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Am I a Feminist? Feminism, It’s More Complex Than You Think

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Erin Holve, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

For many years I struggled with calling myself a feminist.  I lacked all confidence in myself. Feminists were these mythical creatures filled with all the conviction and power their gender offered them. I hated my body, a blaring sign of how unfeminine I was. My confidence, nearly non-existent. ...

Battling My Anxiety

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Erin Holve, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Heaving chest, desperate for lungfuls of air. Words jumbled like a child with a mouth full of marbles. Fat tears cascading down a face stuck in a grimace of pent up anxiety. Breathe, take air in and then out. Desperate hands trying to scrub away the evidence of fears and self-loathing. The advice ...

SMH: The fiasco that is Fallout 76

SMH LOGO. Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

November 25, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the shady practices of video game companies. Specifically Bethesda Softworks and the Fallout 76 Fiasco, but other companies are mentioned too. The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret can be reached at [email protected]

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Graphic design done in illustrator Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Alex Coba

September 24, 2019

Starting school at Chico State marked my initiation to the world of paper straws. I remember the first time I encountered this monstrosity like it was yesterday:It was a hot summer day during the first week of school. I had just come out of my first journalism class here at Chico State. I was thirsty--...

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...

Letters to: Parents Back Home

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Danielle Cortes

May 10, 2018

Dear Mom and Dad,Hey folks, guess what? The semester is coming to an end and you know what that means… I am moving back for the summer!I wish I could stay here, to be honest. Don't take it personally, I miss being back home but at the same time I'm going to miss my freedom and independence even...

Four reasons to stop social media stalking

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Karen Limones

May 8, 2018

If you ever found yourself clicking on the @ mentions on a social media platform or browsing through a person’s Facebook to get to know them a little better, you may be stalking without even realizing it. Nowadays, the internet has become the biggest form of stalkers to track you, follow you, and research your likes and dis...

Blacking out is no joke

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Danielle Cortes

May 7, 2018

Have you ever heard about or experienced a blackout? According to Duke University in a survey, almost 40 percent of students have blacked out. However, just because you go to Chico State with a reputation that everybody loves to get drunk on the weekends and weekdays, doesn't mean you should be part...

Why you should attend a music festival this summer

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Nicte Hernandez

May 7, 2018

Music festivals bring hundreds of people together around music, art or popular food. There are a few things about festivals that keeps bringing people back though: the artists, the vibe and the people. Surrounded by other people that love and relate to the same music, all crowding around a stage to se...

Foster youth program is one of many underrepresented groups on campus

PATH Scholars peer coach Elian Lopez spent a weekend in March at the state capitol with the National Association of Social Workers lobbying three different bills. Photo credit: Elian Lopez

Nicte Hernandez

May 7, 2018

There are many minorities on campus that seem forgotten at times. Whether it is due to lack of awareness, size of the group or complications with the systems in place meant to help them smoothly integrate into society. Numerous groups on campus have expressed frustrations as not enough diverse resources...

Ghosting shows how mature people can’t be

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Karen Limones

May 3, 2018

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re exchanging messages with someone and it comes to the point where you find yourself enjoying their company, but they suddenly fall off the face of the earth? It’s not your typical they “left me on read” scene. It means no phone ca...

Billed to the very end

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Kendall George

May 2, 2018

This time of year brings a lot of celebration. whether it be graduation, a superior grade in a hard class or just relief over the end of semester classes, most people have something to be excited for. However, at the end of spring semester, especially for graduating seniors, this season of celebratio...

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