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Marketplace Cafè undergoes transformation

Marketplace Cafè undergoes transformation

George Johnston

January 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 13, 2016

"We All Beat with One Pulse" is the theme of Chico State's Queer Week this year.Named in remembrance of the attack on Pulse Night Club in Orlando, earlier this year, the event is a way to educate, unite and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Chico State."Queer Week sheds light on issues that still need ...

Black Student Union holds candlelight vigil for police brutality victims

Black Student Union holds candlelight vigil for police brutality victims

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 28, 2016

The Black Student Union held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to remember the lives lost to police brutality.Among the attendees were students, faculty and residents of Chico.At the vigil guest speakers discussed their views on current issues surrounding police brutality. Time was also set aside for...

Office Depot connects with Pocket Points

Office Depot connects with Pocket Points

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 23, 2016

Office Depot, Inc. announced their partnership with the popular app, Pocket Points, on Sept. 8.Pocket Points was founded at Chico State in 2014. The app rewards students for not using their cell phones during class time.Since the launch, Pocket Points has spread to 42 states and is being used at more than 130 co...

Move-in dates set for Arts & Humanities Building

Move-in dates set for Arts & Humanities Building

George Johnston

May 18, 2016

A massive immigration is taking place at Chico State after students leave the college for the summer. On May 23 through the month of June, Chico State staff and faculty will start moving into the new Arts & Humanities Building. The college's Academic Affairs is coordinating the move. Departments moving into the ...

Performing Arts Center enters final phase of remodel

Performing Arts Center enters final phase of remodel

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 15, 2016

The third and final phase of remodeling for the Performing Arts Center will begin May 23. In the final phase, the PAC will be painted new colors. This new look is comprised of ideas from Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University Public Events and the Department of Music and The...

Chico State president bids farewell

Chico State president bids farewell

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 8, 2016

After many accomplishments and 13 years of service, Chico State president Paul Zingg is bidding farewell. On May 6, the community and university organized a retirement party on campus for Zingg. Students, faculty, community members and friends gathered to honor Zingg at his baseball-themed party....

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