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Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Rayanne Painter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A concept: popping confetti to celebrate the genitalia of an undeveloped tiny human. Sounds weird to me, yet this is the new fad of our culture.We’ve all seen the Facebook videos. Family and friends gather around a suburban backyard while an expecting couple throws darts at water balloons, or cuts i...

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Keep Chico state a ‘dry’ campus

Brooke Martin

November 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chico isn’t dry, but Chico State is. Chico is California’s ‘drunkest city’ and is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Our town is definitely not short on alcohol. Most students accept the fact that we are known for drinking and some even take pride in it. However, the beer and vodka trail ends when students step onto campus.Alcoho...

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Rayanne Painter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you have a female or feminine body, you already know. It’s terrifying no matter where you are or who you’re with.It can happen anywhere. Walking home from class, walking into the grocery store or just in public: “Hey baby, why don’t you give me a smile and come on over here...

The Democratic Party has not helped black people

The Democratic Party has not helped black people

Justin Jackson

November 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Democratic Party has failed the black community.As early as the 1930s, Democrats have had a solid hold on the black vote, but what has it done? Violent crime is still rampant in major black cities, black people have the highest out-of-wedlock birth rate compared to other ethnic groups. Black people di...

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

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 ...

Condoms: the ins and outs

Condoms: the ins and outs

Rachael Bayuk

November 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Americans as a group aren't using condoms. According to Statista, only 36 million consumers said they were using condoms, while 285 million admitted they were not using condoms. Now the question is, why are we as a whole not using condoms? We think raw sex feels better.It doesn't, you are just using the wr...

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Rayanne Painter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nov. 6 is coming, and as people residing in the U.S, we all have important decisions to make.It’s no secret that politics are a headache, inducing, confusing and sometimes manipulative, during this time of year. Politicians, and those supporting their campaigns, have a tendency to do anything ...

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

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

Brooke Martin

November 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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...

Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Karen Limones

November 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week, reporter Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin talk about this week's O-Face topic on porn and catcalling.0:08 - Porn1:57- Catcalling3:41- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Wildcat on the Street: Does greasy food cure hangovers?

Brooke Martin

November 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Reporter Brooke Martin went around Chico State to ask students their opinion on greasy food and if they believe it cure's hangovers.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

Rachael Bayuk

November 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Your culturally insensitive Halloween costume makes you look like a jerk.Dressing up as a minority culture is unacceptable in 2018. People of these cultures were (and often still are) discriminated for their garb and heritage, making light of that fact is ignorant.Yet cultural appropriation is still happeni...

Stay at home ‘baby daddies’

Stay at home ‘baby daddies’

Brooke Martin

October 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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...

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