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Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Places like Ray’s Liquor have actually seen a
November 2, 2019

Chicoween is here once again, and Chico may once again be raided by out-of-towners in search of a good party.Chico State has had a reputation of being called a party school dating back to the mid-80s....

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

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December 11, 2018

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence...

Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

Chico State lays out their alcohol policy very clearly to all of its athletes when the athlete first arrives at Chico State. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
April 15, 2018

As we move on from cold and rain to nicer weather, there will be no shortages of partying Chico State students. This narrative of a typical weekend is different for student-athletes who are bound by a...

Legal drinking age in U.S. creates more problems than solutions

Drinking culture differs greatly from the U.S. and other countries around the world. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
February 19, 2018

Today, in addition to what the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism regards as a "pervasive binge drinking culture," the United States is one of the few countries in the world with a...

Off The Record | Episode 7 | Sex and drugs, Chico and marijuana, and drinking in class.

The seventh episode of Off The Record. Photo credit: The Orion
September 28, 2017

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion’s opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at The Orion website. This week, writers...

Four steps to being drunk in class

College man drinks his night away Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
September 26, 2017

Getting drunk before class is an art form that many dabble in as an amateur, yet few have ever truly mastered. Years of careful study, meditation and deep introspection has led to a surefire list that...

Chico scrutinizing binge-drinking too harshly

Photo credit: Chase Falk
March 26, 2017

Chico State students are infamous for blurring the line of knowing how much alcohol is too much. While some people attribute binge drinking as a lack self-control, others wonder if they simply value getting...

Basic Drinking In America

Basic Drinking In America
September 21, 2016

She walks into Riley's, screaming, "Buy me a shot!" Figuratively though, since she is about the hundredth girl to walk in on her 21st birthday with that infamous pink sash. In my opinion, this is the most...

California’s tobacco measure will have negative results

Photo credit: Helen Suh
March 29, 2016

From 2011-2012 in California, adults aged 18-24formed the lowest demographic of cigarette smokers except for adults aged 65 and over. They also had lower rates of smoking than the national average, which...

Hangover supplements fail to soothe

September 25, 2014

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...

Friends in low places offer life lessons

May 3, 2014

A few years ago, when I was going to Sonoma State, I had a friend who drank too much.In the two years which I knew him, Danny Smith, whose name I’ve changed here, was arrested three times for public...

Underage drinking ordinance in talks

February 24, 2014

A proposed social host ordinance, which would punish those hosting private parties where alcohol is consumed by people under 21, will return to the City Council for review March 4.The ordinance was discussed...

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