The Orion

As Chico State delays building maintenance, backlog grows to $166 million

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Chico State is feeling its age. The second-oldest campus in the CSU system has put off $166 million worth of building repairs, according to a report by ISES Corporation, a facilities consultation company. In 2016, ISES evaluated 39 Chico State buildings and determined they were in below-average condition,...

Pratt says goodbye to A.S. Presidency

Pratt says goodbye to A.S. Presidency

George Johnston

May 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Associated Student President Michael Pratt was responsible to represent the voices of 17,557 Chico State students.Pratt humbly said he did his best to represent those voices while helping with the transition of Chico State presidents, managing an ever-increasing hostility in campus political culture and fig...

Students express fear after election

Students express fear after election

Molly Sullivan

November 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Students talked about themes of fear, shame and grief during the post-election forum for Democrats Nov. 16 in the Bell Memorial Union. Students gathered in four groups where they discussed their feelings after the election and support systems they needed. The 3-hour discussion was moderated by Chico...

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

President Gayle Hutchinson boosts morale at Fall Convocation

Molly Sullivan

August 20, 2016


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President Gayle Hutchinson was greeted by applause and high-fives as she entered Laxson Auditorium on Thursday to deliver her inaugural fall convocation speech. In her speech, Hutchinson emphasized the importance of transparency and shared governance in her administration. Hutchinson spoke to a...

Director of university affairs-elect talks plans for Chico State

Director of university affairs-elect talks plans for Chico State

Amelia Storm and Michael Catelli

April 16, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On Wednesday, April 13, Tammi Fleet was elected the new director of university affairs in the Associated Students government. Fleet sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about her plans in this new position. How long have you been attending Chico State? Fleet: I am ending two years right n...

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

A.S. president, Deanna Jarquin, bids farewell

Molly Sullivan

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Deanna Jarquin’s term as Associated Students president is coming to a close. She represented the Chico State student body of over 17,000 students for the last year and is responsible for instigating a number of changes on campus. Looking back In her time as president, Jarquin is most proud...

New Associated Students president talks plans for presidency

New Associated Students president talks plans for presidency

Michael Catelli

April 13, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

Hail to the chief. Chico State has a new Associated Students president, Michael Pratt. Pratt recently sat down with The Orion to answer some questions and talk about his plans for his presidency. How long have you been attending Chico State?Pratt: This will be the completion of my fourth year here ...

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