The Orion

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

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Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018

I’m attracted to people regardless of their gender. But no, I don’t want to be in your threesome and I’m certainly not confused about my sexuality.While being heterosexual is the all-time “norm” when it comes to sexual orientations, that doesn’t mean that there are...

Off the Record: Chicoween

Karen Limones, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter, and Brooke Martin

October 27, 2018

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15- Cultural appropriation 2:22- Out-of-Towners5:35- Consent8:30- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

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Karen Limones, Rayanne Painter, Brooke Martin, and Rachael Bayuk

October 27, 2018

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the necessity of general neutral bathrooms needed on campus and the men who can't donate blood during the blood drive. 0:01- Introduction0:10- Topics 0:18- Gay men can't donate blood3:20- Gender neutral bathrooms6:45- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at opi...

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

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Rayanne Painter

October 24, 2018

If you’re reading this, I’m going to make the assumption that you are human. You eat, you drink and if you do both of these things, you will have to dispose of bodily waste.Whether the urge to use the bathroom is at home or in public, most of us don’t have trouble finding a place t...

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary

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Rachael Bayuk

October 24, 2018

Halloween in Chico has a deep tradition of being a time for partying. While I have no bone to pick with celebrating, I do have a few tips for staying safe while doing it.Sex is great, but it can be dangerous to get caught up in an exciting hookup. There will be an influx of “out-of-towners” into our ...

Start living in the now

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Brooke Martin

October 23, 2018

College students are planning for the future, but might be forgetting about the now.Midterms, grades, internships and careers weigh heavily on college students’ minds. Under all of this stress, it’s easy to forget that we are in college, supposedly the best years of your life. Make these years count.College students face an enormous amount of worry. We a...

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

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Brooke Martin

October 22, 2018

Chicoween has become a Chico State tradition, that is well known by more than just students. Every Halloween, many out of towners come up to celebrate. While this can be great, it also escalates the risks of going out. The scary part isn’t the witches or ghosts, it’s the people out of tow...

Coming out isn’t always rainbows

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Rachael Bayuk

October 21, 2018

Being proud doesn't always mean you have to be loud.Coming out is the removal of a societal mask. The shedding of a false skin. But, dropping these walls isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.We still live in a world where people are murdered and arrested for being themselves. Please do not let the...

Wildcat on the Street: Plastic can cause gain-weight

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018

Reporter Brook Martin went around campus to ask students if they knew that plastic can be a leading cause to health issues and their opinion on some alternatives students can use.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

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Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018

When entering the American Red Cross website, a red banner pops up on the top of the screen: Critical Need for Blood and Platelets.Unfortunately for the Red Cross and those who benefit from their donations, less than 38 percent of people in the U.S. are eligible to give blood. This gives urgency to finding eligible donors, but surprisingly enough, they will turn down potential do...

Feminists respond to meninism

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Rachael Bayuk

October 17, 2018

Do we even have to?Meninism started as a joke. It should end as one too.To suggest that the Meninist "movement" is a legitimate and positive thing is ridiculous. They are not revolting against a power structure designed against them. There are not healthcare issues they must fight for. No laws that go...

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

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Rachael Bayuk

October 12, 2018

Don't be persuaded, this is unacceptable behavior.Kevin Jackson, Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump have many things in common. But, the most disgustingly profound thing is their recent treatment of survivors. It takes immense strength to stand in front of anyone, let alone the world and tell your story. Then to be laughed at and called “skanks” by men in powe...

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