The Orion

Unisex bathrooms provide privacy for all

Julianna Eveland

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 ...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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...

Why fitting in can sometimes be okay

Prin Mayowa

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The weird thing about fitting in is that it there are three kinds of people. There’s always that one person who sets the tone for what’s cool or interesting — the trendsetter. These people’s views on the world are of the most importance. Why wouldn’t they? They seem to have been given that power by the...

Slower speech for the sake of smart.

Zachary Phillips

January 30, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When I think of my generation, I think of fear. The fear of awkward silences is what comes to mind, specifically. It paralyzes today’s youth from making phone calls, forcing them to resort to text messaging. It makes them feel the constant need to "do something" whilst hanging out with a fri...

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Remember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? If a classmate shared one of their Sour Patch Kids with you at recess, you were instantly best friends and life was good. Fast-forward to college. No matter if you're a freshman, senior or an older returning adult, making new friends in clas...

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Kevin Crittenden

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I use to wonder what it would be like to live the night owl lifestyle, until I got a taste for it during my stint as a night driver. When working as a cab driver I found that after constant sleep deprivation, nothing surprised me anymore. Weird activities would unfold in front of me and in my cab. But I d...

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

Zachary Phillips

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recent graduates are always full of regrets.Whether college seemed to disappear in a flash, or drag on well past its welcome, human nature tends to prompt graduates to look back on their time at Chico State and wish they had experienced more. One of the most common “carpe diem” fails that I tend to h...

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Mozes Zarate

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

An online fundraiser in support of Bryant Mata-Adams' mother has raised more than $10,000 in less than two days. Mata-Adams, a 19-year-old Chico State student, died Monday after a suspected DUI crash Sunday killed one other passenger, Austin Silver, 20, and left driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, in critical condition. The fundraiser's goal is to support Lisa Mata, Mata-A...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Chico State senior creates extraordinary bicycles and artwork

Ashiah Scharaga

January 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A teeter-totter, a 6-foot-tall bicycle, brightly painted Sony speakers and Chico State all have one thing in common: Travis Stock. To say that Stock, a senior from Laguna Niguel majoring in art with an emphasis in art studio, is an artist of any one trade wouldn't do him justice. Stock not only de...

Chico recognized as ideal adult destination

Chico recognized as ideal adult destination

Dominique Diaz

January 28, 2014


Filed under Features

Chico is listed in Sunset Magazine’s “24 Best Places to Live and Work” and is a runner-up in the “Best Place to Reboot Your Life” list for 2014.Chico receives these honors, in part, because of its handsome downtown filled with unique shops and restaurants, the farmers markets and Bidw...

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Enrique Raymundo

January 28, 2014


Filed under News

Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

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