The Orion

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

In honor of Cesar Chavez, students support faculty labor rights

Molly Sullivan

April 2, 2016

To commemorate Cesar Chavez, Chico State students gathered in Trinity Commons on March 28 to show solidarity with the California Faculty Association strike. “We want to continue Cesar Chavez’s legacy of labor rights,” said Yvette Rivera, a senior psychology major. “It’...

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Walking Dead Game hosted as alternative event during Cesar Chavez weekend

Bridget Comito

April 2, 2016

Students of the Christian Challenge club put on a game of capture the flag that simulated The Walking Dead on March 31.The students played humans and zombies with capture the flag integrated into the game. Humans wore red or purple glow stick bracelets while the zombies wore green and blue. The game ...

‘Cats in the Community give back

‘Cats in the Community give back

Dominique Diaz

March 31, 2016

Watch video at end of story for student involvement. "We're helping the community!" could be heard throughout downtown Chico as several students yelled at passers-by on their way to lower Bidwell Park. Hundreds of students gathered at the Wildcat Recreation Center March 31 to participate in 'Cats...

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Daisy Dardon

April 11, 2015

I've experienced racism many times throughout my life but not here in Chico — not until Cesar Chavez weekend. I thought I would be used to it by now, hearing the offensive things people had to say about me based on how I looked. But instead it just reminded me how much it actually hurts. ...

Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Whitney Urmann

April 1, 2015

Despite alternative event efforts hosted by campus groups to honor Cesar Chavez this weekend, Chico State students continued the trend of throwing parties. The university held three events to honor Cesar Chavez for his achievements as a Latino civil rights activist and to inform the community...

Honoring the legacy of Cesar Chavez

Honoring the legacy of Cesar Chavez

Alisa Thorsen

March 31, 2015

As they picked grapes underneath the scorching California sun, the migrant farm workers of 50 years ago were only given one cup of water to last the whole day. They shared this cup with the other workers and had to pay a fee to fill it up with water. This was just one of the many abuses farm workers in the United States had t...

Chico State professor receives human rights award

Chico State professor receives human rights award

Dj Morris

February 27, 2015

Promoting equal opportunity, reducing violence and being an advocate for peace are just a few things that made Chico State professor Susan Green an ideal candidate to win the California Teachers Association's 2015 Cesar Chavez “Si Se Puede” Human Rights award. As an undergraduate student ...

Cesar Chavez day parties lack reverence

Yessenia Funes

April 1, 2014

The celebrations began Friday afternoon. As soon as students finished classes, cars began blasting the J.Rabbit remix to The Champs’ “Tequila” with passengers wearing sombreros. “Hmm, so this is a glimpse into Cesar Chavez Day,” I thought. I’ve heard of him before, but N...

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