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Contingent faculty to demonstrate for National Adjunct Walkout Day

Contingent faculty to demonstrate for National Adjunct Walkout Day

Dylan Dewit
February 24, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State adjunct faculty members will be tabling to express grievances concerning low salary, poor working conditions, job insecurity and large workloads relative to tenure-track faculty outside of Glenn Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The demonstration is in response to an open letter releas...

Valentine’s Day songs to set the mood

Valentine’s Day songs to set the mood

Nicole Santos
February 12, 2015
Filed under Features

Every year, Feb. 14 rolls around symbolizing a time of red roses, romantic Hallmark cards and an endless number of romantic songs.Whether spending Valentine's Day with a loved one, roommates or alone, there are an endless amount of tunes you can blast this upcoming holiday.The Orion asked Chico Stat...

Campus cupids crush Valentine’s Day norms

Campus cupids crush Valentine’s Day norms

Dj Morris
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features

The cool wind pounded against the thighs of two half-naked best friends as they ran through campus. Cupid wings and 160 Valentine's Day cards accompanied them on their journey to spread love on Chico State's campus. Tony Munoz, senior microbiology major, and Steven Huff, senior math major, reminisced about last ye...

Students embrace solo Valentine’s Day

Students embrace solo Valentine’s Day

Alisa Thorsen
February 11, 2015
Filed under Features

Many students dread the thought of being single on Valentine's Day, but there are many ways to make this holiday a blast without being in a relationship.Single Chico State students provided four different options on how to make this season of love exciting for those who may be experiencing it solo. 1. Love i...

Valentine’s day: the bloody roots

Valentine’s day: the bloody roots

Nick Bragg
February 10, 2015
Filed under Features, Multimedia, Video

Every year on February 14 people express their affection for one another by giving gifts of flowers, cards and chocolates. Many may not know that the holiday actually started as a bloody affair. The meaning of the holiday has shifted over the years, but has resulted nowadays to a day of love. Valentine's Day dates b...

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

Blaine Ball
February 10, 2015
Filed under Features

As Valentine’s Day nears, Chico State students prep themselves for the holiday by reflecting on some of their past experiences.Dating back to the fifth century, Valentine's Day has challenged many to provide their significant others with flowers, chocolate and memories.The Orion asked Chico Stat...

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
January 26, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

All throughout sports there are strange superstitions or out of the ordinary game-day routines. There are some universal ones that everyone follows. For example, in baseball, if a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter, no one is allowed to talk to him in between innings when he...

Day by Day: custodian, musician on fishing, fame

Day by Day: custodian, musician on fishing, fame

Ashiah Scharaga
December 17, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

David Day has a kind, dimpled smile and eyes that light up when he talks about music, which he performs, for free, on the weekends. During the week, he works for Facilities Management and Services on the fourth floor of the Student Services Center. Day, who lives in Paradise, has worked for the unive...

Christmas musical brings holiday cheer to Chico

Christmas musical brings holiday cheer to Chico

Kristen Moran
December 11, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico Theater Company's "White Christmas," is an intimate, cheerful holiday performance with bone-chilling vocal talent, detailed set design and impressive choreography. The musical, which runs through Dec. 21, follows the story of Bob Wallace (Steve Chollet) and Phil Davis (Robert Neal), two World War II veterans...

Readers, Digest: Holiday pasta

Readers, Digest: Holiday pasta

Christina Saschin
December 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Though kale has become a popular ingredient in dishes, not everyone knows how to use the leafy green vegetable, which is full of vitamin K, vitamin A, potassium and calcium.I like to cook kale to shrink the leaves. By cooking it in coconut oil, kale also takes on a nutty flavor and becomes instantly ...

Humans of Chico State: Holiday season

Humans of Chico State: Holiday season

John Domogma
December 6, 2014
Filed under Features, Humans of Chico State

I love Christmas. It has been a tradition in my family as it is with other families in the United States. We celebrate it every year just at home. Nothing really special.For me, Christmas is really a time to be with family and friends. Celebration is just going to connect with those people, whether itR...

Chico celebrates World AIDS Day

Chico celebrates World AIDS Day

David Mcvicker
December 2, 2014
Filed under News, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=39042] Photographs by Ernesto Rivera Most people celebrate their 30th birthdays by trying something they've never done before. Zipping through the clouds strapped to a nylon parachute or trekking across the county with their closest friends. Former Chico Mayor Scott Gruendl spent ...

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