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Campus email leaves students scratching their heads up a poster in the dorm telling students to get themselves checked, Cannaday said. Many students just had dry scalps, which The Orion were itchy. “It sort of ran through the rumor mill,” The Student Health Center is telling stushe said. dents not to come in to get checked for lice Although the Student Health Center has after a warning from University Housing only confirmed four to seven cases of lice, and Food Services prompted about 50 stuDavid Stephen, the dents to get their director of Univerheads checked. Alsity Housing and though staff at the Food Service, said center encourage It’s kind of a perfect storm there are a total of students to come in for us. about 30 cases of with health probJill Cannaday lice diagnosed. lems, they are curNursing Supervisor The first cases of rently busy with lice in Lassen Hall an influx of hallowwere confirmed een-related visits, early last week, said Jill Cannaday, Stephen said. In the nursing superresponse, university housing administravisor for the Student Health Center. “It’s kind of a perfect storm for us,” tors advised students that they could get their heads checked at the Student Health Cannaday said. “A couple of people were Center. out sick and we were really slammed after University housing officials are not unHalloween.” Many students from Lassen Hall began sure what caused the sudden spread of lice, Stephen said. getting their heads checked Friday after Head lice do not spread disease and canan email notified students that several cases of lice had been reported in the not jump from head to head, according to a notice sent to residents. Lice only feed dorms. Concerned students asked Student on human blood and can’t live any longer Health Center staff whether lice could live in the showers — they can’t — and one put » please see lice| A4 Mozes Zarate Aubrey Crosby

LICE TREATMENT Follow these treatment steps if you find yourself infested with lice:

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Head lice can live for up to 30 days on a person’s head.


A louse can lay up to 8 eggs per day on a strand of hair.

The California State University system is asking for additional funds from the state for the 2014-2015 school year. The CSU’s total budget for the next school year is estimated to be $2.47 billion, with $238 million coming from the state budget, according to a presentation by the CSU. In September, the CSU requested $250 million from the state, but that request has since been lowered, said Mike Uhlenkamp, a spokesman for the CSU. “After reviewing it in discussion in the past trustees meeting, we decided to lower it to After re$237.6 million from the state general viewing it in fund,” Uhlenkamp discussion in said. the past trustThe budget reees meeting, quest focuses on we decided funding to meet to lower it to increasing enroll$237.6 million ment and student success and comfrom the state pletion initiatives. general fund. It assumes no tuition fee increases for the 2014-15 academic year, said Stephanie Thara, a spokeswoman for the CSU. To meet the tarMike Uhlenkamp geted enrollment Spokesman, rate, the CSU is California State University asking for $75 million from the state budget, as well as using $85 million in tuition money, Uhlenkamp said. The CSU’s budget request to the state is well beyond what the system received last year, Uhlenkamp said. In the last budget request, the CSU asked for $372 million from the state general fund, Uhlenkamp said. The system received $125.1 million. State-funded support for the CSU system is expected to go up by $1,935 per student by the 2016-17 school year, a systemwide increase of more than $19 billion, according to the governor’s May budget revision. The governor is expected to submit the approved state budget in either December or January. Aubrey Crosby can be reached at or

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Alternative events lead to calmer Halloween nights Mozes Zarate Lindsay Pincus

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This year, Halloween revelry peaked on Thursday and petered out after Saturday night, partially because of efforts by community groups to offer alternatives to partying downtown, police said. Both university police and officers from the Chico Police Department worked together to keep Chico safe during the turbulent weekend.

University Police

Police presence may have helped deter crime, said Lt. Corinne Beck of the University Police Department. “In that light, we had every available officer working and multiple officers assigned to foot teams operating in beats throughout campus,” she said. University police made 14 arrests between Thursday and Sunday, Beck said. Not all of those arrests were related to Halloween celebrations.

Chico Police

Because many bars and liquor stores closed

at midnight, Halloween wrapped up early for party-goers, said Lt. George Laver of the Chico Police Department. “Crowds started building between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., then started petering out around 12:30 a.m. or so,” he said. At around midnight Friday, officers dispersed a crowd of hundreds gathered at a party on Ninth Street and Normal Avenue. Most of the party-goers were compliant, but some threw bottles at officers trying to direct crowds, Laver said. The department has to staff up for the holidays to keep the crowds in line. “If we don’t do something to be proactive and try and keep a lid on things, then things could blow up on us,” he said.

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Number of arrests made by Chico Police over Thursday through Saturday nights.


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PATROL Revelers packed the south-campus area and downtown on a fairly mild Halloween night. An officer patrols Ivy Street near Fifth Street.


Number of Chico State students arrested during the late night periods.



Number of arrests made for being drunk in public.

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Unfilled seats mar new program Bill Hall

Staff Writer Low enrollment numbers and delays in course announcements are hindering the rollout of a program that allows California State University students to enroll in online courses at other campuses. The Online Concurrent Enrollment program began this fall as part of an effort by the chancellor’s office to reduce course bottlenecks. The term bottleneck refers to any obstacle that limits a student’s ability to make progress toward a degree, such as a lack of required classes at a particular campus. To be eligible for the classes, students must meet three criteria. They need to have a GPA of 2.0 or better, be a continuing student and enrolled full-time. Twenty-nine courses were offered across the CSU system this fall, and about 200 students took classes that were outside of their home campus, said Mike Uhlenkamp, director of public affairs for the chancellor’s office. Chico State offered five of these courses, in which 99 students are enrolled. Only 25 of these are from other campuses, while the other 74 are Chico State students. The enrollment numbers are well below the capacity of about 50 students per class, said Bill Loker, dean of undergraduate education. “One of the reasons these numbers are so low

is it was very difficult to predict the demand from lister, the Associated Students director of university off-campus, because we’d never done this before,” affairs. Loker said. “How are students supposed to plan to take these Initially the classes were offered only to students courses if they are not even available when they are from other CSU campuses, but the enrollment was registering for classes?” McAllister said. so low that it was opened up to Chico State. By the The initial problems with the first semester are time the chancellor’s office easier to understand, but made this decision, the fall they should have been corGenerally speaking, semester had already begun. rected by now, she said. “Generally speaking, “There’s no excuse for they’ve been behind the they’ve been behind the spring semester,” McAllister curve on this. curve on this,” Loker said. said. “They should have had Bill Loker “They wanted this to roll it together. If they want this Dean, undergraduate education out in the fall and they didn’t program to yield more than make decisions until late 99 students for five classes, August for some of these then they need to get on a things.” timeline.” The deadline to submit courses to the chancellor’s McAllister wants to take one of the online science office for approval for the spring 2014 semester was courses, but said she had to enroll in an on-campus Nov. 1. Those classes will not be available to enroll class she has no intention of taking, just in case the in until later in November. This is well past the nor- concurrent enrollment program doesn’t offer what mal registration period for continuing Chico State she needs. students. “If they want this to be successful — if they want “Presumably, if this gets more regularized over students to take these OCE classes — then they need time, then there won’t be these delays each semester to rework their timeline and figure out a way to get and students will know with enough advance warnon track,” McAllister said. ing what courses are being offered and put that in their academic planning,” Loker said. Bill Hall can be reached at or The situation is frustrating for students who want to take advantage of the classes, said Nicole McAl- @thebillhall on Twitter

University rebukes R-Town coalition Jessie Severin

Staff Writer

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Stacking Dough Vincent Fuentes, senior business major, prepares a pizza at Sutter Dining.

