The Orion

Veterans discuss time overseas

Lindsay Pincus

October 25, 2013


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A group of veterans who are also Chico State students or alumni gathered together to answer questions about their cultural experiences while they were deployed.Anthony Peters, senior journalism major, discussed how he was received overseas. "It was a 50/50 reaction. Some people were juiced to see us, ...

“Pumpkinheads” vie for cash prize

“Pumpkinheads” vie for cash prize

Christine Lee

October 25, 2013


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People stood on crates like scarecrows with pumpkins for heads under the blazing sun in the downtown plaza to win $1,000 last Saturday.Z-ROCK-FM’s 17th annual Pumpkinhead contest started at around 8 a.m., lasting the whole day until 8:35 p.m. when the winner was announced.Ted Shred, 47, owner of a bike messenger company, DJ...

Healthy eats highlight Food Day

Healthy eats highlight Food Day

Dan Reidel

October 24, 2013


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Keith Johnson, left, a sophomore undeclared major, and Tuyen Le, right, a graduate nursing student sample a veggie roll outside Selvester's.Chico Chai outreach coordinator Seana Watkins gives a chai tea sample to Stephanie Farmwald, a junior recreation administration major.Maisie Jane's California Sunshin...

City seeks public input on vagrancy

City seeks public input on vagrancy

Bill Hall

October 23, 2013


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Hundreds of people crammed into the city council chambers on Tuesday night for a special study session geared toward finding solutions to homelessness and rising crime in downtown Chico.The session began with a brief presentation by Clean and Safe Chico, a campaign started last year that brings busines...

Police Blotter: Oct. 18—20

October 22, 2013


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University Police Friday, 11:08 a.m.: Pedestrian and bike collision on Warner and West First streets. “Both parties originally declined medical then stated that the pedestrian hit (his/her) head.  Dispatched to University police, Chico police, Chico fire and Butte County Emergency Medical Servi...

Taylor overhaul

Taylor overhaul

Aubrey Crosby

October 22, 2013


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After a series of funding setbacks, construction for Chico State’s new Arts and Humanities Building will begin with the demolition of Taylor Hall in December. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new building, informally known as Taylor II, will begin on Nov. 12, said Joe Wills, a spokesman fo...

Professors clamoring for governor to fill vacancy

Nicholas Carr

October 22, 2013


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Faculty across California are mobilizing in response to a lack of representation on the California State University Board of Trustees. Chico State’s Academic Senate passed a resolution last Thursday urging Gov. Jerry Brown to appoint a faculty trustee in time for the board’s next meeting on Nov....

Greek week travels through time

Greek week travels through time

Lindsay Pincus

October 22, 2013


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This year, participants of the annual Greek Week philanthropy celebration invited the campus community to take part in a Chico State tradition. “Chico’s Greek Week started with Pioneer Days in the ’70s,” said Amber Speciale, vice president of the Panhellenic Council. The event was ch...

City granted $5 million credit line from local bank

Bill Hall

October 22, 2013


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A local bank has stepped up with a $5 million line of credit to help the city of Chico avoid potential cash flow problems. The city can begin drawing on the revolving credit line from Golden Valley Bank on Dec. 1. The credit will ensure that operating costs and employee salaries are paid in the event...

AS seeks to divest from big oil

Mozes Zarate

October 22, 2013


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Associated Students Sustainability is asking the University Foundation to pull its money out of big oil. The A.S. endowed $271,000 to the foundation to invest in ‘high yielding’ stock funds, said Lori Hoffman, treasurer of the University Foundation. Exxon-Mobil and ConocoPhillips are among...

Students assess campus safety

Valerie Teegardin

October 22, 2013


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Student volunteers met with city workers on Wednesday to identify safety hazards in the south-campus area. After Chico police lost a key crowd-control resource, Associated Students officers are concerned that danger may be brewing for Chico State students this Halloween despite efforts to keep the streets safe. Budget cuts hau...

Event | Chikoko Nectar | Experimental Fashion

October 22, 2013


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Chikoko is a fashion event based business made up of five designer/performers based in Chico, California. Chikoko has embraced innovation, creativity and community support as a vision of new business. Videographer | Juan Cisneros Editor | Jeff Barron

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