The Orion

Division of California Once Again Open For Debate

Multiple proposals have attempted to make California several different states.

Natalie Hanson

September 8, 2017

Could California actually be divided into multiple states? This is three years after Draper’s 2014 proposal for six Californias. The required number of signatures was never met to place the measure on the state ballot. Yet a ballot initiative is underway to once again carve California into three ...

Chico State supports DACA students

Hutchinson sent out a campus wide email in regards to DACA students. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

September 2, 2017

Chico State awaits action from the White House on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. According to a press release from President Hutchinson, the college will continue to support all undocumented students while awaiting federal action on the program. DACA provides opportunity for...

Travel Ban applied to Chico State employees

The State of California creates new law. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

August 29, 2017

Four states were added to the list of states banned for travel under California state law.Due to a prohibition in California's Assembly Bill 1887, a list of states exists which bans travel, for employees of the state. Four new states have been added.The current list includes: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky,...

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Students took a field trip to learn about water usage in California. Photo courtesy of Heather Kirkendal

Amelia Storm and George Johnston

May 3, 2016

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

Pay rent or don’t get in

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Michelle Zhu

February 27, 2016

Chico PoliceCall Type: Vehicle Burglary, 6:05 p.m., Cohasset RoadPassenger side window of car was broken. Stolen items were a Louis Vuitton purse, matching wallet, coach sunglasses, credit cards, cash and checks. Two checks were forged for a total of $800. Call Type: Standby, 6:02 p.m., Rancheria DriveRoommates locked the repo...

“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

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Michelle Zhu

February 17, 2016

Pedestrians and bikers entering Chico State from the bike pathway running through Big Chico Creek and West Sacramento Avenue may feel more safe on the path in the near future. The Chico City Council on Feb.16 pass a motion introduced by Chico Police to install a camera surveillance system along the...

Woman hit in head with wood

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 5, 2016

Chico Police Call type: Resist a Peace Officer, 10:02 a.m., 454 E. 4th St.Male subject "exposed himself" to someone on the street. He was taken into custody.Call type: Family Dispute, 1:37 p.m., 2165 Ceres Ave.Female hit in the back of the head with a 2X4. She was treated for minor injury.Call type: ...

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