AS seeks local, sustainable food tributed a total of $50 million in Associated Students are looking to get “real” with the food they pledges to the campaign since it launched in 2008, according to the serve on campus. The Environmental Affairs site. The Environmental Affairs Council, an A.S. body that proCouncil’s proposal has motes sustainability, is not yet been drafted, but working to propose a it has the full support of policy that would shift George Rankin, director at least 20 percent of of A.S. Dining. A.S. Dining’s food bud“Dining Services get toward food that is on campus has a longcertified organic, fair standing commitment to trade and distributed by sustainability,” Rankin businesses within 250 said. miles of campus. Kaitlin A.S. Dining handles “It’s healthier, it’s betHaley all food purchasing on ter for our community, Chair, campus, Haley said. it’s better for our econEnvironmental Local distribution is omy,” said Kaitlin Haley, Affairs Council an important aspect of who chairs the Environthe movement for Grace mental Affairs Council. Kerfoot, the sustainable The policy would be dining consultant for A.S. Sustaina commitment to the “Real Food Challenge,” a nationwide cam- ability. Kerfoot is researching local food paign with the goal of shifting distributors that A.S. can use as al$1 billion of colleges and universities’ food budget toward “ecologi- ternatives to major companies. “Chico is such a great close-knit cally sound and humane,” or “real food,” according to the campaign’s community that I think it makes a lot of sense to source from the website. farmers that we live right next to,” “Our food system is driving an epidemic of diabetes and diet-re- Kerfoot said. Recently, Kerfoot and Haley comlated diseases while also fueling climate change and the loss of our piled A.S. Dining invoices to calcunation’s family farmers,” accord- late the amount of locally-sourced food the organization buys. ing to the website. So far, 17 schools have con» please see food | A5


The R-Town Downtown Coalition, a group of volunteers with a shared goal of keeping downtown storefronts free of homeless people, is trying to recruit student volunteers to join their cause. They want students to join the Chico Ambassadors, a volunteer organization under both the R-Town Downtown Coalition and the Chico Stewardship Network, that is working to change the culture downtown by picking up trash, working as a liaison for businesses and calming problematic situations involving drunk people and the homeless. One proposal has students working with an on-campus volunteer organization, said Jovanni Tricerri, the executive director of the Chico Stewardship Network. “We would love students to do it now, and we are working on getting mechanisms in place to do it through CAVE,” she said. Students and other volunteers from the community would receive training in non-aggressive confrontation from Andy Duch of the Butte County Sheriff ’s Department. The would volunteer three hours a week for a ten-week period to fulfill volunteer requirements. At this time, there are no plans for CAVE to be a part of the Chico Ambassadors program, said CAVE program manager and city councilmember Ann Schwab. In 2009, CAVE started the Chico Homeless Ambassadors program, where students were going to walk the streets, welcoming visitors and helping those in need. Butte County Behavioral Health, the Jesus Center and the Chico Police Department were brought in to train the students, Schwab said. “It was pretty clear that a tremendous amount of classroom and onthe-job training was needed for the students to be successful and safe that we couldn’t invest for volunteers who would only be with us for three hours a week for one semester,” Schwab said. “To be effective, someone would need a minimum of 30 hours of training. During the first semester, it was evident that we could not continue that aspect of the program.” While Chico State is not a part of

the coalition, it still has groups that the R-Town Downtown Coalition would like to see get involved. Chico State has no plans to join the coalition, said Chico State President Paul Zingg. “The University supports the goal of making Chico safer and cleaner,” Zingg said. “But we are not a signatory to the R-Town statement because it calls upon a commitment of u n ive r s i t y police to a role that is not within their jurisdiction or mission. And it seeks to engage our students Drew in a capacCalandrella ity as ‘amVice president for bassadors’ student affairs, that is not Chico State well-defined and which lacks clarity on how they would be engaged and trained.” Chief Robyn Hearne of the University Police Department agreed that joining the coalition is not in the department’s jurisdiction. Its priority is to keep students and the rest of campus safe with the small number of officers available. It is not within the university’s purview to commit students to the coalition, said Drew Calandrella, the vice president for student affairs. “We cannot and will not support using students in this way as there are many liability issues associated with placing students in a potentially dangerous situation absent significant training that would be necessary,” he said. Taylor Herren, the president of Associated Students and Malcolm McLemore, the program coordinator of fraternity and sorority affairs, have both said that their respective organizations will not be involved with the R-Town Downtown Coalition. While volunteering with Chico Ambassadors will not be conducted through Chico State or any of its programs, students can still volunteer on their own time. Jessie Severin can be reached at or

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Up all night Student volunteers gathered in Acker Gym Monday to write letters asking for support for the non-profit St. Jude’s Hospital.

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Nathan Lehmann

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Acker Gym buzzed with activity from 4 p.m. to midnight for the 13th annual Up ’til Dawn Fundraiser. Up ’til Dawn is a collegiate fundraising program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said Ian Gilbert, associate director for Up ’til Dawn. The hospital specializes in rare diseases and cancer treatment in young people. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is entirely non-profit, he said. It’s funded exclusively by donations and charity. The national Up ’til Dawn event aims to provide the hospital and research center with money from students their family members. About 100 colleges participate in the event nationwide in a letter-writing party, Gilbert said. Attendants come with a list of addresses belonging to people who may be will-

“At the same time we want this to be the ing to donate to the hospital. They are given most inclusive event as possible, we want prewritten letters requesting donations and envelopes that they address to their friends the community to come out,” he said. “In and family. They then submit the letters to the past we’ve averaged about 2,500 students attending, but we have also been trying to the Up ’til Dawn staff, who send the letters to reach out to the rest the appropriate adof the community as dresses. well to entice some Chico State has It’s great to see all the stucommunity memraised the most dents coming together for bers to spend time money out of all the a common cause and to see with us.” schools that particIn addition to servipate in the event these children get treated. ing the young people in the last several Patricia Denyer affected by rare illyears, Gilbert said. Up ’til Dawn volunteer nesses, Up ’til Dawn “Five out of the also provides Chico last seven years community memwe’ve been the top Up ’til Dawn program in the country,” he bers with a place to come together. “I call it our homecoming,” Gilbert said. said. It’s been easy for Chico State to recruit in- “It’s a great way to get a large quantity of terested volunteers because Up ’til Dawn is a students in here, usually we average about 30 percent of the student population. It’s one of noble cause, Gilbert said.

those things that brings the campus together. It can also remind the Chico community that the college does a lot of great things, it’s one of the best things we do.” Chico State students and community members each gathered in Acker Gym for their own reasons. “This is something that hits home with me,” said Up ’til Dawn volunteer Patricia Denyer, a former Chico State student. “It’s great to see all the students coming together for a common cause and to see these children get treated.” Jenny Juan, a sophomore sustainable manufacturing major, has been affected by cancer, she said. “I lost a lot of people to cancer, I wanted to give back to the people that suffer,” she said. Nathan Lehmann can be reached at or

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Students debate mental health Megan Bowser

Staff Writer

Nervous students gathered at the City Council Chambers and City Plaza to give presentations on mental health last Friday. Since 2010, Chico State has partnered up with the city to put on the Great Debate, a semi-annual forum for students and community members to discuss issues of public importance. The Great Debate was started to get the city more engaged with current issues, said Zach Justus, the Chico State professor who coordinated the event. “The city was especially concerned with the state of discourse at city council meetings and other meetings,” Justus said. “They came to Thia Wolf at the university with the question of how is it that we can train people to do a little better? And from those initial conversations the Great Debate was born.”

“The event was a really cool concept,” Communication studies students from Chico State and Butte College spoke in front said Meghan Harrigan, a freshman child development major. “I was honored to presof fellow classmates and community mement about our topic and enjoyed listening to bers. others’ views on This year’s mental health,” topic was mental Later that evehealth. Students’ When we were able to use ning, students and topics ranged from community memdepression to authe clickers I was amazed bers came back to tism. at some people’s ideas, and watch the debate. All freshmen their knowledge on the law. The main topic students in the Jamaal Johnson was Laura’s Law, general education Freshman, a statute allowing communication mechanical engineering courts to force peostudies classes ple with mental were required to health issues to get create presentatreated. Treatment tions on mental health issues. Groups or individuals volun- can range from therapy to being prescribed medications. teered or were selected by their professor Before the debate started, every audience to participate in the public portion of the member was handed a clicker and asked to Great Debate. The remaining groups had to answer six questions. At the end of the dethen attend the event.

bate, everyone answered the same six questions to see if their answers had changed. “When we were able to use the clickers I was amazed at some people’s ideas, and their knowledge on the law,” said Jamaal Johnson, a freshman mechanical engineering major. One side argued that Laura’s Law protects patients from harming themselves and other citizens. The opposing side argued that forcing someone into treatment is a violation of human rights. At the end, audience members were allowed to ask members of each side questions. “I appreciated how every speaker had extensive knowledge on the subject they were talking about,” Johnson said. “Each person gave a compelling reason as to why or why not Laura’s Law was needed. It certainly was a controversial and intense battle.” Megan Bowser can be reached at or

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Statute allows courts to require mentally ill paitients to be treated


FOR I argued for the full implementation of Laura’s Law in the state of California. Family members and people in a certain position are able to sign away consent of the mentally ill person. Basically now family members or program advisers are able to strip the rights from mentally ill patients who resist treatment. I personally believe that we should allow for the full implementation of Laura’s Law. I think taking the drugs out of the equation and mandating only the psychiatric services like therapy and counseling would be a good compromise in that a lot of these individuals end up voluntarily taking the drugs once they are court mandated into seeing a judge.

MORGAN DIXON Sophomore, journalism

REBECCA CAMPBELL Junior, Communication Studies

What was your position on Laura’s Law in the debate, and why?

