The Orion

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Julia Maldonado

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

One may not think initially that the study of human society and an aggressive music genre have much in common, but for Chico State sociology professor and alumna Alexandra Kokkinakis, it’s her life. Kokkinakis grew up listening to punk-rock music in L.A. as a skateboarding soundtrack. Onc...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Humans of Chico State, Showcase

"I'm a first generation immigrant and had to acclimate to America quicker than anybody else. Either sink or swim into the American dream. And sometimes it's hard to maintain these to dichotomies of my identities. Personally, America felt like that big brother you would constantly fight with everyday,...

Shame on the slut-shamers

Shame on the slut-shamers

Sam Rios

March 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a world of nipples being flashed to and fro, nude photos being posted consensually online and relationships taking on less-traditional aspects, it’s natural to feel confused living amidst all the change.Values are shifting in a progressive direction and many people feel as if they are being drag...

Survivor rebuilds life after battling Lyme disease

Survivor rebuilds life after battling Lyme disease

Alisa Thorsen

April 7, 2015


Filed under Features

“I have been in survival mode the last three years.” Within one hour, Briana Beaver, a Chico State alumna, may experience nearly a hundred painful, crippling symptoms. Beaver has Lyme disease, which is an infection spread by ticks that can affect any organ of the body. This Includes the brain,...

Impacted pathways provide problems

Impacted pathways provide problems

Madison Holmes

March 24, 2014


Filed under News

When John Vrooman went to his first class of the spring semester, he didn’t think he’d be sitting on the floor.Vrooman, a sociology major, is enrolled in Sociology 363, "Sociology of Human Stress," a class taught by Marianne Paiva. The class had over 50 wait-listed students at the beginning of the s...

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