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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


Filed under News, Newscasts, Showcase, Visuals

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

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


Filed under Campus, News

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 ...

Take back the night: A place for survivors to tell their story

Take back the night: A place for survivors to tell their story

Kelsi Sibert

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Since the 1970s, Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equality Center, formerly known as the Women's Center, has put on an event called "Take Back the Night." Each year a different theme surrounding sexual violence awareness is chosen; this year's theme is "reach out, speak out." GSEC Women's Program Coo...

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Josh Cozine

April 15, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The theme of the fifth annual Trans Conference, "Existence is Resistance," was reflected by a variety of speakers Saturday on campus. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. A tabling event was held for an hour while people signed in, with community ...

GSEC hosts Let’s Talk About Periods, brings focus to women’s health

GSEC hosts Let’s Talk About Periods, brings focus to women’s health

Kelsi Sibert

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

For the past three years, Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equality Center has hosted an event focusing on menstruation and women's health. This year it's called Let's Talk About Periods. Let's Talk about Periods is a two day event, March 13 and 14, that's held on the Chico State campus. The event...

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

Alejandra Fraga

March 4, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Visuals

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) organized and brought to campus its first queer prom dance Saturday at the BMU auditorium. The event consisted of drag show performances, dance performances and DJ performances conducted by KCSC Radio. Free desserts and non-alcoholic drinks were provided as well."My hopes in putting on this event w...

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center holds 10th Annual Queer Conference

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center holds 10th Annual Queer Conference

Natalie Hanson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

This year's Queer Conference, Re-Envisioning the Rainbow, was held in the Bell Memorial Union Sunday.The conference brings together educators, activists, students and community members from around the state with True Diversity in Queer Communities as this year's theme. The free event took place from 12 p...

Drag show for a greater good

Drag show for a greater good

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines

The third annual Chico State Drag Show hosted by the Associated Student Gender and Sexuality Equity Center sold out on Oct. 12 as part of the festivities for "Queer Week." Every year, these drag shows have been put on for a greater purpose than just entertainment and art. This year’s proceeds ...

Debunking GSEC myths

Debunking GSEC myths

Roberto Fonseca

May 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center or GSEC, is one of the more vocal organizations at Chico State. Although the organization has typically succeeded in addressing societal issues, there's still problems with them. GSEC hosts events to bring awareness towards societal issues and protests against...

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