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Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

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

Students advance religious diversity on campus

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

Club baseball gives players a second chance

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

Janet Turner Print Museum opens new exhibit

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

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

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 running for US Senate

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...

Chico voted sixth most romantic city in America

Chico voted sixth most romantic city in America

February 3, 2016

Just in time for Valentines Day, the movie rental kiosk Redbox has recently released a list of the top ten romantic cities in America based on rentals of romance movies in 2015, with Chico ranking number six. Chico State students usually have an initial look of confusion when told Chico was ranked the s...

Students find success after graduation

Students find success after graduation

February 2, 2016

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one can take their degree. Chico State is ranked 76th on Forbes ranking of schools of the West, and 399th on the national list. T...

Chico State recognized with national community service award

Chico State recognized with national community service award

February 2, 2016

Chico State won third place in a national award for the 2015 National Outstanding Student Chapter Competition. This marks the sixth year since 2009 that Chico State has earned a place for this national award. In 2014 Chico State took first place. Ever year Chico State's Associated General Contractors ...

Student musician shares passion for music

Student musician shares passion for music

January 31, 2016

Watch the video below:   Miguel Orozco can be reached at [email protected] or @mustymikey on Twitter....

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student support to help them get better wages before they are forced to go on strike. Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected]

Earthen Iron decorates Chico

Earthen Iron decorates Chico

December 15, 2015

In honor of the holiday season, a metal wire Christmas tree rests above the door at 231 W. 8th St. Inside, one can find open fires, but instead of roasting chestnuts, they are forging metal. The business is Earthen Iron, a local blacksmith and metalsmith. Since 2000, the shop has been doing custom me...

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