The Orion

Universities’ push for more lecturers sparks positives and negatives

John Crosby, political science lecturer, discusses the positives and negatives associated with lecture teachers at Chico State. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

December 17, 2015

Universities are making the move toward hiring “lecturers” instead of professors to teach in an effort to redistribute funds. Chico State, as well as other universities, has been hiring professors where their official title is lecturer because they have a master’s degree rather than a doctorate...

Work, school overload students with stress

Aislinn McMahon, junior anthropology major, finds it difficult to get homework done every week while working and attending school. Photo courtesy of Aislinn McMahon.

Sabrina Salvatore

November 17, 2015

During one semester, Cynthia Vega, sophomore exercise physiology major, worked all day long. As a full-time working student, she had classes until 5 p.m. then worked into the late hours of the night. Vega is not alone. According to a recent survey by the American College Health Association, almost 55 percent of college students reported feeling overwhe...

Study Abroad extends available locations to Latin America

Jessica Vazquez, senior agricultural business major, said studying abroad was one of the best decisions that she ever made. Photo courtesy of Jessica Vasquez.

Sabrina Salvatore

November 10, 2015

Students who are considering studying abroad now have a few more location options, including Argentina, Chile and Ecuador.These added destinations have been made available by a program created this semester. The program, which features Latin American locations, will debut during International Education...

Suicide Awareness: spreading resources, education

Butte College put on the event Don't Sit in Silence, by putting out 110 chairs on its lawn to represent 10 percent of college students that commit suicide each year. Photo credit: Sabrina Salvatore

Sabrina Salvatore

October 2, 2015

Chico State and Butte Community College are actively promoting suicide awareness. Butte will be informing students during the month of September, which is nationally known as Suicide Prevention Month, while Chico State will be putting on events in October. Both aim to help people find resources t...

Let’s bounce: The dangers bar employees face

Sean Bradford, bouncer at Joe's Bar, believes that people need to offer more respect to bars when going out. Photo credit: Sabrina Salvatore

Sabrina Salvatore

September 20, 2015

While a night at the Chico bar scene may be intended as a night to unwind, bouncers gear up for a work shift that may involve dangerous circumstances. Keith Chapman, security manager at The Crazy Horse Saloon, is confronted with a multitude of negative reactions on a nightly basis from people trying to get int...

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