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Video: Chico State Volleyball v.s. Humboldt State

Chico State volleyball team in Acker Gym about to face off against Humboldt State. Oct. 5, 2019 Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Melissa Herrera and Karina Cope

October 6, 2019

Reporter Karina Cope interviews outside hitter Grace Shepherd and middle hitter Makaela Keeve about the team's victory over Humboldt State on Saturday night. Karina Cope can be reached at [email protected] or @KarinaICope on Twitter....

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Getty Images by Caiaimage/ Rana Dias

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Man and woman getting intimate. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018

When thinking of the word ‘porn,’ you may picture videos depicting extremely graphic sex or old Playboy magazines. While this porn exists, there are other types too.Growing up, parents and society make sure not to take away our innocence, this is especially true for movies and tv shows. Most ...

The ‘pink tax’ is making me pink in the face

Getty Images by Monica Schipper

Brooke Martin

November 4, 2018

College kids hate taxes. Income taxes, grocery taxes, any tax - you name it we hate it. It makes sense why most taxes exist, but the ‘pink tax’, however, does not.Women and men, for the most part, require the same things to live. We all need food, water and shelter. We all use certain things...

Stay at home ‘baby daddies’

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Brooke Martin

October 31, 2018

When calling him ‘daddy’ turns literal.There’s always been a stigma that men are the providers, the ‘breadwinners’. They are in charge of providing financially, while women are the caregivers. Women give the kids love and affection. When women get pregnant in college they...

‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

Student sits calmly alone. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Brooke Martin

October 30, 2018

There’s a difference between being a ‘loner’ and being lonely.You’re at a restaurant with your friends. You see a girl sitting in the corner booth, mindlessly eating her sandwich while reading a torn-up book. She’s by herself with no friends in sight. You start to feel b...

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

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Brooke Martin

October 17, 2018

Meninism: myth or fact?President Donald Trump was recently quoted saying, “It is a very scary time for young men in America…” He has since faced much backlash for this comment, but it has brought up the question: Do men face gender inequality too?Feminism is a term and social movement promot...

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018

As young people we are the future of this country. What we do will alter the way of the world. However, we will not be effective in our actions if we are not educated on how things in our government work. We must research and then research again. If we don't, we risk allowing certain people into our...

Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Example of a kegel exercise people can do to strengthen muscles for better sex. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Brooke Martin

September 10, 2018

It’s no secret that lots of men are attracted to virgins.If a girl hasn’t had her “cherry popped” yet, then having sex with her will feel different, right? Wrong.Some men (and women) are still under the impression that all virgins have intact hymens, which makes their vagina fee...

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

The Orion took home seven awards at the Associated Collegiate Press Convention. Photo credit: Mark Plenke

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 7, 2017

Chico State’s independent student news source, The Orion won best newspaper in California from the California College Media Association, beating UCLA, USC and UC Berkeley. At the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention, other top awards were earned by The Orion staff. The Orio...

A guide to prepping for chicoween

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

October 28, 2016

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays at Chico. There's plenty of treats to go around, but there's also a few important tricks to master. Although Halloween falls on a Monday this year, do not be fooled, the party will go on. Here at Chico State, we are known for dedicating an entire we...

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