The Orion

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

The Wildcat Statue continues to create controversy among students over the cost. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

Wildcat statue doesn’t reflect student needs

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Alex Grant

April 25, 2018

Last Thursday, a new $145,000 Wildcat statue was unveiled on campus. The bronze statue was entirely supported by outside donations mainly from a campus funding pool of money called “Campus Beautification.” The statue adds another photo opportunity for cute graduation pictures but how will this h...

Dos and don’ts of dealing with national disasters

Tweeting doesn't help. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Kendall George

October 9, 2017

It's too common in today’s news to be littered with national disasters, whether it be shootings like in Las Vegas on Sunday night or hurricanes devastating our own and neighboring countries. When all feels hopeless perhaps the only thing we feel we can do to help is post on social media, with sayings...

Student club financially supports undocumented students

Nicole Yashinsky-Richey (left), Matt Bateson (middle) and Jimmie Cano (right) are students in the print club. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

September 28, 2017

Chico State Printing Club organized to donate their work to students and faculty in support of undocumented students, Wednesday and Thursday.Students set up a booth for making and selling prints and tote bags for donations towards "...assisting our fellow Wildcats in need." Prints and bags were sold for $5 an...

Chico Democrats donate $600 worth of food for students

Left to right  Kathleen Moroney, founder of the pantry, Dylan Gray, student body president, and Bob Mulholland and Mike Hawkins of Chico Democrats. Photo courtesy of Joe Picard.

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 15, 2017

Free food was offered at Chico State by the Chico State Pantry for students in need.A total amount of $600 was donated Friday, by Chico Democrats, to continue dispersal of free food available to the students."A Bloodhound that hasn't eaten can't find a lost child and a student without an adequate food budget will be a 'lost child,' in the classroom. Las...

Student Philanthropy Council raises over $12,000 for food pantry

Student Philanthropy Council presents check to food pantry 
Photo Courtesy of: Jason Halley

Alejandra Fraga

May 12, 2017

The Student Philanthropy Council presented the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry with a check this week. Over $12,000 was donated to the food pantry, with most of the donations coming from the class of 2017. "No student should have to ever wonder if they will be able to eat properly or where they will be sle...

Goodwill Campus Move-out coming to Chico State

Photo courtesy of Tricia Slavic

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 9, 2017

Goodwill and Chico State are partnering up to assist students in moving out of their dorm rooms and apartments for the summer. All items donated are sold to help fund job placement and training services in the community, according to a press release. Goodwill Campus Move-Out will be in Chico May...

Evacuation centers in need of supplies

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds houses evacuees. Photo credit: George Johnston

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 14, 2017

Donations are needed to support evacuees at Chico shelters.According to an email from public affairs, the shelters are currently in need of supplies, but do not need food donations at this time. Those items include:New sweatpants for men, women and childrenNew socksNew towelsNew blanketsBaby diapers (al...

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