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Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

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

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 fact that a student protesting hit another student, the president of Chico State Republicans, when he h...

How to date casual, stay ethical

Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Christina Cahill

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 again. Perhaps you love being free and beholden only to yourself and aren't in a rush to intertwine...

SMH: Getting credit matters

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

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 Coba and Mitchell Kret can be reached at [email protected] or @Thatoneguycoba on Twitter...

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

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 the control of information by the campus PR department, and these incidents only made it more clear ho...

The nude selfie as an act of sex positivity

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Kati Morris

November 26, 2019

The leaked nude photo was a nightmare that young women of the previous generation only hoped would never happen to them. Now, many women freely choose to share their own nudes, whether publicly, to a “fake” private Instagram account, or in exchange for profit. It’s a common facet of my own social media feed ...

Depressed and down but still around

hopelessness Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier

November 26, 2019

Trigger Warning: This article contains several references to self-harm that may be disturbing to some readers.Everyone feels down sometimes, but for some it can reach a terrifying level. When I was 23, I gave up on trying to fight my sadness and tried to end my life. “What is the point?”...

SMH: The fiasco that is Fallout 76

SMH LOGO. Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

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 Fiasco, but other companies are mentioned too. The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret can be reached at [email protected]

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

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

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 week we had a second (known) threat of a shooting in Meriam Library. Graffiti found on a bathroom w...

Study tips for the distracted student

Emily Neria

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 and knock out a study session? Here are a few tricks that may help you.If possible, turn your phone...

How to survive a PG&E power outage, millennial style

Photo by Robert Wiedemann on Unsplash

Alex Coba

November 12, 2019

So your house or apartment’s power got shut off because PG&E can't get their fecal-matter together. You’re sitting in the dark bored and annoyed and you are desperate for something to do to fill your time. Here is some unsolicited advice on what to do during a blackout by someone wh...

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

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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 fire was handled by the university in the first place left many students confused and fearful. No notifi...

Camp Fire: My point-of-view from Nov. 8 and beyond

The street sign on the corner of Kibler and Nunneley roads post Camp Fire. Photo credit: Trenton Taylor

Trenton Taylor

November 6, 2019

"Hey, our house is going to be gone within the next couple of hours, can you come up and help us evacuate?"I wasn't even 10 minutes through my morning class on Nov. 8 when I got this phone call from my dad. I immediately hung up the phone and ran across campus to my car to try and get up to Paradise,...

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