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An audiophile’s relationship with vinyl and only vinyl

Part of Jeff Howse's extensive vinyl records collection
December 10, 2020

A few dozen crates sat in the driveway of Jeff Howse’s house as the hum of a futuristic ’80s song swirled through the quiet neighborhood from his speakers. My ears warmed as I peeled through the crates...

Playing the Weight Game

Playing the Weight Game
December 3, 2020

Weight issues have been a constant companion for a good majority of my life. The pandemic and quarantine have not helped in stamping down my loathsome views of my body.  Thanksgiving came along...

SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba
December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

Student journalists deserve respect from administration

December 10, 2019

In a semester filled with incidents that demonstrate Chico State administration's strange commitment to avoiding transparency, a frustrating trend has been clear. Student reporters are rarely respected...

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Political parties collide regardless of barricade. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
December 5, 2019

The week before Thanksgiving here on campus was not a good look for us. To say the least. I can't say I'm surprised by the action taken by the university at this point, but it's nonetheless disappointing.The...

How to date casual, stay ethical

Photo credit: Jacob Collier
December 2, 2019

We all have our reasons for sometimes wanting to stay single: maybe you just got out of a serious relationship and want to get back into the dating game but aren't ready to open yourself up to being hurt...

SMH: Getting credit matters

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba
November 29, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the importance of giving credit when credit is due.The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex...

Campus police take responsibility for actions – Hutchinson will not

Miscommunication between UPD and University of Communications creates confusion and potentially dangerous situations. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
November 26, 2019

After weeks of ongoing investigation into the Meriam Library incidents this semester, we got a chance to talk to the police chief to clarify things. My concerns, this entire semester, have rested with...

SMH: The fiasco that is Fallout 76

SMH LOGO. Photo credit: Alex Coba
November 25, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the shady practices of video game companies. Specifically Bethesda Softworks and the Fallout 76...

Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Police deny students information on library public safety. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
November 13, 2019

Once again this semester, it's time to address the ongoing failure of our University Police Department to provide information to the student body, as well as to faculty and staff, in a timely manner. Last...

Study tips for the distracted student

November 12, 2019

When it comes to studying, technology can be our own worst enemy. It’s common knowledge that our generation is glued to our devices. So what are we supposed to do when it’s time to buckle down...

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
November 6, 2019

In the year following the most catastrophic event to ever occur in Butte County, it is disappointing to see Chico State struggle to acknowledge how the fire impacted the town it sits in.First, how the...

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