The Orion

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Ashiah Scharaga
January 17, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Peter Janson pulled out his iPhone and took snapshots of the audience before he strummed a note on his acoustic guitar. He waved to an audience of about 35 and it exuberantly waved back. Larry Pattis, sitting to the right of Janson, smiled, leaned into his microphone and said, "A thought just c...

Golden Dragon Acrobats amaze Chico State

Golden Dragon Acrobats amaze Chico State

Veronica Hodur
January 16, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A deep solemn aesthetic, stage lights set into distinct rays and traditional sparkling, bright acrobatic costumes caught the eye of the audience while outlining the distinctive lines of each performers body. The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva took the stage at Laxson Auditorium Wednesday evening as p...

Newspaper operations

Mark Plenke
January 12, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

General Policy Determinations General policy decisions at The Orion are made by editors and managers in consultation with the advisers. The editor-in-chief, business manager and art director will meet regularly to discuss policy issues. Complaints or concerns about policy should be addressed to an  ...

Weekly print schedule

Mark Plenke
January 12, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

Note: Section staff meetings are to be held at times determined by the section editor. These meetings must be held before Editorial Board meeting for the following week’s issue. TUESDAY: 8 p.m. — Weekly Editorial Board meeting WEDNESDAY: 7 a.m. — DISTRIBUTION: The Orion arrives on campus Each ...

Editorial staff

Mark Plenke
January 12, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

Editor-In-Chief Big picture ideas Chooses editorial staff Sets expectations and guidelines for entire staff Creates grading system for editorial board Conducts budget, staff and planning meetings Enforces deadlines and attendance Proofreads all stories before it is sent to print Meet...

Editorial policies

Mark Plenke
January 12, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

Editorial policies are reviewed every term by the incoming editor-in-chief, but the following general policies apply, unless amended by the editor. Editorial Board The Orion’s editorial board consists of ten people: the editor-in-chief, managing editor, news editor, opinion editor, sports ed...

Style and word use

Mark Plenke
January 11, 2014
Filed under Stylebook

about/around/some Use about to estimate numbers, time, distance. Avoidapproximately and at about. Reserve around to denote a spatial relationship: they sat around the table. Do not use some to provide estimates such as some 200 people.  Alcoholic Beverage Control Spell out on first reference,...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate
January 10, 2014
Filed under News

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

South campus power restored after flood

South campus power restored after flood

Mozes Zarate
January 7, 2014
Filed under News

Faculty and staff in the south campus returned to work today following a basement flood that prompted university maintenance workers to cut off all power in that area Monday afternoon. The flood occurred in the basement of Langdon Hall, where a transformer was housed and connected to the south campus electrical line, said Joe Wil...

Campus awarded sustainability gold

Campus awarded sustainability gold

Nicholas Carr
December 20, 2013
Filed under News

Chico State has been awarded the second-highest sustainability rating offered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university received a “gold” rating under the association’s self-reporting system, which has given higher education institutions a way to measure performance and progres...

Staff Council donates gifts to needy families

Staff Council donates gifts to needy families

Chantal Richards
December 19, 2013
Filed under Features

Presents are everywhere — the stadium is packed with 75 tables completely covered with presents.Teddy bears, bicycles and Kleen Kanteens are some of the visible unwrapped presents. On Dec. 11, the university’s Needy Children Program, which is conducted by Chico State's Staff Council, held a reception to celebrate this year’s program. The event brought toge...

City approves deficit reduction plan

City approves deficit reduction plan

Bill Hall
December 18, 2013
Filed under News

Chico is taking steps to put its financial house in order with a long-term plan to address the city’s daunting fiscal situation. The city has about $15.2 million in deficits within six funds where revenue sources have been depleted. The City Council approved a plan on Tuesday that would pay $1.52 million over 10 years to addr...

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