The Orion

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Alexander Carter, 22, has been homeless for two years and is currently attending Butte College for his third semester. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Eve Dixon

September 27, 2015

Many members of the homeless community are upset due to the effects of a new ordinance passed by the Chico city council, feeling that it infringes upon their first amendment rights. The ordinance deals with the removal of personal items and "camps" from parks and public areas and addresses everyth...

Can you hear me now: the distraction of cell phones

Christine Cotterill, first-year nutrition and food science major, and Maddy Walsh, first-year communication design major, talk in person and on their phones. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Eve Dixon

September 24, 2015

  According to a survey by USA Today, 87 percent of millennials say their phone never leaves their side. Another 80 percent say the first thing they do every morning is reach for their smartphones. Text messaging, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all take turns stealing attention with siren ...

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