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Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Kendall George

February 20, 2018


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

According to Business Insider, 30 mass shootings have occurred in 2018. CNN reports that eight of these have been school shootings. Washington Post states that, on average, two dozen children are shot every day. Statistics published on Vox show that states with more guns have more gun deaths overall,...

University transparency is ineffective

University transparency is ineffective

Kendall George

February 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Editorials, Opinion

Each week The Orion prints a police blotter, highlighting the crimes that were reported both on campus and around the community. All cases are cited directly from the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department. In last week’s edition, two cases of rape, one case of sexual battery...

Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Chico State’s mental health problems are being ignored

Rachel Reyes

September 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

It's safe to say that Chico State students are busy. Classes, work, sports and clubs take up so much time. It's easy to distract students from extremely important matters, such as personal mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, also known as NAMI, 75 percent of all ment...

Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Grayson Boyer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion

The Chico State Judicial Affairs mission statement describes “[advancing] student development by adjudicating reports in a timely, consistent and fair manner” as a key goal, yet the rules and culture surrounding Judicial Affairs are predatory and exist only to protect the school. Imagine being a fres...

Advice Column: Ways to save money

Advice Column: Ways to save money

Danielle Cortes

September 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion

We're all just broke college students trying to make it in the real world. College is a huge investment. All of us know that by now. Not only are you paying for tuition, but you also have to pay for rent, food and other expenses. It's unavoidable to spend money in college, and it's difficult to manage.Here are 12 tips ...

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Roberto Fonseca

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion's opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week, writers Kendall George and Grayson Boyer talk about grades, the student impact on city council and Betsy DeVos.     ...

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

Kendall George

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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 reported. ...

Rescinding DACA was a poor decision

Rescinding DACA was a poor decision

Rachel Reyes

September 14, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Chico State: A campus divided

Chico State: A campus divided

September 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Depolarize Chico is a group in town that tries to build understanding and dialogue during a time that politically divides the community, according to its Facebook page description. While this is a city organization, it’s important to recognize how divided the Chico State campus is. Off campus, all Wildcats can unite as a member of the Chico State s...

Death of the American protest

Death of the American protest

Grayson Boyer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion

2017 is one of the most politicized years in recent history, yet protest, one of the quintessential forms of American political participation, has shown to be utterly ineffective. Obviously, this wasn’t always the case. Children are raised in the United States with stories of the Boston Tea Party...

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

Chico State claims diversity, improvements still needed

September 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State yields banners that state “We Are Chico State” and has made claims in the past to value diversity. While this effort hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s important to continue practicing diversity instead of just claiming it. The campus has made changes to its student populatio...

Social media poses a danger for the heavy user

Social media poses a danger for the heavy user

Grayson Boyer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion

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...

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