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Chico State’s straw-less challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s straw-less challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Less than 72 hours after going straw-less, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went straw-less and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable ...

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

Josiah Nicholl

April 17, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The candidates hoping to become elected AS officials for the next school year had the opportunity to speak briefly to students and answer questions at a candidate forum at the BMU Monday night. Each candidate was given 30 seconds to introduce themselves, followed by two questions from the moderator a...

Associated Students to attend public forums before campus election

Associated Students to attend public forums before campus election

Alex Grant

April 13, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Chico State Associated Students election candidates are to make their final cases to voters this weekend. Most of the A.S. candidates plan on attending two public forums in the next three days. The Upsilon Delta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, otherwise known as the Political Science Honor Society, is...

Quiz: How much do you know about voting in A.S. elections?

Quiz: How much do you know about voting in A.S. elections?

Ruby Larson and Julia Maldonado

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

Voting in Associated Students elections can be confusing. There are a few important steps that must be followed when filling out the ballot for this year's election.      Ruby Larson and Julia Maldonado can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter. Powered by ...

A.S. estimated budget surpasses $20 million

A.S. estimated budget surpasses $20 million

Alex Grant

April 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Chico State's student government controls several on-campus businesses such as the Wildcat Recreation Center, the Wildcat Store and Sutter Dining Services. A.S.'s current estimated income this year is about $20,808,629 while its estimated expenses are $20,467,584. This means that Associated Students...

Professor believes that advisory measures encourage student action

Professor believes that advisory measures encourage student action

Natalie Hanson

April 10, 2018


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The process of writing and submitting advisory measures is entirely student-led, and is a notable process of interaction between students and Associated Students every semester. Advisory measures often lead to big changes on campus, on a variety of issues. Mark Stemen, a professor in the Geography and Planning departm...

Vote to fund Chico State groups through revenue sharing

Vote to fund Chico State groups through revenue sharing

Alex Grant

April 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

The Associated Students election is coming up on April 18, but the candidates aren't the only thing students can vote on. One aspect of the A.S. ballot is revenue sharing which allows voters to choose how to spend $15 of their activity fee. This year student voters can choose from a list of 202 on-campus groups that include several clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities. Accordi...

Associated Students election candidates make their cases for office

Associated Students election candidates make their cases for office

Kelsi Sibert, Mathew Miranda, Lizzie Helmer, Grayson Boyer and Roberto Fonseca

April 6, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Associated Students election is on April 18 and several candidates are now campaigning for various positions. There are 18 official candidates running for 17 different positions. The Executive Vice President, Director of University Affairs, Commissioner of Student Organizations and Programs, College...

Chico State activist wins Student Advocate of the Year

Chico State activist wins Student Advocate of the Year

Grayson Boyer

March 30, 2018


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Chico State student Karla Camacho recently won the California State Student Association (CSSA) award for Student Advocate of the Year for her lobbying efforts in support of students who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, student mental health, student food and housing insecurity...

Student officers share advice on the election process

Student officers share advice on the election process

Kelsi Sibert

February 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

The Associated Students election process begins early March and for those interested in getting involved there are multiple steps that potential candidates should take before election day. Nan Timmons, the assessment and special projects coordinator for A.S., advised students to come to an election...

Rising country music artist performs at Chico State

Rising country music artist performs at Chico State

Hannah Yeager

February 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews, Showcase

The second concert hosted by Associated Student Productions lit up the Bell Memorial Union with up-and-coming country artist, Frank Ray. Ray falls in the contemporary pop-country genre and dazzled the crowd with some of his original songs like "Every Time You Run," which hit number 15 on the Texas...

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Jacqueline Morales

April 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Associated Student Election results are posted for 2017 to 2018. The upcoming years A.S. officials have been selected with a voter turnout of a total 5,182 out of 17,224 voters, based on enrollment. Student Dylan Gray was elected A.S. President with a total of 2,228 votes. "I'm looking forward...

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