Is there a solution? If so, what is it?

Do you think there is a compromise? If so, what do you think both sides could do to compromise?

My position was the “con” side of Laura’s Law in the debate, and I was on that side because I believe the fundamental premise of Laura’s Law is infringing upon our civil, human rights. Yes, we need to first evaluate the medication that is given to the patients and develop a humane and effective mental health programs which respect individual rights to voluntary treatment and do not rely on dangerous and violence-causing drugs.

Yes, the compromise could be we still provide the care, therapy, and help Laura’s Law provides, but do not force it upon patients.

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POLICE BLOTTER The police blotter is a selection of information cited directly from Chico Police Department and University Police Department.

University Police

Thursday, 6:09 p.m.: Bike theft at Tehama bike racks. “Olive green Schwinn boy’s one-speed. White seat post, white handlebars. Sticker on side of bike reads ‘one less car.’” Friday, 2 a.m.: Alcohol-related medical aid at University Village Building 24. “Male subject passed out at door. Unresponsive.”

Chico Police

Thursday, 2:51 a.m.: Fight on the 700 block of West Fifth Street near Ivy Street. “Two males, one female fighting on the tracks. One subject just hit another with a large rock. One now walking onto First Street. Plaid jacket, silver pants. Person who threw rock (is wearing) red pants, red and white shirt.”

Thursday, 9:31 a.m.: Firearm in public on the Friday, 9:34 a.m.: Assault on the 200 block of 2000 block of Business Lane. “Vehicle had just Walnut Street. “Student gotten off the freeway assaulted last night at on to 20th Street. Had Ray’s Liquor at approxa gun pointing out the imately 2 a.m. Subject window, not pointing Hispanic male adult masturseeking medical attenat specific (individual). bating in front of frat. tion for laceration to Driver pointed out of eye.” passenger window.” University Police Department Friday, 11:31 a.m.: Battery outside the Student Services Center. “Reporting party at University Police Department to report subjects grabbed him and called him a ‘fag’ and destroyed some property after he defended a female they were ‘cat calling’ to. Occurred between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at the Student Services Center bike racks the night before.”

Thursday, 11:49 a.m.: Sex/fondle and battery on the Esplanade. “Reporting party called to report that on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 she was ‘groped’ by a coworker. Reporting party has (reported) this to the supervisor and human resources department at the hospital. Reporting party has since left her position of employment there, requesting to speak with an officer.”

Friday, 12:21 a.m.: Drunk in public outside of O’Connell Technology Center. “Subject wearing toga.”

Thursday, 12:03 p.m.: Shoplifting at Raley’s on the 200 block of West East Avenue. “Disturbed in the parking lot and put subject into car in parking lot. Unknown vehicle. Two white male adults jumped a hispanic male adult that was going into the store and cuffed him and put him in the car. Reporting party went around corner of store to call and didn’t see vehicle.”

Saturday, 4:35 a.m.: Suspicious subject on Fourth and Ivy streets. “Hispanic male adult masturbating in front of frat.” Sunday, 1:39 a.m.: Alcohol-related medical aid in Whitney Hall, eighth floor men’s restroom. “Residential adviser reporting unresponsive male laying on toilet with pants down. Subject transported to Enloe.”

Residential advisor reporting unresponsive male laying on toilet with pants down. Subject transported to Enloe. University Police Department

Sunday, 12:18 a.m.: Battery on Warner Street bridge. “Out with injured subject. Cut over eye.” Sunday, 10:08 p.m.: Petty theft on the second floor of Meriam Library. “Reporting party left her Kindle charging and when she came back it was gone. Reporting party knows it is being used at the moment because she is receiving notifications regarding apps being downloaded.” Monday, 11:12 a.m.: Elevator malfunction on third floor of Langdon Hall. “Doors won’t open. Two males inside. Recalled it down and it was empty.”

Thursday, 4:50 p.m.: Transient problem on the 500 block of West Fifth Street. “In alley between Fifth Street and Sixth Street and Hazel Street and Chestnut Street. Going through the trash throwing it all over the ground, rip-

ping it up.” Thursday, 8:14 p.m.: Drunk in public on the 700 block of Mangrove Avenue. “Subject approaching vehicles and yelling at them. Currently in front of the store under the Starbucks sign. Employee complaining about the same subject. Second reporting party advising the subject is laying in the lot, starts to get up and crawl, then falls back down. Creating a hazard in the lot for vehicles.” – compiled by Nicholas Carr and Mozes Zarate

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than 48 hours without feeding. Tim King, a freshman agricultural business major who lives in Lassen Hall has heard people discussing the email around campus. “The whole thing is just gross,” King said. “I’m just trying to keep my hair away from everyone else’s heads.” To get rid of head lice, students were advised to use over-the-counter medications like NIX or RID, according to the notice. Students were also advised not to share

hair brushes, hats, headphones or anything that could come into contact with hair. They were also told not to shave their heads. Although the Student Health Center sells lotion that kills lice, the staff at the center can’t do anything to treat the problem. “All we can do is confirm you have it,” Cannaday said. The Orion can be reached at or @theorion_news on Twitter


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| A5 Street Sweepers After the weekend’s festivities concluded, stumbling revelers in the southcampus area were replaced by student volunteers from CAVE’s Adopt-A-Park program. The volunteers fanned out from the Bell Memorial Union Sunday morning.

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NIGHTLIFE: Alternative events draw hundreds of participants

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Saturday night was surprisingly quiet, possibly because of the windy evening weather, Laver said. “I think people just decided they weren’t interested in being out in the cold,” he said. Last year, Halloween landed on a Wednesday. A similar amount of officers patrolled the streets on the weekend before. “It’s kind of what we have come to expect for Halloween and the weekends that surround it,” Laver said. “It gets very steady for us, and the number of arrests go up, but part of that is because we have more cops out and about contacting and dealing with people.” About $75,000 of the department’s overtime budget was allotted for Halloween weekend,

Laver said during a police community advisory meeting earlier this month. Because some foot patrol officers went home early on quieter nights like Saturday, Laver predicted that the cost of overtime between Thursday and Saturday would amount to around $60,000 instead. Laver thanked students for any efforts they made to keep the nights under control. “Obviously, they have a responsibility to the community that they’re attending school in,” Laver said. “But if they choose to go sideways and make things happen in a negative way, we would have to react to that. Since that didn’t happen, I can only assume that it was a concerted effort on their part to try and maintain control, and we appreciate that.”

Alternative events

Halloween Happenings week was successful and had a lot of student participation, said Denise Crosswhite, A.S. program coordinator. There were nearly 400 attendees at the Halloween Block Party, which consisted of students. At the Haunted Hub, there were approximately 200 participants who went through the haunted house. About 75 people attended the last event of the week, the Halloween Hype Dance Party. “All the Halloween events were well-attended, which is great,” Crosswhite said. Mozes Zarate and Lindsay Pincus can be reached at or

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FOOD: Sustainability can save funds, AS says » continued from A2

On average, an estimated 7 percent of all food served on campus qualifies as “real food,” Haley said. The number may be as low as 1 percent for Sutter Dining Hall, Haley said. “We can’t say we’re sustainable, when behind closed doors, we’re not living up to the green campus that we claim to be,” she said. The calculations were approved by the Campus Sustainability Committee, a group of 17 Chico State faculty and administrators. The results were published using the Sustainability Tracking and Rating Sys-

tem, a self-reported environmental assessment for colleges provided by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. A.S.’s primary vendor, US Foods, isn’t part of those calculations. Kerfoot and Haley are still looking at A.S. Dining invoices to figure out how “real” products purchased from US Foods are. “It’s a big fat grey area that we don’t know about,” Haley said. Some foods, like milk and bread, may travel hundreds of miles before reaching Chico State, Haley said.

