The Orion

Letters To: Transfer Students

Natalie Hanson

October 12, 2017

There used to be a stigma attached to starting your college life at a community college. You could argue there still is one. The pressure in high school was all about latching onto a four-year college right away. Preferably out of town, at a university by the coast.The usual feeling is that only kids...

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Susan Whaley

February 21, 2017

It felt like the first day of kindergarten. I was nervous and shaking but so excited to finally enter a different world. A world that I considered to be that of grown-ups.This spring is my first semester as a transfer student at Chico State. I went to community college for eight years. Eight whole yea...

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Junior runner Steven Martinez runs around the track during practice. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Kenta Mcafee

April 26, 2016

By making second team All-American for cross country and placing in the top 20 for both the 5K and 10K meter race, junior runner Steven Martinez has proven he cannot be slowed down.Martinez suffered a knee injury in December while practicing and was unsure that he would be able to recover in time for ...

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

Sophomore criminal justice major Nick Delariva has received help with paying for college through federal financial aid programs. He said it is unlikely he would be able to go to school without the assistance. Photo credit: Michael Mcclurg

Michael Mcclurg

February 2, 2015

President Barack Obama rolled out a bold proposal during his State of the Union address: make the first two years of community college completely free. To be eligible for the program, called America's College Promise, students would need to be a part-time or full-time student, have at least a 2.5...

Rare exception given to club presidents

Rare exception given to club presidents

Christine Lee

February 22, 2014

Two students were reinstated to their club presidency despite a California State University policy that restricts students from serving officer positions if they've taken too many units. Presidents and treasurers of campus-recognized clubs must have at least a 2.0 GPA to maintain their position, acco...

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