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Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

Karen Limones, Rayanne Painter, Brooke Martin, and Rachael Bayuk

October 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the necessity of general neutral bathrooms needed on campus and the men who can't donate blood during the blood drive. 0:01- Introduction0:10- Topics 0:18- Gay men can't donate blood3:20- Gender neutral bathrooms6:45- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at opi...

Healing through the arts

Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk

October 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one is not considering art as a craft, the arts still play a vital role in character development and stres...

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Alex Grant

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

*Note the following claims are personally-based from my own views and not from interviews or research.* It’s Saturday afternoon. My roommate and I walk out of Great Northern Coffee, otherwise known as “train-car-cafe,” and take a sip of iced coffee. We unlock our bikes and pedal past the frat...

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Rayanne Painter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you’re reading this, I’m going to make the assumption that you are human. You eat, you drink and if you do both of these things, you will have to dispose of bodily waste.Whether the urge to use the bathroom is at home or in public, most of us don’t have trouble finding a place t...

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary

Rachael Bayuk

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Halloween in Chico has a deep tradition of being a time for partying. While I have no bone to pick with celebrating, I do have a few tips for staying safe while doing it.Sex is great, but it can be dangerous to get caught up in an exciting hookup. There will be an influx of “out-of-towners” into our ...

Start living in the now

Start living in the now

Brooke Martin

October 23, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

College students are planning for the future, but might be forgetting about the now.Midterms, grades, internships and careers weigh heavily on college students’ minds. Under all of this stress, it’s easy to forget that we are in college, supposedly the best years of your life. Make these years count.College students face an enormous amount of worry. We a...

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

Brooke Martin

October 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chicoween has become a Chico State tradition, that is well known by more than just students. Every Halloween, many out of towners come up to celebrate. While this can be great, it also escalates the risks of going out. The scary part isn’t the witches or ghosts, it’s the people out of to...

Coming out isn’t always rainbows

Coming out isn’t always rainbows

Rachael Bayuk

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Being proud doesn't always mean you have to be loud.Coming out is the removal of a societal mask. The shedding of a false skin. But, dropping these walls isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.We still live in a world where people are murdered and arrested for being themselves. Please do not let the...

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Earth as we know it is disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate. I know it, you know it and we need to stop ignoring it.Over the past decade, there’s been no secret about the fact that our climate is rapidly changing and becoming too hot for the earth to remain sustainable. Coral reefs once full of vib...

Off the Record: coming out, nipple licking and meninism

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and guest Alex Grant talk about coming out, trying new things in the bedroom and meninism.Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Wildcat on the Street: Plastic can cause gain-weight

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Reporter Brook Martin went around campus to ask students if they knew that plastic can be a leading cause to health issues and their opinion on some alternatives students can use.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

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