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Budget cuts spur more protests

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Nicole Landini Staff Writer

Colorado sheriff calls boy-in-balloon story hoax Fort Collins, Colo.— The parents who set off a worldwide drama by saying their son was inside a flying saucer-like helium balloon over Colorado concocted the stunt to market the family for a reality TV show, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Sunday. The boy, Falcon Heene, may not have been hiding during the search, the sheriff said. “He may have been two blocks down the road playing on the swing in the city park,” Alderden said.

Cuts have consequences, the signs read. The California Faculty Association held a rally from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, which was a furlough

day, at Chico State to raise awareness and support for Assembly Bill 656, the Oil for Education bill. The bill will charge a severance tax to be imposed on oil and natural gas companies that are taking natural resources out of California

ground, such as Chevron and Exxon Mobil. The money will go into the California Higher Education Fund and be distributed to University of California, California State University and California community college systems, the letters said.

The rally was one of many held by California State Universities across the state last week. There were two giant letters addressed to Assembly Member Dan Logue and Senator Sam Aanestad being signed by the rally’s attendees

A sorority mourns its loss

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Immigrant group targets `illegal alien' costume Los Angeles — An immigrant rights group in Southern California has asked Target stores and a costume company to stop selling an “illegal alien” Halloween costume it says is offensive to immigrants. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles said the costume, which features the mask of an alien with a green card and an orange jumpsuit with “illegal alien” written across the front, “mean-spirited and ignorant of social stigmas.” Target said they would stop selling the costumes.

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Business school earns national honors Orion Staff

the orion • Jeb Draper

Remembering Gina Students and others attend the Alpha Phi sorority house candlelight vigil for Gina Maggio Wednesday.

Students and family share memories of Gina Maggio

source: The Associated Press

explaining their support for the bill. The letters explained all other major oil producing states, such as Alaska and Texas, charge similar severence fees in order to pay for higher education in their please see protests | A4

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t was Caitlin Schmitt’s first day at a new school when a little girl in shorts and braided hair came up to her. “Hi, my name is Gina and my mom said I should be your friend, because you’re new

and I need new friends and so do you.” From the fourth grade on, Schmitt had a best friend who was always around to cheer her up, she said. “She made everybody’s day all the time,” Schmitt said. “She was really caring.” A candlelight vigil was held Oct. 14 for 21-year-old Gina Maggio, who was found dead at a friend’s house earlier this month. More than 100 people were in attendance at the sorority at 504 W. Third St. to show support and remember Maggio,

a communication sciences and disorders major with a minor in child development. Friends and sorority sisters of Maggio told stories, signed poster boards and shared songs from 8-9 p.m. Maggio, whose funeral was held Oct. 12 at St. Frances Cabrini Church in her hometown of San Jose, was an active member of the Alpha Phi Sorority, which put on the vigil. Maggio’s mother, sister and brother all please see vigil | A6

Chico State’s school of business has been recognized by a prestigious publication for the third year in a row. In the new 2010 edition of, “The Best 301 Business Schools” The Princeton Review features Chico State. Chico State’s master of business administration program is among the top 301 programs in the U.S., according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review is the same company that helps students prepare for tests such as the Graduate Record Examination and the Scholastic Assessment Test, according to The Princeton Review’s Web site. Many universities across the nation require these tests for both their undergraduate and graduate programs. This is the third consecutive year Chico State has been featured in this publication, said Willie Hopkins, dean of Chico State’s College of Business. In order for Chico State to gain this recognition, the university had to meet criteria set by The Princeton Review, according to the company’s Web site. The schools must meet academic standards of excellence and allow them to conduct surveys of Chico State’s students. Student opinions and statistical data for the university were obtained from the Association please see university | A6

B1 Chico State's Haunted Hall Student-athletes attempt to overcome stereotypes

Students help engineer rebuild Julia Vazquez Staff Writer

C4 Get a look at `Wild Things' David Wangberg reviews "Where the Wild Things Are"

D3 Take a drive to Studio 46 Between repair shops and car detailers lies a oasis of art by three local artists

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Two-wheeled justice University Police Chief Eric Reichel tests out a new Diggler electric scooter on campus. The new scooters can do up to 35 mph,and are more cost-effective than cars.

