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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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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...

Being a first-generation college student

Being a first-generation college student

Danielle Cortes

April 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does it mean to me to be a First Gen student?In middle school, I thought I had the capability to attend Harvard University, without any idea of how nearly impossible that was.I just did not understand the whole concept of college at this time of my life. I assumed it was a free for all, that ev...

Dating in the dorms

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding

April 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great America. “Did you bring a valid form of ID?” Entering the dorms for the first time feels...

Ask Wildcats: How safe do you feel at Chico State?

Ask Wildcats: How safe do you feel at Chico State?

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

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

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Kendall George

April 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Freedom of speech, although it might not seem like it, is a touchy subject. Especially in college, when a lot of contrasting viewpoints come up, freedom of speech can be jeopardized. When conversations arise that are uncomfortable, debate-orientated or controversial, emotion-based arguments on silenc...

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Karen Limones

April 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It seems that every time we are given a specific opportunity, a new policy is created for a different opportunity to get taken away. Among those, President Donald Trump announced a new memo that reaffirms a policy against transgender troops services. According to Newsweek, Trump decided transgender people were a disruption and left the military “burdened with the tremendous m...

Feeling welcomed at Chico State

Feeling welcomed at Chico State

Karen Limones

April 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

We have all been there at some point, trying to socialize within a certain group leaves us feeling uneasy or being unable to find something on campus to our liking. Sometimes this leads up to students getting homesick, depressed or even stressed. According to College Parent Central, several studies have shown that students who are active in campus activities are more engaged in the ca...

Taquitos make great quick, delicious meal

Taquitos make great quick, delicious meal

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Chicken taquitos is a great dish to make when you don't have a lot of time to prep, but need something tasty and easy to make. Here is what you need and instructions on how to make these taquitos. Instructions: 1. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Then in a bowl, debone the chicken and...

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