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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 ...

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...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

GSEC hosts 20th annual women’s conference

Justin Jackson

December 3, 2018

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition, Saturday, hosted the 20th Annual Women’s Conference: Women in Power, Empower Women. This conference aims to create a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational and professional growth of all women.In a dead quiet room, attendees ...

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