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Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Judicial affairs isn't a students friend on campus. Photo credit: Getty Images - Marilyn Nieves

Grayson Boyer

September 24, 2017

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

Hand putting a coin in a piggy bank Photo credit: Getty Images - Milos Jokic

Danielle Cortes

September 24, 2017

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 is back for the first time this semester. Photo credit: The Orion

Roberto Fonseca

September 21, 2017

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

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...

Chico State: A campus divided

Chico State: A campus divided

September 13, 2017

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

Protesters march against President Trump Photo credit: Isaac Ramsour

Grayson Boyer

September 13, 2017

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

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

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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...

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