Police scooters increase patrol ability, cut costs Anthony Siino Staff Writer

The University Police Department isn’t opposed to using vehicles to get the job done. Their police cars can be seen creeping through the campus core and their bicycles can be seen weaving through campus bike paths. The University Police Department added yet another weapon to their crime-fighting arsenal Wednesday — the

electric scooter. The scooters were purchased for multiple reasons, one of the foremost being cost effectiveness. “We can operate one of these for a penny per mile,” said Acting Sergeant Corinne Beck of the University Police. The police department bought them from the Diggler company, which develops specialized scooters. Two of the scooters are please see SCOOTER | A4

the orion • Erik Aguilar

Rebuilding people's hope Chico State students and faculty help to remodel the Torres Homeless Shelter on Saturday.

Extracurricular activities are not just another perk on some students’ resumes. They can be an opportunity for students to help others. Students now have the chance to help alleviate the homeless problem in Chico. Volunteers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Construction Management have teamed up with the Torres Shelter of Chico to help build spare rooms and offices to create more space and activities. In 2009 the Butte County Homeless Continuum of Care released its latest report that indicated 60.4 percent of the counties homeless live in Chico and, with the recession, more people who are homeless are using the shelter. Senior Charity MacDowell, who is involved with the Torres Shelter project said projects like these make her feel like she is being part of a community. “It makes me feel like the school experience I am getting is really making a difference,” MacDowell said. “All of us here support each other and experiences like these make you good friends.” Some residents of the shelter wanted to be part of that experience as well. Ronald Dee Fisher Jr., 27, who please see students | A6


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University News Christian university to students: no lottery for you A Christian university in Arkansas will not be allowing its students to play in the state lottery, according to the university’s president. David Burks, president of Harding University, said playing the lottery was going to be allowed for its students, but decided to include it in the university’s ban against gambling on or off campus to avoid being criticized for hypocrisy. source: The Associated Press

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World News was compiled by The Orion’s Don Bunce

France — A Rwandan doctor working at a hospital in Maubeuge is suspected of being a wanted war criminal after a nurse did an Internet search for his name and found an Interpol arrest warrant for Eugene Rwamucyo linked to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The town’s mayor, Remi Paunos, said he was dumbfounded that a person wanted by Interpol Iran — Six

could be given a residency

senior com-

permit. French authorities Brazil — Drug traffickers

manders, including

opened an investiga-

shot down a police helicopter

tion in 2008 but did not inform

in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday

or summon Rwamucyo for

killing two police officers. Ten

questioning.

suspected gang members were

University of Alaska police kill agitated moose A moose was killed by police on the campus of University of Alaska Anchorage. Officers blocked off the area, but the moose got free and began moving toward the Fine Arts Building. The moose was killed before it could get near citizens in its “very agitated state.” The meat was given to charity. source: The Associated Press

Colombian singer Shakira attended UCLA after the release of her 2006 album Oral Fixation Volume 2 to study history. “I decided to go to the university and study history for a summer course, just to kind of switch gears — taste the student life,” she said. She would wear a cap and a big backpack and wasn’t recognized, she said. “Some people looked at me very suspiciously, a few people asked me, but I told them my name was Isabelle,” Shakira said. source: The Guardian

suicide bomber. Iranian state media said a

suspected traffickers and 6 police

local rebel Sunni group called Jundollah — God’s soldiers — claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded approximately

The violence occurred only two weeks

30 people at a meeting of tribal chiefs in the south-

after the Brazilian city was awarded the

eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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Festivities wrap up Greek Week Francesca Nesfield Staff Writer

