The Orion

Funds available for Chico postbaccalaureate students

Grayson Edgemon

February 12, 2020

Chico State Enterprises received a $3 million subsidy to support the university’s post-graduate students over the next five years via a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education according to University Communications on January 21.   Adelante, a pipeline program which provides...

College students should be conscious consumers

To be ethical and socially responsible is to care and think smart. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Sam Rios

January 24, 2018

The consumption habits of current college students play an important role in the future of our society. College students need to find the vigor within themselves to become consumers that think critically about the purchases they make. Not only should they make smart financial decisions but they need ...

Sugar Daddies: Friend or Foe?

Sugar Daddies: Friend or Foe?

Nicte Hernandez

September 9, 2016

With tuition and cost of living on the rise students are starting to quit extracurricular activities and are applying for jobs in order to keep their student debt to a minimum. It is more common for students to start at a community college then transfer over to the school of their choice in order...

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Brittany Mcclintock

March 1, 2016

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the house, repairing broken things, all center on money. This money stressor is sometimes too much for adu...

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Ariel Hernandez Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Ariel Hernandez

April 22, 2014

Graduation is a time of celebration. You passed all your classes, you made some great friends and now you get to head out into the world and make the big bucks. In 2013, the average college graduate made a starting salary of $45,000, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employe...

Clubs must pay AS banking fee for funds

Clubs must pay AS banking fee for funds

Christine Lee

March 4, 2014

Chico State is holding a campus club accountable for profits from selling lab manuals to students.   Omicron Theta Epsilon has been selling to students using a Wildcat Card reader since the university required them to in fall 2013. The club sells lab manuals in Holt Hall to students t...

Campus building-use policy under review

Dr. Patricia Edelmann, professor, biology department. Courtesy of Chico State.

Enrique Raymundo

February 25, 2014

Chico State's policy for determining how much it charges organizations to use its facilities is under review by campus administration. The policy generated some controversy last semester with a biological sciences instructor who attempted to hold a regular class review session and was told she would be...

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez

January 22, 2014

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required." But is it really always necessary to buy the textbook for a passing grade?According to the National...

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