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Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

Rachael Bayuk

October 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Whatever your opinion is about abortion, I can't change it and I won't try to change it. But, I will discuss with you how important it is for someone to be able to make the decision for themselves. And not be shamed for making a decision that, undoubtedly, was a hard one.Abortions have been taking p...

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

Brooke Martin

October 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Put those rulers and growth pills away because we don’t care what your penis size is.Our society is obsessed with appearance, looks and being perceived as ‘sexy’. At least five million people in the U.S. suffer from body dysphoria. When people think of body self-esteem issues they usually picture a woma...

Protestors speak on women clinics

Protestors speak on women clinics

Rachael Bayuk

October 8, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Outside of the Bell Memorial Union I asked protesters and supporters of the Women's Resource Clinic about their opinions on the legitimacy of the clinic. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter  ...

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Rayanne Painter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most people have jobs in their lifetime. And that’s what sex work is, a job. People are often fast to make assumptions that people who receive money for consensual sexual actions are degrading themselves and therefore don’t respect themselves. For many people, sex work is a form of empowermen...

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens, including the president, have a tendency to discredit immigrants. To lump them all into a group and...

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week, I asked students and staff around campus how they feel when it comes to packing up early a few minutes before class.Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter...

Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

Karen Limones, Brooke Martin, and Rayanne Painter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

This week, reporters Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin shared their opinions on sex workers and sensitive language that students use.Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Packing up premature is immature

Packing up premature is immature

Brooke Martin

October 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack hoping not to make too much noise. All while looking at your professor, pretending that you’re pa...

Off the Record: What sex is not and party life in Chico

Off the Record: What sex is not and party life in Chico

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk, and Karen Limones

October 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk with guest speaker Karen Limones discuss topics about sex and the party life in Chico.Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

College partying isn’t a problem

College partying isn’t a problem

Rachael Bayuk

October 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As college students we feel an immense amount of pressure. Pressure to do well in our classes. Pressure to be perfect. Pressure to represent our families. But no one ever talks about our solution to the pressure. The release valve we so desperately need. We tell people we are okay and then dream of ...

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Natalie Hanson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Why “breastaurants” are a dying business model For the last month, the newest coffee chain to come to Chico has been generating a lot of buzz. Bottoms Up Espresso began to garner criticism from residents before it officially opened, and since its location’s unveiling last week, it’s clear t...

Dear Board of Trustees, please stop approving raises for administrators

Dear Board of Trustees, please stop approving raises for administrators

Rayanne Painter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Only so much can be taken from us until we have nothing left. We are students, most of us with a full-time class load. Many of us have a job, maybe two or even three of them. We have families at home who might need our financial help or are unable to help us out when we are struggling. Rent takes...

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