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Marchers marching to honor Cesar Chavez and others begin their march on campus on March 31.

M.E.Ch.A marches through Chico on Cesar Chavez Day

Josh Cozine // April 1, 2018

Students took to Chico streets Saturday, chanting to both celebrate the life of César Chávez and remind their fellow students that cultural appropriation is not okay. “When I say viva, you say Chávez!” Marchers...

Left to right: Isaac Morales,  Adela Gutierrez-Diaz,  and Eric Urena,  director of political affairs,  office manager and interim internal affairs officer and President respectively. The three led the first meeting of the M.E.Ch.A. for the semester. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

M.E.Ch.A. meetings kick off with plans for the semester

Josh Cozine // February 15, 2018

Chico State’s chapter of M.E.Ch.A. announced plans for events celebrating heritage in their first meeting of the year Wednesday.The Chico chapter of this organization, which stands for the Movimiento...

Letter to the editor

April 26, 2017

On 5 April 2017, The Orion published an article about César Chávez Day, which commemorates the notable American labor leader and civil rights activist, César Chávez. The article, “Students volunteer,...

Here are a list of the events for Cesar Chavez week Photo credit: M.E.Ch.A de Chico State

Chavez Remembered

Julia Maldonado // March 31, 2017

Sombreros, fake mustaches and binge-drinking are three things that come to mind on “Chico Chavez.” Unfortunately, few think about the work that Cesar Chavez did for workers’ rights, civil...

Junior communication major Amy Rodrigues (left), enjoys a Twizzlers at the outside portion of the event. A friend involved invited her to get her face painted while she was attending the event.

Senior Jessica Godinez (Right) helps a young attendee with some arts and  crafts at the second day of the event. As a transfer student from the Bay Area, Godinez didnt see much diversity when she first came to Chico. She was in culture shock and found Mecha. She loved what they stand for: social activism and bringing students together. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Dia de los Muertos educates Chico community

Bianca Quilantan // November 6, 2016

If Jim Pedraza died tomorrow he would want tamales de dulce or sweet tamales on his altar. Specifically, the kind his mom would make. But the most important thing to him is that he does not want to be...

Students protesting CSU management in Kendall Hall for the CFA. Photo credit: George Johnston

Students march in support of faculty strike

Elizabeth Helmer // March 28, 2016

Students marched in support of the upcoming faculty strike at 2:20 p.m. on Monday. Students from MECHA, Students for Quality Education, Chico State Marxists, Chico State Democrats and Men of Honor were...

Day of the Dead brings life to campus

Ernesto Rivera // November 4, 2013

Spirits of the dead were brought back to life and celebrated Friday for Chico State’s fourth annual celebration of “Día de los Muertos,” which means Day of the Dead in Spanish. The 12-hour...

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