The Orion

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 11, 2016

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

Letter: Employees sense ‘fear’ on campus

Months after a vote of no-confidence, faculty members are more hopeful for the future of administration. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Gabriel Sandoval

April 28, 2016

After the Academic Senate approved a no-confidence resolution last December, faculty leaders said in a letter to Chancellor Timothy White that mismanagement by Chico State administrators had gotten so bad that employees “feel a sense of instability and fear” on campus. But in the four and a half months since the letter was written, faculty leaders said they are more opt...

End the cycle of bullying

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Brittany Mcclintock

March 25, 2016

Hurt people, hurt people. That is neither a reason nor excuse to be disrespectful. Just because you were wronged in the past, doesn’t mean you get to wrong somebody else. You know how much it hurts, what it’s like to feel low; you should never treat someone that way just to feel better a...

Victims overshadowed by the bully

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Megan Mann

September 22, 2015

Kim Davis.Two words composing a single name. That's all it takes to start a huge debate about religion and gay marriage, and everyone has an opinion.I mean, it's hard not to get swept up in the story:A Kentucky county clerk gets thrown in jail because she defied a federal mandate that ordered her to issue...

Post-racial universities are a myth

Kristina Martinez

May 15, 2014

Many people see the present time as a "post-racial" world, but that is far from the truth. Four students, Logan Beaschler, Colin Warren, Joseph Bomgardner and an unidentified juvenile, are accused by Donald Williams Jr., their former roommate, of bullying him in his fall semester at San Jose State. Three...

Employees face workplace bullying

Employees face workplace bullying

Yessenia Funes

April 23, 2014

A Chico State employee spends nights awake in bed. The next day at work, the employee is welcomed by threats from a supervisor and singled out — micromanaged and stripped of the ability to make work-related decisions. Disturbing comments are made behind closed doors. Performance evaluations a...

Bullying a concern for university workers

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Yessenia Funes

March 26, 2014

Concerns of workplace bullying of California State University employees, including professors, were brought up at a Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach Tuesday. John Orr, a California State University Employee's Union representative of employees in clerical and administrative support services at Cal S...

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