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Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Josiah Nicholl

April 27, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Take Back the Night, an event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse, took place Thursday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).The event marked the end of Take Back the Night week, which started on Monday and brought awareness to issues with sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, an...

University transparency is ineffective

University transparency is ineffective

Kendall George

February 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Editorials, Opinion

Each week The Orion prints a police blotter, highlighting the crimes that were reported both on campus and around the community. All cases are cited directly from the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department. In last week’s edition, two cases of rape, one case of sexual battery...

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Alex Grant

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released to comply with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur on cam...

Rape reported at Whitney Hall

Rape reported at Whitney Hall

Christian Solis

September 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

A sexual assault incident was reported on campus, Tuesday, to the University Police Department, involving a Chico State student. The rape was reported by the victim and allegedly occurred Saturday at approximately midnight, in Whitney Hall. The suspect's identification is unknown. In an announcement,...

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

Kendall George

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Title IX, according to the United State's Department of Justice, means that no discrimination based on the factor of sex will be tolerated under federally funded education programs or activities. The amendment also gives guidelines to schools on how to deal with cases of sexual assault that are reported. ...

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Christian Solis

August 25, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Butte College caught in sexual assault investigations.Butte reached a resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights, after a four-year case.In 2012, a student reported rape by an athlete at an off-campus party to Butte. Police were unable to file charges due to insufficient evidence.According to the Chronicle of Higher Education ...

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Victoria Rohrer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, News, Video

Students and the community came together to bring light to the issue of rape culture and violence against women at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s annual Take Back the Night Week. “It’s about taking back our voice,” said GSEC Women’s Program Coordinator Rachel Biccum. Ninety-one...

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Molly Sullivan

February 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The investigation into the reported rape that occurred Feb. 5 at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house is ongoing, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The University Police Department was made aware of the incident after it received a call from the hospital where the woman who reported the ra...

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We live in a society that yearns for things to be black and white, to be able to organize and box everything simply in life, but this isn’t reality. The reality is messy, complicated and surrounded by layers and layers of murky gray. Rape and sexual assault are no different. In order to abolish...

“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

Michelle Zhu

February 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Pedestrians and bikers entering Chico State from the bike pathway running through Big Chico Creek and West Sacramento Avenue may feel more safe on the path in the near future. The Chico City Council on Feb.16 pass a motion introduced by Chico Police to install a camera surveillance system along the...

Victim raped at University Village

Suzy Leamon

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Shoplift 5:28 a.m., Mangrove Ave."Suspect walked out of Safeway with a cart of groceries and hand basket of groceries."Call Type: Suspicious Subject 6:29 a.m., Springfield Dr"Male subject behind Kohl's wandering around looking into vehicles. Last seen headed towards the back...

Former student charged with rape, sodomy

Former student charged with rape, sodomy

Madison Holmes

August 26, 2015


Filed under News

Former Chico State student Daniel Deluna Martinez has been arrested for sodomy, rape, digital penetration, and oral copulation of unconscious persons, according to a press release from the Butte County District Attorney's office.Martinez was a criminal justice major who attended Chico State from 2007...

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