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Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Jacqueline Morales and Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

An evangelist preached about "sexual misconduct" among students Thursday afternoon, sparking protests in return. Students from the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center came out to oppose the evangelist preacher who was saying students were "sinful." "We are out here to proclaim the gospel of Jesus...

Protests against immigration ban erupt in Chico

Protests against immigration ban erupt in Chico

Jafet Serrato

January 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Around 70 to 100 people peacefully protested in opposition of the executive orders made by President Donald Trump, regarding an immigration ban on seven countries.The protests were located at the intersection of Cohasset Road and East Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m., near the Pour House restaurant. On the first we...

Students protest possible tuition hike

Molly Sullivan

November 14, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Students from 23 CSU campuses are protesting the proposed tuition hike at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, California. The CSU Chancellor recently proposed raising tuition by 5 percent to partially make up for a shortfall in the budget. “Students should not have to worry about pa...

Campus reacts to Trump election

Campus reacts to Trump election

George Johnston

November 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Protest against Trump at the BMU @theorion_news pic.twitter.com/bY2Z7g8ifm — Jenice Tupolo (@JayTupolo) November 10, 2016 Protesters gathered at the Bell Memorial Union steps to share stories and emotions toward newly president-elect Trump. Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson also commented on the election. In a campus wide ema...

Candlelight vigil lights the way

Candlelight vigil lights the way

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 28, the Chico State Black Student Union held a candlelight vigil in light of the recent events in Charlotte, North Carolina.I believe that through simply coming together and standing up against police brutality, we were taking a step in the right direction that night.When I think of protests ...

Hope shines on El Rey Theatre

Hope shines on El Rey Theatre

Katia Berg

September 29, 2016


Filed under News

Roaring applause and cheers filled the Chico City Council chambers on Sept. 20 when the city council members unanimously voted to add the El Rey Theatre to the October agenda.The meeting will discuss options to protect the building. The decision came from the joint effort of the El Rey Alliance, a non-profit organ...

Peaceful Protests Bring More Criticism

Peaceful Protests Bring More Criticism

Nicte Hernandez

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When we think of protests we immediately picture hundreds of people crossing a freeway, looting or the SWAT team pushing back on the protesters. Destruction is usually the word we associate with when a protest is taking place. Never do we picture silent sit-ins, despite the numerous non-violent protests...

Carpenters Union seeks to expose potential labor violations

Carpenters Union seeks to expose potential labor violations

Enrique Raymundo

December 16, 2014


Filed under News

Members of the Carpenters Union came to Chico State to raise awareness about an investigation on workers' rights violations. Members of the union's local #46 chapter, which serves the greater Sacramento area, were spreading the information that Cal State East Bay and Sundt Construction were under investigation for...

Pamphlet protesters pushy, don’t persuade

Pamphlet protesters pushy, don’t persuade

Alyssa Dunning

November 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's the age old story: girl meets boy, boy hands girl pamphlet, girl changes entire belief because of it. This must be how religious groups, companies and causes view their literature. Why else would they spend so much time and money harassing our student body on a daily basis? Petitioners plagu...

Students stand at California’s anti-fracking rally

Students stand at California’s anti-fracking rally

Gary Nelson

March 26, 2014


Filed under Features

One issue brought together students, Buddhist monks, grandmothers, authors, farmers and brewers from all over California. Fracking is happening in California, and they want it to stop. Nearly 60 Chico activists boarded a bus bound for the state Capitol early on March 15 to demand a ban on fracking, or hydraulic fracturing for fossil fuels, in California. The grou...

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