The Orion

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Graphic design done in illustrator Photo credit: Jacob Collier
September 24, 2019

Starting school at Chico State marked my initiation to the world of paper straws. I remember the first time I encountered this monstrosity like it was yesterday:It was a hot summer day during the first...

One last straw to sip

Editorial Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
September 5, 2018

Last semester, Chico State took a big oath when we decided to go strawless and ban all plastic straws from campus. In replacement, paper straws were given out upon request and steel metal straws were available...

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

A.S. Dining Student Lead Jordan Menkes assembles a Post Plastic straw kit on May 2.
May 7, 2018

Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded...

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Do you think straws should be banned on campus? Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
March 21, 2018

Sipping on a cool drink with a fancy colored straw while relaxing sounds all too intriguing. It’s a picture on Instagram that will attract all the likes but, in my eyes, this is just another accessory....

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