“We have some of the best bread in this area, but we buy our bread from LA,” Haley said. “ Our bread has to travel 500 miles, if not more, because some of these companies will ship the food somewhere else to get it packaged, ship it back, and then it comes to your plate.” Food distribution has become dependent on fossil fuels because of the traveling distance, she said. “If something happens and we lose a good portion of our gas, food would not be able to travel the distance that it has been,” Haley said. “As a university, we think that food security is something that we really need to pay

attention to, especially a campus that claims to be so prominent in sustainability and agriculture.” A move toward more “real food” may not cost more than conventional food in the long run, Rankin said. “There is always an initial cost to implementing comprehensive sustainability,” Rankin said. “In the long run, smart use and allocation of resources will actually save cost.” Mozes Zarate can be reached at or

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Chico State students should have been inThe Chico State Online Concurrent Enrollformed that these courses were coming when ment program is experiencing a serious probthey registered for classes in the spring. lem that needs to be combated immediately. And even if the classes had to be offered This program of online classes, which were offered to students from other California late, Chico State students should have been State University campuses, were supposed to allowed to enroll in them first. As it was, students from relieve overcrowding in other CSU campuses were general education classes To make the problem allowed to enroll in Chico systemwide. worse, our university State’s courses before our But it had the opposite effect. didn’t do enough to tell students could register. To make the problem Only 99 Chico State students these classes worse, our university students and 25 students didn’t do enough to tell from other California were available. students these classes State University camwere available. puses are enrolled in Our registrar’s office only sent one email to these classes, which are supposed to serve students letting them know these classes were hundreds of people statewide. These classes are underenrolled because available. The leaders of the California State Univerthey weren’t available until August, which sity system need to change the registration was way too late to fill seats. date of these courses to line up with convenMany students had already signed up for tional registration or give fair warning to classes by August and were too booked up to consider adding a late-arriving course to their local students that want to sign up for these classes. schedules. If the CSU system wants to keep these onThe goal to expand access to so-called “bottleneck courses” is noble. But poor planning line courses, they need to fix basic problems with the registration guidelines, otherwise by CSU leaders caused under-enrollment in fewer students will take a chance on a new the very same classes that are usually so jamprogram riddled with obvious errors. packed that many students can’t get into.

Class registration roadblocks make finding classes painful Amanda Irons

Opinion Columnist As registration for next semester comes to a close, let us reflect on how painful it is to create a class schedule. Entire novels could be written about the difficulty of booking a seat in one of Chico State’s classrooms, but because we only have years left on this earth, I’ll give you the lowlights. First and foremost, it should be illegal to have a class listed as staff. I base You can bash all of my class selection on me with coma short list of criteria. The class must fulfill a requirements about ment, be at a time that works how all teachwith the rest of my classes and it has to be taught by a ers will teach good professor. you the same If I’m going to attend a class for an entire semester thing and how and set goals to excel in my it is a fickle studies, then I must insist comment to that it is imperative to my success as a student to take make, but I can classes with the best profesbet everyone sors. I’m not talking about an has had a “bad” easy A, or whom my friends teacher. have the notes for. I am talking about taking a class with a professor who is passionate about what they teach and is a phenomenal teacher. So Chico State, when I go to sign up for Finance 307 and I see that all but one are The Orion ∤ ILLUSTRATION by liz coffee taught by the mysterious “staff,” you are forcing me to take a gamble with my education. I’m not okay with that. The ratio of “good” teachers to “bad” teachers, judged by my peers, is frustrating. You can bash me with comments about how all teachers will teach you the same thing and how this is a fickle comment to make, but I can bet everyone has had a “bad” teacher. You know the one I’m talking about. A teacher who speaks exclusively in monotones, or has the idea that movies are sufficient material to teach a class with, a teacher who goes on tangents about nothing related to course content. This is the sort of sub-stanI must inform my fellow students dard educator that leaves you thinking: “Why do I of the single most helpful tool stomachs of my friends who even come to this class?” when picking classes. In the stuconstantly complain about The struggle is real, dent center, there is a glorious page why I get to pick classes Wildcats. When I’m ready on Friday, and they have to for my registration time called the degree progress report. wait until Monday semesslot, I’m sweating over ter after semester. the thought of being waitBut registration isn’t all listed for the best Accountbad. I give props to the rening 202 teacher and forced ovated Wildcat scheduler for making class selection a little to take the worst. less agonizing. The import to shopping cart feature really had Speaking of registration time slots, can someone release the Area 51 information that decides which students get to me going. I was also impressed with the compare and preview register first? I have been trying to figure it out for three features, as well as the ability to see seat availability. It’s made picking schedules a little less grueling. years, and the only response I get is essentially folklore of In the midst of complaining about all the woes that accomwhat people have heard it’s based on. At this point, I’m fairly convinced that it’s a combination of units completed and pany scheduling, I must inform my fellow students of the single most helpful tool when picking classes. In the student cenGPA, but my peers suspect last name comes into play as well. ter, there is a glorious page called the degree progress report. I’m not asking for front-page coverage from The Orion, This is the holy grail of scheduling. It tells you what classes but some transparency on this issue would likely settle the

you still have to complete, are currently taking, or have completed for your general education, pathway and major as well as minor option. I highly encourage all students to take a look. In hindsight, perhaps I would experience less of a headache if I simply visited an adviser, but my fierce sense of independence is determined that I can figure it out myself. To my fellow Wildcats who feel the same, I recommend checking out the degree progress report and utilizing the Wildcat scheduler. Good luck on remembering this advice when you pick classes next semester. Amanda Irons can be reached at or

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Telling your friend when to quiet down

Kristina Martinez

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Question for Wisecat How do you tell a loud, blunt and opinionated friend that they need to tone it down when they’re in public with you without offending them? -Alecia Viault, 23

Dear Alecia, There is nothing wrong with your friend’s opinion, but sometimes opinions don’t have to be shared with everyone. When you have a friend who is very opinionated, it can sometimes be very hard to talk to them without making them defensive or angry. Sometimes, however, you have to put their feelings aside and think of your own. Confronting people is never fun, but sometimes it’s necessary. When an opinionated person needs to tone it down a little, here’s how you should tell them: 1. Choose your words wisely. Bring up the topic in conversation casually. If this person is really your friend, you should not feel like you are walking on egg shells when you are around them. Still, keep in mind how your words can change the entire course of the conversation. Avoid accusations and give examples of situations where your friend has made you feel uncomfortable or has been a distraction for you and others around you. 2. Stay calm. People usually are not fond of being scolded, especially if the person scolding them is not their parent or guardian. Even if your friend gets angry or starts yelling when you bring the topic up, just assure your friend that you didn’t intend to start an argument. If the situation gets out of hand, walk away from it. Both of you will need time to cool off.” 3. Get to the point. Do not sugarcoat anything. Sometimes people need to hear the entire, possibly brutal, truth of a situation to really understand it. Just do not be as “blunt” as your friend can be. 4. Put yourself first. You do not want to be associated with people who make others look at you in a negative way. Your friend’s opinions are not necessarily yours, and your friend needs to learn that it is one thing to tell you how they feel, and another to speak so loudly that now the enYou do not tire class and professor knows how want to be your friend feels associated too. Your friend may not mind that with people attention, but it who make seems like you do, and a “friend” others look should not put you at you in a in uncomfortable negative way. situations. 5. Have the conversation in private. Obviously your friend does not have a problem with letting the world know how they feel, and this conversation is not one for others to hear. The conversation should be between you two and stay between you two. All you can hope to get out of the conversation is that your friend will understand where you are coming from and will act on it. If your friend can be blunt and opinionated with and around you then you can be just as blunt when delivering the truth to them, just not rudely. Just because you tell someone how you feel, it does not mean they will do what you want them to. You will have already done your part by having the conversation. With good intentions, you can’t go wrong with letting your friend know how you feel. Unfortunately, other people’s actions do affect us, but we can control how much those actions get to us. At the end of the day this is your friend that you are trying to talk to, and the conversation should not be too serious. Little issues should never become major issues.

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tial advantage. During this past summer, unpaid interns who worked on the film “Black Swan” went to court against Tara Miller their employer, Opinion Columnist But why Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Unpaid internships are the works of the waste time judge declared the devil. doing work interns are actual In this day and age, the vast majority employees that of college students cannot afford to spend without should have been their time working for free during the sumgetting paid, according to mer or the school year — especially when a Businessweek they are already spending so much money paid when article. on their education. students Unpaid internBut employers expect students to have can do that ships give students internships. And these days, most organizamuch-needed extions don’t want to pay their interns, even as volunperience before though unpaid work is almost like slavery. teer work? they go on to get According to a study by Millennial an actual job. But Branding and Experience, Inc., more than why waste time 90 percent of employers think that students doing work without getting paid when stushould have between one and two interndents can do that as volunteer work? Plus, ships before they graduate. many courses required for different maOf course, having unpaid internjors give students the chance to gain the ships will always look good on a skills that they need to get jobs later on. resume, and they will help As a public relations major, for students get better jobs a example, I have lot easier. In reality, unpaid the chance to internships are more like work both on volunteer work. The Orion and They both do the for Tehama same thing. They Group Comeach involve large munications, amounts of work, where I get the but the students hands-on skills get nothing in rethat I need for turn except exmy career later perience and on. Without havthe chance to ing to get an unadd an item to paid internship, I their resume. am able to gain the But not skills I need and everyone is gain credits toward convinced that graduation. unpaid internHaving an unpaid ships are a bad internship is defidea, said Nona initely something Willis Aronowitz, that shouldn’t be ena NBC News concouraged because of tributor. the negative impact it “Some propohas on students. nents defend them as For help with finding valuable opportunipaid internships, visit the ties, particularly those The Orion ∤ ILLUSTRATION by liz coffee Chico State Career Center that truly provide trainin the Student Services building, room 270, ing,” she said. or simply search for paid internships on Although there are people who defend or The paid internships, there aren’t many advanUniversity Foundation is also another good tages to being an unpaid intern. resource for paid internships. According to a 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, unpaid internships provide no advantage in terms Tara Miller can be reached at or of full-time job offer rates or starting salary, @chicojournalist on Twitter while paid internships provided a substan-

