The Orion

Community members upset by Mormon guest appearance

Whitney Urmann

August 26, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

One community organization, Mormons Building Bridges, maintained a booth at Chico Pride, spurring a few Pride attendees to express their frustration to Stonewall Alliance Center for allowing the group to table even though the Mormon church hasn't been welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. It's disappoi...

New GE standards will harm grad rate

May 12, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The enigma of General Education has just turned into a seemingly impossible Sudoku puzzle. Currently, Chico State students are required to take 48 units of GE classes within 11 different areas and pass with a C- or better. Four-year students are now expected to receive a C rather than a C- in oral comm...

Wildcat statue plans ignore student voice

May 6, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Despite primarily negative feedback, Associated Students is going ahead with its plans to build a wildcat statue. Back in October, The Orion first reported on A.S.’s plans to help fund and develop the statue.    The purpose of the statue is to create more school spirit, according to Taylor He...

Sexual violence no joking matter

April 28, 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

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“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

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

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