The Orion


Lassen Hall lice cause alarm

Mozes Zarate

November 5, 2013

The Student Health Center is telling students not to come in to get checked for lice after a warning from University Housing and Food Services prompted about 50 students to get their heads checked. Although staff at the center encourage students to come in with health problems, they are currently busy...

CSU requests $238 million for next year

Aubrey Crosby

November 5, 2013

The California State University system is asking for additional funds from the state for the 2014-2015 school year. The CSU’s total budget for the next school year is estimated to be $2.47 billion, with $238 million coming from the state budget, according to a presentation by the CSU. In September,...

’Cats scribe for charity

Nathan Lehmann

November 5, 2013

Acker Gym buzzed with activity from 4 p.m. to midnight for the 13th annual Up ’til Dawn Fundraiser. Up ’til Dawn is a collegiate fundraising program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said Ian Gilbert, associate director for Up ’til Dawn. The hospital specializes in rare diseases ...

Alternative events lead to calmer Halloween nights

Mozes Zarate

November 5, 2013

This year, Halloween revelry peaked on Thursday and petered out after Saturday night, partially because of efforts by community groups to offer alternatives to partying downtown, police said. Both university police and officers from the Chico Police Department worked together to keep Chico safe during th...

University rebukes R-Town coalition

Jessie Severin

November 5, 2013

The R-Town Downtown Coalition, a group of volunteers with a shared goal of keeping downtown storefronts free of homeless people, is trying to recruit student volunteers to join their cause. They want students to join the Chico Ambassadors, a volunteer organization under both the R-Town Downtown Coalition...

Unfilled seats mar new program

Bill Hall

November 5, 2013

Low enrollment numbers and delays in course announcements are hindering the rollout of a program that allows California State University students to enroll in online courses at other campuses. The Online Concurrent Enrollment program began this fall as part of an effort by the chancellor’s office...

AS seeks local, sustainable food

AS seeks local, sustainable food

Mozes Zarate

November 5, 2013

Associated Students are looking to get “real” with the food they serve on campus. The Environmental Affairs Council, an A.S. body that promotes sustainability, is working to propose a policy that would shift at least 20 percent of A.S. Dining’s food budget toward food that is certified organic, fair trade and distributed by businesses within 250 mil...

The O-Face: Sex Statistics

The O-Face: Sex Statistics

Chantal Richards

November 5, 2013

I have always been fascinated by everything associated with sex. There’s no better way to see the outrageous, interesting and “Oh my word, I had no idea” statistics than an informational graphic. I hope you find these as enjoyable and informative as I did.   Chantal Richards can be ...

Police nab rowdy Halloween revelers

Nicholas Carr

November 4, 2013

Chico’s night life was cut short for some Halloween carousers as police patrolled the campus, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods last weekend.Between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday, 79 arrests were made by Chico Police, according to Chico Police Department.A total of 14 arrests w...

Students debate mental health policy

Megan Bowser

November 3, 2013

Nervous students gathered at the City Council Chambers and City Plaza to give presentations on mental health last Friday. Since 2010, Chico State has partnered up with the city to put on the Great Debate, a  semi-annual forum for students and community members to discuss issues of public importance. The...

November 1, 2013

Live blog with Lt. Laver

Risa Johnson

October 31, 2013

Stay tuned for live updates from a ride along with Chico police. [liveblog]  

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