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Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

Students walkout for #ClimateUprising as part of a national movement

March 15, 2019


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Alex Depa carried a cardboard sign around Trinity Lawn reading: “Don’t make us use Mars,” before speaking to a crowd. “This planet is pretty much fucked OK,” he said as he took the mic to address the crowd gathered. “We’re gonna have to move off-planet within a few centuries... but don’t...

Cruzando Fronteras and Humanity for the Homeless on The Orion Newscast 3/13/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Video

This week on the Orion Newscast students meet and share their stories about “Cruzando Fronteras” or “Crossing Borders” to address anti-immigrant sentiments in the U.S. and we sit down with Benson who is an advocate for the homeless community in Chico, CA. Full audio interview with deM atlaS Fu...

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Trenton Taylor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Camping ComplaintMonday, March 4, 9:07 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterOne male and one female were reported sleeping in the hallway between Langdon and O’Connell. Subjects picked up their belongings and left upon police arrivalCall Type: Fire AlarmWednesday, March 6, 1:24 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterA fire alarm was pulled in the west side of Langdon on the 3rd floor. False alarm.Call Type: Parking ComplaintThursday, March 7, 11:57 a.m., Parking structure on Cherry Street.Inside the park...

Chico State Master Plan looks to future campus projects

Chico State Master Plan looks to future campus projects

Nate Rettinger

March 12, 2019


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Based on community feedback and requests, several new projects have been planned for Chico State in the next 10 years. These projects cover everything from first-year student living, space for more outdoor recreation and a bikeway running through campus. An open house was held on Monday and provided ...

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Man tazed while singing and dancing in the street

Trenton Taylor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Camping Complaint Monday, March 4, 9:07 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center One male and one female were reported sleeping in the hallway between Langdon and O’Connell. Subjects picked up their belongings and left upon police arrival Call Type: Fire Alarm Wedn...

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Kendall George

March 12, 2019


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According to Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the financial aid and scholarship office, Chico State doesn’t know how many undocumented students are on campus, but she estimates there are around 300. After reflecting on Chico State's Undocuweek in February, she hopes that undocumented stu...

Chico State leaders respond to student concerns on campus safety

Chico State leaders respond to student concerns on campus safety

Julian Mendoza

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

After rumors began to emerge about a suspicious suspect being on campus Monday morning, a conversation with administration was held in Colusa Hall on Friday regarding the safety of students on campus.The conversation was a follow up of the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center’s open discussion on Tuesday with Chela Mendoza Patte...

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Gordy Papalias

March 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

Multiple StabbingsChico Police responded to three stabbings that happened within a 24-hour span last Monday. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.One incident involved a juvenile who was accused of stealing property. The juvenile got upset and then stabbed the accuser in the abdomen. The victim fled the scene and got himself to the nearest hospital.The juvenile was arrested by Chico Police at the scene of the stabbing and taken to Butte Juvenile Hall.T...

City council members vote 4-3 to form a cannabis committee

Nate Rettinger

March 11, 2019


Filed under Community

Opinions clashed at the recent city council meeting where members moved to form a cannabis committee.City council members came together to vote on a proposed cannabis committee on Tuesday night at Chico City Hall. This committee would oversee the integration of the cannabis industry into Chico as a legi...

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

Trenton Taylor

March 11, 2019


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Chico State's Career Center hosted roughly 100 school districts across California for the Education Hiring Fair Saturday morning. Students currently in Chico State's credential program, along with those who already have a credential, sought out their future careers within the education industry.The fair was ...

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Gordy Papalias

March 7, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Monday within the 2700 block of White Ave. In this case the victim tried...

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Nate Rettinger

March 6, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss taking steps to become a commission. They also endorsed the Declaration of Climate Emergency as proposed by Chico 350, a local group devoted to sustainability. The Task Force listened to solutions to environmental problems posed by member...

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