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Marchers fill Chico streets

Marchers fill Chico streets

George Johnston

January 23, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

An estimated 2,000 to 4,000 people packed the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21 to participate in the Women’s March. Like the other marches taking place all over the world, this gathering was conceived as a way for everyone to voice their concerns to the new president about women’s rights and show signs of soli...

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Jeff Guzman

May 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On May 4th, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White visited Chico State as a part of his “Innovations in the Learning Environment” tour of all 23 CSU campuses. The tour was meant to discuss the new six-point mission, Touchstones, which addresses student success, public good, diversity, innovation, quality, and sust...

A farewell to The Orion

A farewell to The Orion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

It had become the worst year of my life.In 2014, a massive earthquake struck my house back home in August. In July, I lost a family friend who my mom knew for over 30 years. Two of my cousins passed away, one in May and the other in October. In February, I lost my grandmother, "Nonnie," who I would visi...

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

New stoplight on Nord Avenue makes crossing safer

Kayla Fitzgerald and George Johnston

April 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A Nord Avenue crosswalk has been made safer for Chico State students to use. By completing the $200,000 project, traffic can be stopped both ways using these newly installed stoplights. "The project seems well received, and it was a long time coming," said John Feeney, University Police chief. About...

California primary election includes Senate seat

California primary election includes Senate seat

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

Woman claims zombies are after her

Woman claims zombies are after her

Michael Catelli

April 17, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Aggressive subject, Saturday, 11:34 a.m., PDQ Market and Deli Female very agitated, sitting on top of her car. There's a very agitated small child in her vehicle not secured by his carseat. Mom is smoking and yelling in the phone. Call Type: Animal welfare c...

Mass media is too liberal

Mass media is too liberal

Jeff Guzman

April 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It should come as a no surprise that media has always had a biased opinion. Whether you are watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, listening to the radio or reading an article online, there is bound to be a hidden agenda behind the communication. In recent times though, it looks as if media has be...

CSU chancellor and CFA president reveal details of strike negotiation

CSU chancellor and CFA president reveal details of strike negotiation

Elizabeth Helmer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

At 10 a.m. on Friday, CSU Chancellor Timothy White and CFA President Jennifer Eagan held a press conference after a negotiation was reached to stop the faculty strike scheduled for next week. An agreement was reached this morning between the CSU administration and the CFA that allows a 10.5 perce...

Sanders loses popularity on social media

Sanders loses popularity on social media

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether you watched the Democratic debate held in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday night or not, simply scrolling on any social media outlet would have informed you of the now infamous racial comment Bernie Sanders made during the debate. His comment received an intense amount of backlash on Twitter, Facebook, ...

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

Kinesiology department talks about Chico State’s new president

March 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State has a new president. Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was announced as president of Chico State earlier this morning at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach. President-select Hutchinson taught as a professor at Chico State from 1990-2007 and served as chair of the department of Kinesiology...

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

Chico State seeks student opinion on new minor proposal

Chico State seeks student opinion on new minor proposal

George Johnston

March 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new minor could soon be created at Chico State. In an email sent by the university, Chico State breaks down what this new minor would be to students, "The University is exploring a new minor or certificate program in civic engagement, with an interdisciplinary focus. This program would be used to...

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