The Orion

Members of Students for Quality Education protest Zionist speaker

Neil Lazarus visited Chico State, invited by Chico Hillel, a Jewish organization on campus. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

November 7, 2019

On Tuesday, students from the Comparative Religion and Humanities department announced the visit of leading middle-eastern keynote speaker, Neil Lazarus. While Lazarus arrived at Chico to discuss the situation in the Middle East --specifically the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- respectfully and constructively,...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Cast Members of the Vigina Monologues sitting down while on stage. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Tuition increase for upcoming school year no longer being considered

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Josh Cozine

April 20, 2018

Students are off the hook to the tune of $228 for the next academic year. In what many at Chico State are calling a welcome turn of events, it was announced Friday morning by the chancellor of the CSU system that proposed tuition increases for the next academic year are no longer being considered. Two...

Students for Quality Education protest potential tuition increase

Protestors listen to guest speakers and express concerns over the lack of CSU funding.

Alex Grant

April 5, 2018

Protest chants echoed against the state capitol building Wednesday as students from across California came together to ask state legislators to fully fund the CSU system. The protest was organized by the faculty union group California Faculty Association (CFA) and a student intern group called Students...

President Hutchinson responds to student concerns over proposed fee increases

President Gayle Hutchinson poses with a student feedback box. She plans to bring the whole box with her to Sacramento to help her appeal to the state legislature for more funding to the CSU system. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

February 28, 2018

Three potential student fee increases adding up to $380 per year are currently up for discussion at four upcoming open forums.Students have started organizing to voice their disapproval over compounding and seemingly sudden cost increases to attend classes, and question the processes involved that leave them...

Students protest possible tuition hike

Molly Sullivan

November 14, 2016

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...

Students march in support of faculty strike

Students protesting CSU management in Kendall Hall for the CFA. Photo credit: George Johnston

Elizabeth Helmer

March 28, 2016

Students marched in support of the upcoming faculty strike at 2:20 p.m. on Monday. Students from MECHA, Students for Quality Education, Chico State Marxists, Chico State Democrats and Men of Honor were among the protesters. Marcos Serbita, a recent sociology graduate from Chico, was among the proteste...

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