The Orion

Wildcat Will: need or want

April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State but is it really worth it? Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Janette Estrada

April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become a symbol of pride and unity.Under the belief that this seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue wo...

Students need more than just money

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Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

J. C. Penney offers exclusive sale for Chico State faculty and students

Johan Lozano poses in a full suit and tie. Dressing professionally helps to create a great first impression on potential employers. Clothing is not from JCPenney.

Brian Luong

October 12, 2018

You don’t have to be Barney Stinson to suit-up this October. The Career Center has partnered with JCPenney to bring the Chico State community a private Suit-Up Event. The event will take place on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. It gives Wildcats and their families the opportunity to purchase professiona...

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

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Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018

Money is tight for those of us in college, or for other adults trying to make their business or career goals workout. Wouldn’t it be great to have some help through the struggles?It’s no secret that sugaring is a hot topic on social media, nowadays for this upcoming generation. For those...

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

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Kendall George

March 14, 2018

We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

New science building brings mixed emotions among students

Is the new Physical Science building worth it? Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Nicte Hernandez

March 11, 2018

It seems like every year we see the campus being renovated, something is being added or restored. Students have expressed concern or mixed feelings in the past when other buildings were renovated.Now, with the demolition of the Siskiyou building in order to put in a new physical science building, students continue to e...

Is college worth the time, effort?

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Karen Limones

February 21, 2018

During the middle of the semester, students are in the process of studying for midterms, team projects and have headaches from studying too much. In the midst of all this stress, some start to question if college is even worth the effort. Many students believe that we don’t need it because there...

Chico State students don’t know where their tuition money is going

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Grayson Boyer

October 16, 2017

Although it is impossible to determine where exactly Chico State student tuition money goes, all students deserve a basic understanding of how their money is used.The following information has been acquired from the 2017/2018 Budget Plan for Chico State, and Chico’s page. Let’s start with the basics and dive into some numbers: student tuition is now $7,348 per year, a $308 increase from 2016. F...

Butte Station sells less than last year

Butte station is the place for students and faculty  to stop and grab a quick snack.

Christian Solis

October 6, 2017

Butte Station is selling less than the same time last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's doing bad.Comparing to similar stores in other CSU's, Butte Station is on average out-performing most of them according to Jamie Clyde, associative executive director for the A.S.What Clyde attributes to Bu...

Advice Column: Ways to save money

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Danielle Cortes

September 24, 2017

We're all just broke college students trying to make it in the real world. College is a huge investment. All of us know that by now. Not only are you paying for tuition, but you also have to pay for rent, food and other expenses. It's unavoidable to spend money in college, and it's difficult to manage.Here are 12 tips ...

Millenials too broke to break up

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Susan Whaley

April 2, 2017

The cost of living is beyond reach for many millennials. People who are falling behind on their monthly budget might end up leeching off their relationships or being stuck with a person for financial reasons. No one wants to admit to using their significant other for financial assistance. It’s...

Advantages of being a student

The Student Health Center provides students with healthcare and regular checkups. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Steven Black

February 20, 2017

Every student will complain about tuition and the trek to class, but there are plenty of advantages to being a Chico State student. 1. Student Health Center – Besides checking for STI's and writing the convenient notes to get students out of class once in a while, the Student Health Center provides ex...

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