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Two different pins sit on a gold and white clothed table: the white pins say : As strong as the woman next to me, the mauve pins say Woman, women, womxn

Juanita Mottley at leadership symposium: ‘Stop telling me to be strong; I don’t need to be strong’

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 5, 2023

The Bell Memorial Union Auditorium was transformed into a space for empowering dialogue on Friday, as the Associated Students hosted the third “Women Like You” Leadership Symposium. An event designed...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Students are dancing

Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // September 26, 2022

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC) at Chico State initiated Hispanic Heritage Month’s kickoff on Sept. 15. The Chicano/Latino Council hosted La Bienvenido with the support of the Office of...

The Indian Mesmerizers finishing off their performance.

Lights, Camera, MACtion

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // November 12, 2021

MAC Night — short for Multicultural Night — is back at Chico State, thanks to The Associated Students and their hard work. It’s a night where Chico State celebrates the different cultures and...

Chico State is celebrating Black History Month with a series of virtually interactive events.

‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Brandon Leake leads virtual spoken word performances

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // February 16, 2021

CSU Chico is celebrating Black History Month with a series of Zoom presentations and film showings. Brandon Leake, a poet and motivational speaker, led a series of performances from Chico State students....

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Chico State: The Harvard of the West

Abbigail Kovac, Staff Writer // March 13, 2020

Coming to Chico was the biggest culture shock to me. I was born and raised in Southern California my whole life and back home, diversity was all I knew.  Coming here, I was so surprised to see very...

Outside of the BMU

Associated Students diversity program advocates for marginalized group

Keyla De Los Santos // February 12, 2020

Associated Students is implementing a diversity program that advocates for marginalized groups at Chico State starting next semester. The program will not fund any student organizations and will advocate...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter // October 6, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss an...

Students in fear as Border Patrol’s presence looms over campus Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Natalie Hanson // October 1, 2019

By now I think most of the campus probably knows that this past Wednesday, California Customs and Border Patrol officers were on campus, recruiting at the Career Fair in the BMU. At the same time this...

First-year student Danielle Wagner attends Chico State after losing her home during the November Campfire. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Paradise students show Chico State what #ButteStrong means

Kimberly Morales // September 29, 2019

Students all across Chico State understand the meaning behind the infamous #ButteStrong hashtag, which commemorates the victims and survivors of the tragedies that afflicted towns throughout Butte County...

Richie Reseda presents to a full room about his experience in mass incarceration Wednesday. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Former inmate shares truth about mass incarceration

Julian Mendoza // September 28, 2019

An entire room filled with an audience hearing Richie Reseda, the co-founder of Initiate Justice, talk about the impact of the prison industrial complex. In 2011, Reseda was sent to prison after he committed...

C.A.F.E. members, David Cruz and Rose Merry Blanco, stand next to the welcome sign as students enter the event. C.A.F.E. put together their first event of the semester, Friday, Mar. 8, 2019, in Chico, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Rayanne Painter // March 11, 2019

Chico State’s chapter of Central Americans for Empowerment (C.A.F.E.) hosted their first event on Friday in Sylvester's Cafe. Colorful picado banners hung from the ceiling and the smell of freshly...

Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Brian Luong // November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events...

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