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  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

  • The inside of Eggroll King. Photo taken by Callum Standish.

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    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

  • Unidentified Project Rebound staff members stand outside Butte Hall, where the organizations office resides on the first floor. Courtesy of Lucy Ventura, Project Rebound public relations executive.

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    Chico State’s Project Rebound helps students after incarceration

  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

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Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

Courtney Collier // February 12, 2020

Oroville’s City Council met to confirm a ban taking place in less than a month that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products.  Council members had two public meetings where each member...

The Orion Newscast: Chico Bans Flavored Tobacco & Students Walk Out

Christian Solis // December 12, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4xPtsxoxwE This week on The Orion Newscast reporters cover Chico City Council's decision to ban all flavored tobacco sales in Chico, as well as a climate, walkout...

Meghan Kavenaugh is speaking to the city council and sharing her concerns about the ban. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Chico City Council votes to ban flavored tobacco sales

Julian Mendoza // December 5, 2019

At Tuesday's Chico City Council meeting, councilmembers voted 5-2 to stop the sale of flavored tobacco sales within city limits and received information of other sample ordinances passed in other cities. Councilmembers...

Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

With all these vaping-related deaths, some still believe in its safety

Jack Lewis // October 21, 2019

For years, big tobacco has used shady tactics to get Americans hooked on nicotine. In fact, smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of preventable death in the nation, responsible for over 480,000 deaths...

Breathe Easy

Kendall George // August 22, 2017

It might be time to break out the nicotine gum, because effective September 1st, the entire Chico State campus, as well as all other CSU campuses, will be smoke and tobacco free.That means no cigarettes,...

Smoking Ban at CSU Chico

Andrew Freeman // August 21, 2017

Last Thursday, the grounds of Chico State officially became smoke and tobacco-free. This means the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco is prohibited on any school grounds.According to Trisha...

Photo credit: George Johnston

Gov. Brown signs bill raising smoking age to 21

Amelia Storm // May 7, 2016

Gov. Brown has signed legislation that raises the smoking age from 18 to 21 for Californians. There is a stipulation that maintains the current age of 18 for active military personnel. The bill also restricts...

Photo credit: Helen Suh

California’s tobacco measure will have negative results

Sean Daly // March 29, 2016
A new measure awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature aims to raise the minimum age to purchase or use tobacco in California to 21. Politicians with good intentions want to pass this legislation with possibly negative outcomes.
Chico State students smoking in the smoking area by Whitney Hall Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Amelia Storm // February 12, 2016
Standstill in fight against big tobacco prominent in butte county
Chico State has specific smoking areas on campus for students. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

December 15, 2015
The Equity Project by California Health Collaborative aims to provide smoking addicts with the necessary help to quit.
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