Students are ill, not lazy My notes are a little less coherent and paying attention to the professor becomes a bigger challenge when I have to cough or sneeze. The time that I spend infecting everyone in class is time that can be better spent resting to imNick Sestanovich prove health, so it’s understandable why stayOpinion Columnist ing home is attractive to those who are sick. Unfortunately, since professors put so much Being sick is annoying, especially with emphasis on attendance, going to school esthe pressure to not miss school. sentially becomes mandatory. I feel the reason As I write, I have a sore throat and a cough. It hasn’t developed into a full-blown why there are always so many sniffling and coughing students in my classes during flu fever, but that is usually how it starts. season is because they know they can’t miss I try my best to keep myself from getting class. sick, but with flu season starting up I guess Crowding all these sick students into one it was inevitable. I hate being sick for the obclass just increases other students’ chances vious reason that it drains my energy and makes me feel horrible. I try my best to fre- of getting sick. I don’t think professors ever quently wash my hands, drink lots of water want to teach a class full of flu-stricken stuand take Airborne if I know I am around a dents, so students shouldn’t feel pressured to come to class when they are feeling feverish. sea of flu-stricken people. If they can get the work done outside of class, The other reason I work to keep myself from getting sick is because of the pressure it shouldn’t count as an absence. Feeling sick is a perfectly legitimate reato be in class every single day of the semesson to stay home from school and should be ter. Professors don’t seem to take kindly to treated as such. I know there are plenty of professors that excuse students for illness, but absences, even if students miss school for being sick. I have had other professors who there’s been a smattering of professors who seem to be under the mindset of “If you aren’t treat sicknesses as “excused absences,” which is understandable, but I have also here, you can’t get attendance points.” Getting sick is not had professors who the same as ditching don’t excuse these class and should be kinds of absences. considered an exI can understand pecused absence in all nalizing students for Crowding all these sick cases. deliberately missing students into one class In the meantime, class, but fevers are just increases other stustudents should do different. Students everything they can don’t choose to bedents’ chances of getting to keep from becomcome sick, and they sick. ing sick. They should likely are not trying keep their hands to miss class. clean to prevent As somebody who spreading or catchworks hard in school ing germs and take and tries to keep myadvantage of the Stuself from becoming dent Health Center if they are feeling under sick, I would like it if professors were a little more lenient when it comes to absences due the weather. Take it from me, being sick is an annoying experience in or out of class, and to illness. nobody should have to be in that situation. The reason students tend to opt out of going to school when they are sick is because they are not in the proper mindset to sit in class Nick Sestanovich can be reached at for an hour or two. When I have been sick in or the past, I’m usually groggy and unfocused. @Nsestanovich on Twitter

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THUMBS Thumbs up to knowing what foods to eat before and after working out. We now know the secret to keeping a nice figure after working out! See B6.

Thumbs down to the people who pelted Chico police officers with bottles Friday night. Our law enforcement officers don’t have time to babysit angry children in the bodies of drunk adults. See A1.

Thumbs up to the volunteers who set up booths downtown to help students during Halloween. Someone needed to keep the downtown parade of intoxicated zombies hydrated.

Thumbs down to all the drunk people jaywalking downtown during the weekend. Look for a crosswalk. And if you’re too smashed to do that, call a cab.


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Janee Nickerson, a 20-year-old Butte College student, was struck by a car while riding her bicycle Friday. Nickerson was declared brain dead early Saturday morning. Police identified the driver of the sedan as Amanda McClintock, 21, and arrested her on suspicion of driving with a suspended license. Incidents similar to this keep happening in Chico and the city needs to put a stop to it. Reckless drivers are endangering our cyclists. Story on

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The Great Debate, a twice-yearly ideological sparring match between Chico State students, was held Friday. The topic, mental health, was a good pick by the debate’s organizers, who know that depression, body issues and loneliness are among the biggest problems that college students face in their daily lives. To see what the debaters had to say, check out The Orion’s coverage on page A3.


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Album Review “Reflektor,” Arcade Fire It has been three years since Arcade Fire came out with an album. “Reflecktor” is not as pleasant to listen to as its predecessors. The songs are not upbeat or catchy or at all what Fire fans are used to hearing. The indie rock group used a mix of disco and rock for the album. For the next album, the band should abandon mixing disco with rock. It’s just a bad combination in general.

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“With those four coming back, they all played significant roles last year,” Fogel said. “We look for them to do the same thing again this year.” Joining these leaders are some new faces, including a trio of transfers. Michelle Walker, a junior transfer from Sierra Community College, will add versatility as an athletic post player that can run the floor well. Sarah Rebibo, a junior from Citrus Community College, will be slotted as Hamilton’s backup. And Jessica Palmer, who is recovering from two ACL tears, will have an impact on the team as well. The new additions to the team have been meshing well with the veterans, Hamilton said. “The team looks good. We have a lot of new people but they are developing well with the returners,” Hamilton said. “I think we are going to be great, we are just developing that chemistry first.” Miller said the team could be even more athletic this year, with athletic returners combined with quick new players. “This year we will be more athletic and we will definitely be faster,” Miller said. “We have post players that can really get down the floor and some incoming people that are quick too.” The team will look to break into the open court, but its biggest challenge will be leading up to that. Defending in the half court will be pivotal if the team wants to play fast and get fast break opportunities, Fogel said. The league will be tough fro m top to bottom, but reiterated the goal of another championship, Fogel said. As long as the team is prepared for every game, they will have a good opportunity to repeat its success, Miller said. “We can’t rely on being a team one day and not being a team the next,” she said. “Every game is the biggest game of the season.”


After winning their conference and reaching the NCAA Championship tournament for the ninth time in the past 11 years, the Chico State women’s basketball team just wants one thing this season. They want to do it all over again. The team, fresh off of a 20-6 record in the 2012-13 season, has gone back to work this year determined to put a winning season together. Head coach Brian Fogel, entering his sixth season with Chico State, said winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association title is always the goal. To get back to that point, Fogel said, the team will rely on the leadership of four seniors. “These seniors that have played together, that were thrown in the fire when they were freshmen and sophomores, they have done a great job of making the program what it is today,” he said. The team’s success all starts with senior point guard Courtney Hamilton, a four-year starter who led the CCAA in assists and was a first team All-CCAA selection in 2012-13, Fogel said. Hamilton will be the catalyst for the entire offense, Fogel said. Joining Hamilton in the backcourt will be fellow senior guard Jazmine Miller, another first team All-CCAA selection who led the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game. Miller’s offense and ability to make things happen in the open court will be key for the Wildcats. The leaders up front for Chico State will be senior forwards McKenzie Dalthorp and Analise Riezebos, who were the team’s top rebounders a year ago. Dalthorp will give the team a physical presence under the net, while Riezebos will run the floor and continue to be a strong rebounder, Fogel said. While the actual lineup has not been chosen, Fogel said all four of these players will play a big part in a successful season.

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“I’m a big fan of competition, and in order to be the best, you have to play the best,” Carraway said. “I’m most looking forward to playing Seattle Pacific and Cal Poly Pomona. They are well-coached and work hard. Last year, Seattle Pacific came into our gym on the second night of the Mac Martin Tournament and completely wrecked us. It definitely left a bad taste in our mouths, and we haven’t forgotten about it.” It’s important to stay ambitious, said Jordan Barton, a junior member of Chico State’s men’s basketball team. As a fourth-year player, Barton is eager to make good on the goals that his team has established for the season. “Goals always change throughout a season,” Barton said. “But this year we plan on being one of the best defensive teams in the country while running a new type of offense. We are settling for nothing less than the best this year, and I am looking forward to showing the rest of the league how our team has changed from previous years.” Drew Kitchens, a sophomore, has set the bar high for his team this season. As a redshirt freshman who started 28 games in 201213, Kitchens has seen enough to know this team has a combination of experience and talent. “I’m looking forward to seeing Chico State raising a league championship banner and making a run in the NCAA tournament,” Kitchens said. “We have set some big goals for our team, but most of all, we believe in ourselves.” The Chico State men’s basketball season tips off at home against Holy Names University on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $9.


