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PG&E scams rise after election

Kaylie Lewis

December 6, 2016


Filed under Community, Crime, News

Pacific Gas and Electric has warned customers that there would be an increase in scams following election season. The company decided to take action against the scams and started a new campaign called Utilities United Against Scams Week. The campaign was designed to inform customers of this issue and...

Community members stand in solidarity with Standing Rock

Community members stand in solidarity with Standing Rock

Marrion Charissa Cruz

December 6, 2016


Filed under Community, News

A weekend of solidarity has started downtown on each of the four corners of Bank of America. The Facebook page "Chico Stands with Standing Rock-Defend the Sacred! DeFund DAPL!" calls to show support for Oceti Sakowin, The Great Sioux Nation and the Water Protectors. The post asks supporters to move...

No DAPL protest comes to Chico

Amanda Hovik

December 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico community members plan to bring a North Dakota protest closer to home.DeFund The Dakota Access Pipeline, a public event of indigenous support, will take place from Dec. 3 to 5. According to the event's Facebook page, the three-day event in Chico aims to defend native sovereignty, fight for cle...

Petition fights Chico junkyard

Kaylie Lewis

December 1, 2016


Filed under Community, News

A petition to move Chico Sharp Metal junkyard was delivered to Chico City Clerk Thursday. Members from Move The Junkyard organization gathered over 9,000 signatures to deliver to the city council. The organization stated the junkyard has toxins and pollution in the air and water, which is near a residential...

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...

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...

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...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community, Features, News, Showcase

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

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...

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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