The Orion

New Wildcat statue funded exclusively from donations

The fencing will be up in front of Bell Memorial Union until the statue's unveiling on April 19 Photo credit: Lizzie Helmer

Lizzie Helmer

February 14, 2018

A new Wildcat statue is coming to Chico State and it’s funded in a way that’s the first of its kind. The about $145,000 necessary for the project came from a collaborative donations effort by the Alumni Association, Associated Students, athletics and the university. The project pulled no...

Chico State’s Greek community raises money for students in need

Students raise money over Greek Week to give back to fellow Wildcats. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

October 24, 2017

Chico State’s Greek community raised funds for the Chico Cares Campaign.Campus fraternities and sororities used Greek Week, from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, to raise money for fellow students affected by housing and food insecurities, according to a press release. They raised a total amount of $17, 872.Sigma Kappa and Phi Kappa T...

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...

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Stewie, Australian Shepherd (6 years old) -

Jae Siqueiros

September 14, 2016

Walk Woof Wag is an annual fundraising dog walk that raises money for Chico Animal Shelter's medical fund. On Saturday, pooches from all over the county banded together for this 3K/5K walk in hopes of raising money for the health of shelter animals and the hope that they will receive permanent homes....

Valentine sweets for Relay For Life

Pam Morrell and Lori Adrian are on table duty selling valentines and desserts to raise money for Relay For Life Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Brittany Mcclintock

February 13, 2015

Peggy Armocido, team caption, recently celebrated her 10th year being cancer free. Erin Wilson said she was inspired after doing an event last year for Relay For Life, and when she heard that her team captain was cancer-free she wanted to do more to help. “It started out doing something for ...

University enforces student club policies

University enforces student club policies

Christine Lee

February 19, 2014

Chico State is hammering down old policies on how student clubs are allowed to organize, according to some clubs on campus. A campus-wide email sent out during winter break re-enforced rules on fundraising and limitations on the total number of class units club officers can enroll in. “I’ve been in this battle for a while s...

Silent auction supports center on aging

Maggie Zuckerman, a junior social work major, announced the prizes from Saturday's silent auction at the Pageant Theatre.Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Amanda Hovik

February 18, 2014

The Pageant Theatre held a silent auction on Saturday, fundraising for the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging. The Chico-based organization began in 2009. Its mission is to focus on serving older adults and educating the future workforce, while increasing awareness among college-age adults. Maggie Zuckerman, a junior majoring ...

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