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Fatal shooting on North Lemon Street

Octavio Ochoa, 19, of Orange was fatally shot  at 9 p.m. March 11 on the 1100 block of Lemon Street, between Collins and Katella Avenues. A car with at least two men approached Ochoa and one man fired multiple rounds from the vehicle, according to Orange Police Lt. Fred Lopez. Ochoa was treated at the scene by Orange fire paramedics and transpo...

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Suspicious package not a bomb, officials say

A suspicious package first believed to be a pipe bomb was discovered on Palm Avenue outside Moulton Hall around 7 a.m., leading to the evacuation of Moulton Hall and the closure of Bertea Hall, Palm Avenue and the Pralle-Sodaro Promenade between Moulton and Bertea halls. By 11:15 a.m. the streets were clear and class was back in session. Mary P...

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CORRECTION: 3/16 Incident Log

CORRECTION: In its March 16 print edition, The Panther ran an incident from the Public Safety crime log dated March 9. It read: "A Chapman student reported to Public Safety that she was a victim of sexual assault at an off-campus location on 1107 Batavia Street, not affiliated with the university. The report was forwarded to the administration....

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Rodriguez resigns from SGA

Sophomore Ryan Rodriguez announced his resignation from the Student Government Association (SGA) at its meeting March 13, because his internship conflicted with senate meetings. Rodriguez, who served as student organization senator, had been a senator in student government since September 2013 and lost his bid for vice president March 4. He ...

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Campus in color

The University Program Board (UPB) and the Fish Interfaith Center hosted Holi, an event where students threw colored powder in the air, March 10 on Bert C. Williams Mall from 1 to 3 p.m. Holi, the festival of colors, is a spring festival that is a long tradition of the Indian culture and is primarily celebrated by those in the Hindu religion...

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Blaze joins Pizza Press in race for Plaza’s newest pizzeria

In addition to The Pizza Press’ new expected opening the week of March 27, Blaze Pizza, a new build-your-own pizza shop, is coming to the Orange Plaza in May. Similar to the style of The Pizza Press, Blaze Pizza offers personalized pies in an assembly-line style. Blaze is also still under construction, but The Pizza Press has plans to open bef...

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WebAdvisor out, PeopleSoft in

PeopleSoft, an enterprise resource planning system, will replace WebAdviser and will be used for Fall 2015 class registration. It will allow users to create weekly schedules, and a smartphone app may be available in the future, although a specific date is unknown. Chapman began the project to implement a new software in 2011 and decided to partn...

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Discussion on campus apathy draws small crowd

The Student Government Association (SGA) responded to concerns that Chapman students and institutions hold apathetic attitudes toward social justice by hosting a Q&A forum, titled “Bridging the Divide: Apathy” in Argyros Forum 119A with a panel of faculty members Monday night. Though 44 joined the event’s Facebook group, only eight non...

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Delta Queen pageant raises $35k for charity

Eight women from Chapman’s sororities competed to raise $35,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Thursday night for Delta Tau Delta’s annual Delta Queen pageant in Memorial Hall. Taylor Krause, who represented Delta Delta Delta and Beta Theta Pi, won the pageant. Each contestant competed in a talent showcase, a personality w...

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Proposal to hire part-time campus psychiatrist

Student Government Association president Chris Im has proposed to hire an on-campus psychiatrist available for eight hours a week starting in the fall of 2015. Im worked with Leon Lukić, former at-large senator who dropped out of Chapman late February citing mental health issues, to compile a proposal to Jerry Price, dean of students and vice c...

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