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Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Drunk in the dorms: should 21+ be allowed?

Rayanne Painter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As strict as the alcohol and drug policies are for Chico State’s on-campus housing, you’d think that residents would take them at least a little seriously. But when I lived in the residence halls, some people had vodka labels blatantly taped to the back of their doors and the empty half of ...

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Getting through the final weeks of this semester: our strange, new normal

Rayanne Painter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Welcome to “dead week,” you’ve finally made it. This semester has felt like it’s gone on for far longer than usual.Unless this is your first semester of college, you’ve probably been through a few of these final weeks of the semester. It’s a struggle for most peop...

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Chico State counseling services were not prepared for a mass crisis

Rayanne Painter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Here we are, just mere weeks after the Camp Fire started a few Thursday mornings ago. Classes are back in session, campus jobs are up and running and we are now left with the aftermath of dealing with both school, and also the most deadly and destructive fire in California history. The campus has been...

Camp Fire relief needs your help, but let’s volunteer and donate effectively

Camp Fire relief needs your help, but let’s volunteer and donate effectively

Rayanne Painter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

It’s difficult to watch your community struggle through a devastation as impactful and detrimental as the Camp Fire. If you were able to return to your intact house, town, schools and jobs, it’s even more difficult to come back to Butte County and try and continue to live the life you we...

Gratitude should be practiced year-round

Gratitude should be practiced year-round

Rayanne Painter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Thanksgiving may have come and gone, along with all the leftovers of mashed potatoes and apple pies but that doesn’t give us a free pass to stop being thankful.In this world, we are owed nothing. No matter how put together we are or how much stability we have, all of our lives are subject to change...

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Rayanne Painter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A concept: popping confetti to celebrate the genitalia of an undeveloped tiny human. Sounds weird to me, yet this is the new fad of our culture.We’ve all seen the Facebook videos. Family and friends gather around a suburban backyard while an expecting couple throws darts at water balloons, or cuts i...

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Rayanne Painter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you have a female or feminine body, you already know. It’s terrifying no matter where you are or who you’re with.It can happen anywhere. Walking home from class, walking into the grocery store or just in public: “Hey baby, why don’t you give me a smile and come on over here...

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Rayanne Painter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nov. 6 is coming, and as people residing in the U.S, we all have important decisions to make.It’s no secret that politics are a headache, inducing, confusing and sometimes manipulative, during this time of year. Politicians, and those supporting their campaigns, have a tendency to do anything ...

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I’m attracted to people regardless of their gender. But no, I don’t want to be in your threesome and I’m certainly not confused about my sexuality.While being heterosexual is the all-time “norm” when it comes to sexual orientations, that doesn’t mean that there are...

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Rayanne Painter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you’re reading this, I’m going to make the assumption that you are human. You eat, you drink and if you do both of these things, you will have to dispose of bodily waste.Whether the urge to use the bathroom is at home or in public, most of us don’t have trouble finding a place t...

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Earth as we know it is disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate. I know it, you know it and we need to stop ignoring it.Over the past decade, there’s been no secret about the fact that our climate is rapidly changing and becoming too hot for the earth to remain sustainable. Coral reefs once full of vib...

Off the Record: coming out, nipple licking and meninism

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and guest Alex Grant talk about coming out, trying new things in the bedroom and meninism.Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

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