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Marches effective to initiate change, other steps must follow

Marches effective to initiate change, other steps must follow

Nicte Hernandez

April 20, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

With what seems like endless incidents of gun violence, we have seen numerous marches in the form of protests against gun violence. Students, leaders and community members have recently taken to the streets to express their anger and overall hurt with legislators and their lack of action to reduce gu...

Letter to the Editor: A call to students from Chico State’s Political Science Society

Letter to the Editor: A call to students from Chico State’s Political Science Society

Chico State Political Science Society

April 18, 2018


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Attention Chico State Students, This letter is not propaganda attempting to persuade you to either vote for or against the proposed fee increase, but rather a call to action for students at Chico State. Civic engagement is necessary to ensure that a democratic community or institution makes decisions...

We are part of the problem

We are part of the problem

Kendall George

April 18, 2018


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The start of a solution is understanding that the U.S. is part of the problem. Chico State students are part of the problem. Anyone who has a social media account has that one friend who won't stop posting pictures of the melting ice caps, sad Koala Bears with their habitats cut down and beach pictu...

Off the Record: Sexual harassment, guns, military and California

Off the Record: Sexual harassment, guns, military and California

Karen Limones, Guillermo Felix-Alvor, and Grant Schmieding

April 17, 2018


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Grant Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news. Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news. Guillermo Felix-Alvor can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news....

College stress never ends

College stress never ends

Nicte Hernandez

April 17, 2018


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Many Wildcats are coming to the end of an incomparable time in their lives. The undergraduate experience is different for everyone but there is no doubt that these are years we will forever cherish and look back to when we move to the start of our careers.The college experience is unique in the fact ...

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Courtney Chapman

April 17, 2018


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You hear rushing water but all you see are fields around you. There are some strange jagged rock formations and as you approach them, you see a large drop leading down to the rushing river below.This is Bear Hole.Located in Upper Bidwell Park roughly 10 minutes outside of downtown Chico, Bear Hole is a f...

Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Graffiti counts as a visual art form

Karen Limones

April 15, 2018


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I hear people complain that graffiti artists are vandalizing our community with scribbles, but I consider them artists. When people talk about graffiti, it's usually thought of with negative connotations, but "art is in the eye of the beholder."It's unfortunate that people don’t see graffiti as art becaus...

Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Nicte Hernandez

April 13, 2018


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For a lot of us, social media is part of our everyday lives. Whether we are waking up to direct messages, snaps or if we use Twitter or Facebook as a way to get our news. Social media is prevalent in everyday activities, despite studies showing that excessive social media use can lead to social isolation, depression and is addictive.Even though social media does connect us with the global c...

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George

April 11, 2018


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With the Associated Students' election coming up, it's important to understand the complexity and necessity of voting, whether it be in a Chico State election or national election.As young adults, students and millennials, it might not be our first priority to vote, especially in A.S. elections that don'...

White privilege present even in advocacy movements

White privilege present even in advocacy movements

Nicte Hernandez

April 10, 2018


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Advocates for stricter gun regulations have been around for years. However, it is not until recently when a group of high school students decided to take matters into their own hands, that the “March For Our Lives” was planned in over 800 cities across the nation. Survivors of the Florida...

The truth about Greek Life

The truth about Greek Life

Karen Limones

April 10, 2018


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I can’t say I am too fond of the idea of joining a sorority. It’s because I see how much of the party life they are involved in that has led me to believe all other stereotypes. One of my biggest fears when thinking about joining the Greeks is the pressure of consuming alcohol or drugs. Resear...

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