The Orion

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

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Danielle Cortes

April 1, 2018

Sexual assault is an ongoing issue prevalent on college campuses. The risks that increase these intolerable behaviors include drugs, alcohol and overall poor decisions. However, it should never be the victim's fault. No one asks to be taken advantage of, no matter what she is wearing. What bothers...

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

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Kendall George

March 7, 2018

Since we were kids, there has been little to no education about sexual assault and now that we are in college, a one-hour video is supposed to give us all the answers? Not Anymore is not enough. Not Anymore is an online program aimed at college students to educate them on sexual assault. What is ...

University transparency is ineffective

University transparency is ineffective

Kendall George

February 13, 2018

Each week The Orion prints a police blotter, highlighting the crimes that were reported both on campus and around the community. All cases are cited directly from the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department. In last week’s edition, two cases of rape, one case of sexual battery...

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

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Alex Grant

November 28, 2017

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released to comply with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur on ...

Battling a culture of Harvey Weinsteins

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Natalie Hanson

October 26, 2017

The #Metoo campaign exploded on social media recently in response to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. As more and more actresses and well-known women come forward against Weinstein, thousands of users have taken to social media to retweet or repost the tag #MeToo, started by...

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

Betsy Devos wants to change guidelines stated in Title IX Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Kendall George

September 21, 2017

Title IX, according to the United State's Department of Justice, means that no discrimination based on the factor of sex will be tolerated under federally funded education programs or activities. The amendment also gives guidelines to schools on how to deal with cases of sexual assault that are repo...

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Butte Colleges Office of Title IX Coordinator new procedures against sexual assault. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

August 25, 2017

Butte College caught in sexual assault investigations.Butte reached a resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights, after a four-year case.In 2012, a student reported rape by an athlete at an off-campus party to Butte. Police were unable to file charges due to insufficient evidence.According to the Chronicle of Higher Education ...

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Sexual Assault by the Numbers Photo credit: Victoria Rohrer

Victoria Rohrer

May 1, 2017

Students and the community came together to bring light to the issue of rape culture and violence against women at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s annual Take Back the Night Week. “It’s about taking back our voice,” said GSEC Women’s Program Coordinator Rachel Biccum. Ninety-one...

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

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Katharine Glennon

February 21, 2017

When my older brother graduated high school, he got a pat on the back. After I graduated from high school, I was given pepper spray before coming to Chico. Sexual assault is hard to talk about, but it’s a conversation long overdue on this campus. We all know the stats. On average one in five wome...

Assault is assault, even if it’s in the virtual world

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Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

December 5, 2016

This past year has been huge for the virtual reality industry. Companies like Sony, Google and Samsung have all entered into the virtual reality market. The idea that virtual reality is the future of in-home entertainment is almost inarguable at this point. With any new technology, there are always people w...

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...

CSU launches sexual misconduct awareness program

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Bianca Quilantan

October 11, 2016

Student lack of awareness of sexual misconduct—not anymore.In an attempt to expand sexual misconduct awareness, Chico State is making “Not Anymore” mandatory for all students by requiring continuing and graduate students to take a 20-minute refresher course each year.“Not Anymore” i...

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