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Frat house burns and parties rage Thursday night

Frat house burns and parties rage Thursday night

Anna Sobreviñas

August 22, 2014


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[View the story "Frat house burns and parties rage Thursday night " on Storify]Correction: The Orion originally stated that a party was being held at the Sigma Chi fraternity house when the building caught fire Friday morning. None of the building's tenants were home at the time of the fire, according to Chico Fire Department. ...

Fundraiser for dead student exceeds goal

Fundraiser for dead student exceeds goal

Christine Lee

August 21, 2014


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An online fundraiser for deceased student Grant Meyers, 21, received more than $11,000 within a few days. The original target amount was $2,500, said Kris Meyers, Grant Meyers’ mother. The online fundraiser was created by family friend, Scott Campbell. “Within a few hours, it was $5,000,...

Scholarship honors deceased student

Scholarship honors deceased student

Madison Holmes

August 14, 2014


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Chico State will be offering a music scholarship in remembrance of recently deceased student Aaron Drange. Drange, 20, was found unconscious in the swimming pool of his Chico apartment on July 15 and pronounced dead at Enloe Medical Center. He will be remembered as a dedicated and talented musician b...

Chico student drowns in swimming pool

Chico student drowns in swimming pool

Mozes Zarate

July 16, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

A Chico State student is dead after being found unresponsive Tuesday night at an apartment swimming pool in Chico. The Chico Fire Department found Aaron Drange, a year 20-year-old recording arts major, in a pool at an apartment complex on West Fourth Avenue, according to a campus email. He was...

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

’Cats eliminated from College World Series

Nicholas Woodard

May 26, 2014


Filed under Baseball, News, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA Division II College World Series with a 14-6 loss to Tampa Monday in Cary, North Carolina. Tampa had 19 hits on the day, a season-high for Chico State pitchers. The 'Cats also committed four errors in the contest. At one point, Chico State was down 8-2 to...

R-1 parking placards on sale this fall

Enrique Raymundo

May 15, 2014


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The university will be selling parking placards for the restricted parking spots in the structure on West Second and Hazel streets starting fall 2014 semester.Lorraine Hoffman, vice president for business and finance, wrote in an email to The Orion that the university will make R-1 parking spaces available to students for $19...

Creek curve poses threat to drivers

Creek curve poses threat to drivers

Mozes Zarate

May 14, 2014


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Tom Bailey, an 87-year-old Chico man, said that his wife could tell by the hum of the engine whether a passing car would make the curve or fly off into the creek. Off the beaten path of Nord Avenue’s busy intersections is Bidwell Avenue, a winding neighborhood street that runs alongside Big Chico Creek. It’s a thrill-seekerR...

Chicken running around second floor of Meriam Library

Chicken running around second floor of Meriam Library

Nathan Lehmann

May 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

May 10 and 11Chico Police:Saturday, 9:12 a.m.: Knife incident on East Lassen Avenue. “Reporting party was on the path north of East Lassen. Male subject was walking his dog off-leash and randomly pulled out his knife and told reporting party she could do whatever she wanted to with his dog in his neighbo...

Few male students report sexual assaults

Madison Holmes

May 13, 2014


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After being severely beaten and nearly sodomized with a broomstick, a Chico State student found himself tied up on a bathroom floor by the man who had charmed him months before. In October of 2012, the student, who prefers to remain anonymous, was attacked and sexually assaulted by three men incl...

Environmental groups lack diversity

Environmental groups lack diversity

Yessenia Funes

May 13, 2014


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Natalie Calcutta, a graduating Chico State sociology major, was the only non-white voting board member of the Associated Students Environmental Affairs Council this year. "I don't think it ever really clicked with me being the only non-white person there," she said. The A.S. Environmental Affai...

Wildcat Store could be outsourced

Wildcat Store could be outsourced

Ernesto Rivera

May 12, 2014


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The Associated Students may be signing away the Chico State Wildcat Store to Follett, a private textbook corporation based in Illinois. The A.S. board of directors approved to lease the Wildcat Store Monday at a special meeting. If the contract with the corporation is signed, the store will begin its transition to new managem...

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