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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


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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...

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“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...

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