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

‘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 editorial piece about a recent incident involving Border Patrol on Chico State campus. Natalie Hanson and Rayanne Painter can both be reached a...

Chico State doesn’t value diversity

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 was going on, the first in the "Diversity Talks" series, by Richie Reseda, was also taking place...

Paradise students show Chico State what #ButteStrong means

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 such as Paradise, Oroville and Chico.But beyond the phrase, the reality is that many of the stude...

Former inmate shares truth about mass incarceration

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 robbery. Since then he has gone on to talk about the impacts the prison has on an individual...

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

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 cooked food filled the air as students milled about. “Cruzando Fronteras” or “Crossing Borders”...

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

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 will be hosted at different resident halls and at The Hub to encourage inclusivity and openness for all studen...

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates shining cultures

Olyvia Simpson

October 23, 2018

Glenn Lawn was lit up with many colorful, glowing lanterns on Monday night as the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at Chico State hosted their first Mid-Autumn Festival. Students had the opportunity to learn about six different Asian countries and their traditions while decorating their own paper la...

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

Alejandra Fraga

March 4, 2018

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) organized and brought to campus its first queer prom dance Saturday at the BMU auditorium. The event consisted of drag show performances, dance performances and DJ performances conducted by KCSC Radio. Free desserts and non-alcoholic drinks were provided as well."My hopes in putting on this event w...

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Cross Cultural Leadership Center’s founder is to retire this semester

Natalie Hanson

October 24, 2017

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center founder is to retire in December. Charles "CC" Carter, who founded the CCLC in 2008, will retire effective Dec. 31. He was first hired by Chico State in 1980 as the first coordinator for the university's multicultural programs. Carter founded the CCLC out of a le...

Queer week needs to go viral

Queer week needs to go viral

Danielle Cortes

October 10, 2017

One of Chico’s core principles is valuing diversity. Around campus you may notice many encouraging depictions of what this means. For example, there are banners that display pictures of student and staff members from all different ethnic backgrounds smiling and recognizing “We are Chico St...

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

September 5, 2017

Chico State yields banners that state “We Are Chico State” and has made claims in the past to value diversity. While this effort hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s important to continue practicing diversity instead of just claiming it. The campus has made changes to its student populatio...

What is American Culture?

What is American Culture?

Susan Whaley

March 21, 2017

Being American is often associated with having no culture, or is grouped into one large categorized group.There is no easy way to define a specific culture, but Chico State professor and Chair of Department of Sociology Nandi Crosby said it is an important part of a person's identity."It's a shared sense o...

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