The Orion

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

Emily Neria

February 12, 2020

The WellCat Health Center has adopted a policy that no longer provides excuse notes for medical absences that span three consecutive days or less.  According to the WellCat’s Clinic Administrator Jill Cannaday, the policy is intended to streamline access to the health center for students who ar...

Smoking should be banned on campus

Smoking should be banned on campus

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

September 18, 2016

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling. What you shouldn’t have to be prepared for is inhaling a cloud of someone else's secondhand sm...

Speech stresses long-term wellness

Julianna Eveland

November 7, 2014

Commencement speeches can be some of the most inspirational speeches out there. It makes me yearn for the day I'll sit in those fold up chairs, listening diligently to the words of the chosen speaker to leave my graduating class with words of motivation and hope. But there's one commencement speech ...

Fads don’t hold secret to good health

Julianna Eveland

September 23, 2014

Coconut oil pulling, apple cider vinegar, garlic supplements and lemon water. I tried all of these sorts of health fads over the summer in hopes of having a healthy and clean system. But did they really work? Was sliced garlic in tea with lemon, honey and apple cider vinegar really worth the effort?...

Strength and conditioning club teaches healthy techniques

Sergio Sanchez

February 18, 2014

If flipping tractor tires or pulling a pickup truck sounds fun, meet the Wildcat Strength and Conditioning Club. The club teaches proper technique and movements to local students and athletes, and its members are passionate about health and wellness. Becka Shaver, president of the club, said it is a gre...

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