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C-SPAN visits Chico State

C-SPAN visits Chico State

Jacqueline Morales

March 9, 2017

The C-SPAN 2017 Cities tour visited Chico State from March 4-8 to speak to students and instructors. C-SPAN, which is in partnership with Comcast, takes on an outreach initiative by traveling to select cities and communities. Their goal is to meet with college students and professors in order to intro...

Students petition tuition increase

Students petition tuition increase

Jacqueline Morales

March 8, 2017

Chico State students petitioned the upcoming tuition increase March 8. Tuition is supposed to increase about $270 for the upcoming fall semester. Chico State students along with alumni encouraged each other to sign the petition to avoid the increase."It affects all of us, all of us are affected. It doesn't...

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 7, 2017

Chico State’s independent student news source, The Orion won best newspaper in California from the California College Media Association, beating UCLA, USC and UC Berkeley. At the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention, other top awards were earned by The Orion staff. The Orio...

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

Jafet Serrato

March 6, 2017

University Housing fired nearly a third of its resident adviser staff for attending an off campus party where minors were drinking, according to a University Village resident adviser. "In their letters of termination, it would outline their violations," University Village resident adviser and sophomore...

Budget talk at Associated Students meeting

Budget talk at Associated Students meeting

Jacqueline Morales

February 28, 2017

The Associated Students held a meeting Feb. 27 and discussed the upcoming budget.Four main points were discussed during the meeting:Proposal to suspend Sustainability Financial Allocation Committee funding for Spring 2017Renovations to the Financial Services/Wildcat Leadership Center officeBell Memori...

A.S. election information sessions start next week

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 23, 2017

The Associated Students are looking for candidates interested in running for elected positions for the upcoming school year.Government Affairs at Chico State ensures that student voices are being heard and that their money is being allocated properly.Those interested in running for one of the 17 available positions can attend one of t...

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 20, 2017

Chico State plans to remain open through recent severe weather warnings.According to a public affairs email, the University is keeping a close watch on the impact and patterns of the ongoing weather."We urge students and employees to use their best judgement and consider safety the top priority as you ...

More than 50,000 homes could be affected if Oroville Dam fails

Jafet Serrato

February 20, 2017

A new data analysis predicts 15,750 homes in Butte County could be damaged if the Oroville Dam completely failed.The data brief provided by Alexandra Hayes includes the following counties:· Colusa· Glenn· Sutter· Yolo· YubaA total of 50,047 homes would be in danger of flooding by t...

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

Jacqueline Morales

February 17, 2017

President Gayle Hutchinson expressed her thoughts and reactions about the Oroville Spillway during the Academic Senate meeting Feb. 16. "Sunday I was at home working on my dining room table in the afternoon enjoying a little sunshine outside when I get a text message from a friend of mine asking,...

Chico State talks emergency plan after evacuations

Chico State talks emergency plan after evacuations

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 15, 2017

After the recent Spillway crisis, Chico State wants students to know how to help and prepare for future incidents.According to a public affairs email, there is an Emergency Operations Plan that the university follows for situations similar to the Spillway. There is an Emergency Response Guide that helps student...

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Spillway crisis causes class cancellations, affects Chico State faculty

Kayla Fitzgerald and Alejandra Fraga

February 14, 2017

Students have experienced class cancellations since some faculty have been unable to reach campus because of the Oroville Spillway crisis. Forrest Hartman, a professor in the journalism department, is a resident of Oroville and has been unable to leave his home because of potential road closures. "It'...

Chico State housing residents may offer evacuee friends shelter

Chico State housing residents may offer evacuee friends shelter

Jacqueline Morales

February 13, 2017

Residents in student housing may offer shelter to friends who have been affected by the Oroville Spillway evacuations. Although there is no indication that resident guests at the dorms may be evacuees, students are allowed to offer shelter to friends who may be seeking shelter. Guest check-in process r...

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