The Orion

Whitney Hall suspect found guilty of obtaining concealed firearm near dorm and more

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The Butte County Superior Court was filled early the morning of March 3 as Kaine Langstaff entered his preliminary trial for allegedly committing four felonies only steps outside of Whitney Hall, a Chico State dormitory.  Langstaff, who appeared beside his public defender, Saul Henson, pleaded no contest ...

Suspect in Whitney Hall burglary arrested

Outside picture of Whitney Hall

Keyla De Los Santos

February 24, 2020

There was a residential burglary reported at Whitney Hall last Friday at approximately 11:13 p.m.  According to the information bulletin from the University Police Department, “an unknown male entered Whitney Hall and stole a MacBook Air laptop from a dorm room after finding its door open a...

University Police Officer awarded after saving the life of Whitney Hall resident

Chico State Officer Alexander Scott received accolades for saving the life of a Chico State student last fall.

Kimberly Morales

February 5, 2020

Chico State Police officer Alexander Scott saved the life of a Chico State student over a year ago. Wednesday, Officer Scott was awarded for his vital aid and quick thinking.  On September 19, 2018, Officer Scott responded to a medical call for a student living in Whitney Hall. After discovering...

Photo of the Day

On a cloudy day, a flock of birds seem to fly into a column on the side of Whitney Hall. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Martin Chang

January 27, 2018

On a cloudy day, a flock of birds seem to fly into a column on the side of Whitney Hall.

Rape reported at Whitney Hall

Chico State student reported a sexual assault crime. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Christian Solis

September 28, 2017

A sexual assault incident was reported on campus, Tuesday, to the University Police Department, involving a Chico State student. The rape was reported by the victim and allegedly occurred Saturday at approximately midnight, in Whitney Hall. The suspect's identification is unknown. In an announcement,...

University housing remains silent

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Nicole Henson

April 6, 2017

It is inexcusable that university housing has yet to comment on their reasons for firing 23 resident advisors earlier on this semester. The incident has left those students jobless, with a lack of food and even homeless in more serious situations. The resident advisers were fired because they attende...

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Nicole Henson

March 14, 2017

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident advisers were fired for attending a party where underage drinking occurred. University Housing...

Resident advisers fired for partying, underage drinking

20 resident advisers were fired from Whitney, Shasta and Lassen Halls and University Village March 2. Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Jafet Serrato

March 6, 2017

University Housing fired nearly a third of its resident adviser staff for attending an off campus party where minors were drinking, according to a University Village resident adviser. "In their letters of termination, it would outline their violations," University Village resident adviser and sophomore...

Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Section of Sutter Dining Hall that serves Vegan pizza. Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 20, 2017

Sutter Dining Hall has a range of food options from burgers and fries, fish tacos at Hot Spot to lemon chicken with sorghum risotto at Main Stage. Then there are various pastas, pizzas, soups and salads at other stations.Sutter Dining Hall has been a conventional food source for a majority of Chico ...

Changes to housing benefit first-years

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

September 17, 2016

Living in the residence halls has always been a mixed bag for those who have experienced it. Some love it, some hate it and most are excited to live off campus at the end of the year. In past years, there's been criticism about housing here at Chico State, whether it be about the alcohol policy or the c...

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Whitney Hall, Chico State's tallest building, has posed some safety concerns for students. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Eva Gonzalez

October 10, 2015

  First-year students recently experienced a safety hazard when a ceiling grid collapsed on the eighth floor in Whitney Hall. Although this event was an act of vandalism, it has raised questions about safety issues with buildings on campus. The 46-year-old building is one of the largest n...

Senior Spotlight: Livin’ la vida dorm life

Caleb Meyer, a senior liberal studies major, has lived in a dorm throughout his entire college career. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Nicole Santos

March 20, 2015

How many college seniors can say they have lived on campus every year since being a first-year student, in three different dormitories? Very few. Caleb Meyer, a senior liberal studies major, has been a resident adviser for the past three years. “My freshman year, I lived in Esken Hall at north camp...

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