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An audience of around 200 guests joined the Chico Unified School District Board of Education regular meeting at Marigold Elementary School on Feb. 16. Photo taken by Jolie Asuncion

Chico BOE meeting includes mask mandate protest, district mapping debate

Kimberly Morales, Carrington Power, and Jolie Asuncion // February 21, 2022

The Chico Unified School District Board of Education was met by a crowd of parents and children protesting mask mandates on Feb. 16 at Marigold Elementary School.  The meeting occurred the day...

Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus. Photo credit: Christian Solis

President Hutchinson discusses enrollment decline, COVID-19 and remote learning

Alex Martin, Ian Hilton, and Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2021

The Orion sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday to discuss three pressing topics within the Chico State community. In the 30-minute interview, our team asked Hutchinson about...

Despite converting the basketball courts to a place where students can play cornhole, they still remain largely vacant. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Oct. 13th

Future of pick-up basketball at Chico State uncertain following closure

Noah Herbst, Reporter // October 24, 2021

The Wildcat Recreation Center has undergone many changes since the pandemic began. However, the recent closure of the basketball courts may have caused the biggest reaction from students thus far. The...

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