Fall is finally here, which means it’s time to break out those winter coats and prepare for another exciting season of Chico State men’s basketball. Lofty aspirations abound as the Wildcats look to build upon the success of their impres#41 sive 2012-13 campaign. JORDAN BARTON Amir Carraway, a senior on the Chico State #31 Position: Forward/Center men’s basketball team, has sorely missed the Hometown: Oakland MIKE ROSAROSO experience of playing in front of the home High School: Bishop Position: Guard crowd. Hometown: Sacramento “I can’t wait to play in front of the Chico High School: Franklin State students and locals this year,” Carraway said. “I take pride in trying to establish a home court, so every time I lace up my shoes this year, I want them to know that I’m going to bring it.” #45 Carraway, a Second-Team All-California Col#25 JORDAN SEMPLE legiate Athletic Association selection in 2012CHRIS MAGALOTTI Position: Forward 13, said his team has improved considerably Position: Center Hometown: Arcata since last season, due in no small part to their Hometown: Stockton High School: Arcata time spent together on and off the court. High School: St. Mary’s “I think, as a whole, our team has improved through experience,” Carraway said. “We have a lot of guys returning who have been in our system and know what we’re about. But most #44 importantly, they have played together for two #34 years or more.” ISAIAH ELLIS DREW KITCHENS Position: Forward After finishing last season with a 19-11 overPosition: Guard Hometown: Sacramento all record, the men’s basketball team will look Hometown: Carlsbad High School: Antelope to produce a sequel to last year’s stellar showHigh School: La Costa ing. The ’Cats have achieved considerable suc#21 cess in recent years, with the previous two COREY SILVERSTROM seasons ending in NCAA Championship tourPosition: Guard Hometown: Fresno nament berths. The waning days of the 2011-12 #5 #2 High School: Bullard campaign also marked the first postseason vicROBERT DUNCAN TREVOR PRIEST tory for the Chico State men’s basketball team Position: Guard Position: Guard Hometown: Granite Bay since 1994. Hometown: San Jose #22 High School: Granite Bay High School: Santa Teresa However, in order to stay ranked with the upTYLER HARRIS per echelon of competition, the team will have Position: Guard to stand toe-to-toe with this season’s toughest Hometown: Bakersfield matchups, Carraway said. High School: Bak. Christian




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1-1 0-2 With more than half the conference season completed, the Chico State women’s volleyball team lost two games last weekend. Chico State lost on the road against UC San Diego Friday in four sets and lost at Cal State San Bernardino Saturday in five sets. Alex Shurtz recorded 56 kills in two games for the Wildcats, and Emily Duran notched 55 digs. Chico State plays three games this week, starting Wednesday at Cal State Stanislaus.

In the final weekend of the regular season, the Chico State men’s soccer team recorded a win and a loss. The 2-1 win came Friday on the road against Cal State San Bernardino, while the 2-0 loss came Sunday at Cal State Monterey Bay. Octavio Guzman scored two penalty kick goals in the win, which was his fourth and fifth goals of the season. In only the second shutout loss of the season Sunday, the Wildcats gave up two goals and couldn’t come back from the deficit. The ’Cats will prepare for the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after finishing the season 13-3-2 overall and 11-3-2 in the CCAA.

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The Chico State men’s soccer team ended its 10-game winning streak Sunday, which went on 943 minutes.

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4. Cal State Dominguez Hills 5. Cal Poly Pomona 6. Cal State San Bernardino

VOLLEYBALL 1. Cal State San Bernardino 2. UC San Diego 3. Sonoma State 4. Cal State L.A. 5. Cal State Monterey Bay 6. Cal Poly Pomona

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In an exhibition game against Division-I University of San Francisco Saturday, the Chico State women’s basketball team fell 82-67. The ’Cats, who have beaten D-I teams in years past, are ranked No. 14 in the preseason coaches poll and have high expectations for the season. The closely-contested defeat featured strong play from Jazmine Miller, who recorded 20 points and six rebounds. Courtney Hamilton scored 11 points with five rebounds and three assists. Chico State plays again Saturday at Dominican University of California.

backheel Ella Fries kicks the ball past a Cal State L.A. player on senior day.

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While the Chico State women’s soccer team ended its season short of advancing to the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament with a 1-0 loss at Cal State San Bernardino Friday, the ’Cats were victorious in the finale, beating Cal State Monterey Bay 1-0 Sunday. Courtlynn Cerrito scored in the 69th minute Sunday to put Chico State ahead for good, giving the seniors a final win to cherish as they ended their careers.

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CCAA title hopes are on the horizon Sergio Sanchez

Staff Writer

A team works hard all season in order to be called champions. That is what the Chico State men’s soccer team will attempt to do next weekend. The ’Cats clinched a playoff berth with its win over Cal State Dominguez Hills Saturday Oct. 25. Chico State will try to reach the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship for a third straight season. In 2012, Chico State was ranked No. 2 and lost to No. 4 Cal State Stanislaus by a score of 3-2. And in 2011, Chico State was ranked No. 1 and lost in the championship game against No. 2 Cal State L.A. by two goals. The ’Cats have looked impressive this season, with an overall record of 12-2-2. They have had nine shutout games and only allowed eight goals. The Wildcats’ defensive back line is an experienced group led by senior goalie Sam Evans, who has had a record-breaking season. Evans broke the Chico State record for most wins as a goalkeeper earlier this season with his 31st victory against San Francisco State. He has only allowed three goals this season and has racked up 12 saves. The defensive line’s experience has been

the difference this season, said senior defender Jake Ward. “Our three back line defenders played together all last year, which has helped this season,” Ward said. “And we’ve added some freshmen and transfers who have really helped the team.” The ’Cats have a wealth of experience this year. There are 11 seniors on the team that have been to the championship game and know what it will take to win. The team is wiser this season, said senior midfielder and forward Luis Martinez. “We feel different this year compared to last year,” he said. “Everyone is a little bit smarter and wiser.” Experience has been the main reason for success this season, said senior Octavio Guzman. “Each year we’ve been getting closer and closer to that championship and that has made us grow as a team,” Guzman said. “We’ve been knocking on the door. This is our season.” Guzman has had another impressive season with six assists so far and 16 points. UC San Diego and Cal State Los Angeles are two teams who have defeated Chico this season. Both of them have also punched their ticket to the CCAA tournament and hope to

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SHUT DOWN Chico State goalie Sam Evans leaps for the ball during a game. become champions as well. Chico will begin its run at the CCAA tournament Nov. 8 at Warrior Stadium in Turlock, Calif. They hope to advance to the NCAA Division II tournament and win that

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Athletic fields provide unique ground for ’Cats Nick Woodard

Staff Writer

Chico State’s athletic tradition is no secret. Each team strives for success year in and year out. However, none of these teams would exist without the unique facilities that house them. These venues provide a great viewing experience and a distinct home-field advantage.

University Soccer Stadium

Both soccer teams call the University Soccer Stadium home. The stadium has a 2,500person capacity, complete with field lights that allow the teams to play night games during the fall. Senior forward Scotie Walker said playing at home gives the team an advantage. “You get the atmosphere of your own home being here,” Walker said. “You practice here, so you’re so comfortable playing here on the field.” One of Walker’s more memorable moments at University Soccer Stadium was a night game earlier this year, where the team pulled out a 3-2 overtime win against California Baptist University after being down 2-0.

Acker Gymnasium

Acker Gymnasium is the home court for both Wildcat basketball teams and the women’s volleyball team. The gym was built in the 1960’s, and was improved in a 1999 renovation

that included new flooring and seatbacks for comfort. Acker Gym can accommodate 2,143 spectators. A key benefit of playing at home is the support from all of the parents, kids, alumni and boosters that go out to support the basketball teams, said senior guard Jazmine Miller. “At home we have a lot of support from the fans that come out,” Miller said. Miller points to a win against Western Washington University last year as a special moment in her time at Acker Gym.

