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Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

‘Pristine Parties’ service ensures safety during nights out

‘Pristine Parties’ service ensures safety during nights out

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Chico State students create a safer party scene for the community with “Pristine Parties,” a party entertainment service. Junior concrete management majors Rwejuna Nyundo and Ronald Carcamo co-founded this student-run entertainment business. "Pristine Parties" hosts house parties in Chico almost...

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Christian Solis

August 25, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Butte College caught in sexual assault investigations.Butte reached a resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights, after a four-year case.In 2012, a student reported rape by an athlete at an off-campus party to Butte. Police were unable to file charges due to insufficient evidence.According to the Chronicle of Higher Education ...

Promise Pathways coming to Butte County

Promise Pathways coming to Butte County

Daniel Wright

March 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State, along with Butte College and Chico Unified Schools, is looking to create a K-20 program to help children in the north state attend college. Several similar models are being considered for this program, but a program similar to the Long Beach Promise is being considered. The goals for...

Chico State hosts local election forum

Chico State hosts local election forum

Amelia Storm

May 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Butte County division of the League of Women Voters hosted their final candidate forum on May 3 for the District 1 primary election. The forum took place in the Harlan Adams Theatre and sought to introduce the community to the prospective candidates’ stances on local, state and federal issues...

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Gabriel Sandoval and Molly Sullivan

February 28, 2016


Filed under Community, News

OROVILLE, Calif. — Almost three and a half years ago, a Butte College student was allegedly raped by a football player off-campus, creating a snowball effect. In October 2012, the female student filed a report with the Chico Police Department, and then reported the incident to Butte College’s Title IX co...

Chico State may face competition with new college in Chico

Chico State may face competition with new college in Chico

Michelle Zhu

February 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Local college students will have an opportunity to earn a masters or bachelors degree at a new educational institution in Chico. Columbia College, a private nonprofit institution based out of Columbia, Missouri, opened a Chico facility last month and has hired full-time adviser staff. Students can si...

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Sabrina Salvatore

October 2, 2015


Filed under News

Chico State and Butte Community College are actively promoting suicide awareness. Butte will be informing students during the month of September, which is nationally known as Suicide Prevention Month, while Chico State will be putting on events in October. Both aim to help people find resources t...

Son destroys property after being asked to move out

Carlos Islas

September 21, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call type: Suspicious subject, Friday 8:08 a.m., E. 20th Street Transient female was sitting next to reporting party’s daughter’s car. Reporting party asked her to leave and the subject spat on her car. Subject left through alley toward C Street. Call type: Suspicious s...

A tale of two schools

A tale of two schools

Joseph Rogers

January 21, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's not news that Chico State students have a bad reputation in the area. Holidays like Saint Patrick's Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day have been flooded with stories of students behaving badly.I guess we forgot that we have a sibling college nearby: Butte College.Over half of the Butte College bus rou...

Aaron Rodgers keeps raising the bar

Aaron Rodgers keeps raising the bar

Kevin Lucena

January 19, 2015


Filed under Sports

When Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers stepped onto the Pleasant Valley High School campus in the fall of 1997 he was only 5-foot-2 and 130 pounds. Now standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 225 pounds, the Chico native is the favorite to win his second NFL MVP award after leading Green Bay to a f...

Q&A: Lisa Valentine on morbid poets, iced crotches

Q&A: Lisa Valentine on morbid poets, iced crotches

Jeffrey Fox

December 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

Local soul and R&B; singer Lisa Valentine grabbed a coffee and chatted with with The Orion about being raised by her mother and grandmother, the irony of her stage name and how she writes such soulful tunes Tuesday at Empire Coffee. How long have you been a singer-songwriter? I've been playing and writing songs since I was...

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