The Orion

Breaking gender barriers

May 7, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Almost everyone has been asked by a teacher or parent what they want to be when they grow up. Answers vary from humorous, a dog, to all too often a gendered or stereotypical answer. Of course, by the time these young wannab...

Educate to eradicate hate

April 30, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Discrimination is an ugly word. College campuses’ pamphlets and websites don’t promote or advertise it, just the opposite in fact. Chico State’s own homepage is filled with images of women and men who look very much var...

Rape victims deserve discretion

April 23, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sexual assualts are unfortunately an issue on university campuses across America. Because of the severity of the topic, different schools have various methods of and resources for dealing with this issue on a case-by-case basi...

Evade apathy for AS elections

April 16, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sadly, voter apathy in student elections is a problem that universities across America struggle with. Average voter turnout to student government elections across the country is in the range of 4 percent, with state universit...

Editorial: Student success shows slump

April 2, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he end goal for many college students is to learn, grow and ultimately graduate with a degree, a testament to what they have learned throughout their years of study. Unfortunately not every student who enr...

Editorial: Drop in holiday drunks

March 26, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State has had a reputation as a party school for decades now. After this past school year the number of participants and arrests during drinking-related holidays appears to be decreasing. While partying may seem like ...

Blame falls on party hosts

March 13, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week this city adopted a new social host ordinance. On paper, this new law is supposed to curb underage drinking by fining hosts of parties that serve minors alcohol. In actuality, it seems unlikely that this new ord...

Sell to preserve nature reserve

February 18, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An unfortunate accident occurred last October at The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a wildlife preserve spanning nearly 4,000 acres. Nearly a dozen people were injured when the deck they were standing on collapsed. All...

University ignores students’ voices

February 12, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is said that change starts with one person, but that rarely seems to be the case. This semester, students in a geography class are working toward change on campus. Students in the Environmental Thought in Action course...

Sexual assaults still scar campus

February 4, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ppallingly, a student was sexually assaulted Thursday. The attack occurred at 10 p.m. near Holt Station, a time or place almost any student could be on campus.It is unbelievable that this event happened in...

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