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Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

The Wildcat Statue continues to create controversy among students over the cost. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

Wildcat statue doesn’t reflect student needs

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Alex Grant

April 25, 2018

Last Thursday, a new $145,000 Wildcat statue was unveiled on campus. The bronze statue was entirely supported by outside donations mainly from a campus funding pool of money called “Campus Beautification.” The statue adds another photo opportunity for cute graduation pictures but how will this h...

New Wildcat statue funded exclusively from donations

The fencing will be up in front of Bell Memorial Union until the statue's unveiling on April 19 Photo credit: Lizzie Helmer

Lizzie Helmer

February 14, 2018

A new Wildcat statue is coming to Chico State and it’s funded in a way that’s the first of its kind. The about $145,000 necessary for the project came from a collaborative donations effort by the Alumni Association, Associated Students, athletics and the university. The project pulled no...

AS postpones vote for for statue funding

A $160,000 wildcat statue from the University of New Hampshire that the Associated Students is using as an example to illustrate the one they want to build for Chico State. Photo courtesy of the Associated Students.

Madison Holmes

October 14, 2014

Upset students took to Facebook last week in response to a proposal to install a wildcat statue on campus that could cost up to $300,000. Following the negative feedback in the Facebook comment section of a previous Orion report, the A.S. postponed a vote to approve an additional $40,000 contribution from the A.S. ...

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