The Orion

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Photo credit: courtesy of GSEC

Matthew Manfredi

October 3, 2016

Student, local and professional drag performers from all over Northern California will be taking a stroll across a t-shaped catwalk in the BMU Auditorium on Oct. 13 for the Second Annual Chico State Drag Show. The event bridges the culturing gap between mainstream and queer societies with fashion, entertain...

GSEC films videos with focus on consent

Emilee Hunt, women's program coordinator at the Gender & Equity Sexuality Center. Photo credit: Michaela Sundholm

Michaela Sundholm

November 14, 2014

One in five women on Chico State's college campus will be a victim of rape or attempted rape over the course of a five-year college career, according to the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center. One woman is too much, but in five years, over 15,000 women at Chico State will experience sexual assault. T...

GSEC starts weekly Feminist Fridays event

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Center interns Hyleen Renteria, left, and Erin Griffey run the table the first week. Photo credit: Michaela Sundholm

Michaela Sundholm

October 18, 2014

Feminist Fridays is the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s new event held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday on Trinity Commons and will run until Dec. 5. The campaign is aimed to empower and support activists and aspiring activists. The event will have a different theme each week that ties into a bigger m...

Students discuss coming out

Emilee Hunt, Rachel Ward and Alex Dooley pose with a National Coming Out Day frame. Photo credit: Emily Conroy

Amanda Rhine

October 11, 2014

[metaslider id=36600] Photographs by Emily Conroy The radiant sun on an 80 degree Friday illuminated the proud and smiling faces of those honoring the truth they've revealed to themselves and the world. They grab their signs of support and eagerly march on to voice the acceptance they've felt and...

Finding my pansexual identity

Finding my pansexual identity

Jessica Candela

August 24, 2014

I had my first crush on a boy when I was 2 years old. I had my first crush on a girl when I was 5 years old. I had my first crush on an individual who identifies as transgender when I was 19 years old. I identify as pansexual. My chosen definition of pansexuality comes from Oxford Dictionaries: ̶...

Students host charity run to stop sex trade

Ashlley Martinez, a junior communication sciences and disorders major and president of Stop Trafficking of Persons, sports her STOP club shirt.Photo credit: Dominique Diaz

Dominique Diaz

March 1, 2014

One campus organization believes that slavery still isn't abolished.Millions of women and children are trafficked for sex each year, according to the Aruna 5K website. The Aruna organization is an initiative in South Asia to bring freedom to those enslaved or sold into the trade and to end slavery altogether. One campus organization believes that slavery s...

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