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‘Promising Young Woman’ holds a mirror to society’s complicity in rape culture

Erin Holve, Opinion Editor // March 11, 2021

From the beginning, “Promising Young Woman,” doesn’t hide from its leading theme: the complicity of society in rape culture. It hides the gruesome reality of the female experience with a traditional...

The block at West Sacramento and Nord Avenue where the incident was reported. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Sexual assault reported on West Sacramento Avenue

Kimberly Morales // October 4, 2019

On Oct. 3, Chico State's daily crime log reported a rape that occurred in the 1100 block of West Sacramento Avenue.According to the map report, the incident occurred at midnight. The victim at the time...

A student reads a personal poem about sexual abuse at the Take Back the Night event on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

Josiah Nicholl // April 27, 2018

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,...

University transparency is ineffective

University transparency is ineffective

Kendall George // February 13, 2018

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...

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The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Alex Grant // November 28, 2017

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...

Chico State student reported a sexual assault crime. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Rape reported at Whitney Hall

Christian Solis // September 28, 2017

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...

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How Betsy DeVos fooled us all

Kendall George // September 21, 2017

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...

Butte Colleges Office of Title IX Coordinator new procedures against sexual assault. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Christian Solis // August 25, 2017

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...

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Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Victoria Rohrer // May 1, 2017

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...

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

Molly Sullivan // February 9, 2017

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...

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It’s time to eradicate rape culture

Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel // October 18, 2016

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...

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

Michelle Zhu // February 17, 2016

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...

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