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Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Rayanne Painter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

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


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...

Battling a culture of Harvey Weinsteins

Battling a culture of Harvey Weinsteins

Natalie Hanson

October 26, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

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...

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...

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

Katharine Glennon

February 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When my older brother graduated high school, he got a pat on the back. After I graduated from high school, I was given pepper spray before coming to Chico. Sexual assault is hard to talk about, but it’s a conversation long overdue on this campus. We all know the stats. On average one in five wome...

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