The Orion

Cesar Chavez Day versus Chico State party culture

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Kendall George

March 28, 2018

There is (probably) not one person on the Chico State campus who is upset about school being out of session on Friday. This three day weekend will be filled with sunshine, late nights and good friends. Cesar Chavez Day is a very popular day among university students to go out, wear sombreros and drink...

Learn to live your best life with ‘The Four Agreements’

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Danielle Cortes

March 24, 2018

Finally, warm weather is here and a lot of free time will be spent under the sun. With the bright weather and school starting up again after spring break, why not pick up a book and learn about your inner happiness? The season of spring is a time of change from the gloomy skies to sunshine and the...

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

For a brunch day, Great Northern also offers a raspberry white mocha with whipped cream trim, and pastries such as scones.

Natalie Hanson

March 17, 2018

It's a competitive land out here in Chico when your caffeine withdrawal sets in. If you have time between classes and need something hot in your hand fast before your face hits the desk, the first thought is likely where to get a nearby jolt of joe, fast. Sure, when I'm super rushed, I go to Creekside...

Is a proposed fee increase really for students’ benefit?

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Kendall George

March 14, 2018

We cannot afford to live. Repeat. We, (students), cannot afford to live. We are facing an uphill battle with money. Getting our lives together and supporting ourselves for the future seems impossible, especially after a new proposed fee increase. Everyone has heard about the fee increase. If you haven't...

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Do you think Chico State should bring back its football team? Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

March 13, 2018

Picture fans in the bleachers cheering for the Wildcats, tailgating and the thrill of football players beating a rival school. As we all know, Chico State lacks this American pastime, but a football team is exactly what we need for our quiet little town. Having a football team would change our...

Mental health and counseling should be priority for students

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Grant Schmieding

March 12, 2018

Elyn Saks, suffering from chronic schizophrenia, had hardly eaten for a week. Her face felt like a mask and she moved as if her legs were wooden. Sitting in total darkness with the curtains drawn and her room in utter disrepair, help was a necessity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Prevent being sidetracked from spring break jitters

Spring break is right around the corner.  You can push through! Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

March 11, 2018

It’s that time in the middle of the semester where we're all at the pinpoint of finishing our midterms and ready for spring break. We begin to think, “I just want it to be here already,” and in some cases, it distracts us from our studies. Let me tell you, spring break will be waiting fo...

New science building brings mixed emotions among students

Is the new Physical Science building worth it? Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Nicte Hernandez

March 11, 2018

It seems like every year we see the campus being renovated, something is being added or restored. Students have expressed concern or mixed feelings in the past when other buildings were renovated.Now, with the demolition of the Siskiyou building in order to put in a new physical science building, students continue to e...

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

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Danielle Cortes

March 11, 2018

Flirting can be a fun little game or, for some, it always just seems to be nothing more than a deathly embarrassing scenario. Unfortunately, you can't just go "accidentally" drop a stack of books in front of your crush and as they are helping you pick them up you brush each other's hands and magically...

Rain or shine, Chico has something for you this spring break

What are you doing for spring break? Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

March 9, 2018

Let’s say you were planning to go home for Spring Break and something came up. Change of plans, you’re staying in Chico and so are those other residents who need to stay or live here.One of the best things about Chico is the beauty of the nature that surrounds it. If you haven’t taken advant...

High school relationships help build a foundation

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Grant Schmieding

March 5, 2018

Anyone who says they truly understand how to maneuver the dating pool, with guaranteed success, is full of it, according to Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. In high school, college or otherwise, we all have our own confusing and frustrating experiences. When it co...

How to deal with illness in college

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Danielle Cortes

March 5, 2018

In college, health should always be your number one priority because it affects many things like our mood, productivity and overall well-being. According to an article published by EverydayHealth, "Living in a closed environment like a college dormitory introduces a whole set of college health issues that college-age kids do not have to deal with at home," said Guy Na...

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