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    Title IX: The state of sexual assault and harassment at Chico State

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The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

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Chico State's independent student newspaper

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Chico State: Whitney Hall set to close 2023-2024 school year

Milca Elvira Chacon, Contributor // March 26, 2023

Housing students for over five decades, Chico State’s Whitney Hall dorm is closing down for the 2023- 2024 academic year for various renovation projects, which will put a pinch on university housing.  The...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

University Police investigating Esken Hall “hackings”

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

Students residing in Esken Hall made reports to University Housing that they were receiving strange phone calls and messages and their phones were being “hacked.” There have been 10 confirmed reports...

Some students opt to live in University Village to escape the issues of on-campus living. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Going home for holiday break may be harder than students think

Joel Peterson // December 5, 2019

Chico State has had many students walk in and out of its doors, but what seems to be a cause of concern no one really talks about is housing. More specifically, housing for the newest group of freshmen...

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter // December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence...

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Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding // April 9, 2018

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great...

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Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Danielle Cortes // August 27, 2017

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last...

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Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Nicole Henson // March 14, 2017

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident...

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Changes to housing benefit first-years

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won // September 17, 2016

Living in the residence halls has always been a mixed bag for those who have experienced it. Some love it, some hate it and most are excited to live off campus at the end of the year. In past years, there's...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Redhead redemption

Sam Rios // February 12, 2016
The natural redhead population is declining before our eyes and we’re doing nothing to stop it.

Taking dorm food from boring to brilliant

Grace Kerfoot // August 27, 2015
Dorm diets don't have to be drab.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Miles Inserra // April 9, 2015
The off-campus dorm is a last resort for most incoming students at Chico State — but Craig Hall has got it going on.
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