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New health center policy does not excuse student absences

Outside of the campus health center
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...

Pro-life, pro-choice opinions clash on campus

October 27, 2019

The debate on abortion hit closer to home for Chico State on Friday when the Women’s Resource Clinic held their nearly sold-out annual benefit banquet fundraiser at the BMU.The Women’s Resource...

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

Information and misconceptions about sexual assault. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales
October 21, 2019

With several school-led attempts to educate students on consent and sexual misconduct through required programs such as "Not Anymore," students are advised to reach out to school-supported assets to report...

The morning-after pill probably won’t kill you

The morning-after pill probably won't kill you
May 6, 2018

What happens inside the body when taking Plan B, an alternative contraceptive to birth control, sounds a lot riskier than it actually is. Plan B, with its painfully un-ironic brand name, is a pill that...

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Radhika Kataria, a member of Students for Quality Education, raises concerns over the proposed fee increases at an open forum held on March 6. Photo credit: Martin Chang
March 12, 2018

Chico State’s proposed fee increases have sparked an intense debate in the student body, manifesting itself most visibly in the open forums that took place during the first two weeks of March. On...

Advantages of being a student

The Student Health Center provides students with healthcare and regular checkups. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco
February 20, 2017

Every student will complain about tuition and the trek to class, but there are plenty of advantages to being a Chico State student. 1. Student Health Center – Besides checking for STI's and writing...

The O Face: Testing, testing STI’s

Photo credit: Chase Falk
February 7, 2017

According to the Student Health Center, 1 in 2 sexually active college students either has or will have a sexually transmitted infection before the age of 25. Although this may be unsettling, the numbers...

Chico State diagnosed with frugality

Chico State diagnosed with frugality
May 16, 2016
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Students dissatisfied with health center

Students in a recent Orion poll voiced their dissatisfaction with the services at the Student Health Center. Photo credit: George Johnston
March 14, 2016

Students are not pleased with the wait time to be treated at the Student Health Center and sometimes would rather save the inconvenience by not going at all. In a recent Orion survey, Wildcats were...

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Pest control sprays bees outside of Plumas. Photo credit: Miles Huffman
November 4, 2015

The Chico State campus was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets this Wednesday afternoon. Pest control arrived within 10 minutes of the attack and directed students to stay away from the heavily...

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