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California App Aims to Notify Users of Potential Coronavirus Exposure

Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist // December 9, 2020

California’s COVID-19 cases are surging yet again. With the majority of the state shut down with stay at home orders and nearly 30,000 new cases announced Sunday, state officials have announced a new...

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Butte County moves back to most restrictive Tier 1 status amid COVID-19 surge

Joel Moret, Reporter // November 16, 2020

Butte County has moved back into the most restrictive Tier 1 status in California’s reopening plan following a spike in COVID-19 cases reported by The Orion last week.  Businesses are expected...

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COVID-19 uptick could mean another setback for Butte County

Joel Moret, Reporter // November 15, 2020

Butte County may be reverting back to Tier 2 status amidst an uptick in COVID-19 cases. If the trend continues, Butte County will re-enter Tier 2 by Nov. 17.  “I am very concerned to see an...

#20 Kristin Worley takes an at bat in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Chico athletes reflect on shortened season

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has halted sports programs at Chico State since March. Before COVID-19, the spring sports teams were playing well and had a shot to make a deep run in the playoffs. The softball...

Study abroad programs for Spring 2021 have been canceled. 
Photo Credit: Dylan Giriffith taken on Oct. 22

Chico State cancels incoming and outgoing study abroad programs for Spring 2021

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // November 2, 2020

Chico State international programs announced the cancellation of  study abroad programs that would have sent and welcomed students to and from countries all over the world.  This announcement...

The WREC will reopen for limited indoor activity on Oct. 19

WREC to reopen under limited county guidelines

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 10, 2020

Chico State’s Wildcat Recreation Center will begin its reopening process on Oct. 19 after Butte County was moved to a lower-risk tier in California’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines. The fitness center,...

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Two Chico State Nursing students launch COVID-19 video campaign

Chloe Curtis, Editor-in-Chief // October 9, 2020

Chico State senior nursing students, Isaac Padilla and Tasha Haase have partnered with Butte County Public Health to gather comprehensive data from Chico State students, faculty and alumni about their...

Performances at Laxson auditorium have been cancelled for the semester, but staff are still employed.

Chico State students, faculty, staff work to keep local music scene vibrant amid pandemic

Kelsey Ogle // September 14, 2020

School of the Arts Productions and Chico Performances are each working on projects that will help music and arts thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul Young, a music industry professor who...

Zoom meetings/ classes are not the same as going to a classroom

Does Zoom work for Everyone?

Jack Lewis, Reporter // September 10, 2020

COVID-19’s spread caused nearly every college, university and school district nationwide to switch to online instruction back in March. Since then, Zoom has become the primary way for instructors and...

Chico State will continue virtual instruction through spring 2021. Photo taken Sept. 2, 2020.

Chico State and CSU cancel in-person classes for Spring 2021 citing COVID-19 threat

Julian Mendoza, Mulitmedia Editor // September 10, 2020

Chico State will continue with virtual instruction for most classes next semester. The policy, handed down by CSU Chancellor Timothy White, applies to all 23 California State University campuses, according...

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Holding ourselves accountable for the end of in-person classes

Erin Holve, Reporter // September 8, 2020

On Aug. 30 all students received an email from Chico State’s President Gayle Hutchinson explaining to students that for the remainder of the fall semester would be completely conducted virtually.  This...

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Butte County Public Health calls out college-age population for COVID-19 surge, Chico State students under investigation

Kimberly Morales, Editor // September 2, 2020

Butte County Public Health announced on Wednesday that within a week, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among people ages 18-24 in Butte County had risen by 557.  Of the 557 cases,...

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