The Orion

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Graphic design done in illustrator Photo credit: Jacob Collier

Alex Coba

September 24, 2019

Starting school at Chico State marked my initiation to the world of paper straws. I remember the first time I encountered this monstrosity like it was yesterday:It was a hot summer day during the first week of school. I had just come out of my first journalism class here at Chico State. I was thirsty--...

One last straw to sip

Editorial Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Karen Limones

September 5, 2018

Last semester, Chico State took a big oath when we decided to go strawless and ban all plastic straws from campus. In replacement, paper straws were given out upon request and steel metal straws were available for purchase. While hundreds of students have already bought metal reusable straws, it seems that less students know about th...

Chico State’s strawless challenge successful in first 72 hours

A.S. Dining Student Lead Jordan Menkes assembles a Post Plastic straw kit on May 2.

Kelsi Sibert

May 7, 2018

Less than 72 hours after going strawless, A.S. Dining sold 507 reusable straw kits at various coffee shops and dining areas on campus. On April 23, Chico State officially went strawless and traded in plastic straws for paper ones. While paper straws are more compostable than plastic straws, student employees at Sutter Dining also made straw kits that included reusable m...

Chico State: This is the last Straw!

Do you think straws should be banned on campus? Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Karen Limones

March 21, 2018

Sipping on a cool drink with a fancy colored straw while relaxing sounds all too intriguing. It’s a picture on Instagram that will attract all the likes but, in my eyes, this is just another accessory. While this image gets attention through the virtual world, that one plastic straw is going back into...

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