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Vagina Monologues offers an unapologetic narrative for the women of Chico

Vagina Monologues offers an unapologetic narrative for the women of Chico

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Hundreds gathered to celebrate their womanhood and explore the nature of their gender identity during the Vagina Monologues, Friday night.  Among attendees were dozens of organizations detailing resources in Chico that help women secure proper reproductive care and relationship support. ...

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

The Bell Memorial Union room was the sight for some of the last events for the 'Trans* Week of Resilience' on Thursday. Room 210 was a spot where anyone, no matter how you identify, could come in and look for some clothing. From shoes, sweaters, shirts, pants, dresses, etc. anything was up for grabs...

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

University police department: Students don’t trust increased police presence

Kimberly Morales

October 26, 2019

Within the last year, police presence has been increased on campus -- and reactions have been mixed, according to the University Police Department.When students voice their concerns about their safety, many show reluctance to report possible crimes or concerns, according to UPD Chief John Reid. Why some ...

Video: Students reflect on the importance of ‘Queer Week’ events

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera

October 16, 2019

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Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

Emily Neria

October 14, 2019

The Hub at Chico State hosted a viewing of "Boy Erased" on Tuesday for Queer Week. The showing was followed by a discussion with representatives from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and Stonewall Alliance Center.The movie is about Jared Eamons, a gay college student whose father is a preacher. Whe...

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Alex Coba

October 14, 2019

As Queer Week drew to a close, both Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) and The Hub Productions ended the week on a high note with the Pride march and The Coming Out party. Queer program coordinator, Drew Gonzalez, and Sawyer McAvoy, Trans Program Coordinator spoke on the importance of...

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Students, campus respond to Border Protection presence at Career Fair

Angelina Mendez and Ricardo Tovar

September 28, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers were invited to Chico Sate’s career fair on Wednesday, to the shock of many students. After an initial flurry of confusion, panic and frustration faded, staff and students were waiting for the university and the Associated Students to address what happened. The...

LGBTQ+ welcome reception kicks off the semester

LGBTQ+ welcome reception kicks off the semester

Emily Neria

September 18, 2019

A book swap of radical literature, community resource information and free pastries drew students and faculty to the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception on Friday.The purpose of the event, according to queer program coordinator and Chico State pride president Drew Gonzalez,...

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

Melissa Joseph

September 3, 2019

Going back to school can mean a lot of things to the average college student, like getting new classes, making new friends and having more sex. It’s no secret that college involves parties every weekend and that the student body isn't afraid to have fun. Finding an easy hookup can be pretty si...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

Evangelist preachers debate with students on Trans Remembrance Day

Evangelist preachers debate with students on Trans Remembrance Day

Natalie Hanson

April 20, 2019

Two evangelist activists from The Campus Ministry USA came to Chico State and performed an open-air "preach-in" about sexuality and Christianity to a group of students at the BMU Friday. The first activist, who identified herself as "Sister Myrna," began in front of the Marketplace Cafe at around ...

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

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