The Orion

Trans Day of Remembrance honors lost loved ones

A volunteer stands alone along side the trans flag. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Carolyn Allen

November 21, 2019

Chico State’s Gender Sexuality and Equity Center, Stonewall Alliance Center, Faith Lutheran Church and Associated Students hosted a series of events this week celebrating the Trans Week of Resilience.The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event observed on Nov. 20 honoring the lives of th...

Memorial planned for student

Memorial planned for student

Natalie Hanson

April 9, 2018

Services will be held for student Kyle LaForce this weekend, after his sudden death due to seizure.Kyle Joshua Harte La Force was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. La Force lived with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and died on March 27 at the age of 20.According to an email sent to all stud...

Memorial for Professor Ted Herrera to be held next week

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Tisha Cheney

February 16, 2018

The life of Ted Herrera, a professor of nutrition and food science, will be celebrated with a service on March 2.Herrera passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 67, according to an announcement from University Communications. The memorial service will be held at Colusa Hall, Room 100B from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m....

Memorial planned for sisters killed in collision

The state flag is lowered on campus this week in memory of two students killed last week in a traffic accident. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Josh Cozine

January 24, 2018

A memorial for students Brittni and Brynn Frace who died after a traffic accident last week will be held Friday.The sisters tragically died due to a collision with a semi-truck while returning to campus from their family home in Atascadero. Brittni, 20, was majoring in exercise physiology and a member...

Fire Department hosts a 911 remembrance ceremony

Miller attended the 9-11 rememberance ceremony. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

September 11, 2017

Chico Fire Station held a Sept. 11 memorial for victims and heroes of the attack.Members of the community gathered around a 9-11 monument, 16 years later, on Monday. It took place at the Chico Fire Station Five. Commemorating the sacrifice of the the firefighters who valiantly fought to save victims of...

Vigil held for student struck, killed by train

Mark and Patti Lewis at the Chico State Bell Memorial Union hall, Sept. 27, for a photo signing event dedicated to their deceased daughter, former student Samantha Lewis. Friends and family wrote messages to Lewis on the picture frames. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jovanna Garcia

October 28, 2014

Friends and family of deceased Chico State student, Samantha Lewis, gathered Monday night to celebrate her life in a photo signing and candlelight ceremony. Lewis was struck and killed by a train the morning of Oct. 13. She was a nutrition and food science major. Lewis will be remembered as...

Memorial held for deceased student

Chico State President Paul Zingg pays his respects to Marc Thompson Oct. 2 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: John Domogma

Madison Holmes

October 8, 2014

Friends and family of Marc Thompson wore shirts with his photo printed on the front with his favorite quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world" printed on the back for his memorial Tuesday night.Thompson, former Chico State student and Associated Students commissioner of multicultural affairs, ...

Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Jimmy Yang

Yessenia Funes

February 11, 2014

A Chico State student and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday, according to a campus-wide email. No cause of death was given. Jimmy Yang served in the U.S. military from 2004 to 2008 and transferred to Chico State in 2009. He was a computer science and business administration major. He was an active member of the Chico State Stud...

Student drug abuse deaths remembered

Daniel Senn participates at the memorial.Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Nicholas Carr

December 12, 2013

About sixty students stood outside of Glenn Hall today in remembrance of people in the Chico community that died over the past year as a result of substance abuse. Participants stood along the span of the bridge over Big Chico Creek, holding signs displaying pictures of the deceased and information regarding the health-rela...

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