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New Associated Students president talks plans for presidency

New Associated Students president talks plans for presidency

Michael Catelli

April 13, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

Hail to the chief. Chico State has a new Associated Students president, Michael Pratt. Pratt recently sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about his plans for his presidency. How long have you been attending Chico State?Pratt: This will be the completion of my fourth year here ...

Measure hopes to ban the sale of bottled water on campus

Measure hopes to ban the sale of bottled water on campus

Christine Zuniga

April 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The 2016 Associated Students General Election has only one ballot advisory measure: Should AS halt its sale of single-use bottled water at Chico State as soon as contractually possible? The measure was created and proposed by students in Geography 440, “Environmental Thought and Action.” The co...

President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

Michelle Zhu

March 30, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Chico State's newly President-select Gayle Hutchinson returned to campus for a meet and greet with faculty and students in the Bell Memorial Union building Wednesday. Before mingling with the crowd, Hutchinson gave a speech about what she intends to do at Chico State. She began her speech by stating...

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,” said Analicia Hawkins, the women’s program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equity Cent...

Long road to safety on bike path

Long road to safety on bike path

Eric Mcguire

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The city of Chico and Chico State have joined forces to tackle the crime problem on the bike path that runs between the railroad tracks and campus. Although they have formed a united front, there are a number of financial, logistical and even cultural obstacles to overcome. On Feb. 16, Chico City Council unanimously passed the motion to install a sur...

University police gain further jurisdiction in Chico

University police gain further jurisdiction in Chico

January 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

An agreement between CSU Chico campus police and Chico city police was signed Monday to increase the authority of University police. After various forums regarding the concern for student safety this past fall, officials from both city and university councils signed an agreement allowing University pol...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

December 13, 2015


Filed under Features

All Internet negativity and questionable additives aside, pumpkin-flavored lattes are a Hallmark flavor to the fall season. Reviewing a few of the most popular coffee shops near campus, perhaps you can navigate through the pumpkin spice mania toward the festive latte of your dreams. Starbucks Pros: A strong pumpkin smell and authentic (or artificial) orange color. The espresso f...

Task force to represent student feedback about on-campus diversity

Task force to represent student feedback about on-campus diversity

December 1, 2015


Filed under News

The Associated Students recently created a task force on diversity to get a better understanding of how to serve students. “The goal of the task force is to capture what students feel about diversity on our campus,” said Michael Pratt, director of University Affairs for Associated Students. “[It’s]...

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Kindra Robinson

September 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Associated Students experienced a large student turnout for its Labor Day weekend alternative. An estimated 500 students attended the Friday night pancake breakfast from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, more than 100 students attended the "Pitch Perfect" double feature at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, where th...

Bike Cart keeps students moving

Bike Cart keeps students moving

Jason Spies

March 10, 2015


Filed under Features

It's a startling sight to behold, but it's hard to look away. Two dirt bike tires, a frame the size of a BMX bike, a tube seat, and crazy-high handlebars. It's been dubbed the "Frankenstein Bike" by the student workers of the Associated Students Bike Cart program, which offers maintenance, repair service and bike ...

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