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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...

The Trans* Week of Resilience capped off with a clothing swap that saw a safe place for anyone to come in and take some free clothing. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

‘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...

Cheif John Reid took permanent post as chief of UPD in Dec. 2017. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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,...

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

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera // October 16, 2019

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Tzanda Mendes and Nathan Zamudio wait for the film to start outside The Hub. Photo credit: Emily Neria

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...

Love and acceptance all around during this pride march. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

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...

Associated Students meets on Thursday morning. Their first agenda item is about Custom and Border Patrols presence at the Career Fair. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

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,...

Attendees from the LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception browse some of the radical books from the book swap at the event. Photo credit: Emily Neria

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...

At the end of the day, you are your own person and don’t let anyone stop you from being the safe and sexy hoe that you truly are. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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...

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...

A student rallies support from onlookers at the Marketplace Cafe watching evangelist activist Sister Myrna. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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,...

There were many members working the event and ensuring that students and speakers had a tremendous experience, on Saturday. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

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...

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