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Homeowners victims of party-regret

Homeowners victims of party-regret

Amanda Rhine

February 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like most out-of-the-area Chico State students, one of my top concerns moving to Chico was finding a place to live before the start of my first semester. I stressed about the price of rent, number and personalities of roommates, quality of home and safety of location. I don’t enjoy sleeping with a baseball bat. However, I got lucky...

Halloween costumes offend cultures

Madison Holmes

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "What constitutes an offensive costume? " on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Madison Holmes can be reached at [email protected] or @madisonholmes95 on Twitter....

Candlelight vigil held for deceased student

Candlelight vigil held for deceased student

September 22, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Video

[metaslider id=35546]   [View the story "Candlelight vigil honors deceased student" on Storify] By Madison Holmes and Jovanna Garcia.   The Orion can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Teachers object to required trigger warnings

Teachers object to required trigger warnings

Madison Holmes

September 21, 2014


Filed under News

A plea has come to all U.S. universities to require professors to give trigger warnings to students before showing sensitive classroom material.A trigger warning is something professors give to students before discussing sensitive material that may offend or offset a post-traumatic stress disorder response.Requiring...

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Chico World Music Festival delivers stellar performances

Jake Hutchison

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Reviews, Video

[metaslider id=34584] Photographs courtesy of John Domogma Chico Performances' 21st annual Chico World Music Festival brought artists from across the globe together for one epic multicultural event. [View the story "Chico World Music Festival wows audiences " on Storify]     Fe...

Catcalling, misogyny apparent on campus

Catcalling, misogyny apparent on campus

Madison Holmes

September 9, 2014


Filed under News

"To be honest, I have catcalled women," said Brandon Lee, a second-year business major. "It's almost like a man's second nature; an uncontrollable feeling of hormones gets bestowed upon you."Some faculty and students believe that acts of misogyny, or hatred of women, is a common occurrence on campus. Examples of misogyny can be seen through th...

Bookstore terminates loyalty point system

Madison Holmes

August 31, 2014


Filed under News

Bookstore loyalty points will no longer be issued at the Chico State Wildcat Store due to new management. The points, which were rewarded each time a student made a purchase at the bookstore, would accumulate over time and students were able to use them to get discounts on future purchases. The points will cease to be give...

Course drops alcohol-related charges

Course drops alcohol-related charges

Madison Holmes

August 31, 2014


Filed under News

Individuals charged with lower level alcohol-related incidents may be discharged from their offenses through a new program.The program will give these individuals the option to take courses and complete community service to get their charges dropped, said Tami Ritter, a Chico City Council member.Members of the Chico...

Mixed results in sexual assault audit

Mixed results in sexual assault audit

Madison Holmes

August 27, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State excels in support for sexual violence and harassment victims but is flawed in several other aspects when handling sexual violence or harassment reports, according to the results of a federal audit. The audit results, which came out in June, found the university lacking in several areas...

Female turnout low in math and science majors

Female turnout low in math and science majors

Madison Holmes

May 7, 2014


Filed under News

Women at Chico State are widely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.Few female students have graduated with degrees in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering in the past four years, according to a study by Jeffrey Bell, chair of the biologica...

Males low in female-dominated majors

Males low in female-dominated majors

Madison Holmes

May 7, 2014


Filed under News

Certain majors are largely dominated by women, according to a study conducted by Jeffrey Bell, a biology professor. The study tracked the 2010-2014 graduating class. Males made up 10 percent of the liberal studies graduating class and 9 percent of social work, according to the study. Child d...

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Students seek sugar daddies to pay tuition

Madison Holmes

April 29, 2014


Filed under News

Getting a job at the Chico State Calling Center and shopping in bulk at WinCo are both ways to earn and save money to pay for school. But seeing older men and women who pay up to $3,000 a month for companionship is a new trend for college students looking for income. SeekingArrangement is a dati...

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