The Orion

No shame in extra semesters

Matt Murphy

August 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a fourth year student at Chico State, I've become just about used to the general public's reaction to my school of choice. Everyone went through it, at the very least when they were freshmen. People would ask where you were attending school, you would answer Chico State and wait for the knowing e...

Chico prepares for commencement

Chico prepares for commencement

Enrique Raymundo

May 12, 2014


Filed under News

With commencement looming around the corner, Chico State and local hotels are preparing for the storm that will come with the families of tens of hundreds of graduating students.A controversial ticket policy is new to this year's commencement ceremony and was set in place to address emergency safety ...

Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Working Wildcat: Transitioning from college to career

Ariel Hernandez

May 8, 2014


Filed under Features

With the looming uncertainty of what to expect after graduation, life post-college can be overwhelming. As you transition from textbooks and buck nights into long workdays and financial obligations, keep these tips in mind to help ease you into the next phase of your life. 1. Don’t feel entitled ...

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Working Wildcat: Financial tips for graduating seniors

Ariel Hernandez

April 22, 2014


Filed under Features

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...

Study follows path to graduation success

Study follows path to graduation success

Enrique Raymundo

March 28, 2014


Filed under News

One in three Chico State first-time freshmen did not graduate from the university in a study spanning from 2005 to 2013.The study was created by the provost’s office to help come up with ideas to improve graduation rates at the college, said Jeffrey Bell, leader of the data task group and chair of the biology ...

Fighting temptation to speed towards success.

Zachary Phillips

February 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Everyone has that one Facebook friend that applies for their dream job the day after graduation. With young ambition, a diamond-studded resume and the proper star alignment on their side, they manage to land the perfect gig before last night's celebratory hangover has even worn off. Even the most grounded of...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

President Zingg cuts graduation attendees

President Zingg cuts graduation attendees

Christine Lee

January 24, 2014


Filed under News

Due to the growing number of visitors attending the Chico State commencement ceremony each year, the university will limit the amount of people allowed to enter the stadium in order to avoid safety hazards. President Paul Zingg announced today that the university will be ticketing visitors attending the graduation ceremony this year.The tickets won’t cost mone...

Staying on track after graduation

Staying on track after graduation

Tara Miller

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Before graduating from college, the majority of us have followed a prescribed path where we go from one temporary situation to the next. However, once graduation passes, everything changes. Those temporary paths that we jump from will eventually come to an end after college, as we will ultimat...

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