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Saladmander incident calls for dining hall change

Whitney Urmann

September 7

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  Sucky Sutter strikes again with the salamander scandal and no measures seem to have been taken to improve the dining hall. Though the incident is laughable, it brings the major question to the front line: How many incidents and student complaints need to ...

Community members upset by Mormon guest appearance

Whitney Urmann

August 26

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

One community organization, Mormons Building Bridges, maintained a booth at Chico Pride, spurring a few Pride attendees to express their frustration to Stonewall Alliance Center for allowing the group to table even though the Mormon church hasn't been welcom...

New GE standards will harm grad rate

May 12

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The enigma of General Education has just turned into a seemingly impossible Sudoku puzzle. Currently, Chico State students are required to take 48 units of GE classes within 11 different areas and pass with a C- or better. Four-year students are now expected...

Wildcat statue plans ignore student voice

May 6

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Despite primarily negative feedback, Associated Students is going ahead with its plans to build a wildcat statue. Back in October, The Orion first reported on A.S.’s plans to help fund and develop the statue.    The purpose of the sta...

Sexual violence no joking matter

April 29

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rape culture is alive and thriving. Last week was Take Back the Night week, which is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault.  Despite an unexpected lightning storm, the annual candlelit march still took place on Thursday nigh...

Cannabis culture: The new normal

April 20

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Marijuana. Depending on who a person is, it’s either the best or worst thing to have ever happened. Pot has been around for a very, very long time. Apparently a Chinese emperor even used it all the way back in 2727 B.C. And of course,...

Students diminish Zingg’s value

April 15

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“Paul Zingg doesn’t do anything.” This quote was made by a student when she was asked how she felt about President Zingg taking a leave of absence following an emergency triple bypass surgery on March 15. Students have some pretty st...

Chico State no longer a safe place

April 8

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Lately, there seems to be more hate and violence in Chico than love and peace. Raelynn Vincent, a Chico State student, was walking home from her boyfriend’s house early on the morning of March 7. A man in a car first verbally harassed V...

Caution on streets can save students

April 1

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Another student has been struck and killed by a car. Nickolas Klein, a mechanical engineering major, was killed at Seventh and Chestnut streets Saturday about 8 p.m. This accident happened just two months after the death of Chico State student Nic...

Chavez revelry illustrates ignorance

March 25

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Ah, Cesar Chavez Day. It’s a day to celebrate the civil rights activist and farmer who co-founded the United Farm Workers Association. Many celebrate by volunteering in their community. Or by getting blackout drunk on tequila and Dos Equis. Whic...

Gun control: Solution to gun crimes

March 11

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“What am I going to wear?” “Who should I go with?” “How much should I drink?” All are reasonable questions students should ask themselves when planning to go to a party. “What if I get shot?” is not one of those questions. But fol...

Volunteer groups help with homeless problem

March 4

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Homelessness has been a prominent issue in Chico for years. There have been several efforts made by the city of Chico and by outside organizations to reduce the number of homeless individuals living on the streets of Chico. The Sit and Lie ordinance,...

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