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Political parties collide regardless of barricade. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Protests of Chico State Republicans club lead to frustration with administration

Natalie Hanson // December 5, 2019

The week before Thanksgiving here on campus was not a good look for us. To say the least. I can't say I'm surprised by the action taken by the university at this point, but it's nonetheless disappointing.The...

Miscommunication between UPD and University of Communications creates confusion and potentially dangerous situations. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Campus police take responsibility for actions – Hutchinson will not

Natalie Hanson // November 26, 2019

After weeks of ongoing investigation into the Meriam Library incidents this semester, we got a chance to talk to the police chief to clarify things. My concerns, this entire semester, have rested with...

Police deny students information on library public safety. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Natalie Hanson // November 13, 2019

Once again this semester, it's time to address the ongoing failure of our University Police Department to provide information to the student body, as well as to faculty and staff, in a timely manner. Last...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Thoughts on pronouns

Mitchell Kret // October 30, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson, Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter, and Sports Editor...

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Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Natalie Hanson // October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread...

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Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Natalie Hanson // October 8, 2019

For the past year or more, getting counseling when you need it has become more and more of a struggle at Chico State. If you need to go through the Student Health Center, getting a same-day appointment...

My body isn’t a cation sign; you’re not going to slip into the heart of my struggles by just acknowledging me as I am. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

‘Fat’ is used as an insult, but it’s just my body

Rayanne Painter // September 11, 2019

I’ve been here a thousand times: A thin person, most of the time my friend or family member, stands in the mirror in front of them. They twist their face in disgust while they look at their body:...

Kendall Hall at Chico State is making it harder to find information. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Chico State administration, we deserve better

Natalie Hanson // September 4, 2019

In the past month, Chico State administration has stood in the way of providing information and help to students and student journalists in a variety of critical issues facing the student body.The Orion...

Chávez weekend proves Chico hasn't changed

Chávez weekend proves Chico hasn’t changed

Natalie Hanson and Rachael Bayuk // April 4, 2019

What happened, Chico? More importantly, why does this keep happening?César Chávez weekend has, unfortunately, grown infamous for its reputation as a long party weekend for many college students,...

Getty Images photo by alicemoi.

Stop judging other women’s harassment experiences

Natalie Hanson // March 27, 2019

Women's History Month FeatureWhen his hands touched me, I could have screamed. I could have cursed him. I could have ripped his hand from my body, could have knocked him to the floor. I could have done...

A student hides her face. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

Natalie Hanson // March 12, 2019

Editorial: Women's History MonthThe idea of UndocuWeek, as a campus event, may mean very little to the average American passing through the average American campus. It may also mean everything to any student...

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Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Reed Mccoy // February 5, 2019

These days it is nearly impossible to watch the news without hearing a mention of President Trump or the US Government's single-minded incompetence in solving today's issues. You may be thinking "does...

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