The Orion

Sexual violence no joking matter

April 29, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rape culture is alive and thriving. Last week was Take Back the Night week, which is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault.  Despite an unexpected lightning storm, the annual candlelit march still took place on Thursday night. The entire purpose of Take Back the Night is to show ...

Cannabis culture: The new normal

April 20, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Marijuana. Depending on who a person is, it’s either the best or worst thing to have ever happened. Pot has been around for a very, very long time. Apparently a Chinese emperor even used it all the way back in 2727 B.C. And of course, everyone has heard the story that Benjamin Franklin had a...

Students diminish Zingg’s value

April 15, 2015


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“Paul Zingg doesn’t do anything.” This quote was made by a student when she was asked how she felt about President Zingg taking a leave of absence following an emergency triple bypass surgery on March 15. Students have some pretty strong feelings about Zingg taking time off. One student c...

Chico State no longer a safe place

April 8, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Lately, there seems to be more hate and violence in Chico than love and peace. Raelynn Vincent, a Chico State student, was walking home from her boyfriend’s house early on the morning of March 7. A man in a car first verbally harassed Vincent, and then he exited the vehicle and punched her in ...

Caution on streets can save students

April 1, 2015


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Another student has been struck and killed by a car. Nickolas Klein, a mechanical engineering major, was killed at Seventh and Chestnut streets Saturday about 8 p.m. This accident happened just two months after the death of Chico State student Nicholas Castellanos. Castellanos died at Enloe Medical Cente...

Chavez revelry illustrates ignorance

March 25, 2015


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Ah, Cesar Chavez Day. It’s a day to celebrate the civil rights activist and farmer who co-founded the United Farm Workers Association. Many celebrate by volunteering in their community. Or by getting blackout drunk on tequila and Dos Equis. Which is totally fine. Except that the majority of individuals...

Gun control: Solution to gun crimes

March 11, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“What am I going to wear?” “Who should I go with?” “How much should I drink?” All are reasonable questions students should ask themselves when planning to go to a party. “What if I get shot?” is not one of those questions. But following the events of this weekend, many students will begin...

Volunteer groups help with homeless problem

March 4, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Homelessness has been a prominent issue in Chico for years. There have been several efforts made by the city of Chico and by outside organizations to reduce the number of homeless individuals living on the streets of Chico. The Sit and Lie ordinance, which came into effect last year, prohibits p...

Campus must better sexual assault education

February 25, 2015


Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

When freshmen first arrive at Chico State, they are required to participate in a program called Safe Start. During the program, the women are segregated in one room and given a keychain tag with tips on how to avoid being sexually assaulted: - If a situation doesn’t “feel” right, get away f...

Letter to the editor

February 18, 2015


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This letter to the editor was written in response to the editorial "Students should be aware of hazing past in Greek community." This article is being written not in a response to the students right to know about hazing allegations, but rather with the intention to address the misprinted, an...

Social media: Mixed bag of envy, connection

February 18, 2015


Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion

Social media could be the best or worst thing to ever happen to this generation. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all platforms that were made to connect people together. Which is pretty fantastic. Two people living in different countries can keep in contact on a daily basis, and it’s free...

Gonorrhea epidemic should spur STD testing

February 11, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An epidemic has been declared in Butte County. Three hundred cases of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, were reported in 2014. This is more than double the number of cases that were reported in 2013. It is considered an epidemic because of the dramatic increase of cases in such a short amount of t...

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