The Orion

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Reed Mccoy

February 5, 2019

These days it is nearly impossible to watch the news without hearing a mention of President Trump or the US Government's single-minded incompetence in solving today's issues. You may be thinking "does this really matter to me-all this awful stuff-as an individual?"Would it be surprisin...

My life as a 21-year-old virgin

My life as a 21-year-old virgin

Gage Northcutt

January 31, 2019

Virginity has always been a talking point. Since the first day of high school, it seems sex and losing your "v-card" were the only things on anyone's mind. But having made it through high school and part-way through college as a proud retainer of my virginity it feels fair to ask: who even cares?With this in m...

Shave yourself the hassle

Shave yourself the hassle

Rachael Bayuk

January 30, 2019

On a base level, advertisements (ads) are meant to connect potential buyers with products. On a deeper level, ads are meant to cause recognition. This commercial was a hit in that regard. Whether you loved the commercial, hated it, or didn't care you've been reminded about Gillette. Let me be frank, I l...

Online gambling is now child’s play

Online gambling is now child’s play

Reed Mccoy

January 29, 2019

Imagine a huge casino for children, a place with no supervision, specifically designed for them to gamble away their parent's money. They go in and soon get addicted to the thrill. The desire to "win big" leads them to spend more and more, without understanding what they are doing to themselves. This...

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

Alex Grant

October 24, 2018

*Note the following claims are personally-based from my own views and not from interviews or research.* It’s Saturday afternoon. My roommate and I walk out of Great Northern Coffee, otherwise known as “train-car-cafe,” and take a sip of iced coffee. We unlock our bikes and pedal past the frat...

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

Rayanne Painter

October 10, 2018

Here, in the United States, we have a protected right to say essentially whatever we want within reason. But should we really speak without any regard?In recent years, especially during and after the 2016 election, we have been in this kind of tug-of-war with what language is okay to use. This concept o...

Wildcat on the Street: Coffee alternatives

Wildcat on the Street: Coffee alternatives

Rayanne Painter and Karen Limones

September 28, 2018

This week, Rayanne Painter asked students around campus how much coffee they consume and some alternatives they can find to reduce drinking coffee. Rayanne Painter can be reached at [email protected] or @rayphenomenon on Twitter....

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018

As young people we are the future of this country. What we do will alter the way of the world. However, we will not be effective in our actions if we are not educated on how things in our government work. We must research and then research again. If we don't, we risk allowing certain people into our...

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018

Money is tight for those of us in college, or for other adults trying to make their business or career goals workout. Wouldn’t it be great to have some help through the struggles?It’s no secret that sugaring is a hot topic on social media, nowadays for this upcoming generation. For those...

A ‘lovebite’ is an affectionate sign of love, embrace it

A ‘lovebite’ is an affectionate sign of love, embrace it

Brooke Martin

September 17, 2018

Sucking a neck isn’t just for the vampires in "Twilight." Look in my closet and you will see several long, dark blue turtlenecks. These are mainly from my younger days when I didn’t want my parents or classmates to see the mark my high school boyfriend left on my neck. As I’ve gotten older,...

Wildcat on the Street: Parking

Wildcat on the Street: Parking

Brooke Martin and Karen Limones

September 17, 2018

Reporter Brook Martin went around campus to ask students for their opinions on the Chico State's parking issues on and off campus.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Karen Limones

May 16, 2018

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry staff has just come to show how much of an importance keeping students well-nourished does not matter when they decide to keep expired labels out for grabs. The goal is to provide food for students who can’t afford to purchase groceries or a meal. Yet, the free groceries...

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