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Trevor Guthrie Discusses New Role as AS President

Kendall George

April 23, 2019

Trevor Guthrie, Chico State’s new Associated Students President, talks in depth about his candidacy, presidency and plans for the future. Guthrie also speaks on the A.S. budget, last year’s fee increase and the proposed low-barrier shelter. Kendall George can be reached at [email protected] or @kendallmgeorge on Twitt...

Campus Elections and LGBTQ+ Conference on The Orion Newscast 4/17/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 17, 2019

Students are voting for student leaders to represent them in the Associated Students, we've got what you need to know about the presidential candidates. The Queer & Trans week conference and their theme of "Queer Existence is Resistance". Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 o...

Meet the 2019 Associated Students Presidential Candidates

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 15, 2019

Three people are running for the Associated Students presidential position this spring. Whoever wins will have the potential to have the largest voice for students at Chico State. So, we sat down with each of them and asked who they are, how they would address sustainability on campus, how they would...

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas

December 10, 2018

Experiencing virtual reality (VR) for the first time is a special moment. Whether someone is skeptical or excited going in is up to them, but the initial reaction is usually the same. Even though they're wearing something over their face, you can tell that their eyes are wide open. That experience...

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018

Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless 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 m...

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

Josiah Nicholl

April 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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