity to learn about their future job choices can create opportunities in the health field like disease epidemiologist Linda Lewis.

Her work has helped discover over 300 cases of gonorrhea in Butte County and is working along-side Shasta County during their epidemic of gonnorhea.

The reported age range of those who have contracted the sexually transmitted disease is in-between 13 to 60. It’s not just an issue that affects students; it impacts the county, including the homeless people.

In order to raise awareness and encourage preventative measures, informational packets that include condoms are distributed to the homeless population.

A census count, like a survey will be conducted in order to determine the necessary measures needed to stop the spread of this bacterial growth.

Brianne McEvoy can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

View Comments (1)
More to Discover

Comments (1)

All The Orion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *