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Social Activism In Art

Social Activism In Art

Jessica Shippelhoute, Social Media Editor // February 23, 2021

A pair of red stiletto heels clicked in rhythm against the asphalt after the bright flash of the walk sign. Suddenly, a wolf-whistle pierced from a raised pickup truck shocked the woman out of the steady...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival promotes nature and activism

Mitchell Kret // March 4, 2019

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival made a visit to Chico Feb. 28 to show 13 short films revolving around nature and activism. The festival was held in Ayres Hall, filled with diverse people from around...

Students go over club goals in the Students for Quality Educations first meeting of the year. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

SQE holds first Open House meeting of the year

Nate Rettinger // February 5, 2019

The Students for Quality Education hosted an open house and their first meeting of the year this week, giving students the opportunity to check the club out.About 20 people came to Thursday’s event...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Chico residents need compassion for the homeless

Kyra Stemplinger // March 16, 2017

When walking around Chico, it's not unusual to see a person pushing a shopping cart or asking for spare change. However, it is rare to see someone actually give money to the homeless. There are conflicting...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Rachel Reyes // February 17, 2017

Social media seems to have become the preeminent medium shaping political agendas across the nation today. These messages are being rapidly exchanged 140 characters at a time. The ability for one single...

Egypt Howard on campus at the #BlackInChico protest Sept. 26. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Alumna working for diversity

Karen Limones // February 17, 2017

Egypt Howard is using her past experiences to help better the lives of her local African-American community. Former Chico State student, Egypt Howard remembers a lack of empathy in the Chico community...

Protestors on the March against President Trumps actions in recent weeks. Photo credit: Isaac Ramsour

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 14, 2017

Isaac Ramsour can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.  

Susans office location. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

New director in civic engagement

Daniel Wright // February 11, 2017

Susan Roll, Ph.D. took over as director of Civic Engagement at Chico State in the beginning of this semester."As Director of Civic Engagement, Susan will work with faculty to enhance the civic component...

Comments on Twitter pertaining to the disapproval of white people. Photo credit: Kenta Mcafee

Election Expression promotes activism

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // January 31, 2017

Many people attending Chico State still felt powerful shockwaves from the recent presidential election. With an uncertain future for many of us, it was comforting to come together as a community at the...

Student athletes should be allowed to be activists

Dylan Dewit // January 20, 2015

No college football team has excited me more this year than the Oregon Ducks. But it was not because of anything related to their New Year's Day win, but what happened after the last few seconds ticked...

Serving up social change via social networking sites

Valerie Teegardin // May 14, 2014

Unless you've taken the concept of dead week quite literally, than you've probably noticed your Twitter stream clogging up with pleas to #BringBackOurGirls.Despite the good intentions of this campaign,...

Digital activism lacks real results

Veronica De La Cruz // April 9, 2014

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” read a tweet from @ColbertReport posted March 28. While...

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