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In focus: Greek students still rich, want to go to prom

In focus: Greek students still rich, want to go to prom

Dylan Dewit

May 12, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This is a satirical portrayal of the Greek formal culture. This May, students coping with the stress and demands of their final exams might be pleased to find that not everyone is sharing in their turmoil. Sources and social network information has confirmed that this weekend was not all dedicated to...

Chico State appoints interim University Police chief

Chico State appoints interim University Police chief

Dylan Dewit

May 5, 2015


Filed under Administration, Crime, News

Bruce Hagerty, retired Chico police chief, has been appointed interim Chico State University Police chief, according to a press release from Lori Hoffman, the vice president of business and finance. Hagerty served six years a chief of police in Chico and currently serves on the University Advis...

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Dylan Dewit

April 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=46474] Photos by Trevor Ryan The Gender Sexuality & Equity Center ended their Take Back the Night week of events with a candle-lit march and vigil to show solidarity with survivors, and give bystanders the courage to speak out against sexual assault and violence. “We want sur...

UPD arrests four suspects for stabbing an assault on Ivy

UPD arrests four suspects for stabbing an assault on Ivy

Dylan Dewit

April 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico State University Police arrested four suspects for the assault of Rajpal Singh, a Chico State student and Josimar Arroyo, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Singh and Arroyo were attacked around midnight on the corner of Fourth and Ivy Streets on Sunday. Witnesses say that the suspects deman...

Video of Chico police clubbing man during arrest goes national

Video of Chico police clubbing man during arrest goes national

Dylan Dewit

April 21, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

  Chico recently found itself in the national spotlight after a video showing police officers clubbing a DUI suspect with a baton was posted last week on the celebrity website TMZ. Sean Patrick Reardon was arrested on Feb. 18 following a hit-and-run attempt after crashing his vehicle in...

Memorial held for student who died in fatal car accident

Memorial held for student who died in fatal car accident

Dylan Dewit

April 11, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Ned Klein, Nickolas Klein’s twin brother, donned his late brother’s Guns N’ Roses t-shirt as he conducted the commemoration of Nick’s life. He began by sharing his own memories of Nick. “The only thing that brings the most joy is to talk about him,” he said. “I really can’t stop s...

Driver that struck man identified as Chico State student

Driver that struck man identified as Chico State student

Dylan Dewit

April 5, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Chico State senior Juan Campos was identified as the driver of the SUV that hit and killed Nickolas Klein on West Seventh and Hazel streets last Saturday night, according to Chico Police Officer Todd Lefkowitz. No arrest was made. Lefkowitz said that witnesses had told police that they suspec...

Two men keep taking their pants off

Two men keep taking their pants off

Dylan Dewit

March 28, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk In Public Friday, 7:45 p.m., West 4th Street"Two male subjects in the area trying to start fights with everyone in the area. Subjects keep taking their pants off."Call Type: Suspicious Subject Friday, 7:33 p.m., Mangrove Avenue"Subject walking in the alley between East Lindo Avenue...

Former CSU leader takes reins as acting Chico State president

Former CSU leader takes reins as acting Chico State president

Dylan Dewit

March 25, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

Rollin Richmond, the former president of Humboldt State, has been appointed as acting president for Chico State in the wake of President Paul Zingg's recent heart surgery and necessary recuperation period. Chancellor Timothy White selected Zingg's interim replacement and on the California State...

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Dylan Dewit

March 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico State students took to the streets Wednesday night to demonstrate in response to recent violence in the community. The group converged at the free speech area of campus and marched through town to City Plaza. Political science students Taylor Johnson, Charlie Curtis and James Proffer organized th...

Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat

Don’t freak out about fracking ban’s defeat

Dylan Dewit

March 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  On Feb. 10, the Butte County Board of Supervisors let an ordinance die that would have instituted a ban on hydraulic fracturing. I am anti-fracking myself. It is a detriment to the fresh drinking water of California, a resource that cannot afford to be compromised. However, the bill...

Faculty member found dead in Butte Hall office

Faculty member found dead in Butte Hall office

Dylan Dewit

March 2, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The body of a deceased Chico State faculty member was discovered in a seventh-floor office in Butte Hall Monday evening. Emergency vehicles arrived on the scene at about 7 p.m. Fire personnel informed The Orion that a body had been discovered by a janitor in office number 716. Chico State U...

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