The Orion

3 feminist blogs you have to check out

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Anisha Brady

November 16, 2016

In light of recent election results, many people have been questioning the fate of the country and what a Donald Trump presidency may mean for disadvantaged peoples. Women are especially in need of empowerment during this seemingly dark and confusing period. Throughout history, women have found successful pl...

It can wait: Don’t text and walk

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

February 13, 2015

Earlier this week, I had an experience that left me terrified and extremely annoyed. I was walking to my class in Butte 201 around 12:14 p.m. I made my way up the west-side stairs, and as I was about to turn the corner, I heard the building’s doors swing open. Out came a mob of students fresh ...

Working Wildcat: Building blogs

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Ariel Hernandez

March 28, 2014

If you’ve thought about joining the blogging community, you’re definitely not alone. In 2012 there were 31 million bloggers in America, according to So what does it take to compete in an online world of constant blogger battle? Here are five tips to help create the nex...

Common phrases carry hidden meaning

Kevin Crittenden

February 22, 2014

There are many odd features of the English language and idioms are just one. Idioms are phrases that contain a hidden meaning and many of them have outlived the circumstances within which they were produced. Nonetheless they persist in language for their effectiveness. And yet sometimes they seem c...

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez

February 20, 2014

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs. Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that the more people use coffee as a wake up call, the more the brain reacts to coffee as the only thin...

Redefining importance of appearances

Valerie Teegardin

February 18, 2014

Once dubbed "the ugliest woman in the world," Lizzie Velasquez has been turning heads ever since her TED talk this past December when she addressed her rare disease that makes it impossible to gain any weight. Retelling some of the harassment she's had to face — like strangers telling her to do t...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz

February 8, 2014

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I will admit, there has been plenty of times, I didn't bother reading through them, and just sent the...

Reading is a last resort of entertainment for college students

Kristina Martinez

February 7, 2014

With so much going on in a college student's life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read something other than a textbook. It seems reading for fun might be a thing of the past for students, even after they're not too busy reading textbooks. According to research done in 2013 by StatisticB...

Reasons why lying is great

Prin Mayowa

February 3, 2014

Lying is great. It's one of those things people do just because it's easier to live with. Everyone loves easy living and being dishonest can help. Think about it, lying can improve one’s quality of life and here's how: 1. Lying to people is a great way to gain their trust and friendship. Peo...

How to enjoy the Superbowl without your team

Matt Murphy

February 1, 2014

On the eve of the biggest sporting event in the country, it's likely that you may be waking up knowing your favorite team isn't playing. I am also a passenger on this boat as my beloved 49ers came up short two weeks ago. Here's how you can still enjoy Superbowl Sunday. 1. Pick a side: Yes, I'm a lit...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014

It's about that time again — time to look for a place to live and new roommates to live with. I've had my fair share of bad roommates so I know how difficult it is to live with someone you can't get along with. Despite any negative experiences I may have encountered, at least now I know what to loo...

Unisex bathrooms provide privacy for all

Julianna Eveland

January 31, 2014

When I first heard about the recent changes Chico State made to accommodate transgender students by adding unisex bathrooms in the Bell Memorial Union I was taken aback. I was unfamiliar with this concept and although I have no ill feelings towards people who identify with being transgender, I found ...

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