The Orion

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Roberto Fonseca

April 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Putting Americans first" doesn't seem to apply to our schools, environment and the those living in poverty according to President Donald Trump's preliminary budget proposal for 2018.Trump wants to cut spending for the Environmental Protection Agency by 39 percent. He said climate change is a "hoax" and a c...

Meet the University Cabinet

Meet the University Cabinet

Victoria Rohrer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The University Cabinet makes major decisions that influence the lives of students, staff and faculty everyday. Their jobs range from fundraising, managing the budget and supporting student services. Since President Zingg's retirement in 2016, the University Cabinet has almost been entirely replaced. P...

Education is becoming secondary

Education is becoming secondary

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our generation is fixated on posting our entire lives, except when it comes to actual things that matter, like learning. Snapchat stories of every meal and complaining about 8 a.m. classes every other morning are usually the topics that consume people's lives while in college. Rather than appreciati...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

Online exams are setting us back

Online exams are setting us back

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

May 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As education moves rapidly further into the digital age, I’ve noticed a large shift in the methods our teachers use to evaluate us. I’m referring to tests, quizzes, exams and finals. All of these have begun to be available only online, which I’ve especially noticed this semester. Mo...

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Students caught in the crossfire of CSU strike

Eric Mcguire

March 7, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

There aren’t many cars on the road at 2 a.m. when Marilyn Sanders goes to work at In Motion Fitness. Around 8 a.m. she’ll be in class, and afterward she sets up in the library, poring over class readings and assignments. Between her job and the course load of her six classes as a senior majoring...

New faculty members hired to meet student needs

New faculty members hired to meet student needs

Lauren Anderson

October 15, 2015


Filed under News

Many departments on campus have hired more full-time faculty to ensure there are enough professors to teach the required classes students need for their majors. There have been 47 faculty members hired this year, and Chico State is expecting to hire 125 more in the next three years, said Joe Willis, dir...

Textbooks prove expensive, but necessary

Textbooks prove expensive, but necessary

Taylor Hovey

August 27, 2015


Filed under News

As classes commence and syllabuses are passed out to the masses, students begin the mad dash to get their required textbooks as quickly as they can, at the lowest price. Since 1979, textbook prices have increased 812 percent, a larger increase than both medical services and new homes in the s...

Let’s get physical, physical

Let’s get physical, physical

William Rein

March 13, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In high school, my physics teacher dangled a heavy metal fire extinguisher over my head. In demonstration of gravity, he allowed the weight to drop and split my head open. Or he just discussed our expectation of that happening. We spent a quarter studying the weight’s affinity to fall, and th...

Higher education mirrors fast food

Higher education mirrors fast food

Joseph Rogers

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever feel like you just sat down at the educational equivalent to Burger King or Taco Bell? It tastes great, but eat four years of it and you could end up as the next Goodyear blimp. That's what our public universities are now like — an unhealthy choice for the consumer. That’s us — ...

Convincing parents to choose Chico

Julianna Eveland

March 6, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Party School: “A school known more for its party-loving students than its academics,” as defined by Urban Dictionary. Chico State has done a fine job in parting with this title but we all know it is still referred to as a part school quite frequently. So what impact does this have on parentsR...

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