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2018 midterm election guide: several local positions need to be voted upon

2018 midterm election guide: several local positions need to be voted upon

Roberto Fonseca

May 9, 2018


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On June 5, all California counties including Butte County will be holding midterm election primaries. Registered voters will be able to vote on twelve different positions that range from the overall state level to their own respective counties.Statewide PoliticsThe race for the governor is the most no...

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

President Hutchinson decides to stagger student fee increases despite advisory vote results

Grayson Boyer

May 8, 2018


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Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced on Thursday that she would be implementing the proposed student fee increases, despite students voting against all three increases. The announcement came Thursday at noon through an email sent to all students. President Hutchinson decided on staggering the...

Chico State degree costs about $90,000

Chico State degree costs about $90,000

Lizzie Helmer

May 8, 2018


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Next week hundreds of students will receive a bachelor's degree from Chico State. It may be the most expensive piece of paper they'll ever own. Each year on the university website, the Chico State Financial Aid and Scholarship office releases estimated costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room ...

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Students protest President Hutchinson’s fee increases at Kendall Hall

Josh Cozine and Natalie Hanson

May 8, 2018


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Nearly 50 students gathered outside Kendall Hall Monday to protest the recently approved student fee increases. Student participants began the protest with speeches and a rally at about 11 a.m. Brigitte Dahrouj, who helped organize the event, was one of many expressing her frustration with the inc...

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018


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Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable m...

Funding for student trips and The Orion stirs discussion

Funding for student trips and The Orion stirs discussion

Natalie Hanson

May 4, 2018


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How much to spend on aiding student trips, and on The Orion, were two questions brought to the committee for Instructionally Related Activities this week. With over $9,000 left in the budget for student activities,  the IRA met Thursday to hear from two teachers requesting additional accommodation...

President Hutchinson increases student fees

President Hutchinson increases student fees

Alex Grant

May 3, 2018


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Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson decided to approve all three proposed student fee increases Thursday, but compromised when each fee would go into effect. While Hutchinson approved each fee, the Health Services Fee adjustment will be the only increase implemented next semester. The Student Learning...

How prepared is Chico State?

How prepared is Chico State?

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018


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Chico State planned for its first active shooter drill during school session on April 20, however campus officials announced April 19 that the drill would be postponed and rescheduled for a future date. Margolis Healy, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety and security for universities and ...

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018


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The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Debra Barger retires from Chico State after 29 years

Mathew Miranda

April 30, 2018


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Dean of Regional and Continuing Education Debra Barger retired Monday. Her retirement celebration was held in Colusa 100 Friday. Q: When did you start at the university? A: I started in October of 1988 at the university. I came to Chico for a job interview. I had never been here. I had never even be...

President Hutchinson announces voting results on proposed fee increases

President Hutchinson announces voting results on proposed fee increases

Alex Grant

April 26, 2018


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Advisory voting results on the three proposed fee increases was released by President Gayle Hutchinson around 9 p.m. Thursday. All three; the Student Learning Fee, the Health Services Fee and the Athletics Fee, were opposed by the majority of voting students. Hutchinson sent out an email that thanked students for participating in the forum and vot...

Forum for Congressional candidates set for Monday

Forum for Congressional candidates set for Monday

Josiah Nicholl

April 26, 2018


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Chico State has announced that next Monday at 7 p.m., a forum for US Representative District 1 Candidates will be held in Harlan Adams Theater at the Performing Arts Center. It will be free and open to the public. The event is being jointly hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County, the Offic...

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