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Our Democracy website launched

Our Democracy website launched

Daniel Wright

February 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

In the wake of a turbulent election season, Chico State has created Our Democracy for students and faculty to equip themselves to engage in the political dialogue. Tensions have been high with some students upset about the election's results and others not able to comfortably celebrate their candidate...

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Is food insecurity a problem at Chico State?

Alejandra Fraga

January 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on twitter. ...

SSC receives $5,000 alum donation

SSC receives $5,000 alum donation

Alejandra Fraga

January 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

The Chico State Student Success Center (SSC) received a $5,000 donation from Sedgwick, Inc. David Scotto, Chico State alumni, visited campus to present the donation on behalf of his company. “It’s interesting to see how alumni advocate for us through their companies,” said Gary McMahon, SSC...

Free tax preparation services on campus

Jacqueline Morales

January 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is partnering with the IRS to offer tax preparation services to students, starting Feb. 1.Anyone that has earned less than $60,000 in 2016 qualifies for the free service. Students will work alongside with the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) pr...

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

Vice President of Student Affairs to retire

George Johnston

January 26, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

It was announced Thursday that Drew Calandrella, vice president of Student Affairs, will retire. The last of former Chico State President Paul Zingg's administration will now be replaced. Calandrella has been vice president of Student Affairs at Chico State since 2006. During his time at the university,...

Marketplace Cafè undergoes transformation

Marketplace Cafè undergoes transformation

George Johnston

January 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News

Students returning to Chico State may notice big changes in the Market Place Cafe. Over winter break, construction was completed to give the student dining center a makeover. Three new concepts were added to the marketplace: “Pitchfork,” “Scoville” and a salad bar. “Pitchfork” will...

Chico State student meets President Obama

Chico State student meets President Obama

January 24, 2017


Filed under News

Associated Students Commissioner of Diversity Affairs Dylan Gray met President Obama in July 2014 when he was recognized for his work in the My Brother's Keeper Initiative. He worked with a non-profit organization, Social Justice Learning Institute and within that was his high school mentorship program...

Report of sexual assault at campus residential facility

Jacqueline Morales

January 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime

University police responded to a sexual misconduct call after a student was sexually assaulted in a campus residential facility January 22."When someone says "no" or "stop", that means "STOP!" Sexual activity forced upon another without consent is sexual assault", said University Police Chief, John Fe...

A guide to prepping for chicoween

A guide to prepping for chicoween

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

October 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays at Chico. There's plenty of treats to go around, but there's also a few important tricks to master. Although Halloween falls on a Monday this year, do not be fooled, the party will go on. Here at Chico State, we are known for dedicating an entire we...

Petition to extend library hours

Petition to extend library hours

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students are petitioning to extend recently reduced Meriam library hours. As previously reported on by The Orion, the library's hours were cut and the money saved would go toward IT services. New hours include: · Sunday: First floor opens at 10 a.m., All floors open from noon to 11:45 p.m. ·...

The O Face: College relationships are bound to fail

The O Face: College relationships are bound to fail

Mina Marjanovic

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It was not until I had moved in with my college boyfriend that I realized I wanted out. Not just out of the house, but out of the relationship. This experience made me realize that most college relationships are doomed. Being a college student is stressful enough. Students attend classes, participate...

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