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Sustainability measure shows Chico’s determination for climate action

Nate Rettinger

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

On April 17, students will have the opportunity to participate in Chico State's student election. This year's ballot includes a proposition to better educate students on the issues of climate change.Local leaders in the community have expressed support for a more sustainable Chico. Mayor Randall Stone, Vi...

Paradise Cook-Off showcases The Boys & Girls Club’s resiliency

Paradise Cook-Off showcases The Boys & Girls Club’s resiliency

Gordy Papalias

April 10, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The Boys & Girls Club held a Paradise Cook-Off on Saturday at the Chico Nettleton Gym to help raise funds for Paradise and Magalia youth affected by the Camp Fire.Tickets were $15 for one and $50 for a family of four. Funds raised will provide scholarships for camps, field trips, summer learning...

5 Mile Myth and Brooke Larsen on The Orion Newscast 4/10/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Video, Visuals

5 Mile Myth is a local band who's mix of musical genres has garnered newfound popularity in Chico. Brooke Larsen is The Orion's Wildcat of the Week and is the top hitter and pitcher on Chico State's Softball team. Also, the Chico Boys & Girls Club hosted a Paradise Cook-Off to raise funds for...

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Kendall George

April 9, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Two Chico State students recall their experiences with false rape accusations Chico State and many other schools across California are revising their sexual assault protocol after a state appellate court ruled that students arraigned of sexual misconduct have new rights to protect them against false...

The race for the A.S. student body begins

The race for the A.S. student body begins

Nate Rettinger

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The official race for Associated Student body positions began Tuesday evening after a presentation was given outlining the rules of campaigning for the next week.Alfonso Caldera is a candidate running for A.S. president. Caldera is a businessman and first-generation student who started his own compa...

Choose Chico brings in future Wildcats

Trenton Taylor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The overcast skies and light showers weren't enough to keep future Wildcats from getting their iconic first picture by the Chico State sign in front of Kendall Hall.Even Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson was impressed with the turnout."We have 1900 prospective students on campus today, which is up ...

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Within the last year, student safety has been a rising concern among students. Campus communication with students has been highly criticized by students, and after recent events such as the Camp Fire and a man on campus asking suspicious questions, student concerns have only risen."I think because within this last year, we've just had a lot of issues come up that is around safety," Ka...

Career fair connects students with potential employers

Career fair connects students with potential employers

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019


Filed under Campus

The career and internship job fair welcomed all Chico State majors to the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to talk to over 100 different companies looking for new hires.Students came to the fair dressed in professional attire, ready to present themselves to potential employers."This is our last career ...

14th annual ‘This Way to Sustainability’: Climate change is already here

14th annual ‘This Way to Sustainability’: Climate change is already here

Kendall George, Gordy Papalias, Nate Rettinger, Christian Solis, and Josh Cozine

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

"This Way to Sustainability" was held Thursday and Friday, highlighting Chico State's green initiative on campus. The nationally recognized, student-run conference helped to spread information about climate change, ways to limit greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, and create a more sustainable li...

Passionate Chico residents and city council members discuss cannabis and climate change

Passionate Chico residents and city council members discuss cannabis and climate change

Gordy Papalias

April 4, 2019


Filed under Community, News

The city of Chico held a council meeting at the Municipal Building downtown on Tuesday, where they discussed who would be on the commercial cannabis citizen advisory committee, and whether or not the council should declare a climate action emergency for Chico.The cannabis committee would be tasked wi...

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Scuba diving preview at the WREC

Julian Mendoza and Kendall George

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus

Chico State students had a glimpse of the world of scuba diving at The Wildcat Recreation Center with the scuba workshop. The class was taught by Rich Astley, a scuba instructor at Chico State."We want to introduce as many people to the underwater world as we possibly can," Astley said.Once students entered...

Storm ravages Chico State, Whitney Hall left without power, campus buildings flooded

Storm ravages Chico State, Whitney Hall left without power, campus buildings flooded

Kendall George

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State and the surrounding downtown areas were hit with an intense storm Tuesday, leaving buildings including Tehama Hall, Whitney Hall and the Student Health Center flooded with water. Although only west Chico was affected by the flooding, powerful rain, hail and lighting were seen throughout the...

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