The Orion

Affirmative action may be legalized

Affirmative action may be legalized

Enrique Raymundo

March 11, 2014


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Mozes Zarate

March 7, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The driver in a single-vehicle crash in January that preceded the death of two Chico State students had alcohol and marijuana in his system, according to a toxicology report.Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, had a blood alcohol content of .06, along with a significant amount of marijuana, said Butte County Distr...

Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Yessenia Funes

March 7, 2014


Filed under News

Anya Fernald, CEO and founder of Belcampo, believes aspiring farmers should go big rather than small. Belcampo is an California-based agricultural company that handles meat the old-fashioned way but on a larger-than-usual scale—20,000 acres to be exact.While Belcampo is small compared to huge monocultural industrial farms,...

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Workshop engages sustainable minds

Yessenia Funes

March 6, 2014


Filed under News

The Campus Sustainability Committee has high aims for 2020.The committee showcased its long-term campus-wide plan to improve sustainability and garnered student feedback at the This Way to Sustainability Conference Thursday in the Bell Memorial Union. Students split into five groups and provide...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
News