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Paris attacks should open students’ minds

November 17, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The attacks on Paris were horrendous, terrible acts of violence that are disturbing and chilling. The attacks were orchestrated by ISIS and completed by radicals. These horrors are happening every day all over the world. Only a month ago, Kenya was ...

Eduroam: a tale of weary students and sub-par tech support

September 22, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Never did the days of door-to-door Encyclopedia salesmen and signing up for a library card seem more efficient than campus-wide wireless Internet when it came to student success. But alas, here we are. Since the launch of Eduroam last semester, student...

Students deserve respect from rental agencies

September 15, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The time is approaching for Chico State students to begin looking for new housing. With that comes handing a blank check to the rental agencies of Chico. Whether it is moving into a house with a big ole’ porch for a couch or a ground floor apartment on Ivy...

Saladmander incident calls for dining hall change

Whitney Urmann

September 7, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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...

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