After collecting change and donating canned food and blood for Greek Week, the community of Greeks celebrated its work at the Greek Olympics. “The goal of Greek Week is to bring all the fraternities and sororities together to help the community out and to build a stronger Greek community,” said Julie Sullivan, co-chair of Greek Week. The event is nine days of philanthropic events Chico State’s Greek community organizes. This is really their week to gain leadership experience and they work with members from all chapters, said Connie Huyck, program coordinator for Greek life. The week started off with a change drive collecting money for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund raising more than $2,000, Huyck said. Blood donations were taken for two days, with 426 people each giving one pint of blood, she said. Chico State’s Greek Week is the single largest blood drive in Northern California, Huyck said. Ninety percent of those who donated were Greeks, though others on campus were welcome to donate, too, said Larry Bassow, program coordinator for Greek life. To end the week on a good note, the Greeks celebrated at the second-annual Greek Olympics, Chico State style. The first game of the Olympics was an ice cream eating contest. Four teams of four paired up with a gallon of ice cream and four spoons. The announcer said ‘go’ and the crowd yelled and

cheered for teams. Five minutes of eating nonstop produced the winning team, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Nu. One of the winning members talked about his victorious win. “I had a lot of prep, I got a massage before the game and I practiced with some water,” said criminal justice major Larry Pinto of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He hadn’t eaten since the night before the contest and that was the key to his success, Pinto said. The next game was the tricycle race, but many Greeks were less enthusiastic about the tricycle races. “We like things that are high intensity so we can show our competitive spirit against each other,” said Katelyn Jacobsen, a senior majoring in sociology. For the balloon toss everyone was quiet. Four teams of two pairs tossed their balloons back and forth taking a step back with each catch. It didn’t take long before balloons began to pop. The winners were Kayla D’Alonzo of Alpha Delta Pi and Kevin Mandrup. The win was related to the mental connection along with strategy, they said. “Catching it like a baby, handling that balloon like a baby child, aiming for the chest and keeping it safe,” Mandrup said. The three-legged race had the crowd cheering, observing the different strategies. “It’s just really one time we can come together and truly have a Greek community, hence the name ‘Greek Week,’” Huyck said.

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Three legs are better than two Above: Fraternities and sororities compete in three-legged races in Chico State's Greek Olympics, held between Lassen and Shasta halls. Below: Teams from the Greek chapters on campus try to outdo each other in tug-of-war, while spectators cheer for favorites.

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Protest advocates oil tax for education continued from A1

All accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty | Information cited directly from Chico Police Department Thursday 11:20 a.m. | Unruly subject reported on the 60 block of Centennial Avenue. “Reporting party’s crew has been bothered twice this morning by an unruly, drunk female. Female rides up on bike, yells profane racial slurs and threatens to assault the workers.”

refusing to allow the cousin access to where they locked her clothes. Cousin’s clothes are in the dryer in the apartment, but roommates put a lock on the door and are refusing to allow her access.”

Friday 11:21 p.m. | Family dispute reported on the 1500 block of North Cherry Street. “Reporting party reporting her adult son is unruly with her. Couple having Heated verbal heard upset because he was told to go to sex at bus stop. Dis- bed. Speaking with Kurtis now. patch officer—nega- Kurtis is calming down.

Thursday 1 p.m. | City property damage reported on the 1400 block of Humboldt Road. “Key in slot A-8 broke in the lock in jail.”

