The Orion

Student employees deserve better benefits

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

October 17, 2016

In the past few years, California State University academic student employees have been bargaining with the CSU board of trustees for a better work environment. It was only recently that an agreement was reached between the CSU system and the union workers. Looking at the living conditions of some...

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne

September 28, 2016

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some students, it isn't enough. A recent study by the California State University system showed that appr...

Student employees need more protections

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Joseph Rogers

February 16, 2015

What is the goal of a college education? To obtain professional work in a chosen field, right? That doesn’t always seem to be the case with student employees. Student employees need a union. Student assistants on campus are generally coded into one of four different ranks. Class-one studen...

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