The Orion

Rookie debaters test their skills in tournament

Justin Jackson

December 11, 2018

In a day of civil discourse, Saturday, the Chico State Speech and Debate Team hosted a rookie speech and debate tournament on campus. From the nervous to the persistent, many students who participated in the speech and debate tournaments came to test their skills for the first time. In the public...

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences hosts largest annual Student Research Symposium

Films from students of Visual Anthropology at Chico State presented films on the second story of Bell Memorial Union. Harrison Hunter (left) directed a film about deaf culture and cochlear implants. Julia Bellon (right) made a film highlighting some of the historical problems of Greek life and culture on college campuses. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

April 26, 2018

The opioid epidemic, gun violence and gun control, and sexual assault on campus were just a few of the topics covered by student presenters Wednesday at the 17th annual Student Research Symposium. Held in Bell Memorial Union’s auditorium on the second floor, the symposium started around 5:30 p.m....

White privilege present even in advocacy movements

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Nicte Hernandez

April 10, 2018

Advocates for stricter gun regulations have been around for years. However, it is not until recently when a group of high school students decided to take matters into their own hands, that the “March For Our Lives” was planned in over 800 cities across the nation. Survivors of the Florida...

Chico College Republicans invites students to debate gun ownership

Michael Curry, executive director of the Chico College Republicans, shown right of Meagan Ross, the group's event coordinator shortly after setting up for the day of discussion. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Josh Cozine

April 3, 2018

Second amendment rights and an open exchange of information about gun control was the topic of conversation and debate Monday, at a tabling event hosted by members of the Chico College Republicans.Michael Curry, executive director, of the group said he got the idea from a YouTuber, Steven Crowder, who ma...

Chico State students, faculty speak out on gun control issue

Nicte Hernandez

March 28, 2018

Kayla Tarrant Q: What is your opinion on stricter gun regulations? A: I believe we definitely need stricter gun regulations like extensive background checks, domestic violence history, drug or alcohol abuse or checks to see if people are just more prone to being aggressive when they’re not i...

Chico locals, students weigh in on national gun control debate

Various guns, gun parts and gun attachments were displayed at the Big Chico Gun show Sunday. Photo Credit: Roberto Fonseca

Roberto Fonseca

March 23, 2018

Guns and gun regulation is a never-ending discussion, especially after recent incidents like the Parkland school shooting. The Chico Rod and Gun Club held their annual Big Chico Gun show at the Masonic Family Center last weekend. This year's gun show was held on Saturday and Sunday. Numerous booths showcased self defense classes along ...

Student activists protest mass shootings, spark change

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Nicte Hernandez

February 27, 2018

Mass shootings, violence and terrorism almost seem to be the norm recently. Headlines continue to show the number of casualties and the number of wounded individuals that have been reported. The latest mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is something different becau...

Schools need security attention

Ryan Tubbs

October 15, 2015

For reasons beyond my comprehension, the mass shooting of unarmed, innocent civilians has become a common news story. From the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 that killed 26 people— 20 of which were children— to the recent school shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community ...

Is Chico State prepared for tragedy?

October 5, 2015

The United States has officially become a place where people say, “oh no, not another shooting” when a mass shooting takes place. The shooting at Umpqua Community College is the 296th mass shooting since 2013 and the 75th school shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary school. People live in this...

Gun control from a different angle

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Nick Bragg

August 31, 2015

Regardless of gun control, people who want to murder, rob or commit criminal acts will still be able to get their hands on an illegal firearm to get the job done. This scary fact is one of the reasons why I think California is traveling down an unconstitutional path that will hurt the p...

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