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Live Halloween coverage 2016

Live Halloween coverage 2016

October 29, 2016

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President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

President Hutchinson talks campus improvements at open forum

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016

President Gayle Hutchinson discussed strengths, challenges and avenues for investment at the last open forum of her listening tour Oct. 24 in the Performing Arts Center. President Hutchinson has met with students, staff and faculty for the past 74 days of her listening tour to collect feedback on campus...

Chico State ranked among best schools in California

Chico State ranked among best schools in California

Amber Martin and Amanda Hovik

October 28, 2016

Chico State stands high in national rankings once again. According to The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, 51.4 percent of Chico State candidates passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam in 2015. This is one of the highest passing rates ever achieved by any access university...

Renovations will improve campus

Renovations will improve campus

Amanda Hovik

October 28, 2016

With the Physical Science Bridge finishing construction, Chico State is pursuing other renovations on campus. The university has begun renovations to the Performing Arts Center and has prospective projects planned including The Albert E. Warren Center, Meriam Library and modifications to the Boiler-chiller...

Student drugging still under investigation

Student drugging still under investigation

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016

University Police are still investigating a string of incidents involving the drugging of male students that occurred in late September and early October. The campus was notified of the incidents in a safety announcement Oct. 8. At that point, UPD was investigating three or four incidents, and follo...

Phishing for Wildcats

Phishing for Wildcats

Kyla Linville

October 27, 2016

University Police Department sent out an email early Wednesday morning regarding an email scam that has been tricking students into accepting fake job opportunities. The email expresses that UPD received multiple reporting’s of similar incidences. Students would have “employers” re...

Petition to extend library hours

Petition to extend library hours

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 26, 2016

Students are petitioning to extend recently reduced Meriam library hours. As previously reported on by The Orion, the library's hours were cut and the money saved would go toward IT services. New hours include: · Sunday: First floor opens at 10 a.m., All floors open from noon to 11:45 p.m. ·...

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Chico helps fight against human trafficking

Kaylie Lewis

October 23, 2016

People marched through downtown Chico on Oct. 22 to raise awareness for human trafficking and slavery. A21, a non-profit, nationwide organization that works to abolish human trafficking, hosted a Walk for Freedom that consisted of a mile-long silent protest. A single-file line of volunteers walked...

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Kaley Wise

October 21, 2016

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 in an open forum to discuss Halloween operation plans. “There was a knock at the door and when we answered a belligerent college kid came in and proceeded to ask us why we were in his apartment. When we told him it wasn’t his apartment he pe...

Chico could receive more cameras

Chico could receive more cameras

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 21, 2016

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 to discuss the new bike trail cameras.Bike path cameras were installed over the summer along the infamous, "rape trail.""These cameras are not the end all, and they don't stop all crime, but they let people know that we're paying attention," said Chief of Po...

Crime reports release different stats

Crime reports release different stats

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 20, 2016

Four rapes, three of which occurred on campus, were reported between 2013 and 2015, according to the Clery Annual Security Report. Different crime rates were expressed in the 2016 Clery Annual Security Report released Oct. 1 than in the Title IX report released Oct. 3. The security report focuses on crimes reported on campus and in buildings affiliated. The report helps ...

Greek Week breaks records

Greek Week breaks records

Marrion Charissa Cruz

October 20, 2016

Every fall Greek life on campus dedicates a week to raising money for various charities. This year over $31,000 was raised for donations. Greek Week stats: - 667 pints of blood donated - 2,500 non-perishable foods to Wildcat Food Pantry & Jesus Center - $1,350 for a local charity -...

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