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Where the passion of politics originates

Where the passion of politics originates

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 7, 2021

For the love of politics, this piece focuses on how Chico State’s Associated Student presidential candidates found their passion for advocacy and student government, and their main priorities if elected....

Graphic made by Erin Holve

Is automatic registration the solution to voter suppression?

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist // November 4, 2020

Last week I wrote about the complications I faced just to register to vote California, a state with liberal voting rights laws.  This got me wondering, “How often does voter suppression happen...

Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?

Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?

Erin Holve, Reporter // October 27, 2020

In the last month and a half I have been through a voting registration process that has made me question whether the requirement for American citizens to register to vote is outdated, complicated and...

Voting during a Pandemic

Voting during a Pandemic

Jack Lewis, Reporter // September 9, 2020

2020 is proving to be an interesting year for voters, especially students, who must navigate through new challenges that arise from politics during a pandemic. Much like the presidential upset of 2016,...

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue // March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes...

Dellanira Carrillo has half of her face painted like a sugar skull by Saidi Montoya in Trinity Commons on Friday. Check out this story and more on this weeks newscast. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Alex Grant // November 7, 2018

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico...

Chico State students check in at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to vote for the most recent election on Tuesday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Photo of the day

Dominique Wood // November 7, 2018

Chico State students check in at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to vote for the most recent election on Tuesday.

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Rayanne Painter // November 5, 2018

Nov. 6 is coming, and as people residing in the U.S, we all have important decisions to make.It’s no secret that politics are a headache, inducing, confusing and sometimes manipulative, during this...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Associated Students elections are coming, it’s time to vote

Danielle Cortes // April 16, 2018

It's that time of year. Associated Students elections are on Wednesday and it's time to figure out who to vote for.A.S. Government Affairs at Chico State run an annual election that includes student officials...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George // April 11, 2018

With the Associated Students' election coming up, it's important to understand the complexity and necessity of voting, whether it be in a Chico State election or national election.As young adults, students...

Liberty Cab gives free rides to voting polls

Liberty Cab gives free rides to voting polls

Jenice Tupolo // November 2, 2016

Don't let transportation get in the way of voting this Nov. 8. Liberty Cab will offer free rides from people's houses or workplaces to their respective polling booths. No additional stops will be made. This...

Michael Hawkins tables on campus every day to get students registered to vote. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Ins and outs of voting

Kaylie Lewis // October 3, 2016

The presidential election is rapidly approaching and here is how to register and participate.Registering to vote can be done online, through the mail or in person.Registering by mailVoter registration...

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