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Student journalists deserve respect from administration

Natalie Hanson // 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...

Political parties collide regardless of barricade. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Natalie Hanson // 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...

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

Campus police take responsibility for actions – Hutchinson will not

Natalie Hanson // 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...

Police deny students information on library public safety. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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

Natalie Hanson // 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...

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Natalie Hanson // 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...

PG&E: the bane of California’s existence

Angel Ortega // November 5, 2019

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s advocation for public safety post-Camp Fire is a façade to avoid liability and accountability. The investor-owned utility company, which provides natural...

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Natalie Hanson // October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread...

Being a college student means that you gotta struggle when it comes to eating healthy, being social and going to the gym. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Increasing expectations on students are destroying self-care habits

Natalie Hanson // October 15, 2019

With the weight of everything expected of a college student in 2019, it's no wonder we're losing basic self-care habits like eating proper food.Tuition costs are higher than ever. The costs of PG&E,...

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Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Natalie Hanson // October 8, 2019

For the past year or more, getting counseling when you need it has become more and more of a struggle at Chico State. If you need to go through the Student Health Center, getting a same-day appointment...

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‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter // October 6, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss an...

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‘For The Record’ Podcast: Chico State administration, we deserve better

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter // September 18, 2019

"For the Record" is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson's editorial...

Students are fed up with the situation for parking in the spaces available at Chico State. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Natalie Hanson // September 16, 2019

Here we go again - it's fall, another round of parking permits have been sold, and students are once again battling for parking spots every morning. It seems redundant at this point to say it, but it's...

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