The Orion

What is American Culture?

Jayme Rodriguez a third-year theater major Photo credit: Floritzel Salvador

Susan Whaley

March 21, 2017

Being American is often associated with having no culture, or is grouped into one large categorized group.There is no easy way to define a specific culture, but Chico State professor and Chair of Department of Sociology Nandi Crosby said it is an important part of a person's identity."It's a shared sense o...

Teachers object to required trigger warnings

Nandi Crosby, a professor in the sociology department, voluntarily gives trigger warnings to her students before broaching sensitive topics. Photo courtesy Chico State

Madison Holmes

September 21, 2014

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...

Catcalling, misogyny apparent on campus

Ashley Carlton, a fifth-year student double majoring in psychology and exercise physiology, said she is accustomed to men seeing her as an object instead of a human being. Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Madison Holmes

September 9, 2014

"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...

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