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Stanford professor to make speech at Chico State

Stanford professor to make speech at Chico State

Amber Martin

August 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Each year the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Associated Students put on an event for Constitution Day. This year the event is “The Future is Ours: How Demographic Change and Latino Voters are Changing American Politics in 2016 a...

Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

George Johnston

August 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State unveiled the nation's first thin-film solar charging station, Tuesday afternoon. This student-led project took over a year of designing, planning and reviewing in return for academic credit.The charging station is powered by by a 600-watt solar photovoltaic array of thin-film panels and a 12...

New cameras fortify bike trail

New cameras fortify bike trail

Katalina Santamaria

August 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

For many students at Chico State living in such a small town, biking is the easiest way of transportation. Approximately half of the student body uses their bikes for traveling to school, work and home. With so many students using the bike paths around campus and town, it is key to ensure their safety...

Incoming students pose for annual “C” picture

Incoming students pose for annual “C” picture

Kaylie Lewis

August 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students and staff came out Friday morning to the University Stadium to continue a long standing tradition of taking a picture in the form of a letter "C" to welcome the newest wildcats to Chico.Amongst a sea of "Welcome Home Wildcats" t-shirts Natalie Bogdon, a member of the student philanthropy council w...

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Chico Fire Department hopes students ‘Drop and Dash’ old couches

Bridget Comito

May 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

Chico State's history of setting couches on fire has caused much risk and hazard to the community, according to the Chico Fire Department. Because of this trend, the department has created a program known as Drop and Dash. The event will be hosted on May 24 and 26 at the Chico Fire Department from 1...

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State elevators are safe and in good working order, despite having expired permits posted inside them, university officials said last week. The 20 campus elevators surveyed by The Orion last week displayed operating permits that expired in mid-April. The expired one-year permits were visible...

First-year students talk plans for next year

First-year students talk plans for next year

Michael Catelli

May 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

As the end of the academic year approaches, the class of 2019 has come close to finishing the commonly dreaded first year in college. In a survey of first-year students, 86 percent of respondents reported a positive to excellent experience at Chico State, while only 14 percent responded with a satisfact...

Chico State informs community on HSI status

Chico State informs community on HSI status

Christine Zuniga

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a “Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)” information session on May 12. The presentation gave an update on Chico State’s HSI status and the opportunities it presents.An HSI is a federal designation that gives approved colleges or uni...

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Administration adds diversity priority to plan

Eric Mcguire

May 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chico state has added a new priority to its Strategic Plan for the Future. The new priority was drafted by the University Diversity Council last year, and after being reviewed by a number of Chico State committees and individuals, it was approved. The plan states “we will continue to develop and ...

Graduating students share thoughts on post-college life

Graduating students share thoughts on post-college life

Elizabeth Helmer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Disclaimer: This article reflects the views of the individual reporter, not the views of The Orion.Chico State students are to receive their diplomas next week, marking that they have answered all the questions needed to earn their degree. But there’s one question left that every graduate needs t...

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Molly Sullivan

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Chico State Stockdog Association is holding a fundraiser. The association is a student organization based in the College of Agriculture that trains dogs in herding, agility and obedience. They are currently fundraising so they can take their dogs to a trainer in the Bay Area to learn goat herding. Th...

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns ‘not my zip code’

Eric Mcguire

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

“The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you,” said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose of unveiling a new six...

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