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Protestors only succeed through boycotting

Kyra Stemplinger
February 22
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Picket signs and marches are not enough to protest President Donald Trump. Attacking him on Twitter and with facts seem to roll off of him because with every mistake his followers continue to back him up.The only way to be truly effective is to cut off the problem at the source. Stepping up the protests to influence businesses and industries through boycotts are the only way to get a clea...

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Community colleges help students develop life skills

Susan Whaley
February 21
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It felt like the first day of kindergarten. I was nervous and shaking but so excited to finally enter a different world. A world that I considered to be that of grown-ups.This spring is my first semester as a transfer student at Chico State. I went to community college for eight years. Eight whole yea...

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

Katharine Glennon
February 21
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When my older brother graduated high school, he got a pat on the back. After I graduated from high school, I was given pepper spray before coming to Chico. Sexual assault is hard to talk about, but it’s a conversation long overdue on this campus. We all know the stats. On average one in five wome...

Advantages of being a student

Advantages of being a student

Steven Black
February 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every student will complain about tuition and the trek to class, but there are plenty of advantages to being a Chico State student. 1. Student Health Center – Besides checking for STI's and writing the convenient notes to get students out of class once in a while, the Student Health Center provides ex...

Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Sutter Dining Hall: Accessible but tasteless

Sophia Robledo-Borowy
February 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sutter Dining Hall has a range of food options from burgers and fries, fish tacos at Hot Spot to lemon chicken with sorghum risotto at Main Stage. Then there are various pastas, pizzas, soups and salads at other stations.Sutter Dining Hall has been a conventional food source for a majority of Chico ...

OrionScopes: Week of Feb. 19

OrionScopes: Week of Feb. 19

Brandi Gualco
February 19
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: The horoscopes below are compiled in a collaborative effort from The Orion’s opinion staff and have no actual bearing on current astrology. Aquarius: You continue to go out every weekend and spend money you don’t have to look cool on Instagram and Snapchat. You need to stay home ...

Celebrating being single

Celebrating being single

Nicole Henson
February 18
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Singles Awareness day is stereotyped by people who are overly concerned about their relationship status, interpreting the holiday as a time to focus on being dejected and alone. But contrary to popular belief, there are many reasons to be joyous on the day after Valentine's Day. A person has th...

Liberals promote fascism

Liberals promote fascism

Roberto Fonseca
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's been a long three weeks since Donald Trump was inaugurated, and I've never seen a country so angry. The things people are saying and doing are things that are entirely new to the political sphere. The media's coverage of Trump and the explosion of social media in the last five years has great...

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Rachel Reyes
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media seems to have become the preeminent medium shaping political agendas across the nation today. These messages are being rapidly exchanged 140 characters at a time. The ability for one single tweet to influence open-ended political discussions and drive media coverage has become substanti...

No-bake peppermint bark makes a cheap and tasty treat

No-bake peppermint bark makes a cheap and tasty treat

Brandi Gualco
February 17
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Peppermint BarkThis recipe will take you less than 30 minutes and cost less than $10. Here you go! Directions: 1. Find a square medium size glass or metal pan and cover with wax paper. Set aside. 2. Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl for one minute at medium power. Stir at 30 seconds, and th...

Freedom absent at Berkeley

Freedom absent at Berkeley

Nicole Henson
February 15
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It takes patience. It takes maturity. It takes well-rounded beliefs to support and prove that a protest is necessary. At this point in American culture, colleges should consider offering a crash course: Revolting 101. The riots at UC Berkeley were more of an ostentatious display for attention than a revolutionary statement. What started as a peaceful...

Adulting and figuring it all out

Adulting and figuring it all out

Sophia Robledo-Borowy
February 15
Filed under Columns, Opinion

After successfully completing 18 years of existence since emerging from the womb, you are now a legally an adult.You can legally get married, vote, get a tattoo and make various other life-changing decisions all by yourself. Abandoning all familiarities from the comfort of your childhood bedroom and immersing i...

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