The Orion

Wildcat Will: need or want

April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State but is it really worth it? Photo credit: Janette Estrada

Janette Estrada

April 19, 2019

This April marks a year since the welcome of Wildcat Will at Chico State.Initiated in 2008 when a group of university students pitched the idea to the Associated Students representatives, it was to become a symbol of pride and unity.Under the belief that this seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue wo...

College relationships? Don’t do it.

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Janette Estrada

April 11, 2019

Do not do it.Do not fall in love in college.Do not let your “friends” convince you to go out on a Tuesday night for cheap alcohol and introduce you to a “cute friend.”Not to say love is non-existent, but in college? Please.At the peak of alcohol-induced bravery, it's likely they will...

STIs: It could be you.

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Janette Estrada

April 7, 2019

Let’s talk about sex. The good, the bad and the gossip.Over the past year, California and Butte County have experienced an alarming increase in STI rates. Chlamydia is the most reported in Butte County.According to a report by the California Department of Public Health, “In 2017, the rate of...

School admission scandal

Janette Estrada

April 4, 2019

We get it, you're rich.Don't worry princess, Mommy and Daddy will handle always.It's now been a week since news broke of the college admission scandal that confirmed wealthy families can cheat their way through life.The scandal, nicknamed “Operation varsity blues,” is now the bigges...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada

April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying call for a good time.Part of the college experience is to have as much fun as possible and fo...

Letter to: slow walkers

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Janette Estrada

February 6, 2019

Dear you,Disclaimer: If you easily get offended, please feel free to stop reading this open letter to all the slow walkers who mess with my tranquility.And no, this rant is not for those who have a legitimate reason to travel by the step, a.k.a the elder folks. I like you. I am talking about the ones w...

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