The Orion

Letters To: Transfer Students

Natalie Hanson

October 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Kenta Mcafee

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

Michael Mcclurg

February 2, 2015


Filed under News

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...

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