The Orion

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,...

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...

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Michelle Zhu

March 14, 2016


Filed under Community, News

After ongoing discussion, the Chico Police Department wants to rethink the way they regulate the city and homeless community. In September 2015, the Chico City Council approved an ordinance aiming to maintain cleanliness and safety in the city. It was both favored and opposed by many. The ordinance, ...

St. Pitt’s Day held to promote pit bull adoption

St. Pitt’s Day held to promote pit bull adoption

Roberto Fonseca

March 13, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

The Butte Humane Society gave people the opportunity to adopt dogs at Chico Mall from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on March 12. The Butte Humane Society is one the oldest non-profit agencies in Butte County. They have been working since 1911 to bring humanitarian care to dogs, cats and other animals. On Ma...

Power outages affect Butte County residents

Power outages affect Butte County residents

Bridget Comito

March 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

As rain continues to fall in the north state, one downside may be future power outages. Chico and Paradise experienced many power outages in the middle of the night between March 10 and 11. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported multiple outages impacting almost 300 customers in Chico, Paradise, and Co...

S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

Molly Sullivan

March 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club tabled outside of Butte Hall on March 8 to raise awareness about their upcoming events, including their annual conference on April 11-14. However, the conference may be cut short by the CFA strike. Organizers worry that the strike will interrupt students’ ...

Chico State students replace cash with Venmo

Chico State students replace cash with Venmo

Christine Zuniga

March 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

As with physical mail, phonebooks and maps, cash seems to be outdated, thanks to electronic transfer technologies, including the popular Venmo app. Venmo is a service of PayPal, the powerful alternative to checks and money orders, which had 4.9 billion payments via mobile devices in 2015. While PayPal is used on ...

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2016


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

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,” said Analicia Hawkins, the women’s program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equity Cent...

Trustees to disclose new president midweek

Trustees to disclose new president midweek

Gabriel Sandoval

March 8, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

California State University trustees interviewed Chico State's final three presidential candidates on Monday, but will not name their selection until Wednesday. The CSU Board of Trustees questioned the finalists on Monday in a closed session at a Hilton hotel in Long Beach, wrapping up an almost five-...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

New president goes public next week

New president goes public next week

Gabriel Sandoval

March 4, 2016


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated Laurie Weidner is the CSU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. Weidner is the CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. The title has been corrected. Only time will tell who the next president of Chico State will be, because nothing else wil...

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

Event helps students embrace biracial identities

March 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Everyone was told to partner up with someone they didn’t know. A quick introduction with names was OK, but no further inquiries were allowed. Everyone had a piece of paper and a pen. “Just look at your partner and guess. Where is your partner’s hometown?” Anxious giggles filled the room...

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