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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...

Marxist group: Socialism would fix US politics

Marxist group: Socialism would fix US politics

Elizabeth Helmer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Socialism could be the answer to America's broken political system, according to the Chico State Marxist Student Organization.The group held a meeting Nov. 15 titled "How did Trump win and how to fight him." The meeting gave an introduction to the ideals of socialism and how it is the answer to people...

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Blanket drive helps keep homeless from freezing

Kyla Linville

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Winter marks the beginning of sweater weather, warm drinks and rainy days spent indoors. However, for many in Butte County, this means cold nights outside. Butte County has over 900 homeless people in the area. With the desire to help those in need during the cold season, Community Action Voluntee...

Student found dead in apartment

Student found dead in apartment

Marrion Charissa Cruz

November 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Jack Callaway, a first-year 17-year-old student, was found dead Nov. 4 at his off-campus apartment, according to a campuswide emailCallaway was found after his family contacted Chico police to check on him. The cause of death is still being determined.Callaway was enrolled at Chico State as a media arts,...

Students protest possible tuition hike

Molly Sullivan

November 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students from 23 CSU campuses are protesting the proposed tuition hike at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, California. The CSU Chancellor recently proposed raising tuition by 5 percent to partially make up for a shortfall in the budget. “Students should not have to worry about pa...

Chemistry department aims to improve student success

Lucas Moran

November 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Nobody comes to university to fail classes, though any number of factors can cause students to fall behind. A student typically looks to their own shortcomings to explain a bad grade, but less often do instructors hold themselves accountable. The Chico State Chemistry and Biochemistry Department...

Campus reacts to Trump election

Campus reacts to Trump election

George Johnston

November 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Protest against Trump at the BMU @theorion_news pic.twitter.com/bY2Z7g8ifm — Jenice Tupolo (@JayTupolo) November 10, 2016 Protesters gathered at the Bell Memorial Union steps to share stories and emotions toward newly president-elect Trump. Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson also commented on the election. In a campus wide ema...

Chico State Professor wins seat on City Council

Chico State Professor wins seat on City Council

Katalina Santamaria

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State Professor Sean Morgan won a second term as a member of the Chico City Council. Morgan has lived in Chico since he was 4 years old and graduated from the Chico State's College of Business in 1993. As a proud alumnus, Morgan ran for Chico City Council in this year’s election hoping...

Chico State honors veterans

Chico State honors veterans

Kayla Fitzgerald

November 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students, faculty and community members gathered to honor veterans Wednesday afternoon. Chico State has been recognized on the Military Friendly Schools list for six years. "It's really meaningful to support veterans not only in academia but within the community," Larry Langwell, coordinator of...

Possible tuition increase for students

Molly Sullivan

November 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

CSU students could pay 5 percent more in tuition next fall, according to a tuition proposal by CSU Chancellor Timothy White. If the proposal passes, annual tuition would increase by $270 for undergraduates, $312 for credential students and $438 for graduate students. The proposal will be discus...

LIVE: Election Day coverage

LIVE: Election Day coverage

November 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

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Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Kaley Wise

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

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