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Chico State Greek organizations host Bidwell Bash

Tetta Ogawa jumps through the obstacle course while his friend Royeni Hasegawa watches him at Chico State's Bidwell Bash Sunday.

Brian Luong

September 3, 2018

Students enjoyed food, games and inflatables, Sunday afternoon, at Chico State's annual Bidwell Bash. The event, hosted by Chico State Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, gave students the opportunity to talk to over a dozen different Greek organizations while enjoying One-Mile Park on Labor Weekend. The...

Rave Festival 411

Rave Festival 411

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

September 20, 2016

As music blasted from every angle, I could feel the earth beneath my feet begin to dance. All around me people roamed in funky costumes, smiling and absorbing the positive festival vibes. The sun set slowly behind Wolf's Den (the main stage), creating a beautiful pink sky. The party was just getting started, and I was alre...

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Photo credit: John Domogma

Bianca Quilantan

September 2, 2016

If University Police Department Chief John Feeney were a betting man, he would bet his money on more than one or two calls of people under the influence of alcohol this weekend.Labor Day weekend is approaching and Feeney said the University Police is prepared to have a full complement of officers on ...

Associated Students host successful Labor Day alternative

Chico State students enjoy free Bear burgers on their Labor Day weekend at One Mile. Photo credit: Kindra Robinson

Kindra Robinson

September 8, 2015

Associated Students experienced a large student turnout for its Labor Day weekend alternative. An estimated 500 students attended the Friday night pancake breakfast from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Additionally, more than 100 students attended the "Pitch Perfect" double feature at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, where th...

Record low turnout for Labor Day float

Christine Lee

September 2, 2014

Around 600 people attended the annual Labor Day float this weekend, a stark drop from 3,000 people last year. Less than 400 people floated Sunday and by 2 p.m., the California Department of Parks and Recreation unit sent four out of seven of its officers home, said Kirk Coon, a Department of Parks and Recreati...

Events to divert students from float

Cirque De U.V., a University Housing and Food Service event held last year, will be open to all students this weekend as part of the Wildcat Way Welcome event. The Orion file photo.

Jovanna Garcia

August 28, 2014

Chico State is holding free activities for students as alternatives to Labor Day drinking and floating this weekend. Wildcat Way Weekend starts Thursday and ends Monday. The University Housing and Food Service, Wildcat Recreation Center and Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center teamed up t...

Decreased float turnout is a step in the right direction

Nick Sestanovich

Nick Sestanovich

September 11, 2013

This year's annual Labor Day float drew a smaller number of participants compared to previous years, possibly as a result of alcohol restrictions put in place after the death of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Brett Olson at last year's float. The reactions I've heard to this turnout have been generally mixed. I've heard some,...

RIP Labor Day float

Amanda Irons

Amanda Irons

September 9, 2013

The Labor Day float is dead. With fewer than 100 people in attendance on Saturday, and approximately 3,000 on Sunday, it is safe to say the float did not live up to its reputation. The alcohol ban undoubtedly is the culprit for vanquishing the long-standing Chico tradition. From stories I have...

Police: Booze ban leads to fewer arrests

Nicholas Carr

September 7, 2013

From Friday night to Saturday night, police made 43 arrests, as opposed to 84 arrests made during the same period in 2012, according to a Chico Police press release. Calls for assistance during that time also dropped from 1243 in 2012 to 889. The offenses that triggered the weekend’s arrests included: 27 drunks in public 1 assault ...

Labor Day sobers under police vigil

Nicholas Carr

September 7, 2013

Bringing an end to the chaotic revelry of years past, Butte and Glenn county law enforcement descended on the Sacramento River last weekend to enforce an alcohol ban targeted at the traditional Labor Day float. Last year’s float saw roughly 10,000 people on the river, said Sgt. Kirk Coon, a s...

Off the Record

The Orion

August 31, 2013

The first episode of Off the Record, a weekly talk show about topics pertaining to Chico State. The show is hosted by The Orion's video editor, Jeff Barron. This episode's guests are Allison Weeks, Quinn Western and Ethan Snee.

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