The Orion

New health center policy does not excuse student absences

Outside of the campus health center

Emily Neria

February 12, 2020

The WellCat Health Center has adopted a policy that no longer provides excuse notes for medical absences that span three consecutive days or less.  According to the WellCat’s Clinic Administrator Jill Cannaday, the policy is intended to streamline access to the health center for students who ar...

Pro-life, pro-choice opinions clash on campus

Kimberly Morales

October 27, 2019

The debate on abortion hit closer to home for Chico State on Friday when the Women’s Resource Clinic held their nearly sold-out annual benefit banquet fundraiser at the BMU.The Women’s Resource Clinic, a medically-licensed Christian ministry and non-profit, supports women who have experi...

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

Information and misconceptions about sexual assault. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

October 21, 2019

With several school-led attempts to educate students on consent and sexual misconduct through required programs such as "Not Anymore," students are advised to reach out to school-supported assets to report offenses -- but few actually do so.While students are required to fulfill alcohol and consent trai...

The morning-after pill probably won’t kill you

The morning-after pill probably won't kill you

Nicole Henson

May 6, 2018

What happens inside the body when taking Plan B, an alternative contraceptive to birth control, sounds a lot riskier than it actually is. Plan B, with its painfully un-ironic brand name, is a pill that can be consumed up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It’s known to many...

Students share mixed emotions over proposed fee increases

Radhika Kataria, a member of Students for Quality Education, raises concerns over the proposed fee increases at an open forum held on March 6. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Grayson Boyer and Alex Grant

March 12, 2018

Chico State’s proposed fee increases have sparked an intense debate in the student body, manifesting itself most visibly in the open forums that took place during the first two weeks of March. On Feb. 16, administrators sent an email to the student body announcing proposed fee increases to the He...

Advantages of being a student

The Student Health Center provides students with healthcare and regular checkups. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Steven Black

February 20, 2017

Every student will complain about tuition and the trek to class, but there are plenty of advantages to being a Chico State student. 1. Student Health Center – Besides checking for STI's and writing the convenient notes to get students out of class once in a while, the Student Health Center provides ex...

The O Face: Testing, testing STI’s

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Nicole Henson

February 7, 2017

According to the Student Health Center, 1 in 2 sexually active college students either has or will have a sexually transmitted infection before the age of 25. Although this may be unsettling, the numbers should come at no surprise. How someone acquired genital warts over the weekend isn't a conve...

Chico State diagnosed with frugality

Chico State diagnosed with frugality

May 16, 2016

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Students dissatisfied with health center

Students in a recent Orion poll voiced their dissatisfaction with the services at the Student Health Center. Photo credit: George Johnston

Michael Catelli

March 14, 2016

Students are not pleased with the wait time to be treated at the Student Health Center and sometimes would rather save the inconvenience by not going at all. In a recent Orion survey, Wildcats were asked basic questions about their experience with the Student Health Center.The survey of 68 student responses co...

Meat bees attack Plumas Hall bridge

Pest control sprays bees outside of Plumas. Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Jenice Tupolo

November 4, 2015

The Chico State campus was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets this Wednesday afternoon. Pest control arrived within 10 minutes of the attack and directed students to stay away from the heavily concentrated bushes of yellow jackets, also known as meat bees. The Plumas Hall bridge has been ...

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