The Orion

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

Molly Sullivan, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval

May 17, 2017

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

After finishing his term in office, Pratt will continue in the masters program Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

May 2, 2017

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

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 delivers her convocation speech on Aug. 18.

Molly Sullivan

August 20, 2016

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

Tammi Fleet talks about how seeing Micheal Pratt's work inspired her to run for director of University Affairs. Photo credit: George Johnston

Amelia Storm and Michael Catelli

April 16, 2016

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

Deanna Jarquin, current A.S. president, reflects on her time in the position. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

April 14, 2016

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

Michael Pratt talks about how his previous experience with Associated Students has made him ready to become president. Photo credit: George Johnston

Michael Catelli

April 13, 2016

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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