The Orion

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Joann Chevaillier

March 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As students we have many responsibilities that can create stress. Stress can cause some frustrating issues, like affecting a person's sex drive. Lately all my different responsibilities have been making me crazy and making me miss my down time. This rise of different activities can affect how well...

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Dakota Youpeè, a homeless individual, died early in November on the streets of Chico. He struggled with alcohol addiction. What many may not know is that Safe Space has provided a place for homeless individuals in any condition to have warmth during the cold and rainy months, and will continue to operate this winter with ...

Liquor store abundant in Chico

Liquor store abundant in Chico

December 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems that no matter what street you live on— near or around campus— there’s a liquor store on the corner. They are like Starbucks in Seattle. From what I could find using Google Maps, there are nearly 20 liquor stores surrounding Chico State, with multiple liquor stores I’m familiar...

Drinking safety checklist

Sabrina Grislis

October 5, 2015


Filed under Features

It's old news that Chico State students know how to have fun on the weekends— work hard, play hard. It's also old news that unsafe drinking habits can have the potential to really mess up someone’s life. Sofia Rodriguez and Evan Thibeau, peer education counselors at the Campus Alcohol and Drug Educ...

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Hard alcohol culture rises at Chico State

Sarah Strausser

October 4, 2015


Filed under News

  On a typical Friday or Saturday night in Chico, the Enloe Medical Center emergency room treats two to four patients for alcohol overdose. Although the hospital does not release whether the patients are Chico State students, Christina Chavira, Enloe Medical Center marketing and commun...

Horoscope for Oct. 4-11

Horoscope for Oct. 4-11

Megan Moran

October 2, 2015


Filed under Features

  Aries- Drunk Texter Somewhere between four shots of pineapple Burnett's and the wine bag you’ve just slapped, nothing can stop you from saying anything that comes to mind or going through your contact list and sending some regrettable messages. Sometimes it's a pretty ballsy messag...

Guide to pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider

Guide to pairing cheese with wine, beer and cider

Grace Kerfoot

October 1, 2015


Filed under Features

While drinking in college is somewhat of a right of passage, alcohol doesn’t have to be all about the body shots, cheap beer and hot mess hangovers. One way to ease yourself into a more sophisticated drinking lifestyle is by hosting a cheese and wine, or cheese and beer, party. While there are techni...

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Recovery group volunteers clean up homeless camps

Michael Mcclurg

March 18, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The homeless problem in Chico regularly leads to encampments where refuse such as old bottles and used syringes not only clutter the landscape but also pose safety concerns. But one group is working to help. Christbridge Ministry, a local Christian organization that runs a recovery program...

Prohibition on campuses doesn’t encourage safe drinking habits

Prohibition on campuses doesn’t encourage safe drinking habits

Joseph Rogers

January 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If students at Sacramento State want to grab a pint of beer with lunch where do they go? To dining services. The Round Table Pizza there has beer on tap. Most colleges have problems with alcohol. This is not a Chico State phenomenon. Does anyone really think that students at UC Berkeley, Colu...

Student overdoses on marijuana

Madison Holmes

October 17, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

University Police Blotter Thursday, 8:12 p.m. : Medical aid at Laxson Auditorium. "Box office staff requesting fire and medics on individual who is feeling faint." Thursday, 11:02 a.m. : Non injury hit-and-run on West Second and Chestnut Streets. "A blue PT cruiser hit a brown hair female on a bike, ...

Hangover supplements fail to soothe

Veronica De La Cruz

September 25, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The morning after a night out on the streets of Chico, many students may be regretting all the alcohol they've consumed the night before. There are all sorts of remedies out there for a hangover, but do they really work?Some popular ones include eating greasy food or the popular route of drinking awa...

Powdered alcohol presents plenty of hazards

Zachary Phillips

April 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

From the mahogany liquor cabinets of New York's richest, to the dorm room mini fridges of Chico State's first-years, to the toilet tanks of inmates across the nation. Alcohol is the lifeblood that flows through America's veins. Recently, however, the fiery liquid has formed a bit of a clot. Regulators ...

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