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THE WRIGHT STUFF Chico State’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1975 Junior outfielder Britt Wright is bringing swagger and speed to Wildcat softball Story B1 KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE Bale Folclorico de Bahia performs at Laxson Story C1 VOLUME 66 ISSUE 7 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011 FIRST COPY FREE news all week at additional copies 50¢ Butte College student shot, suspect flees scene CAMPUS >> Andre Byik STAFF WRITER One hundred new bicycle racks will be included in the Taylor Hall redesign, prompted by a survey conducted by the Office for Sustainable Development. The online survey, which closes today, is targeted at those who bike to campus. The survey is to find which type of bike rack works best for those who use them daily to inform future purchases. Old bicycle racks will be replaced in the redesign area as well, said Halli Bovia, Chico State’s Sustainability Coordinator. The information from the survey will be presented to Campus Transportation Committee, and then to Lori Hoffman, vice president for Business and Finance. A Butte College student was shot in the chest 2 a.m. Sunday outside Cafe Culture on West Fifth Street. Khalil Abdulkarim, 20, was taken to Enloe Medical Center for a gunshot wound, Chico Police Lt. Mike O’Brien said. The shooter fled the scene before police arrived. Abdulkarim, a 6-foot-3-inch 260-pound Butte College football player, had a brief exchange of words with the shooter in the parking lot of Cafe Culture before the shooter fired a single shot to Abdulkarim’s upper chest, O’Brien said. Abdulkarim then ran to the nearby train station not realizing he had been shot, O’Brien said. Abdulkarim’s friends surrounded him as police and aid arrived on the scene which delayed him aid for a short time. Abdulkarim is in “fair condition” as of Tuesday morning, said Christina Chavira, communications specialist for the hospital. Fair condition denotes stable vital signs within normal limits, consciousness and favorable indicators for survival. Orion Staff Development Source: Student Announcements Andre Byik can be reached at Women, men march against silence, abuse Source: Office for Sustainable The campus-wide blood drive is today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium. Sponsored by Staff Council and Epsilon Sigma Rho, the drive will be providing information and registration for those interested in donating bone marrow. For those interested in donating blood, participants must bring a photo ID, drink an ample amount of liquids, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Walk-ins are welcome at the drive, but those without an appointment can expect up to an hour wait. For more information contact the Staff Council office at 530-898-6156. Chico police think there are more witnesses of the shooting and encourage anyone with information to call the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4900. FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO STUDY THE ORION • DANIELLE BUIS SHOUTING IN THE RAIN Junior sociology major and protest organizer Luis Munoz adds to the chants of “fight the beast” and “students united will never be divided” on the rainy afternoon of March 2. Students will bring a larger protest to Sacramento on March 14. Group rallies to get student protesters to Sacramento march Andre Byik STAFF WRITER Students that protested education cuts and tuition increases March 2 will bring their displeasure to the State Capitol grounds Monday — but they may have a hard time getting there. Students and faculty from California college campuses will rally in protest of the proposed $1.4 billion cut to higher education from Gov. Jerry Brown during the March for Higher Education. The group that organized the “Day of Action” protest last week, The People’s Mobilizing Committee, will have a table set up this week taking information from students who want to attend the rally in Sacramento, said protest organizer Luis Munoz, a junior sociology major. “I have my car and a couple other people with cars, so we could take at least 20, 30, 40 people down there just in our own cars,” Munoz said. The group said it was in talks with Associated Students to provide bus transportation to the march, but there isn’t enough student interest or money to warrant buses, said Nathan Brady, A.S. director of legislative affairs. Students can use the new >> please see RALLY | A6 Allies against domestic violence took back the night this Tuesday evening in a march through downtown Chico, defying stop signs and a stifling culture of silence. “We don’t stop for traffic, we don’t stop for anything,” said Katie Morley, a student intern at Planned Parenthood who worked to organize the event. The Take Back the Night march allows both men and women who have been targets of sexual, verbal, or physical assault to congregate and demonstrate solidarity against nighttime violence, according to Chico State’s website. A “Women Only Survivor Speak Out” meeting took place before the march where women talked about their experiences with sexual and physical assault, Morley said. No men were allowed in the meeting to create a judgmentfree environment in which women can discuss what happened to them. “You can tell people whatever you want,” she said. “No one judges you, there’s no one in there saying ‘Oh, she wanted it.’” There’s an unspoken acceptance of domestic violence that Take Back the Night is meant to shatter, wiping away the shame of being sexually assaulted, Morley said. “People shouldn’t feel >> please see NIGHT | A4 Measure could cut students from polls The Center for Ecosystem Research is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Seminar from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, in Holt Hall Room 157. The seminar will feature guest speaker Dr. John Nishio, director of the Professional Science Master’s, a graduate degree program. The relatively new program is an interdisciplinary degree that focuses on science and professional skills. The program is deigned to train students to acquire jobs in government agencies, technology-based companies and non-profit organizations. Advanced science training in fields such as agriculture, biology, chemistry and engineering are included in the program. For more information on the seminar contact Jennifer Rotnem at 530-898-5205. Source: Student Announcements Orion Staff The proposal to change the Chico general municipal elections date is now in the hands of Chico voters come June 7. Measure A would change the election date from November to June. Proponents of the measure submitted 8,000 signatures, whereby 485 were verified, according to the City Council Agenda report from the March 1 meeting. The idea to circulate the petition was first presented to the council by Chico resident Stephanie Taber, Mayor Ann Schwab said. Taber could not be reached for comment. “It’s a mean-spirited power grab, pure and simple,” Schwab said. An ad hoc committee consisting of a few individuals, including councilmembers Mary Flynn and Scott Gruendl, will write an anti-Measure A piece INDEX >> that will be in the Voter’s Guide for the June election, she said. Councilmember Andy Holcombe has also agreed to sign the completed draft. “Students may be gone, people are on vacation — it’s not just the students being disenfranchised,” she said. “It affects other members of the community as well.” The June election is expected to be more costly for the city, according to the research in ■ VIDEO Watch students’ the City CounAgenda response to Mea- cil sure A, a proposol report from the that would change March 1 meeting. The 2012 election day. June election would approximately cost the city $130,000 as opposed to an estimated $57,000 if it were held in November, the >> please see VOTE | A4 STUDY TIME IS MONEY Senior sociology major Walter Torrence and junior marketing major Anja Grueterich study in the CCLC in hopes of recieving a cash prize for their efforts. The incentive encourges students participating in CCLC programs to maintain their grades. Cash prizes given for good grades THE ORION • RYAN RICHARDS Alexander Seymour STAFF WRITER The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is giving students a way to convert study hours into cash prizes this semester. The CCLC began its new Academic Incentive Program last week that creates a material benefit for students who find study motivations difficult to come by, CCLC logistics coordinator Jessica Belanger said. The new program was created after CCLC director Charles Carter had worries about the grades of >> please see STUDY | A6 INSIDE >> World News A2 Directories B5 Police Blotter A4 Arts C1 The_Webz A4 Daily Dose C5 Opinion A8 Features D1 Sports B1 The Nebula D5 TODAY 68 46 high low full week A2 >> Features Arts Opinion Tibetan monk returns to Chico State to create sand mandala Story D1 Inside the Church of Scientology Story C4 Visiting home comes at too high a price Story A8

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