The Orion

Students targeted for sex work

Kyla Linville

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

“I was kidnapped and gang raped," said Kate Transchel, a human trafficking survivor and Chico State Russian history professor. "There are a lot of women on this campus that have had similar kinds of experiences. It's hidden in plain sight." Transchel is also the advisor of Stop Trafficking of Persons. STOP...

Wrec helps students during dead week

Wrec helps students during dead week

Amber Martin

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Puppies and massages are a few ways the Wrec is helping students find peace during dead week. From Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, the Wrec will host its annual De-Stress Fest. Here's a rundown of activities this week. Dog Time When: Thursday, 2 - 4 p.m. Spend some quality downtime with some furry pups to...

Tuition hike vote postponed, students organize

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The CSU Board of Trustees has postponed its vote on the proposed 5 percent tuition hike for two months, moving the vote to its March 21 meeting. The CSU is currently facing a $168.8 million shortfall for its 2017-2018 budget. When Gov. Jerry Brown did not offer to fund the CSU’s budget request of ...

Elephant preserve in the works

Elephant preserve in the works

Jae Siqueiros

December 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

A Chico State biological sciences lecturer is working to further Wildcat’s knowledge on elephants through a new class. Rebecca Brunelli and Tag Engstrom, a biological sciences professor, created BIOL 494 to build elephant knowledge and establish an elephant preserve in Tehama County. Brunelli’s...

University’s director of public affairs retires

University’s director of public affairs retires

Molly Sullivan

December 6, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Joe Wills, the director of public affairs and publications, celebrated his retirement on Dec. 2 after 19 years at Chico State. At least 200 Chico State faculty, staff and students, including Willie the Wildcat gathered in Colusa Hall to recognize Wills’ service. Campus and community members gave...

Violence prevention course offered for spring 2017

Katalina Santamaria

December 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

A violence prevention class will be offered at Chico State this spring. Chico State has developed a new course which is designed to provide students with the tools and knowledge to be able to recognize and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking on campus. The course is also aimed to inform students ab...

DREAM team creates petition to protect undocumented students

DREAM team creates petition to protect undocumented students

Katia Berg

December 5, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Chancellor Tim White addressed in an email sent out Nov. 17 that the university would continue to support minorities, specifically undocumented students. In response, the DREAM Student Support Team of Chico State created a petition to solidify White's words. Some key points in White's memo were: •...

Chico State says pot still illegal on campus

December 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

by George Johnston Sorry to those with kushy dreams of a high campus after the passing of Proposition 64, but Chico State will not allow the smoking or possession of marijuana on university property. In a campus-wide email sent to students and faculty, Drew Calandrella, Vice President for Student...

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

Bianca Quilantan

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Some students studying abroad may not be allowed to return to the United States after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, 2017. An email sent by Jennifer Gruber study abroad and international exchange coordinator urged undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students studying...

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

CSU system won’t aid deportation of undocumented students

George Johnston

November 17, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

The anti-immigration rhetoric of president-elect Trump has many undocumented students worried whether they can stay in the country and continue to attend college. California State University Chancellor Timothy White said the Cal State University system will not help any plans of deporting undocumented...

Students express fear after election

Students express fear after election

Molly Sullivan

November 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Students talked about themes of fear, shame and grief during the post-election forum for Democrats Nov. 16 in the Bell Memorial Union. Students gathered in four groups where they discussed their feelings after the election and support systems they needed. The 3-hour discussion was moderated by Chico...

Students unite for solidarity walk

Students unite for solidarity walk

Katalina Santamaria

November 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students, staff and members of the community gathered near the George Petersen garden to show solidarity in creating a safer and welcoming environment on campus. Participants celebrated national walkout day Nov. 16, a day where campuses across the US show unity with all members of the community and...

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