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Man dragged by truck in downtown

Man dragged by truck in downtown

Michael Catelli

March 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A man riding a skateboard was hit and dragged by a truck in downtown Chico around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver was making a right hand turn into the parking lot of Crush Italian Cuisine on East Second Street and was unable to see the skateboarder in the bike lane.The unidentified rider...

Student Philanthropy Council raises $4,000

Student Philanthropy Council raises $4,000

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The new Student Philanthropy Council has raised close to $4,000 for the college. The council is a non-profit organization established in August 2015 to raise money for the university and its resources. All the money collected helps fund campus resources such as the Career Center or the extended...

Senior joins Student Academic Senate

Senior joins Student Academic Senate

Amelia Storm

March 15, 2016


Filed under Administration, Features

If you mention the Student Academic Senate to any regular Chico State student, you might get the same confused look an English major would have in a nursing class. Malissa Pierce is hoping to change that. The Chico State senior is the new student academic senator for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts a...

Students dissatisfied with health center

Students dissatisfied with health center

Michael Catelli

March 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students are not pleased with the wait time to be treated at the Student Health Center and sometimes would rather save the inconvenience by not going at all. In a recent Orion survey, Wildcats were asked basic questions about their experience with the Student Health Center.The survey of 68 student responses co...

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Expansion of city ordinance benefits homeless

Michelle Zhu

March 14, 2016


Filed under Community, News

After ongoing discussion, the Chico Police Department wants to rethink the way they regulate the city and homeless community. In September 2015, the Chico City Council approved an ordinance aiming to maintain cleanliness and safety in the city. It was both favored and opposed by many. The ordinance, ...

Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Torres Shelter might be saved with help from Enloe Medical Center

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Torres Community Center just received a $20,000 financial boost.This recent donation came from Enloe Medical Center. In January, the Torres Shelter faced a potential closure, due to its financial crisis. Since then, the shelter has received more than $100,000 from fundraisers and donations. The money will be used to provide meals, ...

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Unplug to reconnect with National Day of Unplugging

Amelia Storm

March 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The suffocating grip of technology is striving to be relieved with the National Day of Unplugging. The event encourages people to sign a pledge agreeing to turn off their phones from sundown on March 4 to sundown on March 5. The goal, as stated by the National Day of Unplugging website, is to, “connect with the peo...

Two sets of men fight downtown

Two sets of men fight downtown

Yang Dai

February 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call type: Shoplift, 7:07 p.m., East Avenue Female subjects stole items in Safeway. Call Type: Unlicensed Driver, 5:54 p.m., West 12th Street A driver was arrested for driving without a license on the road. Call Type: Fight, 9:42 p.m., Broadway Street Two male...

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston

February 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular, I will make this appointment upon consultation with, and the concurrence of, our new president-designate,...

Local Harley Davidson shop cycles in new owner

Local Harley Davidson shop cycles in new owner

Elizabeth Helmer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

For the first time in 36 years, the Chico Harley Davidson store has a new owner. Stephan Adams became the owner of Sierra Steel Harley Davidson back in December, and he's already made big changes to how the shop operates. “We’re adding all of the things Harley Davidson offers as a company,”...

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...

Softball team loses second game against Monterey Bay

Softball team loses second game against Monterey Bay

George Johnston

February 22, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

It was a game of pop flies and zero home runs, but the Chico State softball team fell 4-10 to the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Saturday, Feb. 20 at home.The Wildcats began the game strong. In the first inning alone, the Wildcats scored a commanding three runs on Cal State Monterey Bay. Things lo...

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