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’13 Reasons Why’ is still awful

’13 Reasons Why’ is still awful

Danielle Kessler

September 8, 2019

Content warning: This article contains spoilers from “13 Reasons Why” Seasons one-three and contains sensitive material.Since its release in 2017, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” has caused significant controversy because of its development, characters and the subject matter i...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Ricardo Tovar

September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces charges of first-degree burglary, sexual assault and three cases of loitering/prowling on private p...

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Rayanne Painter

April 28, 2019

Thousands of people just spent thousands of dollars to sweat in the California desert. Yes, I’m serious.But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (or, the sand dune) when it comes to the monstrosity that is Coachella. Not only is this music festival really only used as a chance for privilege...

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at each other in horror as most of them stood up.“Now, I want you to stay standing if you know that...

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Rayanne Painter

October 15, 2018

Dear survivors of sexual assault,First off and most importantly, I believe you. You are strong and resilient, no matter your situation.I know these past few weeks have been hard, with all that’s been going on in our country. Not only are the topics of survivors and their experiences on the front of ...

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Dan Christian

October 9, 2018

Horns blared and tires squealed through the busy intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. parkway and East 20th street, as Sunday drivers honked and shouted to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. This wasn’t the first time Mobilize Chico has taken to the streets, and it won’t be the last. Committee members have lead...

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Alex Grant

April 17, 2018

Safe Place, Chico State's confidential sexual violence prevention and intervention center, is organizing an artistic project to call attention to sexual assault issues in Chico. Students are invited to decorate t-shirts Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in BMU 203 to show support for...

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Danielle Cortes

April 1, 2018

Sexual assault is an ongoing issue prevalent on college campuses. The risks that increase these intolerable behaviors include drugs, alcohol and overall poor decisions. However, it should never be the victim's fault. No one asks to be taken advantage of, no matter what she is wearing. What bothers...

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Say not anymore to Not Anymore

Kendall George

March 7, 2018

Since we were kids, there has been little to no education about sexual assault and now that we are in college, a one-hour video is supposed to give us all the answers? Not Anymore is not enough. Not Anymore is an online program aimed at college students to educate them on sexual assault. What is ...

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 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

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...

Battling a culture of Harvey Weinsteins

Battling a culture of Harvey Weinsteins

Natalie Hanson

October 26, 2017

The #Metoo campaign exploded on social media recently in response to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. As more and more actresses and well-known women come forward against Weinstein, thousands of users have taken to social media to retweet or repost the tag #MeToo, started by...

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