The Orion

Chico should annex districts for sake of sewers, services

Chico should annex districts for sake of sewers, services

September 3, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After much protest from concerned residents, Chico City Council has halted their efforts to absorb county islands Chapmantown and Mulberry back into the city proper. Most students will likely have never heard the names Chapmantown and Mulberry since coming to Chico for college, and that’s just how...

Assault awareness programs need stronger student voice

August 27, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The state’s sexual assault audit is complete, and Chico State has been found lacking. The university is now faced with the task of renovating limp assault prevention programs. The list of mandatory changes is extensive, but some of the most notable points are: requiring annual programs for sexu...

A private Wildcat Store must put students first

May 14, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The mere sound of the phrase “privatizing the Chico State Wildcat Store” sounds like something out of a dystopian nightmare, but Follett Corporation’s plans for taking over the Wildcat Store sound like something straight out of a business majors nocturnal emission. Lower textbook fees, im...

Breaking gender barriers

May 7, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Almost everyone has been asked by a teacher or parent what they want to be when they grow up. Answers vary from humorous, a dog, to all too often a gendered or stereotypical answer. Of course, by the time these young wannabe princesses, policemen and teachers do grow up and attend a university th...

Educate to eradicate hate

April 30, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Discrimination is an ugly word. College campuses’ pamphlets and websites don’t promote or advertise it, just the opposite in fact. Chico State’s own homepage is filled with images of women and men who look very much varied from one another but still united under the banner of a shared web address. To ...

Rape victims deserve discretion

April 23, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sexual assualts are unfortunately an issue on university campuses across America. Because of the severity of the topic, different schools have various methods of and resources for dealing with this issue on a case-by-case basis. The administration here at Chico State does an adequate job of providing ...

Evade apathy for AS elections

April 16, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sadly, voter apathy in student elections is a problem that universities across America struggle with. Average voter turnout to student government elections across the country is in the range of 4 percent, with state universities and colleges slightly higher, at 10 to 15 percent, according to the Am...

The Orion’s AS candidate endorsements

The Orion’s AS candidate endorsements

April 8, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

President Herren is running for re-election as current president. After building a strong relationship with the community during her current term, she shows the experience needed to successfully lead Chico State for another term. Herren is passionate about channeling student voices and wants to carry over the s...

Editorial: Student success shows slump

April 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he end goal for many college students is to learn, grow and ultimately graduate with a degree, a testament to what they have learned throughout their years of study. Unfortunately not every student who enrolls at Chico State will see that end result. In a recent study conduc...

Editorial: Drop in holiday drunks

March 26, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State has had a reputation as a party school for decades now. After this past school year the number of participants and arrests during drinking-related holidays appears to be decreasing. While partying may seem like harmless fun to many students, it is a serious issue for many institutions a...

Blame falls on party hosts

March 13, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week this city adopted a new social host ordinance. On paper, this new law is supposed to curb underage drinking by fining hosts of parties that serve minors alcohol. In actuality, it seems unlikely that this new ordinance will change the culture of underage drinking that plagues Chico. O...

Elevator troubles require retrofit

Elevator troubles require retrofit

February 26, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Chico State faces a safety issue that is independent of the exuberance of college students that is often a cause for concern. There has been about 25 separate elevator-related issues across campus this semester, which have even worried individuals without personal fears. These occurrences vary from ...

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