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The Orion’s AS candidate endorsements

The Orion’s AS candidate endorsements

April 8, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

President Herren is running for re-election as current president. After building a strong relationship with the community during her current term, she shows the experience needed to successfully lead Chico State for another term. Herren is passionate about channeling student voices and wants to carry over the s...

Editorial: Student success shows slump

April 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he end goal for many college students is to learn, grow and ultimately graduate with a degree, a testament to what they have learned throughout their years of study. Unfortunately not every student who enrolls at Chico State will see that end result. In a recent study conduc...

Editorial: Drop in holiday drunks

March 26, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State has had a reputation as a party school for decades now. After this past school year the number of participants and arrests during drinking-related holidays appears to be decreasing. While partying may seem like harmless fun to many students, it is a serious issue for many institutions a...

Blame falls on party hosts

March 13, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week this city adopted a new social host ordinance. On paper, this new law is supposed to curb underage drinking by fining hosts of parties that serve minors alcohol. In actuality, it seems unlikely that this new ordinance will change the culture of underage drinking that plagues Chico. O...

Elevator troubles require retrofit

Elevator troubles require retrofit

February 26, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State faces a safety issue that is independent of the exuberance of college students that is often a cause for concern. There has been about 25 separate elevator-related issues across campus this semester, which have even worried individuals without personal fears. These occurrences vary from ...

Sell to preserve nature reserve

February 18, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An unfortunate accident occurred last October at The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a wildlife preserve spanning nearly 4,000 acres. Nearly a dozen people were injured when the deck they were standing on collapsed. All of the injured people have since been released from the hospital, but the...

University ignores students’ voices

February 12, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is said that change starts with one person, but that rarely seems to be the case. This semester, students in a geography class are working toward change on campus. Students in the Environmental Thought in Action course are currently trying to get a new advisory measure on the Associated Students...

Sexual assaults still scar campus

February 4, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ppallingly, a student was sexually assaulted Thursday. The attack occurred at 10 p.m. near Holt Station, a time or place almost any student could be on campus.It is unbelievable that this event happened in a well-lit area with an Emergency Blue Light within sight. University Police...

Graduate gridlock unfair to families

January 29, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Graduation — some students dread it and others can’t wait. However, there are some who are even more excited about it than the soon-to-be graduates: their friends and family. Unfortunately, fewer friends and family members will be able to attend this spring’s commencement. During previous...

Landlords should not babysit boozers

January 22, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Underage drinking has always been a hotly discussed issue for colleges and their surrounding communities, and Chico is no exception. If anything could be said of Chico’s reputation on this topic, whether earned or not, it would likely not be positive. With that in mind, another solution has been...

Bike lights are a misstep in the right direction

Bike lights are a misstep in the right direction

December 18, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Come Jan. 1 some cyclists who break the law by not having a bike light will be given a free pass. A partnership between Chico Velo Foundation, a nonprofit organization, and the Chico Police Department may be giving violators a free bike light in addition to the $100 to $150 fix-it ticket. While...

Cost of parking forgiveness is unforgivably misguided

Cost of parking forgiveness is unforgivably misguided

December 10, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Chico City Council’s recent decision to forego thousands of dollars in parking meter fees is outrageous given the amount of debt the city currently faces. As seen in our news section, the city has been struck with the Christmas spirit once again this year. They’ve decided to risk collecting about...

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