The Orion

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...

Tobacco Ban has health benefits

Tobacco Ban has health benefits

August 21, 2017

Chico State has become a smoke and tobacco-free campus. The change happened on Aug. 17 so that the campus would comply with a system-wide executive order signed by Chancellor White in April. Some campus community members may be opposed to the change, but the new policy is a good decision. More than 4...

College campuses must choose between safe spaces or free speech

College campuses must choose between safe spaces or free speech

May 16, 2017

College campuses, once the epicenter of the marketplace of ideas, are now the crucible for free speech controversies in the nation. To promote “safe spaces,” speech is being suppressed. In 2015, a college journalist was reporting on a protest at the University of Missouri and a professor tried...

Popularity drives election

Editorial Board

April 12, 2017

With A.S. elections rapidly approaching, the campus is slowly being overrun by signs. The confident images of the candidates alongside clichéd mantras of unity actually do help students get elected. Not because they represent the policies or beliefs of the candidates, but because the elections are...

Resident advisor firing still unanswered

Editorial Board

April 5, 2017

After deciding to fire 23 resident advisers for vague and frankly insufficient reasons less than a month ago, University Housing has gone silent. Rather than explain the choice to cut a third of their RA staff, University Housing administrators Abeer Mustafa and Connie Huyck have chosen to disregard...

Tuition increase screws students’ bank accounts

Editorial Board

March 29, 2017

Students in the upcoming semesters can expect to pay an additional $270 for tuition, but should brace for more. The CSU Board of Trustees vote to increase tuition by 5 percent for all 23 campuses failed to include the freeze provision that would prevent the CSU from raising tuition again in coming...

Oroville Spillway crisis sheds light on failing infrastructure

Erosion damage on the bottom half of the Oroville Spillway prompted the Department of California Water Resources to reduce the outflow from the lake. Photo courtesy of the Department of California Water Resources.

Editorial Board

February 15, 2017

The Oroville Dam situation isn’t a sudden problem, it comes from years of neglect by California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is not the only person who was responsible for the spill. Yes, he could have payed attention to the 2005 reports about the massive spillway adjacent to the dam, which would ...

Trending protests debase freedoms

Kenta Mcafee

February 7, 2017

Protesting unjust events in society is beyond the aspect of an obligation. For college students, it is a civic duty. If we aren’t using the knowledge we received from sitting through hours of Political Science lectures, then there isn’t a point in attending a university. Standing up for a ...

Minimum wage rising: What next?

Editorial Board

February 3, 2017

Minimum wage in the United States was an effort to assist people in the Great Depression, but many people today fear that it has risen so high the Depression has a chance to start again. With California leading the way for a $15 minimum wage, it creates a major cause of concern for us as students....

Ongoing rights battle

Editorial Board

January 24, 2017

As thousands gathered in the Chico City Plaza Jan. 21, the chants and cheers were quickly overshadowed by the underlying message; the United States is deeply divided. It was a peaceful demonstration that supported women’s rights, reproductive rights and race equality. Despite this, the main message...

Fall 2016: What to make of it

Editorial Board

December 15, 2016

Most people will tell you that 2016 was the worst year ever. Fall 2016 at Chico State also had its ups and downs. We could drone on about all the things that happened in the world during this semester, but we wanted to focus on some things that were uniquely Chico State that occurred: Library hours:...

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