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Nursing students, Ireland Vallejo (left side) and Katrina Tully (right side) giving out free swag to people who received flu shots on Oct. 14, 2021.

Chico State prepares for possible ‘twindemic’ with free flu shots

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 14, 2021

Chico State students can receive a free flu shot and swag at five pop-up clinics over the next two weeks in the Merriam Library breezeway.  Kimberly Chappell, lead physician of the WellCat Center,...

Outside of the campus health center

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...

Pro-life, pro-choice opinions clash on campus

Kimberly Morales // 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...

Information and misconceptions about sexual assault. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

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 wont kill you

The morning-after pill probably won’t kill you

Nicole Henson // 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...

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

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Grayson Boyer and Alex Grant // 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...

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

Advantages of being a student

Steven Black // 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...

Photo credit: Chase Falk

The O Face: Testing, testing STI’s

Nicole Henson // 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 in a recent Orion poll voiced their dissatisfaction with the services at the Student Health Center. Photo credit: George Johnston

Students dissatisfied with health center

Michael Catelli // March 14, 2016
Wildcats are not pleased with the wait time at the Student Health Center and sometimes would rather save the inconvenience by not going.
Pest control sprays bees outside of Plumas. Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Jenice Tupolo // November 4, 2015
Yellow jackets shut down the plumas bridge and barricade entry.
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