Thursday 3:10 p.m. | Suspicious circumstances reported on the 200 block of tive fornication.” Saturday 5:01 a.m. | Drunk Camino Norte. “Two females and one male at location. Saturday 5:40 p.m. in public reported on the 600 Chico Police records block of Pomona Avenue. Says they are stealing from “Subject outside on the lawn her. Reporting party sounds stumbling and talking to possibly 5150. She is now himself.” saying they all had knives. They told her they are from the Jesus Center.” Saturday 2:39 p.m. | Suspicious circumstances reported on the 1200 block of Mangrove Thursday 6:04 p.m. | Family dispute reported Avenue. "Unknown subject just shot a squirrel on the 1100 block of Olive Street. “Landline out of a tree with an arrow. Squirrel and arrow with a 17-year-old juvenile crying/sounding very upset. He is upset over his mother wanting are both still at the scene. Neighbor admitted to shooting arrow and was counseled.” him to do his chores.” Thursday 8:44 p.m. | Suspicious subject reported on the 200 block of Broadway Street. “Male subject in the parking lot waving down cars. Reporting party encountered the same subject two weeks ago in the same area, he had jumper cables and was approaching females only.” Thursday 10:43 p.m. | Possession of drugs reported on the 700 block of West Second Avenue. “Loud music outside. Reporting party refused his info and said he will get a pistol or a baseball bat and deal with it himself.” Friday 10:14 a.m. | Residential burglary reported on the 10 block of Whitehall Place. “Reporting party states someone has been breaking into her house. She states it is ongoing. She is now missing her birth certificate and marriage license. Reporting party admits dementia.” Friday 7:29 p.m. | Verbal dispute reported on the 800 block of Pomona Avenue. “Reporting party’s cousin lives there, the roommates are

Saturday 4:07 p.m. | Suspicious subject reported on the 2400 block of Notre Dame Boulevard. “Nervous young man seen in the bushed behind Raley’s mixing some type of substance into bottles. Drinking something out of a brown bag.” Saturday 5:35 p.m. | Unruly subject reported on the 1600 block of Park View Lane. “Subject was just out front yelling at reporting party for buying an ice cream from ice cream truck.” Saturday 5:40 p.m. | Suspicious circumstances reported on the 900 block of Ellene Avenue. “Couple having sex at bus stop. Dispatch officer – negative fortification.” Saturday 9:53 p.m. | Unruly subjects reported on the 300 block of Main Street. “Five subjects in front of bar wearing sandwich board yelling at passersby. Subjects warning against the evils of drinking, swearing and drugs.” Compiled by The Orion's Mike North

said she depends on Chico State to prepare her academistates. The fee could potentially cally and is concerned about add more than $1 billion to the how the budget cuts are affectGeneral Fund annually, said ing her education. “The Board of Trustees Susan Green, chapter presineeds to serve the interest of dent of the CFA. “This is a wonderful piece of students — not big business,” she said. legislation,” John James, Green said. We need to put chief stewShe explained the public back into ard of the local chapter there have of Academic been more public higher educaProfessionals than seven tion.” student fee Susan Green of California, Chico State professor said, unless increases in there are recent years and tuition has been raised some major changes concernmore than 100 percent. The ing the budget, the mission of CSU system generates more the university will change. As a professor, James was than $13.6 billion and 207,000 concerned many think the jobs each year, she said. When cuts to the CSU are faculty only cares about their made, it impacts the entire jobs and not the students. He, state, Green said. An educated along with the rest of the facworkforce is vital to the state’s ulty, want to enhance and take a part in the success of economy. Jamela Pugh, a Chico State students. “We have our jobs because student and member of Students for Quality Education, we care about students,” he

said. Until this year, education was a guarantee, James said. “Public education is a right, not a privilege,” he said. “And definitely not a privilege for the privileged only.” Green explained the two major objections to the bill, Some are afraid the tax will raise prices on gas at the pump and heating bills and some are concerned about administration not being a fan of the bill, claiming that there is not enough oversight. The tax will not be passed on to consumers, and will only tax the companies instead, she said, adding that there is plenty of oversight on the bill, with students and faculty on the board to ensure the money is spent well. “We need to put the public back into public higher education,” Green said. Nicole Landini can be reached at nlandini@theorion.com

Scooter can reach speeds up to 30 mph continued from A1

Model III’s, which can reach 30 mph and weigh 100 pounds, and the third scooter is a lesspowerful Model II, which will be used for lighter purposes, Beck said. “One’s going to be used for parking and also by our community service officers for things like lockup, where they go and lock the campus up at night,” she said. “Having these will make us more efficient.” The Model III’s cost approximately $2,500 each and the Model II cost approximately $2,000. The money for the Model III’s came from the general fund and the Model II was paid for by the parking fund, said University Police Chief Eric Reichel.

