The Orion

Disaster Recovery Meeting discusses the impact of teaching following the Camp Fire

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The first spring meeting of Teaching and Researching about Disaster Recovery in the Student Services Center was held on Feb. 19. The conference is a series of ongoing conversations which help students and professors know more about the “the circumstances that impact teaching and researching relat...

UPD Launches Anonymous Tip Tool

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The University Police  Department launched an anonymous tip reporting tool for students and the community to use to report anonymous crime to the dispatch center on Feb. 12. The tip reporting tool is giving an opportunity for the public to send important information regarding any incidents they...

Chico State bookstore faces decline in sales, Board of Directors review possible approaches

The outside of the Chico State Wildcat Store.

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Chico State’s Associated Students, Board of Directors met on Feb. 14 to discuss agenda items, including the plan for the Chico State Wildcat Bookstore’s ended contract.  Chico State’s bookstore ceased to operate independently in 2014 after falling into a trend of declining sales. Movi...

Career fair at BMU offers opportunities for students

Down an aisle at the Career Fair.

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Chico State’s Career Center hosted an imposing spectacle of approximately 100 employers ready to recruit students for potential internships, summer programs and  new hires Wednesday at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.  Students and business representatives alike dressed in professiona...

Prescribed fire lights sustainable path forward

Current botany Master’s student Mitch Bamford participates in a previous controlled burn.
Photo credit - Jason Halley - CSU Chico University Photographer

Emily Neria, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The smoke looming over the Chico horizon Thursday afternoon was no cause for residential alarm. The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER), Terra Fuego and Cal Fire conducted a prescribed burn across a 25 acre area reducing would-be-fuel for larger fires.  Under director Eli Goodsell, the ecological...

The Arbor Day Foundation Honors Chico State

Marco Day, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The Arbor Day Foundation honors 35 percent of California State Universities and Chico State was one of the CSU’s annually delegated by the largest non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees.  The other eight CSU’s mentioned include: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Channel Islands,...

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Angelina Mendez

February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam Library.  During the incident, a student reported to the library that there was an adult m...

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Angelina Mendez

February 25, 2020

The Chico Police Department received a call to assist a Chico Highway Patrol officer that had conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the Highway 99 off ramp near East Avenue in Chico on Feb. 23rd, at approximately 11:42 p.m., according to the CPD news release. Once the CPD officer arrived at the scene, ...

Improvement for Local Parks in Butte County’s Ballot

Keyla De Los Santos

February 25, 2020

On March 3, there will be a parcel tax measure on the ballot in Butte County. One of the most talked about propositions is “Measure A” which will fund the improvement of local parks. If voters were to vote “Yes” on Measure A in the ballot, it would cost the average homeowner an $85 incre...

Chico State professor under investigation for alleged misuse of university funds

Curtis DeBerg's office door in Tehama Hall is left blank next to SAGE Global memorabilia. A plaque in honor of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company founder Ken Grossman is visible. It reads

Angelina Mendez and Jessie Imhoff

February 25, 2020

The nonprofit organization Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE Global) is not active on Chico State’s campus since the start of the Spring 2020 semester following an internal investigation into the organization’s CEO, accounting professor Curtis DeBerg.  On Aug...

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Emily Neria

February 25, 2020

Chico PD Call Type: Suspicious Circumstances Wednesday, Feb.12th, 2:01 a.m., 500 Flying V St.  Caller heard footsteps on the roof. Neighbors said that they saw someone trying to break in from the roof previously.  Call Type: Warrant Arrest  Wednesday, Feb.12th, 6:59 a.m., 2500 Z...

Chico State Republicans build a wall to promote free speech

Image of the free speech wall

Emily Neria

February 24, 2020

The Chico State Republicans booth invited passersby to write messages on a “free speech wall” on Thursday. The wall was accompanied by a sign that read “we built a wall” in reference to the wall President Trump has suggested building along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.  Mi...

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