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Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Whitney Urmann

April 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Despite alternative event efforts hosted by campus groups to honor Cesar Chavez this weekend, Chico State students continued the trend of throwing parties. The university held three events to honor Cesar Chavez for his achievements as a Latino civil rights activist and to inform the community...

GSEC hosts 2nd annual transgender conference

GSEC hosts 2nd annual transgender conference

Kristina Martinez

March 31, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosted its second annual transgender conference titled "The Trans* Agenda" on Saturday. The conference, which took place in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium, consisted of a keynote address, two breakout sessions, a workshop and a panel of five speakers...

Students raise money for woman whose jaw was broken in assault

Students raise money for woman whose jaw was broken in assault

Michael Mcclurg

March 31, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

The local and campus communities are raising money to support the recovery of Raelynn Vincent, a student who was assaulted by an unknown assailant and suffered a broken jaw early on the morning of March 7. On March 24, the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center tabled near Bell Memorial Union, where th...

Imagineer Day inspires young students to become engineers

Imagineer Day inspires young students to become engineers

Joe Silva

March 29, 2015


Filed under Community, News

For six hours on Saturday, local elementary school students blew bubbles, raced cars and built lasers at the third annual Imagineer Day. The event, which was put on by Chico State's Society of Women Engineers, is intended to give kids a taste of what engineering is like and to inspire them to po...

A.S. hosts service day dedicated to Cesar Chavez

A.S. hosts service day dedicated to Cesar Chavez

Hannah Suzuki

March 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico State's Associated Students is hosting a day of service during which hundreds of students can give back to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, according to a press release. Cats in the Community will take place 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wildcat Recreation Center and other locati...

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Michael Mcclurg

March 18, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The homeless problem in Chico regularly leads to encampments where refuse such as old bottles and used syringes not only clutter the landscape but also pose safety concerns. But one group is working to help. Christbridge Ministry, a local Christian organization that runs a recovery program...

13 students to spend spring break with Habitat for Humanity

13 students to spend spring break with Habitat for Humanity

Brianne Mcevoy

March 15, 2015


Filed under Community, News

For many students spring break will consist of fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas, or a relaxing week at home; but the students who are apart of the CAVE Alternative Spring Break will be heading to Chicago, Illinois for the seven days to help build three homes. CAVE works with the Habitat for H...

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Dylan Dewit

March 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico State students took to the streets Wednesday night to demonstrate in response to recent violence in the community. The group converged at the free speech area of campus and marched through town to City Plaza. Political science students Taylor Johnson, Charlie Curtis and James Proffer organized th...

Car accident on West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Streets

Car accident on West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Streets

Brittany Mcclintock

March 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A two car accident causes a lane closure on West Sacramento Avenue on Friday afternoon. According to Chico Police Department Officer Wayne Rockwell, a car was believed to be headed southbound on Warner Street, making a right hand turn on West Sacramento Avenue when the vehicle collided with another car also t...

Faculty member found dead in Butte Hall office

Faculty member found dead in Butte Hall office

Dylan Dewit

March 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The body of a deceased Chico State faculty member was discovered in a seventh-floor office in Butte Hall Monday evening. Emergency vehicles arrived on the scene at about 7 p.m. Fire personnel informed The Orion that a body had been discovered by a janitor in office number 716. Chico State U...

Explosion causes gas prices to increase

Explosion causes gas prices to increase

Katherine Feaster

March 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

  Gas prices in Chico quickly rose after an explosion interrupted gasoline production. It occurred at the Exxon Mobil Corp. oil refinery on Feb. 18 in Torrance, where an over-pressurization in the air-pollution-control system caused it to blow up. A week after the blast retail gas prices have shot up to 25...

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

Dylan Dewit

February 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

STOP, a Chico State organization committed to informing the community about human trafficking, will kick off its 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week conference Monday. STOP President Courtney Hudson, a junior sociology major, has orchestrated the week-long event before. The conference will ...

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