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Dear Board of Trustees, please stop approving raises for administrators

Dear Board of Trustees, please stop approving raises for administrators

Rayanne Painter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Only so much can be taken from us until we have nothing left. We are students, most of us with a full-time class load. Many of us have a job, maybe two or even three of them. We have families at home who might need our financial help or are unable to help us out when we are struggling. Rent takes...

Brotherhood and bashing cars: How many frat guys does it take to destroy a car?

Brotherhood and bashing cars: How many frat guys does it take to destroy a car?

Brooke Martin

October 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Every year students rush fraternities and sororities hoping to become a new member of Greek life. While there are many recruitment events that take place, one stands out. It involves sledgehammers, lots of testosterone and an old PT Cruiser (this semester’s victim).Chico State’s Sigma Nu fraternity has a long-standing tradit...

Maintain relationships far from home

Maintain relationships far from home

Brooke Martin

October 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Dear best friend from high school, It's been a while since we've spoken. Being an adult takes up a lot of time, especially since I attend school, work, and try to maintain a social life. I know this is no excuse. I miss you. I promise that I really miss you. I miss our long car drives, our late-night...

Social norms shouldn’t control how you have sex

Social norms shouldn’t control how you have sex

Rayanne Painter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s hard to argue that western culture isn’t completely obsessed with sex, even when references are normalized in children's movies. Sex is everywhere we look. It’s in nearly every Netflix show, mainstream music, social media trends and even some restaurant chains that capitalize off sexu...

Wildcat on the Street: Coffee alternatives

Wildcat on the Street: Coffee alternatives

Rayanne Painter and Karen Limones

September 28, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Multimedia, Opinion

This week, Rayanne Painter asked students around campus how much coffee they consume and some alternatives they can find to reduce drinking coffee. Rayanne Painter can be reached at [email protected] or @rayphenomenon on Twitter....

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Nike, a force to be reckoned with

Nike, a force to be reckoned with

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

The United States was founded by immigrants, it was born out of protest and fueled by blood. Today, Americans seem so to quickly forget our violent past. We treat the flag like it is the most important symbol of them all, yet we forget what it stands for. We are supposed to be the land of the free....

Cutting ties with coffee may be your most difficult breakup

Cutting ties with coffee may be your most difficult breakup

Rayanne Painter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you’re anything like me, an 8 a.m. class is hell on earth.The ritual starts right when you wake up; that first cup of coffee hits your lips within minutes of rolling out of bed and, by the time you finish your morning classes or morning shift at work, you might be on your third or fourth cu...

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

Karen Limones

September 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Editorials

It’s clear that there is a need for more safety guidelines around campus. With homework, classes and extracurricular activities keeping students preoccupied, safety is not their number one priority. Therefore, as students we depend on the University Police Department to follow their mission statement in providing a safe environment for Ch...

DTF with protection?

DTF with protection?

Rachael Bayuk

September 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

We are living in the height of reclamation. Words that were previously used to shame us are now ours to say alone. Slurs that would kill a high school reputation, just five years ago, are now proper greetings to best friends. With this new wave of empowerment, there is a new age of sexual revolution go...

Off the Record: Friendships and lubricating in the bedroom

Off the Record: Friendships and lubricating in the bedroom

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

September 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Tweet Talks

This week, columnist Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin hit on topics about friendships in and out of college and using lube in the bedroom.Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Freshman fifteen isn’t the problem, judgment of it is

Brooke Martin

September 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Tight jeans and extra weight around your waist means you’re a normal college student.Dining hall food, bottomless vodka and lack of exercise are all culprits of weight gain in college. For the first time in their lives, college students are living unsupervised. They have no authority figure te...

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