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Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Danielle Cortes

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does dating mean for our generation? I rarely even hear that word in a culture where hooking up is the norm. Dating is very complicated. These days, everybody seems to skip the whole cute dating part, which is upsetting. This is when real efforts are made through special moments like an evening...

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding

April 1, 2018


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“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive butter on almost all of my food and grits coming whether I liked it or not. I spent my spring...

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Danielle Cortes

April 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sexual assault is an ongoing issue prevalent on college campuses. The risks that increase these intolerable behaviors include drugs, alcohol and overall poor decisions. However, it should never be the victim's fault. No one asks to be taken advantage of, no matter what she is wearing. What bothers...

Chico State students, faculty speak out on gun control issue

Chico State students, faculty speak out on gun control issue

Nicte Hernandez

March 28, 2018


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

Kayla Tarrant Q: What is your opinion on stricter gun regulations? A: I believe we definitely need stricter gun regulations like extensive background checks, domestic violence history, drug or alcohol abuse or checks to see if people are just more prone to being aggressive when they’re not i...

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Kendall George

March 28, 2018


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There is (probably) not one person on the Chico State campus who is upset about school being out of session on Friday. This three day weekend will be filled with sunshine, late nights and good friends. Cesar Chavez Day is a very popular day among university students to go out, wear sombreros and drink...

Gender wage gap still exists, slowly diminishing

Gender wage gap still exists, slowly diminishing

Karen Limones

March 28, 2018


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Money runs our society. We pay so much attention to money but rarely notice the flaws in our economic system. What really needs attention is who is affected in the end when the minimum wage gap falls short: Women. Women represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country, three-quarters...

Off the Record: Football teams, mental health and social media

Off the Record: Football teams, mental health and social media

Grant Schmieding and Nicte Hernandez

March 27, 2018


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Grant Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news. Nicte Hernandez can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news....

How to cope with long distance relationships

How to cope with long distance relationships

Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Long distance relationships are about as much fun as just about every Ramsay Bolton scene in Game of Thrones. After my own long distance relationship, I would rather go shopping for my own coffin than start another one. Unfortunately, after a year, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert. Just...

The money you should be fighting for

The money you should be fighting for

Karen Limones

March 26, 2018


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

It’s going around campus like gossip, that students can fight a tuition increase from happening. If you haven’t heard by now, then maybe it’s time you get more involved on your own campus. Our tuition is increasing by $228 and that’s a lot of money coming out from some student’s wallets. According...

‘The Dope Game’ made me do it

‘The Dope Game’ made me do it

Ulises Duenas

March 26, 2018


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We all know that the best way to learn how to do something is by playing a video game version of it. "Street Fighter" turned me into a stone-cold fighting machine and "Fortnite" has given me lightning-fast carpentry skills. That stuff is great and all, but I need to learn more practical skills for tod...

Monstros Pizza satisfies taste buds, sense of adventure

Monstros Pizza satisfies taste buds, sense of adventure

Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Utter confusion, vintage arcade machines, old black-and-white newsreels, random hours, cash only, dim lighting, old newspapers, no menu and reasonably good pizza. If that list sounds good to you, then take a ride down to 628 West Sacramento Ave. and check out Monstros Pizza. I would describe this...

Letters to: My future employer

Letters to: My future employer

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

March 25, 2018


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Dear Future Employer, Whether this is my dream job or a job that will help me further build my skills, I want to say thank you for giving me this opportunity. You've probably heard this cliché hundreds of times from potential candidates: “I am a hardworking person, who is a fast learner, great...

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