The Orion

Students feel targeted by drinking ordinance

Students feel targeted by drinking ordinance

Madison Holmes

March 12, 2014


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The social host ordinance unanimously passed at the Chico City Council meeting on March 4. The new law is receiving mixed responses from students. The social host ordinance will punish those hosting private parties where alcohol is consumed by people younger than 21 years old. The law was developed to address alcohol abuse in the Chico communi...

DUI collision on Nord Avenue

DUI collision on Nord Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

March 12, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 10 Chico Police: 10:17 a.m.: Suspicious subject at Timber Creek Apartments on West Fifth Street. “Subject has been coming and going, entered apartment without permission yesterday, reporting party and roommate had subject leave. Subject continues to return, currently on the balcony. Yesterday ...

Outdoor education may be discontinued

Outdoor education may be discontinued

Nicholas Carr

March 12, 2014


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A program designed to give students the skills and knowledge to teach outdoor leadership programs may face discontinuation Thursday. The program, which led students to conduct fieldwork in wilderness survival in and out of California, was approved as an option in the kinesiology major in spring 2010 after similar coursework had existed a...

Affirmative action may be legalized

Affirmative action may be legalized

Enrique Raymundo

March 11, 2014


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A proposed constitutional amendment legalizing affirmative action for California universities could make it to the November ballot if it passes the state Assembly. The amendment, which passed the state Senate in January, would allow universities to consider factors like race, sex, color, ethnicity or nationa...

Fish feces fuel sustainable food business

Fish feces fuel sustainable food business

Christine Lee

March 11, 2014


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Two Chico State graduates are starting a sustainable food business using a combination of fish feces and age-old agricultural techniques. Zi Kuang and Kirill Obraztsov, two friends who graduated from Chico State with masters degrees in business administration, are using a production method called aquaponics to grow ve...

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

Drought-resistant plants grow on campus

Yessenia Funes

March 11, 2014


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Students walking through the Chico State campus will find trees and plants from the East Coast, Europe and Southeast China. In fact, 90 percent of the campus harbors non-native flora, said Michael Alonzo, the supervisor of grounds and landscape services for Facilities Management and Services.Though London plane trees, Chinese pistache trees and grassy lawns provide aesthetic value...

Campus wins state energy competition

Campus wins state energy competition

Yessenia Funes

March 10, 2014


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Chico State's Shasta and Lassen Halls competed in this year's Campus Conservation Nationals and beat other 16 California campuses. The two residence halls reduced their energy by over 23 percent from a two-week baseline, said Fletcher Alexander, the campus sustainability coordinator. No other c...

Grand theft in Tehama Hall

Grand theft in Tehama Hall

Nathan Lehmann

March 10, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 9 Chico Police: 4:42 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances at Enloe Medical Center on the Esplanade. “Nurse was in triage when a subject who was checking in for a cough pulled out his cell phone and was videotaping her. Nurse felt uncomfortable and walked to the other side of the triage, subject got ...

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

Steven Verstelle

March 10, 2014


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Nursing and pre-nursing students wrote letters Friday to family, friends and businesses to a fund a new flight care helicopter at Enloe Medical Center.The new helicopter, an American Eurocopter EC130 Eco-Star, is larger, faster, quieter and can carry more patients than the current one, said Jolene Francis, director of advancement at Enloe.The helicopter will als...

Knife incident at Jack in the Box

Knife incident at Jack in the Box

Nathan Lehmann

March 9, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

March 7 and 8 Chico Police:Friday, 10:09 a.m.: Information to citizen at Citrus Elementary School. “Reporting party states 12 year old did not show up to school, staff was worried so they went to the juvenile’s address. Mother stated juvenile left on foot for school, did not seem concerned and...

Hoover held to answer for charges

Hoover held to answer for charges

Mozes Zarate

March 8, 2014


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A judge ruled that the man charged for a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Chico State student on Sept. 22 will be held to answer for all charges.Judge James Reilley made the ruling during a preliminary hearing Friday at the Butte County Superior Courthouse in Oroville. Defendant...

Recycling issue at University Village

Recycling issue at University Village

Nathan Lehmann

March 7, 2014


Filed under Police Blotter

March 6 Chico Police: 3:56 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances at Weymouth Way. “Reporting party got a call from his teenage kids at home reporting a white male adult in a yellow construction vest rang the doorbell, when the kids did not answer, he tried the door knob. Reporting party called neighbor w...

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