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How the “abortion pill bill” will affect Chico

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

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 health centers to provide abortion by medication techniques to students.SB-24 will directly affect ...

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

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

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. In addition to paying tribute to his memory, attendees also felt this was a time to push for so...

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 was given 30 seconds to introduce themselves, followed by two questions from the moderator a...

CSU students want their tuition money back

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

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 to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students. Students are concerned bec...

State universities accommodate students affected by wildfires

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

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 applications through Nov. 30 for Fall 2018. However, special conditions will apply to students who are unprepared or ...

DACA decision affects students

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

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 students nationwide, will be replaced. Since 2012, DACA has protected many students and offered...

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 bill, Assembly Bill No. 990, requires all CSU locations across California to keep accurate price...

Tuition increase would fund $75 million Graduation Initiative

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

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 program created to increase the graduation rates for first year and transfer students. It aims to close...

CSU reviews budget before voting on tuition increase

CAUSE System Budget Process Photo credit: Daniel Wright

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 budget should be revised and implemented in June. Daniel Wright can be reached at [email protected] or @Danny_W_Chico on Twitter.  ...

CSU system responds to undocumented student population

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

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 of a center dedicated to undocumented students. Later this month, students, staff and faculty can v...

The CFA strike ends as it should

Photo credit: Helen Suh

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, union faculty members working for all CSUs organized to walk out on classes April 13-15 and 18-19...

Trustees to disclose new president midweek

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

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 finalists on Monday in a closed session at a Hilton hotel in Long Beach, wrapping up an almost five-...

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