The Orion

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 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...

Point guard for the Wildcats achieves success on and off the court

Point guard for the Wildcats achieves success on and off the court

Jordyn Provence
December 18, 2013
Filed under Sports

Chico State has been home to Courtney Hamilton, a point guard for the women’s basketball team, for the past four years. Throughout her time as a Wildcat, Hamilton has made a lasting impact on the program. Jazmine Miller, guard for the ‘Cats, has played with Hamilton all four years and says that sh...

Flooded Health Center repairs near completion

Flooded Health Center repairs near completion

Megan Bowser
December 18, 2013
Filed under News

As of Tuesday, the Student Health Center staff has had access to the space that was damaged earlier in November. Since most of their records are digital now, the Health Center will be readdressing the use of empty spaces were files used to be stored. The Student Health Center had been under construction since Nov. 11, after a b...

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Benjamin Mullin
December 17, 2013
Filed under News

As a registered nurse with 20 years of experience, Katie Boerner has seen many people injured in bicycle collisions. And she's had a few close calls herself when reckless motorists nearly sideswiped her while driving down Chico's streets.But this semester, after two college cyclists died in bicycle collisions, Boer...

Students study archaeology abroad

Benjamin Mullin
December 17, 2013
Filed under Features

After years of chipping away at an archaeological dig site in Antigua, Georgia Fox and her students finally hit pay dirt this year. Fox, a professor in the anthropology department, was working on an old mystery. Armed with shovels, trowels and GPS equipment, she had returned to Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation, a dig site on the east ...

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