The Orion

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

Betsy Devos wants to change guidelines stated in Title IX Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Kendall George

September 21, 2017

Title IX, according to the United State's Department of Justice, means that no discrimination based on the factor of sex will be tolerated under federally funded education programs or activities. The amendment also gives guidelines to schools on how to deal with cases of sexual assault that are repo...

Rescinding DACA was a poor decision

DACA needs to be protected. Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Rachel Reyes

September 14, 2017

As a candidate, President Trump stated during his campaign that he would rescind this program immediately if he became President. On Sept. 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program. President Trump stalled many months during his presidency until he finally decided to...

Social media poses a danger for the heavy user


Grayson Boyer

September 3, 2017

Social media is now as much a part of our cultural fabric as anything else. At the time of its creation, we didn't know what this new technology would do to our culture, our relationships or our brains. While there are benefits to social media, it has some malicious effects on our lives, both discussed...

Construction delays

Construction delays Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Kendall George

August 31, 2017

Picture this: you're walking to geology class Monday morning on the first day of freshman year. It's warm outside, you're confident in your ability to make it through these four years without having a mental breakdown.You walk past Holt and are planning on crossing one of the bridges to make it to the Physical Sc...

The Downfall of General Education Courses

Comic strip. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Rachel Reyes

August 28, 2017

Many students often juggle loads of units per semester while simultaneously working or interning. The rate at which students are receiving their bachelor degrees has increased from four years to six years, according to a study conducted by Complete College.Time is limited, this challenges the four-year myth that students must graduate in four ye...

Alcohol and risky sex

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Nicole Ritchie

August 28, 2017

It is no secret that a significant part of the college experience for many are parties and drinking. Chico is no exception. While responsible drinking is no reason for concern, over-drinking is. It contributes significantly to risky sexual behavior.Campus culture has evolved to promote the idea of d...

Pros and cons to living in a dorm vs an apartment

Dorms vs Apartments Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Danielle Cortes

August 27, 2017

If you're beginning your second year at Chico State, you're most likely experiencing the big move to your first apartment. Most of the time you're living with your closest friends whom you have met last year.It's a huge relief to finally live without strict rules, annoying RA’s and unnecessary...

What do freshmen think of Chico so far?

Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Grayson Boyer

August 27, 2017

“Chico’s been pretty fun. I honestly didn’t expect it to be this easy to move in. There’s plenty of really friendly people that I’ve met, and I’ve already made a bunch of friends.”Brandon UenakaFreshmanMajoring in Computer Animation and Game Development R...

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