The Orion

Birds fly over the St. James lot on a cloudy day. Photo taken Nov. 6.

The long and wine-ding road: New Clairvaux’s complex history

Noah Herbst, Editor-in-Chief // November 16, 2022

At first glance, the tiny community of Vina in Tehama County may not have much to offer. There’s an elementary school, a railroad that runs right through town and to the untrained eye — not much else....

Zoe DiNardo ready on the court. Photo by Julia Travers, taken Oct. 15.

Love, passion and commitment: An athlete’s journey to an honorable game

Julia Travers , Reporter // October 19, 2022

From her early start in a volleyball grass league at the age of 7, and her mom also having been a volleyball player, Zoe DiNardo switched to the court at the age of 12. After taking a year off due to...

Brown scoring a goal against Holy Names during his first start on Sept. 11.

Kristoffer Brown snags national Player of the Week honors

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // September 24, 2022

At the beginning of the week, sophomore midfielder Kristoffer Brown was still hoping for his first collegiate start. By the end, he was taking home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player...

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Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

December 15, 2015

For my last and final column, I’ve decided to end on an insightful, call-to-action note: I want to overcome and defeat the social stigmas and judgements that surround young women (and sometimes men)...

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Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

December 6, 2015

One of the least talked about and most scandalous acts of sexual activity is the elusive threesome. Three-ways: one of the top items on most guys’ bucket lists and a highly avoided topic by most...

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The best way to confront a fear is to conquer it

December 5, 2015

There comes a time in every person’s sexual career when they must finally face a fear. Depending on the person, each fear can be wildly different and unique. When I say “fear,” I’m...

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One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

December 3, 2015

One-night stands: The awkward, thrilling, scandalous story of many college students’ lives. The majority of people I know experience one-night stands on their nights out and I think it’s becoming...

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Oral sex: The land of inequality

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 18, 2015

When it comes to oral sex, I think it’s safe to say that men and women are held to different expectations and pressures in bed. As a girl, I’ve felt a little shortchanged, and I don’t...

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Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 12, 2015

Rolling over in bed the morning after a wild night out can be met with surprise, shock, awe or enjoyment. Whatever happened the night before, you’re now in another person’s bed and the looming...

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Mood of the night

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 4, 2015

Although science has proven it false that different types of alcohol actually affect you in different ways, we all have the stories and nights to show that we do indeed feel different effects-- even if...

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Sex and heartbreak

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // September 21, 2015

As a sex columnist, I feel somewhat obliged to only write about the positives of sex and portraying it as one of the, if not the most, fun and exciting activities one could partake in. Even though I strongly...

Nicole Santos says farewell to her last four years at Chico State. Photo courtesy of Annie Page

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos // May 12, 2015

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for...

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