The Orion

I won’t be voting for Trump

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Alex Horne

March 17, 2016

At Chico State, the notion of supporting Donald Trump is practically unheard of. Praises of Bernie Sanders echo throughout the halls. Our little liberal campus is a haven for Trump haters, and I too am part of this group. Donald Trump has evolved from New York businessman to reality show host to Wa...

Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Rocky Chavez, Chico State alumnus, dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 10, 2016

Rocky Chavez, the Republican assemblyman and Chico State alumnus who stopped by campus on Feb. 2 to promote his run for the U.S. Senate, announced on Monday he was dropping out of the race.Chavez, who graduated from Chico State in 1973, made the surprising announcement before a small audience in a San...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez is running for U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

Rocky Chavez, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, graduated from Chico State in 1973. Photo credit: Grant Casey

February 3, 2016

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez, a Republican assemblyman from San Diego County, stopped by the university Tuesday to promote his run for the U.S. Senate. Chavez, a retired Marine who graduated from Chico State in 1973, announced his campaign for the Senate race in March 2015, about two months after...

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