Students seem to be amused by the scooters more than anything. “I just think they’re really random,” said freshman microbiology major Melanie Vaillancourt. “Whatever happened to regular scooters or just walking?” The scooters are very popular with university police departments all over, Reichel said. “They’ve really found a niche for their market with campus police departments because of the unique environment we have,” Beck said. The scooters will help save more than just fuel costs, Reichel said. “We’re already seeing cost savings because officers are driving patrol cars less,” he

said. “They’re saving on gas mileage and maintenance for wear and tear.” But the scooters have limitations, Beck said. “They really shouldn’t be used in pouring rain,” she said. “Chico, thankfully, is not Portland or anything, so hopefully we’ll be able to use them for a fair amount of the year.” The scooters will be used during patrols once the department develops a policy for use, Beck said. There are no current plans to buy more of the scooters at this point, she said. But more may be a possibility down the line should the scooters prove their worth. Anthony Siino can be reached at asiino@theorion.com


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Memories of Maggio Junior Blayne Davis writes a note on the memorial poster board for Gina Maggio, who died on Oct. 5. continued from A1

spoke at her funeral, said Estelle Puccio, vice president of marketing for Alpha Phi. “They’re a very strong, supportive family,” she said. Friends and family of Maggio were shocked when they heard of her death, Puccio said. They saw no change in Maggio’s personality before she died. “We saw her at the meeting before and she was always smiling,” she said. “She was lively.” Maggio went to Archbishop Mitty High School before coming

to Chico State, where she stayed active in the community, Puccio said. “She was really involved in Alpha Phi, she loved it,” Puccio said. “It’s been the toughest week ever, Monday could have potentially been the toughest day of my life.” Tennis was one of Maggio’s favorite sports throughout high school and she continued to play in college with her pledge sister and roommate, Brittany Goodwin. Goodwin beat Maggio on a

regular basis, but she conceded that Maggio was still a good player, Goodwin said. Maggio was a great student and always made her classes, Goodwin said. She only took off class when she broke her foot two weeks ago. During the pledge process, Maggio would always make light of serious moments and made the other pledges feel comfortable, said Kelsey Small, chapter president of Alpha Phi. “There was never a dull moment,” Small said. “During recruitment, she was always a jokester. When we had to be quiet, she was always the giggler.” Maggio was a positive person who was friends with everyone, said senior Steve Powell. She always had something to say and was never afraid to speak her mind or help other people. Meeting new people and making friends was never a problem for Maggio, who was very outgoing, said junior Tommy Loretz. “Last summer, one of my friends in Santa Clara was having a party, but no one was there,” Loretz said. “She went out and got a bunch of her friends to come and turned it

into a really fun party.” Maggio’s death has been hard for her sorority sisters to deal with, said Karen Kimmelshue, Alpha Phi’s chapter adviser and “mom away from home.” Her passing has also hit home for Kimmelshue, who has two kids of her own around Maggio’s age. The cause of her death is still under investigation and toxicology reports could take up to six weeks to come out, said Detective Jim Parrott of the Chico Police Department. After being discovered by friends, Maggio was not breathing and was pronounced dead when paramedics responded at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 to the house on the 1200 block of Chestnut Street where she stayed the night, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Maggio touched a lot of people’s lives, Schmitt said. During her service, the church was overflowing with people devastated by her loss. “I know when people die young, maybe their funerals are bigger, but not like that,” Schmitt said. Mike North can be reached at mnorth@theorion.com

