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Smucker’s expands in Chico

Smucker’s expands in Chico

Amelia Storm

April 21, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Smucker's will relocate a pasta and grain facility from its current Bay Area location to their current property in south Chico. The relocation from Livermore, California will take a few months and will be completed by the end of 2016. The current Chico site produces R.W. Knudsen Family and Santa Cruz ...

Lyme Disease support group seeks solution

Lyme Disease support group seeks solution

Roberto Fonseca

April 19, 2016


Filed under Community, News

With no cure, Lyme disease sufferers will go to extremes to try and cure themselves. The Nor-Cal Chico Lyme Support Group are a group of individuals who all have different experiences dealing with this disease. People often resort to very expensive or very different treatments in an attempt to get ri...

Yo-Yo championships held in Chico

Yo-Yo championships held in Chico

Roberto Fonseca

April 17, 2016


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The California State Yo-Yo Championships held its annual competition at the Downtown Plaza on April 16. The California State Yo-Yo Championships have a long history and is one of the largest state contests in the country. Some of the most venerated and respected players come to compete at one of t...

Director of university affairs-elect talks plans for Chico State

Director of university affairs-elect talks plans for Chico State

Amelia Storm and Michael Catelli

April 16, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On Wednesday, April 13, Tammi Fleet was elected the new director of university affairs in the Associated Students government. Fleet sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about her plans in this new position. How long have you been attending Chico State? Fleet: I am ending two years right n...

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Michelle Zhu

April 15, 2016


Filed under Community, News

  Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, California may get ahead after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, creating the nation's highest statewide minimum wage. The bill, signed on April 4, will increase the minimum wage gradually, wi...

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Bridget Comito

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State has been experiencing a wide range of openness and support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Six months ago, very few people knew his name. Today, he appeals widely to the younger generation, especially college students. This is apparent in the Chico community.Bands for Be...

Coordinator continues to register Wildcats

Coordinator continues to register Wildcats

Gabriel Sandoval

April 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Mike Hawkins stood beside his ironing board under the shade of a swaying tree near Meriam Library last Friday morning, asking passersby if they were registered to vote. “Register to vote? Take a couple minutes,” he repeated. Hawkins, a Vietnam veteran and political activist recognized as mu...

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Sound Grenade a non-violent device for personal safety

Molly Sullivan

April 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Correction: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect title for Jill Turner. It has been corrected. It’s small. It’s blue. It’s loud. A new personal safety device called the Sound Grenade is available for students as a non-violent tool for campus safety. Sound Grenade is a sma...

Safe Place launches ‘Prevention is Possible’ campaign

Safe Place launches ‘Prevention is Possible’ campaign

Eric Mcguire

April 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

This month, Safe Place takes a new approach to preventing sexual assault. April is the month dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault. Most years the emphasis is on survivors and ways to avoid sexual assault situations. This year, Safe Place, Chico State's support program and advocate for ...

CSU chancellor and CFA president reveal details of strike negotiation

CSU chancellor and CFA president reveal details of strike negotiation

Elizabeth Helmer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

At 10 a.m. on Friday, CSU Chancellor Timothy White and CFA President Jennifer Eagan held a press conference after a negotiation was reached to stop the faculty strike scheduled for next week. An agreement was reached this morning between the CSU administration and the CFA that allows a 10.5 perce...

Thursday Night Market celebrates 20 years

Thursday Night Market celebrates 20 years

George Johnston

April 8, 2016


Filed under Community, News

With the taste of fresh fruit and sounds of live music in the mild spring air, the Thursday Night Market opened April 7 in downtown Chico. This marks the 20th anniversary of local Chico businesses and farmers working with each other to put on this event. "I love it," said Miracle Odurukwe, a participant of...

Reporter helps students negotiate large purchases

Reporter helps students negotiate large purchases

Yoselin Calderon

April 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

In the sixth installment of Adulting 101, the Career Center, Student Life and Leadership, and the Chico State Alumni Association brought alumnus and consumer reporter Michael Finney, who currently works for ABC7 News. The event happened on March 29.Finney discussed ways to negotiate purchases ranging from bike...

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