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Vegan student on a budget; tips and tricks

Vegan student on a budget; tips and tricks

Rayanne Painter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

With many college students struggling with issues such as housing or food insecurity, or just struggling to pay for tuition and textbooks, it’s reasonable when college students eat what they can to get by. There are many students whose main reason for not trying out a vegan diet is because of the cos...

One last straw to sip

One last straw to sip

Karen Limones

September 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Last semester, Chico State took a big oath when we decided to go strawless and ban all plastic straws from campus. In replacement, paper straws were given out upon request and steel metal straws were available for purchase. While hundreds of students have already bought metal reusable straws, it seems that less students know about th...

Period Sex; don’t knock it till you try it

Period Sex; don’t knock it till you try it

Rayanne Painter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Sex is bound to get messy. Bodily fluids, lube and sweat are all mixed up in heavy breathing, tangled hair and hey- maybe you break some furniture once in a while. This is no surprise as sex brings back a primal instinct that mostly all humans have. Except for those who don’t like sex, which is cool...

Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

Rachael Bayuk

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Self-confidence can be compared to a light bulb. It is not always on, sometimes it dims and eventually you’ll have to change it out. It is perfectly normal to not always feel a hundred percent. Don’t feel bad and wish you could be like –insert ones favorite icon here—because I guarantee you,...

Letter to: transfer students

Letter to: transfer students

Rachael Bayuk

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Dear Transfer Students, First off, let me say welcome to the family; you have just started the rest of your life. At Chico State you can be whoever you want to be. Your past doesn’t have to define you if you don’t want it to. Transferring offers you a unique opportunity to redefine yourself ...

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

Wildcat on the Street: Social media consent

August 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

We asked students around Chico State their opinion about social media consent and what it means to them. Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Rayanne Painter

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Everybody deals with their own personal lows during college. Many students may find themselves devastated over failing a difficult exam, or heartbroken over falling out with friends or partners. For anybody who’s experienced these things, they know that it can often make life harder than it needs to...

Social media consent becomes the new get-out-of-jail free card

Social media consent becomes the new get-out-of-jail free card

Brooke Martin

August 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

When talking about “social media consent” you have to wonder if consent even exists anymore. If anyone else has access to certain content, then the original owner’s ability to give consent for the content going public has been lost. When consent is lost, unfortunate repercussions can take place. This...

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Karen Limones

May 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry staff has just come to show how much of an importance keeping students well-nourished does not matter when they decide to keep expired labels out for grabs. The goal is to provide food for students who can’t afford to purchase groceries or a meal. Yet, the free groceries...

Keep your mind active this summer

Keep your mind active this summer

Danielle Cortes

May 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a book or two, just to add to your list of summer accomplishments?According to Business Insider, “Science ha...

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

Five first dates in five days

Five first dates in five days

Piper Loring

May 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

People typically imagine themselves meeting a romantic partner organically, through serendipity or within a professional field. But times are changing. It's increasingly difficult to meet someone without the shield of technology screens. Busy schedules filled with school, work and extracurriculars...

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