The Orion

Death Cafe makes its campus debut

Students and faculty discuss the meaning of death at a Death Cafe on campus. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

March 29, 2016

Death was in the air amidst the beautiful spring weather at Chico State's first Death Cafe on March 23. Death Cafe is an international movement devoted to allaying fear and anxiety of death and increasing awareness of the finite opportunities available in life. “In our culture, death is often c...

S.T.O.P. conference cut short by strike

Vincent Le runs the booth for Stop Trafficking of Persons. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

March 10, 2016

The Stop Trafficking of Persons club tabled outside of Butte Hall on March 8 to raise awareness about their upcoming events, including their annual conference on April 11-14. However, the conference may be cut short by the CFA strike. Organizers worry that the strike will interrupt students’ ...

Black Lives Matter on campus

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center hosted a Black Lives Matter rally. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

March 1, 2016

Black Lives Matter brought students and community members together to speak about race and diversity at Chico State on Friday, Feb. 26. Marc’s Legacy The event specifically honored the memory of Marc Thompson, a Chico State student and activist who was found burned in his car in September 2014. His death was ruled a homicide and the investigation is still ...

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Butte College has an ongoing sexual assault case that has lasted 37 months. Fifteen months is the average time for Title IX cases to be resolved. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Gabriel Sandoval and Molly Sullivan

February 28, 2016

OROVILLE, Calif. — Almost three and a half years ago, a Butte College student was allegedly raped by a football player off-campus, creating a snowball effect. In October 2012, the female student filed a report with the Chico Police Department, and then reported the incident to Butte College’s Title IX co...

Beekeepers feeling the sting

At least 64 hives have been taken from a Butte County orchard. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Molly Sullivan

February 24, 2016

Bee thieves are emerging in swarms during Butte County’s pollination season. According to the Butte County sheriff, over 500 beehives have been stolen from neighboring counties, and at least 64 hives have been taken from a Butte County orchard. Beekeepers are being stung by competitors as recent re...

Students advance religious diversity on campus

Tova Love, president of RDA, embraces religious tolerance and wraps her hair in a tichel full time to better understand its impact. Photo courtesy of Tova Love

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2016

The Religious Diversity Association, the only interfaith organization at Chico State, will be rekindled this semester following the increasingly polarized climate of religious relations in the national media. RDA, founded in 2013, has been dormant for the last few semesters due to a lack of membershi...

Chico State ranked high for serving low-income students

Jessie Ramirez, senior psychology major, is a first-generation college student. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

February 5, 2016

In a new ranking system designed to assess how American colleges and universities are serving economically disadvantaged students, Chico State is ranked in the top 18 percent. The Social Mobility Index, created by PayScale and CollegeNet, measures the extent to which a higher education provides greater...

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