The Orion

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014

Chico State psychology students found that playing video games has positive effects.Playing video games contribute to a person's cognitive, motivational, emotional and social abilities, according to their research. "I don't play video games but I'm going to now," said Priscilla Gates, a senior psych...

Confession wall comes with cruelty

Julianna Eveland

May 4, 2014

"Just for fun," is the description you can find above the Chico College Confession Facebook page. But is it really just for fun? I started following the page last year after hearing my friends talk about how entertaining it was. They were right.Stories about people's weekend misfortunes and embarrassing ...

Victims reveal sexual assaults online

The Chico College Confessions Facebook page has 9,004 likes and receives several confessions a day.

Madison Holmes

April 21, 2014

When Alberto Chavez started Chico College Confessions in February 2013, he never expected sexual assault victims would use the website to share their ordeals with fellow students. Within the past few weeks, several anonymous students confessing about sexual assault have posted on the Facebook page. Confession 3363 ...

Digital activism lacks real results

Veronica De La Cruz

April 9, 2014

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” read a tweet from @ColbertReport posted March 28. While “The Colbert Report” is widely known for its humor and jokes, this tweet still caused outrage ...

Facebook bids on virtual reality

Kevin Crittenden

April 1, 2014

Facebook has arranged to purchase the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality apparatus that is not yet available to consumers. The three billion dollar deal is a bold bid on a technology that could give people even less reason to socialize in person. While most people associate virtual reality with gaming, Faceb...

Social media can ruin relationships

Veronica De La Cruz

February 16, 2014

Social media has the potential to ruin any relationship. It’s astonishing that the updates that a new significant other posts, the photos they take or even whose picture or status they “like” will become just as important as the words coming out of their mouth on the first date. Instea...

Milestone layoff forces workers to compromise, compete

Leah Tallchief, psychology graduate student, is a supervisor for the chat department at Milestone.Photo credit: Christine Lee

Christine Lee

January 28, 2014

Chico's Milestone, a technology company, laid off an unknown amount of workers in December 2013 due to a lack of phone calls for tech support.The company recruited several Chico State students during last semester's career fair. Milestone wouldn't reveal how many people were laid off but at least 315 people are...

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