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‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

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Mitchell Kret

October 3, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson’s editorial piece about why parking, and student safety, is a problem at Chico State. Natalie Hanson and R...

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Students are fed up with the situation for parking in the spaces available at Chico State. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2019

Here we go again - it's fall, another round of parking permits have been sold, and students are once again battling for parking spots every morning. It seems redundant at this point to say it, but it's still true - parking at Chico State is a nightmare with no solution in sight. Except this time,...

Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

70 R-3 spots are now available for students to buy. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

September 16, 2019

On Sept. 10, students received an email from Chico State announcing that 70 parking spots were available for students to purchase starting Sept. 12. In the email, vice president of business and finance explained that the new lots would be purchased on a “first come, first served” basis. Un...

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

The parking lot across from the Wildcat Recreation Center is full of cars on a Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Amelia Storm

October 8, 2018

Parking has never been easy for Chico State students, but, thanks to new developments, temporary lots may be coming soon.The university has slowly been acquiring land after the publication of Chico State’s master plan, which outlines ideas for expansion. This plan calls for the acquisition of the Co...

Wildcat on the Street: Parking

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Brooke Martin and Karen Limones

September 17, 2018

Reporter Brook Martin went around campus to ask students for their opinions on the Chico State's parking issues on and off campus.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Student parking is making me angry

Full general area of the campus parking structure on W Second and Normal. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Rachael Bayuk

September 17, 2018

Early on a Tuesday morning, my friend mentions we are running behind while on our way to campus. I did not understand what she was worried about since her class wasn't until 11 a.m. When we arrived, around 8 a.m., I realized what was wrong.Every single space for general parking was full in every par...

Passport parking becomes available to pay on campus

Passport parking is accessible for both iphones and androids (Screenshot of the mobile app).

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

August 24, 2017

Passport Parking expands from the University Stadium and Student Health Center. All campus parking locations where hourly permits are effective starting August 21. Hourly parking will change to “pay by plate,” instructing users to type their license plate. Visitors or non-decal parking can...

Alternatives and app may solve parking permit issues

Alejandra Fraga

February 12, 2017

Many Chico State students question the amount of parking permits issued year-round and how their money is being allocated.Reserved permits are sold on a one-to-one basis and general permits are sold on a two-to-one basis. "As a campus with limited parking and limited surrounding land to expand, there ...

Campus parking hassles students

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Cheyanne Burens

August 31, 2015

As the new semester returns in full swing, many students may run into a familiar problem— Where can I park my car hassle-free? Finding low cost parking in close proximity to classes is a typical problem among college campuses and surely applies to Chico State. However, the university works hard...

No Need for Change

New parking meters installed on campus will no longer accept change as an acceptable form of payment. The updated meters will now only accept Visa or MasterCard in an effort to be more sustainable. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Carly Plemons

August 24, 2015

Campus parking meters will no longer accept change as a form of payment. The new meters can be used with and Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. The parking cost is $1 per hour or $5 per day until 10 p.m. Parking permits are required Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Passes are not re...

Parking difficulties drive union to call for action

The lower, restricted levels of the parking structure on West Second and Hazel streets is regularly empty throughout the week, as shown last year. Photo credit: Enrique Raymundo

Jenice Tupolo

April 14, 2015

President Paul Zingg has been given a list of demands for reform by the California State University Employees Union, with parking space availability as a primary concern. If demands are granted, 200 additional parking spaces could be made available for the public. From Monday to Friday, student ...

Academic Senate discusses campus parking

Lori Hoffman, vice president of business and finance, delivers a presentation about a proposed parking structure plan. Photo credit: John Domogma

Anna Sobreviñas

December 15, 2014

In an Academic Senate meeting on Thursday, Lori Hoffman, vice president for business and finance, gave a presentation about parking on campus. According to the report, which compared the number of parking spaces from 2004 to 2014, faculty and staff parking spaces increased by 92 slots and reserved parking by 209. How...

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