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  • New lounge bar servicing exclusive menu and new cocktails in Rawbar’s remodeled extension. Taken by Alina Babajko on April 14.


    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

  • Chico State students bury the 2023 time capsule in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Andrew Staples


    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

  • Jan. 26, 2005 printed issue of The Orion with the headline “Drinking nearly cost pledge’s life.” The article discusses investigations of Chico State’s Sigma Chi fraternity after a pledge nearly died from alcohol consumption. Accessed through The Orion Archives on April 13.


    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.


    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

  • The inside of Eggroll King. Photo taken by Callum Standish.


    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

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High kids getting good grades

High kids getting good grades

Nicole Henson // April 16, 2017

Thanks to Jeff Spicoli's burnt out character in Fast Times at Ridgemont High the stereotype that students who use marijuana don’t care about their schooling has been around for decades. In reality,...

Cs only get degrees

C’s only get degrees

Nicte Hernandez // December 6, 2016

“C’s get degrees” can be heard all throughout college campuses. One is told that unless we are going on to grad school, our GPAs do not matter or have an effect on whether or not we get a job post...

Junior Lindsey Dias winds up to kick the ball in a game last semester. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Soccer player succeeds on the field and in the classroom

Esther Briggs // February 10, 2016
Junior soccer player Lindsey Dias is recognized not only her play on the field, but her academic successes as well.
Photo credit: Helen Suh

College degrees are just a stamp

February 1, 2016
Both students and employers should reconsider their faith in the college degree
Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

What your GPA actually represents

December 13, 2015
GPA may not determine how smart someone is, but it does reflect one's work ethic.
Ariel Hernandez Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Working Wildcat: Experience employers value over GPA

Ariel Hernandez // April 4, 2014
Good grades are just a slice of the college experience.
Study follows path to graduation success

Study follows path to graduation success

Enrique Raymundo // March 28, 2014
An eight-year study revealed graduation trends among Chico State freshman who started in 2005. One-third of them did not graduate from the university.

Stop striving for straight-A’s

Valerie Teegardin // March 11, 2014
Why good grades don't help chances of getting hired.
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