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Eric C. McGuire

Story Teller, Literary Addict, Arm-Chair Philosopher

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I am a software salesman by day, a consumer and producer of literature by night, and for a short time, I was a contributor to Chico States "Orion Newspaper." Here you will find a compendium of all my work. My hope is that you, dear reader, will find it nearly as enjoyable to read as it was to produce. Writing is one of the supreme joys of my life, and it is a pleasure to have the means to pen my thoughts and share them with all of you.

Milestone's Open Platform and Open Doors Build Community

Milestone employees traveled to Portland, Oregon, from many countries to attend the yearly Milestone Kick-off Meeting for the Americas region. Included in the whirlwind week of activities was an open-house tour of the beautifully branded new office in Lake Oswego, where the walls are filled with oversize photos of Portland's mesmerizing cityscape.

The Orion
Chancellor White: Chico State budget concerns 'not my zip code'

"The decision of how you spend Chico State budget is one that is involved in this zip code, not my zip code, thank you," said CSU chancellor Timothy P. White. White spoke at a Chico State forum in the BMU on May 4. It was just one stop on a 23-campus tour for the purpose...

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Christian advocate sparks rally with name calling

An advocate of the Christian faith caused waves on campus Wednesday as he sermonized in the free speech area. His words sparked an emotionally-charged crowd to gather carrying hand made signs in protest of his message. Signs read "He doesn't even go here," "all you need is love," and "we're here, we're queer, get over...

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Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

There aren't many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she'll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior...

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Faculty help students understand potential strike

Students gathered on March 8 in the BMU to learn more about the California Faculty Association strike. The info session was organized by post baccalaureate student, Mark Faaita, and the Chico State Democrats. Representing the CFA was political science professor, Michael Coyle, who spoke passionately about the social justice issue facing the California State University...

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Newly selected president faces challenges

On a rainy Wednesday morning, amidst hot coffee and donuts, students and faculty gathered to watch a live video feed of the board of trustees meeting in Long Beach. The viewing took place in the Associated Students offices in the BMU. As the assembled crowd waited for the video feed to start broadcasting, the question...

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Newly selected president discusses role at Chico State

After a secretive selection process, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was named the new president of Chico State on March 9. Although she is joining the university after a vote of no confidence and amidst a potential faculty strike, Hutchinson is optimistic about her new role. She spoke to The Orion in a phone interview on...