The Orion

Chico Speaks survey reveals on-campus sexual assault statistics

Survey conducted last spring spotlights students’ experiences with sexual violence on campus. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Kimberly Morales

November 16, 2019

After surveying students last spring, Chico State released a report regarding the incidents of sexual violence students reported.While the information compiled from the survey was extensive, requiring months of collection and analysis, the data reveals the culture surrounding sexual assault on campus...

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

The interior of a Catholic church. Image from StockSnap.

Gage Northcutt

March 11, 2019

With so many lives ruined by decades of clerical sexual assault, is reform even possible for the Catholic Church?The Catholic Church’s disturbing history of abuse and scandal is no joke.The duties of a cleric have been continually broken for over half a century. Those entrusted to help the young h...

Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

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

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, which started on Monday and brought awareness to issues with sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, an...

Dropping the gavel into a fragile strength

Photo credit: Marianna Chambard

Anisha Brady

April 13, 2017

Caitlin Francis’ tumultuous past and a year of meticulous work on the wheel has given birth to “Anonym-us,” an exhibit and sanctuary for sexual abuse survivors. “I’ve collected stories from survivors across the country and rewrote their words exactly as they were onto my main piece,” Francis...

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