The Orion

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Employees told not to remove recycling from campus

Eric Mccauley

February 25, 2014

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...

Ecological reserve closing programs

A barn sits on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.Photo credit: Jamie Stryker

Eric Mccauley

February 16, 2014

  Due to safety and staffing concerns, a university-run wildlife preserve closed down many of its research and educational programs last week.   The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a 4,000-acre natural habitat protection and research facility ten miles from campus, cut most of its K-12 programs and has limited univer...

Student activists seek oil divestment

Kaitlin Haley, A.S. Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, discusses the importance of sustainable investments. Orion File Photo.

Eric Mccauley

February 9, 2014

Members of a student activism course are working with Associated Students to draft a ballot measure that would urge the university to release all stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Each year, students in the Environmental Thought in Action course work to place an advisory measure on the A.S. spring election ...

New state budget increases CSU funding

Jerry Brown

Enrique Raymundo

January 15, 2014

There is good news for the CSU system in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal: the universities will be receiving a 5 percent increase in general funds. In an official document posted on Scribd, the budget plan proposed that an additional $142.2 million go to the CSU’s general fund. Acc...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

The mural by John Pugh on the corner of First Street and Salem comes down as part of the final phases to tear down Taylor Hall to make way for a new arts and humanities building.Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

South campus closed Saturday, flood repairs continue

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

The south campus area will be closed and without electrical power on Saturday to accommodate flood repairs in Langdon Hall, according to a campus-wide email. Buildings like Ayres Hall and the Bell Memorial Union will be inaccessible to students, staff and faculty from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday....

Student drug abuse deaths remembered

Daniel Senn participates at the memorial.Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Nicholas Carr

December 12, 2013

About sixty students stood outside of Glenn Hall today in remembrance of people in the Chico community that died over the past year as a result of substance abuse. Participants stood along the span of the bridge over Big Chico Creek, holding signs displaying pictures of the deceased and information regarding the health-rela...

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