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The team celebrating after competing in the 2019 NCAA Division 2 Cross-Country Championships

A new era awaits Chico State’s long-dominant Cross Country teams

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // September 13, 2021

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams at Chico State have dominated conferences for over a decade. The men’s team has consistently won the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference...

An old Orion newspaper stand. Photo by Devonte Barr.

The Orion joins exodus from print to online

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 13, 2021

Chico State student journalists have returned to the newsroom in Plumas Hall for the first time in  a year and a half. The Orion shifted to a digital only platform in Spring 2020 after 45 years...

The exposure of sensitive information that was provided when requesting a religious exemption from COVID-19 has lead to investigations by the University and campus police. Sept. 3, 2021.

Investigation underway following data leak

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // September 5, 2021

Campus police are conducting an investigation into a data leak that revealed the personal information of roughly 130 students requesting a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine.  On the...

COVID-19 testing is being provided on the bottom floor of Whitney Hall. Photo taken by Sam Kyes on Sept. 4.

First week in school sees COVID cases rise

Sam Kyes, Reporter // September 4, 2021

The Chico State website currently lists 69 reported COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31, including 57 students and 12 campus employees. Butte County has experienced a surge of new cases this past week,...

Kendall Hall at Chico State

Chico State boasts advances in university rankings

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 2, 2021

Chico State has risen above its 2020 placements in two categories this year, according to Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Ranking. In “Master’s University Rankings,” Chico State moved...

Chico State to host on-campus vaccination clinic

Chico State to host on-campus vaccination clinic

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // May 4, 2021

Chico State announced Tuesday that it will be holding a free on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 11 in Shurmer Gym for students, faculty and staff. In an email, President...

University Housing implements new COVID-19 rules

University Housing implements new COVID-19 rules

Melvin Bui, Reporter // May 4, 2021

New policies have been adopted by University Housing for the fall semester to reduce students’ exposure to COVID-19.  Wildcats applying for University Housing must be fully vaccinated by July...

CSU, Chico University Farm located on 311 Nicholas C Shouten Ln. in Chico, Calif.

University Farm grows past hardships at their annual sale

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 30, 2021

Chico State’s University Farm Greenhouses pruned past obstacles and had record sales at their annual spring sale this year.  The sale was four weekends long. It made $8000 the first week and...

Chico State passes the baton in a relay race.

Vaccines required as sports await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 29, 2021

On April 12, Chico State announced that it would require student athletes and those living in university housing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This news was quickly followed 10 days later, on April 22,...

Policing Task Force meeting Zoom bombed with hate speech

Policing Task Force meeting Zoom bombed with hate speech

Mary Cron, Reporter // April 28, 2021

Chico State’s Policing Task Force hosted a meeting on Tuesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. Shortly after, the Zoom bombing began.   “It started out with kid’s noises, random noises,”...

Chico State Guard Joshua Curls drives with the ball in a basketball game.

Chico athletes Baxter and Curls are two in 75 across nation to win scholarship

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 19, 2021

Cross country athlete Wyatt Baxter and basketball guard Joshua Curls are getting recognition for their academic excellence at Chico State. They are two out of only 75 athletes across the nation to receive...

Kendall Hall

Chico State announces in-person graduation for class of 2020 and 2021

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // April 14, 2021

On April 9, Chico State announced that it plans to hold multiple in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 and 2021.  The class of 2020 will have their ceremony on May 16, 2021 at...

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