The Orion

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Right to vote comes with an obligation

Kendall George

April 11, 2018

With the Associated Students' election coming up, it's important to understand the complexity and necessity of voting, whether it be in a Chico State election or national election.As young adults, students and millennials, it might not be our first priority to vote, especially in A.S. elections that don'...

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Free speech trumps trigger warnings

Kendall George

April 4, 2018

Freedom of speech, although it might not seem like it, is a touchy subject. Especially in college, when a lot of contrasting viewpoints come up, freedom of speech can be jeopardized. When conversations arise that are uncomfortable, debate-orientated or controversial, emotion-based arguments on silenc...

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

Kendall George

March 28, 2018

There is (probably) not one person on the Chico State campus who is upset about school being out of session on Friday. This three day weekend will be filled with sunshine, late nights and good friends. Cesar Chavez Day is a very popular day among university students to go out, wear sombreros and drink...

Letters to: My future self

Letters to: My future self

Nicte Hernandez

March 25, 2018

Dear Future Self, College has been one fun, stressful ride. All those all-nighters and hating yourself the next day at your 8 a.m. finally paid off. Sleep for dinner is no longer a meal, you have graduated into your professional life where your part-time job at Jack In The Box is no longer a reality. No...

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

Kendall George

March 14, 2018

We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Kendall George

March 7, 2018

Since we were kids, there has been little to no education about sexual assault and now that we are in college, a one-hour video is supposed to give us all the answers? Not Anymore is not enough. Not Anymore is an online program aimed at college students to educate them on sexual assault. What is ...

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Kendall George

February 20, 2018

According to Business Insider, 30 mass shootings have occurred in 2018. CNN reports that eight of these have been school shootings. Washington Post states that, on average, two dozen children are shot every day. Statistics published on Vox show that states with more guns have more gun deaths overall,...

University transparency is ineffective

University transparency is ineffective

Kendall George

February 13, 2018

Each week The Orion prints a police blotter, highlighting the crimes that were reported both on campus and around the community. All cases are cited directly from the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department. In last week’s edition, two cases of rape, one case of sexual battery...

Popularity drives election

Editorial Board

April 12, 2017

With A.S. elections rapidly approaching, the campus is slowly being overrun by signs. The confident images of the candidates alongside clichéd mantras of unity actually do help students get elected. Not because they represent the policies or beliefs of the candidates, but because the elections are...

Resident advisor firing still unanswered

Editorial Board

April 5, 2017

After deciding to fire 23 resident advisers for vague and frankly insufficient reasons less than a month ago, University Housing has gone silent. Rather than explain the choice to cut a third of their RA staff, University Housing administrators Abeer Mustafa and Connie Huyck have chosen to disregard...

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne

September 28, 2016

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some students, it isn't enough. A recent study by the California State University system showed that appr...

Students suffer from library hour cuts

Alex Horne

September 8, 2016

At the beginning of the semester Chico State's Meriam Library announced that the administration had cut the operating hours. The latest the library will be open is 11:45 p.m. Those hours will be valid Monday through Thursday. Saturday's saw the most dramatic change with the new hours ranging from no...

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