Nettleton Stadium

Nettleton Stadium is the Chico State baseball team’s home field. Formerly Roy Bohler Field, the diamond was transformed in 1997 when local businessman Steve Nettleton gave more than $2 million to the school. The stadium now holds 4,100 people. There is a huge difference between playing away and playing at Nettleton, said junior first baseman Eric Angerer. It’s also a pitcher’s paradise. “A lot of fly balls go to die out there,” he said. Despite its pitcher friendly reputation, one of Angerer’s favorite moments at Nettleton was hitting his first home run in the park. Nick Woodard can be reached at or

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Cheer squads bring spirit, enthusiasm to ’Cats The Chico State Cheer Team

Thembiso Mawema

Staff Writer

Halftime performances are entertaining, pump up the crowd and bring a lot of energy to every game. Students at Chico State are fortunate to have two separate teams that each bring the noise and keep crowds cheering.

The Chico State Cheer Team performs at many different events and sports games. But many members said basketball is their favorite because it draws an excited crowd. They cheer at every basketball game for both the men’s and women’s teams. Chico State cheerleader Ciara Brooks said she is always excited to perform. “It’s honestly the biggest adrenaline rush,� she said. “I love it. The whole crowd is cheering us on and it’s just so much fun. “We get to perform at every halftime of the season and that’s great because other teams only perform at certain halftimes.� Cheer is somewhat dangerous and it is not unusual for cheerleaders to suffer a few injuries, just like any other sport, Brooks said. “Our role is pretty much just to cheer on Chico State,� she said. “We perform, do stunts, and basically sacrifice our bodies to put on a show. “I’ve been doing it for forever and it’s such a great feeling to be doing it for your college as well.�

Expressions Dance Team

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Expressions Dance Team is another one of Chico’s performance teams. They are mainly a jazz team but dance other genres such as hip-hop and tap. “We’re completely student ran and all of our choreography is coming from our students, and it’s coming from our hearts and you can see that dance is all of our passions,� said captain Ereka Lambe. The dancers’ bonding experience sets them apart from the other performance teams, said Shannon McCool, co-captain of Expressions

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pose Expressions Dance Team poses for a group picture during practice. Dance Team. “We always do things as a team and we’re extremely close,� McCool said. Expressions Dance Team performs at different events such as basketball games, volleyball games and soccer games. They have an annual showcase that highlights all of their dances throughout the year. McCool said her favorite event to perform at is the showcase because the team performs many different styles of dance. “At games we usually stick to all the crowdpumping dances like hip-hop and jazz and the show is more artistic and creative,� she said. Lambe said her favorite sporting event to perform at is basketball. If she didn’t feel nervous right before a performance, it would be

boring to perform. “I feel like nerves are something that pumps us up,� Lambe said. “As soon as we hit the stage and the music starts, we’re smiling and getting so into it. It’s really something we feed off the crowd. They love to watch us and we love to get their reaction.� The group strives to be unique every year, Lambe said. “You can see the change of what we’ve become in the past ten years from a creative team, to a more sporty team, and we’re all around Expressions Girls,� she said. Thembiso Mawema can be reached at or

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Cross-country head coach inspires generations of players Greg Silvia

Staff Writer

The Chico State cross-country program has been fortunate to have head coach Gary Towne at the helm of the men and women’s programs for the last 18 seasons. Towne, a native of Corning, Calif., got involved with cross-country as a high school student and continued to run at Shasta College, where he says he was just an average runner at best. It was there that he acquired a newfound love for the sport of distance running. “I grew to love the sport more and they inspired me to go into coaching at the college level,� Towne said. Towne went on to run for the Wildcats and went on to become a voluntary coach for the ’Cats cross-country program while studying

Cross-country is harder to coach than to get his master’s degree. track and field, Towne said. “I threw myself into every aspect of “Even though I am an assiscoaching as a voluntary assistant,â€? tant coach in track, I feel I get Towne said. “Those years were the a little more gray hairs in the most important coaching years spring,â€? Towne said. that helped lead to me getting the During his time at Chico head coaching job here.â€? State, Towne has helped culDuring his 18-year head-coachtivate a familial relationship ing career for the Wildcats, Towne with his teams, which is exhas built an impressive rĂŠsumĂŠ in tremely difficult. both cross-country and track and Ayla Granados, the 2013 field. women’s California Collegiate Towne has coached his Wildcat Gary Athletic Association runner of distance teams to 26 top-10 national Towne the year, attributes the progrrankings, was at the helm for Scott Cross-country head am’s success to its family atmoBauhs’s 2008 cross-country nacoach sphere. tional championship and helped 48 ’Cats earn All-American honors in cross-country. He also helped 73 distance runners earn those honors in track.

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and the community.� The time Towne spends with each athlete is unparalleled to what former runner and now assistant coach Tony Palermini has seen during his time around distance running. “Even though he has so many athletes he coaches, he sets up running plans for each athlete individually over the year, to help them improve the most with their training,� Palermini said. Towne will continue his coaching success as the Wildcats look for another top 10 finish for both the men and women’s programs at the NCAA Division II Nationals meet in Spokane, Wash. on Nov. 23. Greg Silvia can be reached at or @gsilvia on Twitter

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Party patrol Orion reporters accompany police on Halloween


Risa Johnson

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aldos, Walter Whites and a few Mileys were just some of the characters that stumbled around downtown and the south-campus Thursday night. Young adults blocked traffic and slurred “Fuck the police.” Despite that, Chico police stayed in relatively good spirits throughout the night. The Orion rode along with Lt. George Laver and Lt. Mike O’Brien and followed them on foot during Halloween night from about 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. to see things from the officers’ perspectives. Here’s what the night was like:



STOP 1 9:45 p.m. Lt. Laver picked Orion reporters from the Chico Police Department and headed back downtown. “The night is pretty uneventful so far,” Laver said. “That’s a good thing.” Bars that closed early, like Madison Bear Garden, helped out the officers, he said. LaSalles and Crazy Horse Saloon were a different story. LaSalles had the longest line of the night, a line that stretched off the sidewalk and into the street. These crowds would prove to be a problem as the night went on. Crowd control issues in Chico began in 1989, Laver said. Since then, Chico police have geared up and patrolled in force for Halloween, he said. In the early 2000s, visitors from out of town committed life-threatening, random stabbings. Back then, there was a combined 300 officers from different agencies on duty during Halloween weekend, Laver said. This Halloween weekend, about 75 officers were on duty. Laver anticipated the night was going to get much rowdier. “If we don’t have any couch fires tonight, I will be extremely surprised,” he said.

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STOP 2 10:40 p.m. It became almost impossible to drive in the south campus area. The corner of Fifth and Ivy streets had never-ending lines of pedestrians crossing. Crowds were fairly usual for that time on Halloween, Laver said. “It’s just beginning,” he said. A suspected DUI on Nord Avenue at the Timbers Apartments complex was called in, and Laver headed over for back-up. About 10 young adults were packed into a pale green Jeep Cherokee and showed police and reporters their middle fingers. “There was a boatload,” said Lt. Jennifer Gonzales. After a sobriety test, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, she said. His 18-year-old friend in the front seat who was holding a bottle of wine was written up for being in possession of alcohol.

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STOP 3 11:10 p.m. Laver headed to City Plaza to quickly catch up with some of the other officers. Chief Kirk Trostle, District Attorney Mike Ramsey and Lt. Laver joked around, and Chief Trostle shared pictures of his children, grandchildren and his “smokin’ hot wife.” “She still makes me tingle,” Trostle said. Next, Laver stopped outside Crazy Horse Saloon, where a fight was reported. A man was arrested for attempting to sell narcotics and was not cooperative with police.

STOP 4 11:40 p.m. Laver wrote up a young woman who was walking alone on Fifth and Chestnut streets for being in possession of alcohol. Four officers stood by while Laver spoke to the woman and confiscated her half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey. The Orion then tagged along with Lt. Mike O’Brien for the remainder of the night.

Lt. O’Brien stopped to check on a young man and woman stopped on Eighth Street who appeared to be arguing. They both responded that they were together and fine. One of O’Brien’s biggest concerns is seeing intoxicated young women walking home alone at night, especially after all the rapes that occurred last year. He has two daughters in college and two other children. “It’s the dad in me,” O’Brien said. O’Brien has patrolled for Halloween weekend since 1992, except one year he got off. He said he misses the mounted police officers and said they were very effective for crowd control.

5 STOP 6 12:45 a.m. Many people appeared to be heading home for the night. “It’s cleared out quite a bit,” O’Brien said. The last order of business on the ridealong was the arrest of an out-of-town man who was very insistent that he did not throw a bottle at one of the bike trolley drivers. “So why are you sweating so profusely?” O’Brien asked. The night showed evidence that out-oftown visitors are still a big problem for Chico Halloween, he said. The Orion called it a night and thanked the police for their efforts and sharing their experiences. Risa Johnson can be reached at or

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MASKED MASSES Revelers packed the south-campus area and downtown on a fairly mild Halloween night. There were about 75 officers on duty for Halloween weekend.

