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Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler, Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar

November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte Hall and Plumas. The debate between student Republicans and protesters evolved into a mob of people...

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Climate change demonstration offends Camp Fire victims

Kimberly Morales and Melissa Herrera

November 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sunrise Movement Chico displayed 86 tombstones for 86 lives lost last year from what they claimed to be due to “the negligence of PG&E.”With tombstones laid out on campus, volunteers from Sunrise Movement posed a question for PG&E: “With even more fires happening...

Pro-life, pro-choice opinions clash on campus

Kimberly Morales

October 27, 2019

The debate on abortion hit closer to home for Chico State on Friday when the Women’s Resource Clinic held their nearly sold-out annual benefit banquet fundraiser at the BMU.The Women’s Resource Clinic, a medically-licensed Christian ministry and non-profit, supports women who have experi...

Sunrise Movement protests at Meriam Library

Sunrise Movement protests at Meriam Library

Julian Mendoza

September 28, 2019

Students protested Thursday outside Meriam Library - using buckets as drums, smoke masks and their voices - to raise awareness about climate change.Starting at around Noon, students from the Sunrise Movement gathered around the south side of Meriam Library underneath the second floor, setting up pos...

Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

Chico protestors gather downtown to picket for peace in Venezuela

Gordy Papalias

March 4, 2019

Car horns rang through the streets of downtown Chico Saturday afternoon as passers-by honked in support of protestors demonstrating for peace in Venezuela. Many of the protestors were members of the Chico Peace and Justice Center. They have been protesting on Third and Main every Saturday from 1...

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

California Homeless Union protest at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

Julian Mendoza

January 30, 2019

On Monday, the California Homeless Union, along with locals in support, protested in front of the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in response to the shelter closing on Jan. 31. "We actually had an agreement with some of the Red Cross officials so we could have access and they we reneged on that...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Dominique Wood

October 9, 2018

Protestors, in support of pro-choice, stand outside the Bell Memorial Union during the Women's Resource Center on Friday. Check out the article about the protest on the Orion.

Protestors speak on women clinics

Protestors speak on women clinics

Rachael Bayuk

October 8, 2018

Outside of the Bell Memorial Union I asked protesters and supporters of the Women's Resource Clinic about their opinions on the legitimacy of the clinic. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter  ...

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Organizers protest the Women’s Resource Clinic, call for reproductive rights

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2018

Passing cars honked and cheered as protesters, holding signs with phrases like "choice matters," and "keep your rosaries off my ovaries," stood in front of the Wildcat statue, Friday evening.The protesters were from Women on Reproduction Defense (WORD), and they had come to protest an event taking pl...

The money you should be fighting for

The money you should be fighting for

Karen Limones

March 26, 2018

It’s going around campus like gossip, that students can fight a tuition increase from happening. If you haven’t heard by now, then maybe it’s time you get more involved on your own campus. Our tuition is increasing by $228 and that’s a lot of money coming out from some student’s wallets. According...

Students organize March for Our Lives in Chico

Students organize March for Our Lives in Chico

Josh Cozine

March 25, 2018

Roads were blocked off through much of downtown Chico Saturday as students and community members streamed into the city plaza to protest gun violence. They were participating in the #MarchForOurLives national movement. The march and gathering for the Chico area was almost entirely organized by hi...

Students to march for gun law reform, protest campus shootings

Students to march for gun law reform, protest campus shootings

Natalie Hanson

March 5, 2018

In response to the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a march in downtown Chico has been planned for next week on March 14. Students from Chico High School, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, and Chico State plan to walk out of their classrooms and march from their campuses...

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