The Orion

Facebook doesn’t mean fact

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Nicole Henson

January 24, 2017

The public has taken it upon themselves to create a news source out of none other than their own opinions, and it’s spreading like wildfire because of social media.Facebook stories that say climate change is a trick pulled on us by the Chinese may sound like an obvious hoax to most. Still, when it comes to politics ...

America is stuck with Trump

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Roberto Fonseca

January 24, 2017

I saw it coming from a mile away. Trump was always going to be president. People are tired of political correctness and the left-wingers have demonized the right in the past four years.No, I don't think we're all going to get deported. I don't think Trump is racist, and I don't think Trump is sexist...

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

March 2 - The Study Abroad fair is taking place in the quad outside of the BMU. Students can ask questions regarding the different programs and services. (Photo credit: Aurora Evans).

Bianca Quilantan

November 18, 2016

Some students studying abroad may not be allowed to return to the United States after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, 2017. An email sent by Jennifer Gruber study abroad and international exchange coordinator urged undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students studying...

Students express fear after election

Students express fear after election

Molly Sullivan

November 17, 2016

Students talked about themes of fear, shame and grief during the post-election forum for Democrats Nov. 16 in the Bell Memorial Union. Students gathered in four groups where they discussed their feelings after the election and support systems they needed. The 3-hour discussion was moderated by Chico...

Marxist group: Socialism would fix US politics

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Elizabeth Helmer

November 16, 2016

Socialism could be the answer to America's broken political system, according to the Chico State Marxist Student Organization.The group held a meeting Nov. 15 titled "How did Trump win and how to fight him." The meeting gave an introduction to the ideals of socialism and how it is the answer to people...

Land of the free has a grim future under Trump

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Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel

November 15, 2016

Editors note: This article is a response to President Trump will be good for Americans Come Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be president of the United States. Yikes. Though there is nothing anyone can do to change that fact, it's important to be educated on what could happen under his executive o...

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

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Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel

October 18, 2016

We live in a society that yearns for things to be black and white, to be able to organize and box everything simply in life, but this isn’t reality. The reality is messy, complicated and surrounded by layers and layers of murky gray. Rape and sexual assault are no different. In order to abolish...

Being forced to vote for Donald Trump

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Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

September 28, 2016

No matter what news channel you tune in to, you’ve likely heard the current presidential election is filled with two choices that not many people want. If you are Liberal you likely wanted Bernie Sanders to be the Democratic nominee, not Clinton. If you are Conservative you likely wanted Carson,...

Chico State hosts local election forum

The league of women hosted an open forum in the PAC Tuesday. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Amelia Storm

May 4, 2016

The Butte County division of the League of Women Voters hosted their final candidate forum on May 3 for the District 1 primary election. The forum took place in the Harlan Adams Theatre and sought to introduce the community to the prospective candidates’ stances on local, state and federal issues...

Wildcats react to presumptive Trump nomination

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo source 
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George Johnston

May 3, 2016

On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race leaving Donald Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Cruz, a senator from Texas, bowed out of the election citing the mathematical improbability of defeating Trump. Reince Priebus, chairman of the...

California primary election includes Senate seat

2016 is shaping up to be a big election year both on the national scene and in California. Photo credit: George Johnston

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

Mass media is too liberal

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Jeff Guzman

April 9, 2016

It should come as a no surprise that media has always had a biased opinion. Whether you are watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, listening to the radio or reading an article online, there is bound to be a hidden agenda behind the communication. In recent times though, it looks as if media has be...

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