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Exercise smarter, not harder, during the pandemic

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // February 3, 2021

We’ve all heard rumors about it, and many of us probably have it: “COVID weight.” The Boston Herald reported in December 2020 that 71 million Americans gained weight during the pandemic.  The...

Part of Jeff Howse's extensive vinyl records collection

An audiophile’s relationship with vinyl and only vinyl

Melissa Joseph, Editor // December 10, 2020

A few dozen crates sat in the driveway of Jeff Howse’s house as the hum of a futuristic ’80s song swirled through the quiet neighborhood from his speakers. My ears warmed as I peeled through the crates...

Playing the Weight Game

Playing the Weight Game

Erin Holve, Reporter // December 3, 2020

Weight issues have been a constant companion for a good majority of my life. The pandemic and quarantine have not helped in stamping down my loathsome views of my body.  Thanksgiving came along...

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SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

Student journalists deserve respect from administration

Natalie Hanson // December 10, 2019

In a semester filled with incidents that demonstrate Chico State administration's strange commitment to avoiding transparency, a frustrating trend has been clear. Student reporters are rarely respected...

Political parties collide regardless of barricade. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Natalie Hanson // December 5, 2019

The week before Thanksgiving here on campus was not a good look for us. To say the least. I can't say I'm surprised by the action taken by the university at this point, but it's nonetheless disappointing.The...

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How to date casual, stay ethical

Christina Cahill // December 2, 2019

We all have our reasons for sometimes wanting to stay single: maybe you just got out of a serious relationship and want to get back into the dating game but aren't ready to open yourself up to being hurt...

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SMH: Getting credit matters

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // November 29, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the importance of giving credit when credit is due.The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex...

Miscommunication between UPD and University of Communications creates confusion and potentially dangerous situations. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Campus police take responsibility for actions – Hutchinson will not

Natalie Hanson // November 26, 2019

After weeks of ongoing investigation into the Meriam Library incidents this semester, we got a chance to talk to the police chief to clarify things. My concerns, this entire semester, have rested with...

SMH LOGO. Photo credit: Alex Coba

SMH: The fiasco that is Fallout 76

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // November 25, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the shady practices of video game companies. Specifically Bethesda Softworks and the Fallout 76...

Police deny students information on library public safety. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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

Natalie Hanson // November 13, 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...

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...

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