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Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Maria Ramirez

January 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

Chico State students heading out of Butte Hall enjoying the nice weather. (optimized)

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

George Johnston

April 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

John Blachley, a political science and criminal justice professor, was carted away from the seventh floor of Butte Hall by emergency medical technicians on Thursday. A witness said Blachley came into the office as he normally does and just collapsed. Blachley was not answering his coworker’s questions...

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Official: Elevators safe, permits expired

Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State elevators are safe and in good working order, despite having expired permits posted inside them, university officials said last week. The 20 campus elevators surveyed by The Orion last week displayed operating permits that expired in mid-April. The expired one-year permits were visible...

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Elizabeth Helmer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Fire alarms went off in Butte Hall around 1:40 p.m on Wednesday. Students and faculty were evacuated as firefighters and police assessed the situation. "There is a reported elevator malfunction that has resulted in some smoke, possibly coming from the elevator shaft the elevators have been shut...

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Eva Gonzalez

October 10, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

  First-year students recently experienced a safety hazard when a ceiling grid collapsed on the eighth floor in Whitney Hall. Although this event was an act of vandalism, it has raised questions about safety issues with buildings on campus. The 46-year-old building is one of the largest n...

Student thinks tutor works for the government, is stalking him

Brittany Mcclintock

February 12, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Department   Call Type: Welfare Check Monday, 10:10 a.m., Student Services Center “Subject entered Student Learning Center and wrote ‘Get away Stalker’ instead of his name on the sign-in sheet. Individual is worried he is being stalked by the government and that...

Physics students drop pumpkins to educate kids

Physics students drop pumpkins to educate kids

Enrique Raymundo

October 30, 2014


Filed under News

Crowds of elementary school students gathered in front of Butte Hall for for the 27th annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday afternoon.The Society of Physics Students faculty and students dropped pumpkins as a learning experiment and outreach program for children. The event gathered crowds of about 250 to 300 element...

Fire marshal report reprimands Butte Hall

Fire marshal report reprimands Butte Hall

Yessenia Funes

April 1, 2014


Filed under News

Butte Hall's corridors now stand naked as departments have been instructed to remove bulletin boards, recycling bins and seating from outside their offices. State Fire Marshal Carol Jordan inspected the building in December and reported several fire code violations in February.The report required the removal of tea kettles, microwaves, ...

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