The Orion

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Students, faculty and staff all gathered together on Friday to come up with solutions to the increasing crime activity in the Chico community. Photo credit: Kendall George

Kendall George

April 24, 2019

Over the past few semesters, campus and community crime have been at a steady increase. With school shootings, stabbings, robberies and sexual assaults happening in close proximity to Chico State, the administration is looking for solutions and reaching out to students in finding solutions. On Friday af...

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

The new shelter which is projected to open in June will be on the corner of 4th and Orange streets, right across from the train station. Photo credit: Kendall George

Kendall George

April 13, 2019

President Gayle Hutchinson sent out a campus-wide email Friday explaining the university’s opposition to a new low-barrier homeless shelter on the corner of 4th and Orange streets. In this email, she attached two letters that she wrote to the city council, expressing her priority for student’s safety...

Chico State professor shares undocumented journey following Undocuweek

Dr. Arreguin-Bermudez started working at Chico State in 2004 as a Spanish professor. Photo credit: Kendall George

Kendall George

March 12, 2019

According to Elizabeth Alaniz, assistant director of the financial aid and scholarship office, Chico State doesn’t know how many undocumented students are on campus, but she estimates there are around 300. After reflecting on Chico State's Undocuweek in February, she hopes that undocumented stu...

A single’s guide to Chico State social life

Kendall George

March 10, 2019

It's cuddle season. That is, it's cuddle season if you have someone to cuddle with. However, for a large portion of us cuddle-less Wildcats, "single" is a word that doesn't seem to be going away in our lives any time soon. But worry not! Being single has its benefits and if you're looking to rock th...

Watermelon hurled at woman who refuses sex

Kendall George

February 26, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 7:20 a.m., Student Health Center There was a male who was reported to be hitting the door and trying to get into the building. He was reported as saying "weird" things.Call Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 5:03 p.m., Sutter HallA male was reported to have been asking students for money outside of Sutter Hall. He began walking towards Meriam Library when he was arrested. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:20 p.m., Modoc Hall ...

Women’s symposium brings 600 people to advocate for female leaders

Elaine Kramer (left) and Pam Farly (right) were two of four women panel members during the Tuesday night discussion session. Photo credit: Kendall George

Kendall George

February 18, 2019

From Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, the Wildcat Leadership Institute hosted a "Women Like You" convention, featuring five days of events all under the theme of female empowerment in business/professional settings. All events led up to a symposium on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium....

Feather River hospital to close, over 1,200 employees to be laid off

The entrance to the Feather River Hospital Emergency Room just after the Camp Fire burned through Paradise. Adventist Health now says the entire campus area on Pentz Road will not be re-opened anytime soon. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Kendall George

February 14, 2019

Feather River Hospital medical center campus in Butte County will not be reopening after Camp Fire damage, according to a press release on the Adventist Health website released Wednesday morning. Feather River Hospital was previously a 101-bed, acute-care hospital, and the leading employer in Paradise. Ov...

Chico State's independent student newspaper
Kendall George