Students help to add more space to Torres Shelter continued from A1

is originally from Redding has been living at the shelter for nearly three months and thought volunteering himself for the project would show some of his appreciation. “If it wasn’t for this place, I’d be sleeping on the sidewalk,” he said. Being homeless is all about survival and unfortunately you end up doing things you don’t want to do, Fisher said. “I don’t want to do that any more,” he said. “If you’re trying to get your life together this a good, structured place.” Projects such as these take

the time and effort of students who want to give back to the community. Senior Brittany Heinle helped with the office management and paperwork but wanted to make sure she was involved in the hands-on aspect because this project was helping multiple people. “I knew by doing this project that we were going to help people who are homeless,” Heinle said. “To be honest, I would rather spend my weekends doing community service knowing that it is going to benefit others than going to the next party.”

Brad Montgomery became the executive director of the Chico Torres Shelter on May 11 and said there were some things lacking at the shelter, including extra space. The Torres Shelter can accommodate up to 120 people and has been serving more people than ever because of the economy. After the remodel the numbers will go up. “We wanted to create a productive environment with activities,” Montgomery said. Being productive is where people who are homeless can get their self-esteem from, where they can get their self-

respect and dignity back, he said. “Those things are crucial to help them be able to leave the shelter and not have to come back,” said Montgomery, who thinks it is amazing what the students can do in a day. “There is no way we could have done this without the support of these students,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for them to give back to the community and I hope that’s a principle they continue on throughout their career doing this type of work.” Julia Vazquez can be reached at jvazquez@theorion.com

University graduate school ranked in top 301 continued from A1 for providing the best opportunito Advance Collegiate Schools ties for women,” Hopkins said. The Princeton Review has a of Business International, Hopkins said. Representatives from different number of top schools the AACSB spoke not only to each year, Hopkins said. For students but also to faculty and 2010, the university is in the top employers in order to help the 301. While in 2009, Chico State was in the top 296. process. It’s common knowledge that “They are the accrediting body that accredits schools around the Chico State has a good business country and around the world, program, but it doesn’t seem like actually,” Hopkins said. “Any big we get a lot of recognition statebusiness school you can think wide or nationally, said English of, they accredit them and they major Grace Armstrong. “We are a good school and we accredit us as well.” The list itself isn’t one where should be getting more recognithe schools are ranked from one tion,” she said. The Princeton Review’s recogto 301, Hopkins said. Being in the top 301 means Chico State is nition of Chico State is helping one of 301 of the best graduate bring the College of Business into business programs in the nation, a better light. “We’re trying to train the stubut there is no way to distinguish dents to be mid-level managers where on the list the school is. to general man“They agers,” said have eleven We've always Dalen Chiang, categories, professor in the things like been known nationdepartment of the most difaccounting and ficult school ally and internamanagement to get into, tionally for our proinformation sysbest school tems and the for women, grams.” Willie Hopkins program advisor things like Dean, Chico State college of business for the business that,” Hopmaster program kins said. “They do rank top ten with things at Chico State. At any given time there are 100 like that.” There are eleven categories students in the masters of busisuch as best administered, best ness administration program at campus environment, best cam- Chico State, Chiang said. “If your undergraduate degree pus facilities, best professors, greatest opportunities for minor- is in business, you can expect ity students, greatest opportunity the MBA program to take about for women, most family friendly, one calendar year,” Chiang said. best career prospects, most com- “If you don’t have any business petitive students, toughest to get classes, let’s say that you’re from into and best classroom experi- engineering, it might take you ence, according to The Princeton two years.” Despite the length of time it Review Web site. Unfortunately for Chico State, may take for graduate students this year the business program to complete the MBA program did not make it into any of the at Chico State, Hopkins is optitop ten lists, Hopkins said. In the mistic about all aspects of Chico past, however, Hopkins recalls State’s College of Business. “Business, as a major, has Chico State was considered in the top ten for the ‘greatest opportu- always been a popular kind of a thing,” Hopkins said. “We’ve nity for women’ spot. “The first time that we got into always been known nationthe Princeton Review was in 2008 ally and internationally for our and at that time we were ranked programs.”


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