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  • New lounge bar servicing exclusive menu and new cocktails in Rawbar’s remodeled extension. Taken by Alina Babajko on April 14.

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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

  • Jan. 26, 2005 printed issue of The Orion with the headline “Drinking nearly cost pledge’s life.” The article discusses investigations of Chico State’s Sigma Chi fraternity after a pledge nearly died from alcohol consumption. Accessed through The Orion Archives on April 13.

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

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    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

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Woman in red shirt and blue jeans grabbing an orange peach in a dense green orchard

New AG communication and leadership option sees first grads, looks to expand

Natalie Ernandes, Contributor // April 20, 2023

Michelle Borges committed to Chico State knowing she wanted to study agricultural communications and leadership. The problem? Chico State didn’t have the program she wanted. The solution? Borges...

zackary machado smiling for his official photo

AS Elections: Zackary Machado runs for college of agriculture student senator

Timothy Adams, Reporter // April 2, 2023

Zackary Machado, a sophomore studying agricultural education, is running for college of agriculture student senator in the 2023 Associated Students general election. Machado feels he can bring charismatic...

The entrance of Chico States University Farm, taken on Oct 15. 2021.

Cows, pigs and sheep … Oh, my! University Farm guided tour thrills

Alex Martin and Melvin Bui // October 23, 2021

Chico State’s University Farm is offering free tractor-guided tours every third Friday of each month at 2 p.m.  The College of Agriculture provides free roundtrip shuttle rides from campus to...

Chico State holds annual sustainability conference online to discuss resiliency, city planning.

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // April 9, 2020

Chico State students, faculty and staff continued to host the 15th annual “This Way to Sustainability,” conference online on March 26 and 27 after COVID-19 restrictions moved the university to close...

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening detailing making the task force a commission at the Municipal Center. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Sustainability Task Force unites with people of Chico against climate change

Nate Rettinger // March 6, 2019

The Sustainability Task Force held a meeting Thursday evening to discuss taking steps to become a commission. They also endorsed the Declaration of Climate Emergency as proposed by Chico 350, a local group...

Hayrides are offered for a drive around the pumpkin patch. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Olyvia Simpson // October 15, 2018

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins...

Warren Gilbert owner of A&G Orchards. Photo credit: Kaley Wise

Overtime bill passes for farmworkers

Kaley Wise // September 13, 2016

New legislation that would expand overtime pay for agriculture workers by 2019 was passed Monday, August 29 in California. The bill, introduced by assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, is now being sent to Governor...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Invest in student innovators to survive California drought

Dylan Dewit // February 7, 2015
If the state is going to make it through an ever-worsening situation, it needs to commit to college agriculture programs more than it has.
Anya Fernald, the CEO and founder of Belcampo, a California-based meat company, talks the future of sustainable agriculture. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Agriculture not green enough, experts say

Yessenia Funes // March 7, 2014
Three California activists spoke about the future of sustainable agriculture at the This Way to Sustainability Conference keynote Thursday.
The University Farm hopes to open a store to sell its goods to the community.Photo credit: Shannon Miller

University Farm plans to open store

Dominique Diaz // February 24, 2014
The store would provide local products to generate revenue for the university.
Kyle Riddle, a senior agricultural business major, works the table for the Organic Vegetable Project inside the Bell Memorial Union.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Agricultural organization offers organic vegetables

Gary Nelson // February 11, 2014
The Organic Vegetable Project sells sustainable snacks to Associated Students and student consumers.

Farmers revive land from dry spell

Christine Lee // January 20, 2014
University Farm students have been irrigating crops throughout the winter break to alleviate drought challenges.
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