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O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it

O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it

Melissa Joseph

October 6, 2019

When I’m stuck in a pit of wallowing depression, having sex isn’t first on my list of priorities, especially if I’m taking my antidepressants.At the age of 13, I was “diagnosed” with depression. I use air quotes because therapists don’t straight up say “you have seve...

TikTok innovative, but reinforces stereotypes

TikTok innovative, but reinforces stereotypes

Danielle Kessler

October 6, 2019

Since TikTok was launched in 2017, the world has never been the same. Well, not exactly, but it has had a huge impact on Gen Z culture and on mainstream media in general. But with every new social media app that comes out, however, it seems that we see the same trend of younger girls being at the re...

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter

October 6, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss an editorial piece about a recent incident involving Border Patrol on Chico State campus. Natalie Hanson and Rayanne Painter can both be reached a...

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

Mitchell Kret

October 3, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson’s editorial piece about why parking, and student safety, is a problem at Chico State. Natalie Hanson and R...

Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2019

By now I think most of the campus probably knows that this past Wednesday, California Customs and Border Patrol officers were on campus, recruiting at the Career Fair in the BMU. At the same time this was going on, the first in the "Diversity Talks" series, by Richie Reseda, was also taking place...

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

Angel Ortega

September 29, 2019

Shaming men for seeking and receiving mental health counseling and therapy reinforces toxic masculinity. I hate the idea that a man must put on a tough-guy persona if they are going through a turbulent phase in their life. It’s commonly viewed that if a man even so much cries or shows some emot...

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Alex Coba

September 24, 2019

Starting school at Chico State marked my initiation to the world of paper straws. I remember the first time I encountered this monstrosity like it was yesterday:It was a hot summer day during the first week of school. I had just come out of my first journalism class here at Chico State. I was thirsty--...

Ameer Vann makes solo album after scandal

Ameer Vann makes solo album after scandal

Angel Ortega

September 24, 2019

Ameer Vann, former member of pop collective Brockhampton, has returned to the music industry following his sudden departure from the group over a year ago. Vann was one of the founding members of Brockhampton and played a huge role in the production and release of their first three albums. In May 20...

O-Face: Reflections on virginity

O-Face: Reflections on virginity

Rayanne Painter

September 24, 2019

It’s a sticky subject, virginity.There’s only one way this is supposed to happen, right? A man lays a woman down in missionary, strokes a few times, blows his load and suddenly your virginity vanishes like the ghost you thought you saw slinking down the hallway at 3 a.m. Then, much like the ...

A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

A tall girl’s criticism of Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2019

Let’s set the scene for Netflix’s new original film, “Tall Girl”:Jodi (Ava Michelle) is a white, cisgender, straight, thin, able-bodied, middle-class, blond-haired, blue-eyed woman - Oh, and she happens to be 6’1” and her life is hard.“You think your life is hard...

‘For The Record’ Podcast: Chico State administration, we deserve better

‘For The Record’ Podcast: Chico State administration, we deserve better

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2019

"For the Record" is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson's editorial piece about journalists' free speech at Chico State.Natalie Hanson can be reached @nhanson_reports...

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2019

Here we go again - it's fall, another round of parking permits have been sold, and students are once again battling for parking spots every morning. It seems redundant at this point to say it, but it's still true - parking at Chico State is a nightmare with no solution in sight. Except this time,...

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