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Homeowners victims of party-regret

Amanda Rhine // February 9, 2015

Like most out-of-the-area Chico State students, one of my top concerns moving to Chico was finding a place to live before the start of my first semester. I stressed about the price of rent, number and...

Halloween costumes offend cultures

Madison Holmes // October 31, 2014

[View the story "What constitutes an offensive costume? " on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Madison Holmes can be reached at [email protected] or @madisonholmes95...

Dave and Sandra Chesterman mourn the loss of their daughter, Kristinia, one year after her death. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Candlelight vigil held for deceased student

September 22, 2014

[metaslider id=35546]   [View the story "Candlelight vigil honors deceased student" on Storify] By Madison Holmes and Jovanna Garcia.   The Orion can be reached at [email protected]

Nandi Crosby, a professor in the sociology department, voluntarily gives trigger warnings to her students before broaching sensitive topics. Photo courtesy Chico State

Teachers object to required trigger warnings

Madison Holmes // September 21, 2014

A plea has come to all U.S. universities to require professors to give trigger warnings to students before showing sensitive classroom material.A trigger warning is something professors give to students...

Shoji Kameda throat sings, Masato Baba hits the taiko and Eien Hunter plays the drums in On Ensemble. The group entertained Chico residents at the 21st annual Chico World Music Festival. Photo credit: John Domogma

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Jake Hutchison // September 14, 2014

[metaslider id=34584] Photographs courtesy of John Domogma Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival brought artists from across the globe together for one epic multicultural event. [View...

Ashley Carlton, a fifth-year student double majoring in psychology and exercise physiology, said she is accustomed to men seeing her as an object instead of a human being. Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Catcalling, misogyny apparent on campus

Madison Holmes // September 9, 2014

"To be honest, I have catcalled women," said Brandon Lee, a second-year business major. "It's almost like a man's second nature; an uncontrollable feeling of hormones gets bestowed upon you."Some faculty...

Bookstore terminates loyalty point system

Madison Holmes // August 31, 2014

Bookstore loyalty points will no longer be issued at the Chico State Wildcat Store due to new management. The points, which were rewarded each time a student made a purchase at the bookstore, would...

Trisha Seastrom, program manager for the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center. Courtesy of Chico State.

Course drops alcohol-related charges

Madison Holmes // August 31, 2014

Individuals charged with lower level alcohol-related incidents may be discharged from their offenses through a new program.The program will give these individuals the option to take courses and complete...

Chico State is one of four universities in California audited in a sexual assault report. The Orion file photo.

Mixed results in sexual assault audit

Madison Holmes // August 27, 2014

Chico State excels in support for sexual violence and harassment victims but is flawed in several other aspects when handling sexual violence or harassment reports, according to the results of a federal...

Infographic by: Monica Fitch

Female turnout low in math and science majors

Madison Holmes // May 7, 2014

Women at Chico State are widely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.Few female students have graduated with degrees in computer science, computer engineering...

Infographic by: Monica Fitch

Males low in female-dominated majors

Madison Holmes // May 7, 2014

Certain majors are largely dominated by women, according to a study conducted by Jeffrey Bell, a biology professor. The study tracked the 2010-2014 graduating class. Males made up 10 percent of...

SeekingArrangement is a website where older wealthy singles hook up with younger people. The site is used by some college students looking to pay off college debt.

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Madison Holmes // April 29, 2014

Getting a job at the Chico State Calling Center and shopping in bulk at WinCo are both ways to earn and save money to pay for school. But seeing older men and women who pay up to $3,000 a month for...

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