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Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

Distressed Downtown: Homelessness in Chico, CA

December 11, 2013


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A overview of the homelessness issue in Chico and what business owners and city are doing about it. This piece was done over the course of a month. Producers | Eric Walker & Emily Bertolino Special Thanks | Jeff Barron

Lecturer earns reputable fellowship

Lecturer earns reputable fellowship

Nicholas Carr

December 11, 2013


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A faculty member at Chico State has received a fellowship from the American Political Science Association to pursue doctoral studies.Sergio Sanchez, a political science lecturer, will be awarded $4,000 through the association’s Minority Fellows Program, according to a university press release. Sanc...

AS proposes new investment plan

Mozes Zarate

December 10, 2013


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A proposal to pull student government investments from fossil fuel companies was presented for feedback during a Chico State Board of Directors meeting Monday afternoon. The Associated Students, the student government at Chico State, has invested $271,000 in mutual funds with the University Foundation,...

Elevators to be repaired

Bill Hall

December 10, 2013


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Chico State will spend $1.1 million to replace the staff elevator in Meriam Library during winter intersession, and three more elevators may be repaired in the summer. The interiors of the four elevators will be demolished and completely remodeled within their respective shafts, said Michael McNairn,...

Many sexual assaults go unreported

Mozes Zarate

December 10, 2013


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Data from an annual report and expert testimony indicates that sexual assaults may be significantly underreported at Chico State. At Chico State, five sexual assaults were reported on campus in 2012, according to the 2013 Clery Report, an annual compilation of crimes reported at Chico State. "It is u...

Students compete for rhetorical supremacy at debate

Megan Bowser

December 10, 2013


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Students filled Tehama Hall on Saturday to participate in the Rookie Tournament, an all-day speechmaking competition for students who currently are taking lower-division communication classes. The tournament was attended by students from two courses: “Individual Public Speaking” and “Argumentation...

Liz Coffee | Orion Illustrator Time Lapse

December 10, 2013


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A lot goes into each issue of The Orion. Illustrator and Orion Spring 2014 Art Director, Liz Coffee, works tirelessly to get the art and design done for the paper. This is a time lapse of her illustration which you will see in this weeks issue. In real time, this took one hour and twenty minutes. You...

City approves holiday parking forgiveness

City approves holiday parking forgiveness

Bill Hall

December 5, 2013


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Chico is implementing a parking meter forgiveness program aimed at bolstering commerce for downtown businesses during the holiday season.The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the program, which will take place on Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, and Monday, Dec. 23. It is not meant to provide amnesty for parking infractions and parking services specialists will sti...

International accolades

Aubrey Crosby

December 3, 2013


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Chico State’s yearlong study abroad program for graduate students was ranked second in the nation for the 2011-2012 academic year, according to a report issued in November. The Institute for International Education issued the Open Doors report, explaining national trends and university rankings. ...

Chico State’s sexual assault reporting practices to be audited

Chico State’s sexual assault reporting practices to be audited

Bill Hall

December 3, 2013


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Chico State’s sexual violence and harassment reporting policies is being audited by the state of California. The audit will also include San Diego State, UCLA and UC Berkeley, according to the California State Auditor’s office. The auditors visited Chico State in November. Assembly Memb...

University offers support for students without food

Nathan Lehmann

December 3, 2013


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The Hungry Wildcats Food Drive at Chico State is providing food for students in need. The food drive, which was presented to the Academic Senate Oct. 17, provides needy students who have been approved by state officials with food. Before students can receive assistance, they must qualify under gu...

Student recalled as joyful

Jessie Severin

December 3, 2013


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James Lowder died on Nov. 15 after he was hit by a train, according to Chico police. He was 19 years old. Lowder was born on Dec. 29, 1993 and grew up in Folsom, according campus-wide email  announcement. He was a member of Lakeside Church in Folsom and participated in the youth group there. In high school, he p...

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