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Pratt says goodbye to A.S. Presidency

Pratt says goodbye to A.S. Presidency

George Johnston

May 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Associated Student President Michael Pratt was responsible to represent the voices of 17,557 Chico State students.Pratt humbly said he did his best to represent those voices while helping with the transition of Chico State presidents, managing an ever-increasing hostility in campus political culture and fig...

Chemistry department aims to improve student success

Chemistry department aims to improve student success

Lucas Moran

November 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Nobody comes to university to fail classes, though any number of factors can cause students to fall behind. A student typically looks to their own shortcomings to explain a bad grade, but less often do instructors hold themselves accountable. The Chico State Chemistry and Biochemistry Department...

Bernie Sanders holds rally at Chico State

Bernie Sanders holds rally at Chico State

Elizabeth Helmer and George Johnston

June 3, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico felt a bern Thursday night.Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a stop at Chico State to give a stump speech before the Super Tuesday election in California on June 7.While at the college, the senator from Vermont talked about things like foreign-policy, education and the environm...

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

George Johnston

May 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

California just took one step closer to deciding who should run for president in the Democrat primaries.On May 1, doors opened at the ARC pavilion and Chico Grange Hall for any registered Democrats in the 1st District to vote for their favorite delegate. Those supporting Hilary Clinton went to the ARC ...

Newly elected A.S. vice president talks plans for future

Newly elected A.S. vice president talks plans for future

Yang Dai and George Johnston

April 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

After nearly a day of fierce voting, the A.S. vice president of business and finance of Chico State was elected on April 13. Brett Rahtz, the new vice president of business and finance recently sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about his plans for Chico State. How long have...

CFA and CSU management reach tentative agreement

CFA  and CSU management reach tentative agreement

George Johnston

April 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The California Faculty Association and California State University management have reached a tentative agreement.The tentative agreement includes:A 5 percent general salary increase on June 30, 2016 for all faculty on active pay status or on leave.A 2 percent general salary increase on July 1, 2016 fo...

Chico State faculty strike on hold

Chico State faculty strike on hold

George Johnston

April 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

There might be a change of plans for the upcoming California Faculty Association strike. In an email sent by CFA president Jen Eagan to California State University faculty, she states discussion between the CFA and the CSU chancellors office have resumed. The CFA and CSU management have agreed...

Drought conditions improve

Drought conditions improve

Michael Catelli

March 29, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared the extreme conditions of the drought a state of emergency and demanded water usage cutbacks in hopes to save this state from drying up. Since 2014, Californians have been cutting back on water use at home in ways such as not watering the lawn to taking...

Students evacuate University Village due to fire initiated by a vape

Students evacuate University Village due to fire initiated by a vape

Michelle Zhu

March 25, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, a fire alarm cued students to evacuate University Village. Resident Adviser Mitzi Felix immediately called for residents to enter the parking lot and subsequently initiated a phone call to the Chico Police Department. The area wreaked of a burning smell and...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

Eduroam: a tale of weary students and sub-par tech support

September 22, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Never did the days of door-to-door Encyclopedia salesmen and signing up for a library card seem more efficient than campus-wide wireless Internet when it came to student success. But alas, here we are. Since the launch of Eduroam last semester, students have been lined up outside of IT Support Ser...

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Eric Mccauley

February 25, 2014


Filed under News

A recent directive by the facilities managerial staff is asking custodians not to remove recyclables from university trash bins. In September, a custodian was seen taking a bag of cans and bottles from a building,said Mario Mena, a University Housing and Food Services maintenance staff member and chapter president of the California...

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