The Orion

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Teachers profit behind closed doors

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // March 12, 2020

The recent investigation into Professor Curtis Deberg’s alleged mishandling of funding made me consider what other conflicts of interest professors may have concerning students. One such possible conflict...

Rachael Bayuk asked several Chico State professors and students about their opinion on students packing up early toward the end of class. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Rachael Bayuk // October 7, 2018

This week, I asked students and staff around campus how they feel when it comes to packing up early a few minutes before class.Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael...

Student packing up while another student behind is still working. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Packing up premature is immature

Brooke Martin // October 6, 2018

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack...

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What to do when required classes are full

Karen Limones // April 24, 2018

Every Chico State student must fulfill graduation requirements by earning enough units. Taking specific classes and making sure our homework gets done but as you close in on graduation, time is of the...

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Dead week killing students

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // May 14, 2017

The overwhelming stress experienced during the week before finals causing students to look and feel like death; is dead week. Dead week at Chico State is one of the most stressful times, but professors...

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The price of being a teacher

Kyra Stemplinger // March 2, 2017

Most kids aspiring to be teachers today typically hear the same things from their parents: "that's a good job if you want to starve." Teachers don't make as much money as they should. According to the...

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Chico State students struggle after break

Marrion Charissa Cruz // January 25, 2017

It’s plastered across every student’s face as they shuffle around the drenched Chico State campus. The anguish and stress have already begun to set in. The weeks of Netflix and the...

From left to right: CFA field representative Jason Conwell,  Professor Tim Sistrunk, and Counselor Mimi Bommersbach discuss the best way to hand out fliers to students. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Michelle Zhu // February 25, 2016

The California State University faculty plan to strike on April 13, but students still have unanswered questions. Faculty are not satisfied with stagnant wages and are striking if CSU management does not...

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Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Alex Horne // February 10, 2016

You log in, read the e-book, do the Learnsmart and take the online quiz. At the same time your professor is simply watching the grades from all their classes roll in. Professors do this via Learnsmart,...

From left to right: CFA Field Representative Jason Conwell,  Professor Tim Sistrunk, and Counselor Mimi Bommersbach discuss the best way to hand out fliers to students.  About reaching out to students Sistrunk said,

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student...

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Leaving class early, losing respect

Nick Bragg // September 16, 2015

You know what really grinds my gears? When students stand up and walk out in the middle of class.I can understand leaving five to ten minutes early to print something for another class, but there is no...

Journalism professor Michael Griffin runs the Waldo 100K in Oregon.

Chico State faculty, staff hit the ground running

Alisa Thorsen // March 9, 2015

For many people, running the mile in high school physical education class was enough for a lifetime. But for some Chico State employees, running is not just a hobby — it's a way of life. Outside...

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