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Congressman Doug LaMalfa (center) and State senator Jim Nielsen (right) addressed the groups gathered to sign the petition Photo credit: Josh Cozine

LaMalfa speaks against gas tax, attracts protesters

Josh Cozine // January 26, 2018

Representative Doug LaMalfa came to Chico to endorse a petition for repealing a gas tax Friday.The petition signing event took place at the Sinclair gas station on the block of Forest Avenue from 12 p.m....

Chico State acknowledges contributions by the Mechoopda Maudi people. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Jacqueline Morales // May 16, 2017

President Gayle Hutchinson has recognized the contributions of the Mechoopda Maudi at Chico State."The Valley Oak Honors our Native American communities, especially the Mechoopda people, upon whose ancestral...

Students petition to make the WREC inclusive. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Students protest to make the WREC inclusive for students with disabilities

Jacqueline Morales // April 27, 2017

Chico State students petitioned Thursday for the WREC to be inclusive.With a goal to start a program that supports recreational activities for students with disabilities, a group of 10 REACH students have...

Students studying on the second floor of the library. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Petition to extend library hours

Kayla Fitzgerald // October 26, 2016

Students are petitioning to extend recently reduced Meriam library hours. As previously reported on by The Orion, the library's hours were cut and the money saved would go toward IT services. New...

Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

When school shootings get made into horror movies

William Rein // February 27, 2016

"Del Playa" is an unreleased horror film directed by Shaun Hart which seems to follow a conventional college, sex and murder Hollywood archetype. It borrows elements from the “youth explodes and...

Shane Smith, a senior public relations major, and Dillon Mitchler, a senior English major, hope to make Chicos streets safer for students following the tragic death of Nickolas Klein. Photo credit: George Johnston

Friends of student killed in accident petition for safer streets

Claire Martinez // April 17, 2015

Two Chico State students have teamed up after losing a friend to demand change so no one else will experience losing a loved one to accidents on the streets of Chico. On a daily basis, cars honk...

Astrid Vera, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, signs a petition to overturn new marijuana regulations.Photo credit: Annie Paige

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Tj Carter // February 28, 2014

Medical marijuana patients are in the process of gathering signatures to overturn new county restrictions on cannabis cultivation. John Spivey, a volunteer, stood outside of Meriam Library Thursday...

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