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Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Natalie Hanson

November 12, 2019

Once again this semester, it's time to address the ongoing failure of our University Police Department to provide information to the student body, as well as to faculty and staff, in a timely manner.Last week we had a second (known) threat of a shooting in Meriam Library. Graffiti found on a bathroom w...

Study tips for the distracted student

Emily Neria

November 12, 2019

When it comes to studying, technology can be our own worst enemy. It’s common knowledge that our generation is glued to our devices. So what are we supposed to do when it’s time to buckle down and knock out a study session? Here are a few tricks that may help you.If possible, turn your phone...

How to survive a PG&E power outage, millennial style

How to survive a PG&E power outage, millennial style

Alex Coba

November 12, 2019

So your house or apartment’s power got shut off because PG&E can't get their fecal-matter together. You’re sitting in the dark bored and annoyed and you are desperate for something to do to fill your time. Here is some unsolicited advice on what to do during a blackout by someone wh...

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

University struggles to respond to Camp Fire impact on Chico

Natalie Hanson

November 6, 2019

In the year following the most catastrophic event to ever occur in Butte County, it is disappointing to see Chico State struggle to acknowledge how the fire impacted the town it sits in.First, how the fire was handled by the university in the first place left many students confused and fearful. No notifi...

Camp Fire: My point-of-view from Nov. 8 and beyond

Camp Fire: My point-of-view from Nov. 8 and beyond

Trenton Taylor

November 6, 2019

"Hey, our house is going to be gone within the next couple of hours, can you come up and help us evacuate?"I wasn't even 10 minutes through my morning class on Nov. 8 when I got this phone call from my dad. I immediately hung up the phone and ran across campus to my car to try and get up to Paradise,...

PG&E: the bane of California’s existence

Angel Ortega

November 5, 2019

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s advocation for public safety post-Camp Fire is a façade to avoid liability and accountability. The investor-owned utility company, which provides natural gas and electricity to two-thirds of California, is now responsible for two of California’s largest w...

How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

Jessie Imhoff

November 1, 2019

As our society becomes more progressive and accepting of the LGBT community, audiences have grown more accepting as well. Many viewers want diverse characters with experiences that reflect the world around them.However, many are still close-minded and against LGBT characters in the media. This has left ...

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Thoughts on pronouns

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Thoughts on pronouns

Mitchell Kret

October 30, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson, Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter, and Sports Editor Lucero Del-Rayo Nava discuss this week's editorial piece, which is about making assumptions about...

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread that the Meriam Library had been suddenly evacuated without explanation. As it turned out, the ...

Getting my gender and pronouns right: Why it matters

Getting my gender and pronouns right: Why it matters

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 23, 2019

There have been many places where I have been misgendered, but sitting at a restaurant with my brother is not where I expected it to happen, yet again.About two years ago, I decided to cut my long hair after conforming to what people had expected from me as a woman my whole life. It became a monumen...

Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time

Talking dirty: the fundamentals of a good time

Melissa Joseph

October 21, 2019

Let’s get real here, silent sex is boring sex. Whether moaning or dirty talk, there has to be some sort of noise to keep the atmosphere alive. Not once have I ever had silence sex -- the thought alone makes me cringe. When it’s quiet, our minds tend to drift off. Some people daydream about...

We tasted the dining hall’s bug-infused food so you wouldn’t have to

We tasted the dining hall’s bug-infused food so you wouldn’t have to

Emily Neria

October 21, 2019

Bug protein is the secret to a sustainable future. The only thing holding us back is me, you and a nationwide aversion.I tried four dishes at Sutter Dining’s "Bug Night," and each, by all accounts, was perfectly delicious. Yet, not many students, myself included, jumped at the chance for seconds.It ...

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