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Citings Two officers issue a citation to an unmasked man on Sixth and Ivy streets Halloween night. He sat on the curb next to beer cans and a liquor bottle.

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Cardio ’Cat: Food for fuel

Risa Johnson

Asst. Features Editor I had a friend in high school that would down two scoops of ice cream right before track practice, no problem. Unfortunately, I am not as lucky, and food has a big impact on my work-outs. Knowing what to eat and when to eat is important. If you just woke up and are running out the door, you need to eat something. Down a water and eat a banana, an energy gel or a small yogurt. Don’t eat a full breakfast unless there is time to let it settle, otherwise stomach pain will likely ruin your exercise.

Athletes, especially runners, should using Greek yogurt and get some fruits or veggies in at the start of the day. eat a breakfast loaded with good carboI have enjoyed oatmeal since I was a lithydrates. Some good, quick meal choices tle kid, and I love would be wholehow filling a small grain cereal or a amount is. Try whole-grain bawhole oats with gel. Those are usuMORE ON chopped fruit, ally my choices Healthy Carbohydrates some nuts and a most mornings. sprinkle of brown On the weekends, When working out, your body sugar. though, I usually converts carbohydrates into Snacking is good cook a healthy energy. Fuel up on whole-grain for people who exbreakfast that rebread, rice or oatmeal to boost ercise frequently. quires just a little a workout. Try whole-grain bit of effort. crackers and humTry a breakfast mus dip or veggies wrap on a wholeand high-quality grain tortilla, dip. with pinto beans, avocado, veggies and Snack bars actually aren’t very nutrione egg. A smoothie is always a good choice. Try tious, unless the bar is loaded with or-

ganic seeds, nuts, whole grains and fruit. Be wary of eating too many of these easy-open snacks. Some good lunch ideas include a chicken caesar salad wrap with lettuce and chicken breast, or a lean turkey sandwich, loaded with vegetables between slices of wholegrain bread. Dinner is the last chance of the day to get needed carbohydrates in. Try whole-wheat angel hair pasta with a side of salad or a baked potato with broccoli. Eat healthy and feel the difference. Fight the urge to “reward” yourself after a workout with unhealthy foods and help grow muscle by giving the body the carbohydrates it needs. Risa Johnson can be reached at or

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Spotlight on AS officers: Michael Barrett

Officer oversees A.S. projects, offers advice Sharon Martin

Staff Writer

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Leading Man Michael Barrett helps keeps a supportive work environment for Associated Students.

A workplace environment can make or break a team. For Michael Barrett, the executive vice president of Associated Students, maintaining a supportive and productive atmosphere at the government affairs office is a top priority. Barrett, a senior legal studies and philosophy major, is in his second term. As executive vice president, Barrett oversees the government affairs office and serves as chair of the government affairs committee, the student affairs panel and sits on the instructionally related activities board, he said. His biggest responsibility is keeping in touch with other A.S. officers and offering advice. “My focus is this office and making sure that these officers and the staff have the support and resources to be successful,” he said. The toughest part about the executive vice president position is maintaining a steady grasp on other officers’ projects,

Barrett said. dent, an intern at the Community Legal “I have to stay updated with what everyInformation Center and president of his one is doing in the office and sometimes fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. those plans can change daily,” he said. “I can’t just be sitting there texting and Barrett’s first involvement with student being on my phone,” he said. “I always government was through the Residence have to be getting something done.” Hall Association. He served as the campus Barrett’s favorite part about maintaincommunications coing the work ordinator during his environment of freshman year and the government was required to ataffairs office is I feel like my best role is tend the government working with the to be a leader among my affairs committee other officers. peers. meetings. “I feel like my “Seeing that and best role is to be a MICHAEL BARRETT seeing all the cool leader among my A.S. Executive Vice President things they did there peers,” Barrett helped really bridge said. “It’s clear me from university that each person housing to Associhere has a pasated Students,” he said. sion for what they’re here to do.” Attending the government affairs meetAs a re-elected officer, Barrett feels comings helped spark Barrett’s interest in fortable with the position and its responsirunning for an A.S. position. bilities, he said. “I really wanted to become more in“I ran for re-election because I love it,” volved on a campus and community level he said. “It’s a great opportunity to make and A.S. is the best place to do that,” he a difference.” said. Time management has been key for BarSharon Martin can be reached at or rett. Along with being the executive vice president, Barrett is also a full-time stu- @SharonBMartin on Twitter

The O-Face: Sex Statistics

Chantal Richards

Sex Columnist

I have always been fascinated by everything associated with sex. There’s no better way to see the outrageous, interesting and “Oh my word, I had no idea” statistics than an informational graphic. I hope you find these as enjoyable and informative as I did. Chantal Richards can be reached at or

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The average length of an erect penis is 5-7 inches.

1 in 3 heterosexual women has

hooked up with another woman. Only 29 percent of women reported orgasming during every sexual encounter.

The average speed of ejaculate is 28 mph.

Approximately 1 in 3 gay men prefer to not engage in anal sex.

The clitoris contains a toe-curling 8,000 nerve endings, twice as many as a penis.

Heterosexual men tend to have smaller penises than homosexual men.

Women can get pregnant 5 to 8 days after having sex. The average sex session lasts only 7.3 minutes.

Men have an average of 7 sex partners in their lifetime.

An estimated

1 in 5

Women have an average of 4 sex partners during their lifetime

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Day of the dead brings life to campus Multicultural organizations came together to celebrate Day of the Dead, an annual holiday that commemorates friends and family who have died. Ernesto Rivera

Chief Copy Editor Spirits of the dead were brought back to life and celebrated Friday for Chico State’s fourth annual celebration of “Día de los Muertos,” which means Day of the Dead in Spanish. The 12-hour celebration was put on by a slew of multicultural organizations that each celebrated loved ones who have died. The event was put on by Chico State’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, Lambda Theta Phi, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, Lambda Sigma Gamma, “La Asosiacion de Teatro y Poesia,” Nu Alpha Kappa, Upsilon Kappa Delta, Gamma Zeta Alpha, Lambda Theta Nu and Lambda Theta Alpha. You have It included face painting, a the skulls “Día de los Muertos” skit put on that remind by “La Asosiacion de Teatro y us of our Poesia,” a Chico State bicultural mortal lives, theater troupe that explored the history of the holiday, an Aztec someday we dance ceremony performed by will be that Callpuli Tlatekuhtli and its sister skull in the organization from Sacramento, altar or in the a ballet folklorico performance cemetery. and a night vigil. The celebration of the dead dates back to the arrival of the Spaniards to ancient Mexico, said Maria Gonzalez, a Spanish professor. The holiday is now Maria Gonzalez celebrated in Mexico by building Spanish professor altars and decorating cemeteries to honor loved ones. “When the Europeans came and brought their Christian religion, both practices blended together,” Gonzalez said. “They became the celebration of the mestizos.” November is a fitting month to celebrate the dead, said Eufrasina Romero, a psychology major and member of MEChA. “The reason it’s held in November is because November in many places is the beginning of the fall season,” she said. “It’s the point when nature begins to die away as well, so it’s a good day to remember those who have died.” The two-day holiday begins on Nov. 1 with “Día de los

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SKULL AND BONES Benjamin Leyva, a freshman criminal justice major, paints faces as part of “Día de los Muertos” on N0v. 1 at Trinity Commons. Skull face painting is a reminder of mortality. Inocentes,” or the Day of the Innocents, which celebrates children who have died, Gonzalez said. The second day, the Day of the Dead, celebrates adults who have died. “If you see the altars around here, there are some that have ornaments that resemble, remind us, the history of the past,” she said. “You have the skulls that remind us of our mortal lives, someday we will be that skull in the altar or in the cemetery.” The celebration spreads cultural awareness across campus and reminds people they will not be forgotten after they die, said Andrea Hernández, co-chair of the “Día de los Muertos” committee. Altars are decorated with mementos of dead loved ones and the things they enjoyed, such as food, alcohol and even toys. “It’s a beautiful idea, the celebration of love, life and death,” she said. Promoting cultural traditions is crucial at Chico State and is a good reflection of the campus community, Romero

said. “By holding events like this, we’re showing people of diversity and color that they’re being represented here, that they do have somewhere here where their culture is valued,” she said. Remembering your ancestors is an important part of the tradition, Romero said. “In a way, it humbles you because it helps you remember that we’re all here because of someone that came before us,” she said. Ernesto Rivera can be reached at or @ernestorivera on Twitter

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