The Orion

Senior joins Student Academic Senate

Senior English major Malissa Pierce, the senator for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, is hoping to spread the word about her senate seat. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Amelia Storm

March 15, 2016

If you mention the Student Academic Senate to any regular Chico State student, you might get the same confused look an English major would have in a nursing class. Malissa Pierce is hoping to change that. The Chico State senior is the new student academic senator for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts a...

Win over Stanford gives women’s rugby team new confidence (full gallery)

Carlos Islas

February 26, 2016

In a game against their rival, the Chico State women’s rugby team won its biggest game of the season when they beat Stanford University 36-17 at home on Feb. 13. The win improves the Wildcats' record to 1-3 and moves them into third place in the Pacific Mountain West division. In previous meetings...

Q&A: Auyon Mukharji from Darlingside

Darlingside promotional photo. Photo courtesy of Auyon Mukharji

Sarah Strausser

February 16, 2016

On March 7, Darlingside will be at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for an intimate music experience. Coming from Boston, Massachusetts, the band features four musicians who come together using dozens of instruments to create different, folk-like music. Auyon Mukharji, violinist and mandolinist for Darlingside,...

Students and professors question the popularity of Donald Trump

Photo credit: Jeremy Steele

Jeremy Steele

February 16, 2016

Donald Trump is frank, blunt and honest, and because people are more interested and more captivated by controversial news, a segment of the population is drawn towards his rhetoric. "I think people are voting for Trump because they love the idea of someone who is not a politician, someone who they see is a self-made man...

Vámonos to free tacos at taco tuesday trivia night

Photo credit: AS Productions

Michael Catelli

February 15, 2016

Associated Students Productions is holding a free Taco Tuesday Trivia night at 7 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium on Feb. 23. The event is open to the first 100 students to arrive. Prizes will be given to the winners of the trivia night. “We produce a variety of events for students,...

Ex-orcising unwanted junk with “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff”

Over Valintine's weekend, Goodwill will launch its “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” progrm where people can donate their ex's stuff Photo credit: Yang Dai

Yang Dai

February 13, 2016

Goodwill has launched a program called “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” for Valentine's Day weekend. The “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” program encourages people to donate things left by their exes to Goodwill. While Goodwill declined to comment on “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff”, Chico State students...

Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

John Crosby, a political science professor at Chico State, spoke about his experiences in the military. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Bridget Comito

February 13, 2016

A series of lectures will be taking place the first Thursday for the next three months for veterans to express their personal experiences during their time with the military. This lecture series is known as "Veteran Voices" and is hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. John Crosby spoke on Feb. 4, th...

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Tova Love, president of RDA, embraces religious tolerance and wraps her hair in a tichel full time to better understand its impact. Photo courtesy of Tova Love

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2016

The Religious Diversity Association, the only interfaith organization at Chico State, will be rekindled this semester following the increasingly polarized climate of religious relations in the national media. RDA, founded in 2013, has been dormant for the last few semesters due to a lack of membershi...

Club baseball gives players a second chance

First year pitcher Zach Scott warms up before practice on Feb. 3. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

Jason Spies

February 9, 2016

There comes a moment in every athlete's life when they are faced with the overwhelming possibility that their time playing the sport they love, may be coming to an end. For baseball players who still have that urge to play and aren't ready to throw in their gloves just yet, the Chico State club baseball te...

Janet Turner Print Museum opens new exhibit

Prints, like this one by Kochi Yamamoto, will be on display at the Janet Turner Print Museum until Feb. 20. Photo credit: Chico State School of the Arts Facebook page

Bridget Comito

February 8, 2016

Chico State's Janet Turner Print Museum highlights its collection of hidden treasures in its current location. Dr. Janet Turner was a Chico State professor of art education and printmaking from 1959 to 1981. Turner started collecting fine art pieces in the late 1940s during her time at Chico State and...

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

The Torres Shelter has many bunks designated for women. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall.

February 7, 2016

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez is running for U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

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