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Chico Person: Speech and Debate Coach Mark Faaita

Molly Myers, Editor-in-Chief // May 18, 2023 After...

Chico State speech pathology students gather for a photo at the annual Speech & Hearing Fair.

Chico State’s Speech Therapy Clinic hosts annual free Speech & Hearing Fair

Kaitlin Moore, Reporter // May 16, 2023

On May 6th, the Chico State Clinic for Communication Disorders hosted its annual Speech & Hearing Fair, where members of the public got the opportunity to receive free speech, hearing and language...

Chico State Speech and Debate Team at the National Forensics Association tournament. Photo courtesy of Bailey James.

Chico State Speech and Debate team win big at national tournament

Kristin Moore, Reporter // May 16, 2023

The Chico State Speech and Debate team took home the gold at the National Forensics Association tournament in Peoria, Illinois. Students Bailey James and Jacob Tobias both placed in their divisions. James...

Chico Rose Garden. Photograph: Nicholas Stamper/CSU Chico.

The Future of Chico State’s seniors

Nicholas Stamper, Contributor // May 16, 2023

As the Spring semester winds down, the graduating students of Chico State prepare to enter the workforce. For many students, the excitement of graduating college is also met with ambiguity and uncertainty...

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College of Natural Sciences student awarded full-ride scholarship to Johns Hopkins University

Abbigail Kovac // May 15, 2023

Chico State’s University College of Natural Sciences awarded Hikmat Abou Shahla, as one of the Student Gonfaloniers for the 2023 Commencement Ceremonies of his class. Abou, as he prefers to go by, is...

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One Decade of the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Milca Elvira Chacon, Contributor // May 10, 2023

Current office manager and founder, Kathleen Moroney, reflects on the last 10 years of service at the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.  Before the pantry’s existence, Maroney received a phone call from...

SMASH film festival

Digital filmmakers guild brings back student showcase 

Megan Gauer, Reporter // May 10, 2023

For the first time since 2014, students and community members attended the Students of Media Arts Showcase, SMASH, a student film showcase put on by the Digital Filmmakers Guild.  SMASH was held...

Ride along with university police: An eye-opening experience of kindness and accountability

Ride along with university police: An eye-opening experience of kindness and accountability

Troy Johnson , Reporter // May 9, 2023 When being around police, nervousness can set in. This semester, I interviewed one of the University Police Department officers, Lieutenant Christopher...

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

Fry cook to CSU President: Gayle Hutchinson’s journey

Molly Myers and Noah Herbst // May 2, 2023

Chico State's The Orion · President Gayle Hutchinson's final interview with The Orion Given the rare opportunity to unwind, President Gayle Hutchinson imagines she would come home, say hello...

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Climate Change: It’s OK to cry about It

Holland Kanne, Contributor // April 28, 2023

If you haven’t yet heard, the earth is in ecological collapse. Fires are rampant, natural disasters are on the news every day and wildlife biodiversity has plummeted. Scientists call this the sixth...

Combat Robotics at Chico State brings a medal home

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 19, 2023

American Institute of Mechatronic Engineers competed at Robogames, a yearly event hosted in Pleasanton California. “King crab” is the red robot AIME used at the competition to take out a couple of...

Chico State associate professor, Lindsay Briggs, poses for a photo. Courtesy of Lindsay Briggs.

Lindsay Briggs on multiple controversies stemming from CUSD board meeting

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 19, 2023

On April 5, Lindsay Briggs, a Chico State public health associate professor who has a Ph.D. in health behavior and sex research, spoke out in support of trans student privacy at a Chico Unified School...

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