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How will the abortion pill affect Chico State students? Photo credit: Carolyn Allen

How the “abortion pill bill” will affect Chico

Carolyn Allen // October 23, 2019

A new bill will make state university health centers carry abortion pills by 2023.Approved by Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11, Senate Bill 24 is a public health bill that would require public university...

Ka Lynda Watts reads a poem about the struggles of colored people in a prejudiced world Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

‘Justice for Josiah’ kick-starts push for change in Chico

Mitchell Kret // April 16, 2019

Students for Quality Education in collaboration with Just Unity Sistas presented "Justice for Josiah," an event commemorating David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State student and president of Brothers United....

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

AS hopefuls discuss their agendas at candidate forum

Josiah Nicholl // April 17, 2018

The candidates hoping to become elected AS officials for the next school year had the opportunity to speak briefly to students and answer questions at a candidate forum at the BMU Monday night. Each candidate...

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CSU students want their tuition money back

Karen Limones // February 16, 2018

The California State University Board of Trustees has proposed a 3 percent tuition increase that will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. According to the CSU website, the tuition spike is needed...

Students will be given special consideration due to natural disasters. Photo credit: Sean Martens

State universities accommodate students affected by wildfires

Natalie Hanson // October 30, 2017

The California's State University system has released special considerations for applicants who were affected by recent wildfires. All 23 state campuses, including Chico State, are currently accepting...

Trump administration approves to rescind the student Dream Act. Photo credit: Sean Martens

DACA decision affects students

Natalie Hanson // September 5, 2017

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects...

CSUs now legally have to tell students cost of living off-campus

CSUs now legally have to tell students cost of living off-campus

Andrew Freeman // August 28, 2017

A bill approved by Gov. Jerry Brown Aug. 7 will allow all CSU students and their parents to know the prices of off-campus housing more accurately, and how those prices compare to on-campus housing. The...

Chico State's graduation rates. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Tuition increase would fund $75 million Graduation Initiative

Daniel Wright // March 15, 2017

Currently, the 2025 graduation initiative is unfunded in the CSU system's budget, but a proposed 5 percent tuition increase system-wide would fully fund the $75 million program. This initiative is a...

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CSU reviews budget before voting on tuition increase

Daniel Wright // March 12, 2017

The CSU system is halfway through the budget process for the 2017-18 financial year. The Board of Trustees meeting is the next step, where the board will vote on the proposed tuition increase. The...

Tim White, chancellor of the CSU system, visited Chico State on May 4. Photo credit: Aurora Evans

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

Elizabeth Castillo // March 9, 2017

While the city of Chico decided against becoming a sanctuary city, the CSU system continues to offer services to undocumented students. Over a year has passed since students on campus proposed the opening...

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The CFA strike ends as it should

Sean Daly // April 14, 2016

California State University faculty members and students who stress about class recently received some good news: The CFA strike for a 5 percent pay increase has been averted.As many students have learned,...

The new president of Chico State will be revealed Wednesday. (Illustration by Orion Staff).

Trustees to disclose new president midweek

Gabriel Sandoval // March 8, 2016

California State University trustees interviewed Chico State's final three presidential candidates on Monday, but will not name their selection until Wednesday. The CSU Board of Trustees questioned the...

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