The Orion

Battling to accept our bodies in a toxic society

Battling to accept our bodies in a toxic society

Alexis Harvey, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

Body image is a term that is thrown around a lot in today's society, but what does it really mean? Body image describes our perceptions and attitudes towards our own physical appearance. It's how you...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Don’t diet for image

Allison Galbreath // February 15, 2015

  It seems everyone either wants to be or is on some kind of diet, whether it be Atkins, South Beach or some self-created set of restrictions. All these have one thing in common: they promise...

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Guide to gay men’s body types

Joseph Rogers // February 7, 2015

Lesbians and gay men have become normalized in pop culture to a point that terms we use to describe one another have become more commonplace. I was even asked by co-worker to define another staff member...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

All types of breasts need support

Daisy Dardon // January 29, 2015

I have small breasts — and I love it. A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to say that, but I have finally come to terms with my breasts and their size. I had hoped that I would be blessed...

Lay off of Barbie, blame the parents

Lay off of Barbie, blame the parents

Megan Mann // December 6, 2014

Growing up, my favorite toys were my Barbie dolls.I'd play with them all the time, dressing them up in outfits and sending them off on the most outrageous adventures my young mind could imagine.And although...

Bizarre beauty fads boggle my mind

Alyssa Dunning // December 6, 2014

While searching on Pinterest for DIY projects I will never actually do, I came across a recipe for armpit bleaching lotion. I was completely baffled. When did I miss this trend? I started looking at my...

Tattoos can wait

Julianna Eveland // October 10, 2014

There's something about college that makes it feel like the prime time to get a tattoo.When I first came to Chico all my friends had cool tattoos. I was jealous. I felt young without any ink on my body,...

Debbie Devine, a local marriage and family therapist, answered questions about eating disorders for Chico States Embodied club. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Dominique Diaz // March 31, 2014

A speaker stands in front of a handful of students in the room, their attention drawn to her compassionate and easygoing persona. "I’m like a joy whore," said Debbie Devine, a local marriage and...

Michael Karp

The O-Face: Ponderance of pubic hair

Michael Karp // March 19, 2014

Pubic hair, also referred to as the "love nest," the "'fro down low" and the "untamed jungle," sparks significant debate among the sexes. Questions of how long it should be make for many heated arguments. Even...

Michael Karp.

The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

Michael Karp // March 1, 2014

When I look in the mirror I see a big nose, curly hair, vampire teeth and small wrists. But I also see a nose that’s great for holding sunglasses, hair that my girlfriend loves to run her fingers...

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