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Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Brooke Martin

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends are supposed to build you up and make you a better person, but this is not always the case. It can be hard to let go because you two share so many happy memorie...

Place those hands where we can see them

Place those hands where we can see them

Karen Limones

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Since we were kids, there has always been a lack of knowledge on the topic of sexual assault. But without a doubt, it is generally assumed it is done by a man. Given our prevalent cultural understanding of society and how common perpetrators of sexual violence are men, it is understanding. And now that off...

Letter to: My fellow ‘good’ men

Letter to: My fellow ‘good’ men

Alex Grant

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Dear men, After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court last Friday, it's clear, now more than ever, that it's time for men to step up. Just being a 'good' guy isn't good enough anymore. It's time to start calling out our friends who cat call, who grab people without consent and who ta...

Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

Rachael Bayuk

October 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Whatever your opinion is about abortion, I can't change it and I won't try to change it. But, I will discuss with you how important it is for someone to be able to make the decision for themselves. And not be shamed for making a decision that, undoubtedly, was a hard one.Abortions have been taking p...

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

Brooke Martin

October 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Put those rulers and growth pills away because we don’t care what your penis size is.Our society is obsessed with appearance, looks and being perceived as ‘sexy’. At least five million people in the U.S. suffer from body dysphoria. When people think of body self-esteem issues they usually picture a woma...

Protestors speak on women clinics

Protestors speak on women clinics

Rachael Bayuk

October 8, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Outside of the Bell Memorial Union I asked protesters and supporters of the Women's Resource Clinic about their opinions on the legitimacy of the clinic. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter  ...

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens, including the president, have a tendency to discredit immigrants. To lump them all into a group and...

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week, I asked students and staff around campus how they feel when it comes to packing up early a few minutes before class.Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter...

Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

Karen Limones, Brooke Martin, and Rayanne Painter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

This week, reporters Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin shared their opinions on sex workers and sensitive language that students use.Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Packing up premature is immature

Packing up premature is immature

Brooke Martin

October 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack hoping not to make too much noise. All while looking at your professor, pretending that you’re pa...

Off the Record: What sex is not and party life in Chico

Off the Record: What sex is not and party life in Chico

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk, and Karen Limones

October 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk with guest speaker Karen Limones discuss topics about sex and the party life in Chico.Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

College partying isn’t a problem

College partying isn’t a problem

Rachael Bayuk

October 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As college students we feel an immense amount of pressure. Pressure to do well in our classes. Pressure to be perfect. Pressure to represent our families. But no one ever talks about our solution to the pressure. The release valve we so desperately need. We tell people we are okay and then dream of ...

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