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Students vote on class of 2016 T-shirts

Students vote on class of 2016 T-shirts

Yoselin Calderon

March 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

At Grad Fest this year, seniors were given three choices to vote on for the class of 2016 T-shirt design. Choice B won by a landslide. The Alumni Association teamed up with the creative media and technology department to come up with a design. Each year a student from the CMT department designs the...

ITSS phishing out scam emails

ITSS phishing out scam emails

Elizabeth Helmer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

On Feb. 19, 277 Blackboard accounts, student center accounts and Wildcat emails could no longer be accessed. The accounts were shut down on that late Friday afternoon leaving students stranded for help restoring their online academic lives until the next week. The following Monday, the IT Support...

Study Abroad office reacts to Belgium attacks

Study Abroad office reacts to Belgium attacks

Eric Mcguire

March 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The world is in mourning after the two horrific bombings in Brussels that, according to a recent New York Times article, killed approximately 30 people and left more than 230 wounded. The world looks different with the threat of violence looming unpredictably over daily life. “Our thoughts are w...

Animal rights group hopes students ‘Brave the Cage’

Animal rights group hopes students ‘Brave the Cage’

Christine Zuniga

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A human-sized cage next to a woman in a chicken suit – this was what Chico State students saw while walking through campus on Wednesday. The cage, an important element for Animal Place’s Brave the Cage campaign, is meant to spread awareness about the conditions that 95% of hens in the egg industry live in. ...

Performance art hugging Chico State

Performance art hugging Chico State

Jeremy Steele

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Outside Meriam Library, a neon, huggable, and sound making blanket of art stood for one night on the bulky concrete support. The piece, Hug Your Center: Keep the Light On, was designed by teacher Cameron Kelly. It was part of a week-long event that began on Chico State’s campus on March 21. The...

Cheerleaders seek ‘spirited’ teammates

Cheerleaders seek ‘spirited’ teammates

Gabriel Sandoval

March 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Chico State Cheer Team was tabling on the Gauntlet Tuesday – extra cheerfully – getting hyped as members promoted the team’s upcoming tryouts. “We’re looking for anyone who’s happy and spirited,” said Samantha White, a first-year student who back-spots and tumble...

Newly selected president faces challenges

Newly selected president faces challenges

Eric Mcguire

March 17, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

On a rainy Wednesday morning, amidst hot coffee and donuts, students and faculty gathered to watch a live video feed of the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach. The viewing took place in the Associated Students offices in the BMU. As the assembled crowd waited for the video feed to start broadcasting,...

Faculty help students understand potential strike

Faculty help students understand potential strike

Eric Mcguire

March 16, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students gathered on March 8 in the BMU to learn more about the California Faculty Association strike. The info session was organized by post baccalaureate student, Mark Faaita, and the Chico State Democrats. Representing the CFA was political science professor, Michael Coyle, who spoke passionately ab...

Student Philanthropy Council raises $4,000

Student Philanthropy Council raises $4,000

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The new Student Philanthropy Council has raised close to $4,000 for the college. The council is a non-profit organization established in August 2015 to raise money for the university and its resources. All the money collected helps fund campus resources such as the Career Center or the extended...

Students dissatisfied with health center

Students dissatisfied with health center

Michael Catelli

March 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students are not pleased with the wait time to be treated at the Student Health Center and sometimes would rather save the inconvenience by not going at all. In a recent Orion survey, Wildcats were asked basic questions about their experience with the Student Health Center.The survey of 68 student responses co...

Newly selected president discusses role at Chico State

Newly selected president discusses role at Chico State

Elizabeth Castillo, Eric Couderc Mcguire, and George Johnston

March 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

After a secretive selection process, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was named the new president of Chico State on March 9. Although she is joining the university after a vote of no confidence and amidst a potential faculty strike, Hutchinson is optimistic about her new role. She spoke to The Orion in a phone interview on the day of her appointment. Hutchinson discuss...

Period Week focuses on the stigma of menstruation

Period Week focuses on the stigma of menstruation

Christine Zuniga

March 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center announced its Period Week event in collaboration with Associated Students Sustainability. The week-long series of events is scheduled to run from March 21 to March 25 and is meant to de-stigmatize the topic of menstruation.GSEC director eliza dyer is hoping that the event...

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