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Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

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 requires being ready before 8 a.m. to call ahead and try to get in on cancellations. Otherwise, you're left wait...

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

‘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: “Why am I so fat?” Accompanied by “I look disgusting,” or something similar.One look at m...

Chico State administration, we deserve better

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 has been following several stories that directly affect students, from local safety and dropping en...

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, emboldened by being given an extra day off from school to binge drink.And many take advantage. Th...

Stop judging other women’s harassment experiences

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 something, anything, to defend myself -to make him know he was the lowest human being on the pl...

Reporting on the stories of dreamers with respect

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 who has ever considered themselves a “dreamer” at an American college.This can als...

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

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 this really matter to me-all this awful stuff-as an individual?"Would it be surprisin...

Shave yourself the hassle

Shave yourself the hassle

Rachael Bayuk

January 30, 2019

On a base level, advertisements (ads) are meant to connect potential buyers with products. On a deeper level, ads are meant to cause recognition. This commercial was a hit in that regard. Whether you loved the commercial, hated it, or didn't care you've been reminded about Gillette. Let me be frank, I l...

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Alex Grant

October 24, 2018

*Note the following claims are personally-based from my own views and not from interviews or research.* It’s Saturday afternoon. My roommate and I walk out of Great Northern Coffee, otherwise known as “train-car-cafe,” and take a sip of iced coffee. We unlock our bikes and pedal past the frat...

Place those hands where we can see them

Place those hands where we can see them

Karen Limones

October 10, 2018

Since we were kids, there has always been a lack of knowledge on the topic of sexual assault. But without a doubt, it is generally assumed it is done by a man. Given our prevalent cultural understanding of society and how common perpetrators of sexual violence are men, it is understanding. And now that off...

Recklessly avoiding road safety

Recklessly avoiding road safety

Karen Limones

September 19, 2018

The Chico community is slowly showing how much safety laws are unimportant. Whether on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle, road safety is becoming more of a problem. Accidents are bound to happen especially now with the construction going on at Chico State. The root of the issue is that people lack ba...

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Karen Limones

May 16, 2018

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry staff has just come to show how much of an importance keeping students well-nourished does not matter when they decide to keep expired labels out for grabs. The goal is to provide food for students who can’t afford to purchase groceries or a meal. Yet, the free groceries...

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