The Orion

Gender neutral restrooms are step in right direction

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Jeff Guzman

May 10, 2016

Conversation across the country has been focused on gender neutral restrooms. New legislation such as the Transgender Public Accommodation bill in Massachusetts or the House Bill 2 in North Carolina has people thinking about whether gender neutral public facilities are a good idea. While this shi...

Who said holiday shopping has to be hard?

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December 10, 2015

With the holiday season comes what seems to be an endless list of relatives you have yet to buy gifts for. Long lines, out-of-stock items and disastrous sales floors can be a turnoff, but knowing how to tackle holiday shopping the right way can eliminate the stress that is often unavoidable when trying to...

Sexual abuse suspicions arise for Chico elementary students

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Kindra Robinson

November 14, 2015

Chico Police:Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance, 1:06 p.m., Amanda WayA father called police after his son told him a fellow classmate at Little Chico Creek Elementary School was poking his penis before saying it was OK because her dad lets her do it to him.Call Type: Transient Problem, 7:40 p.m., Forest Avenu...

Buyer straights: Finding good shopping in Chico

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Stephanie Schmieding

October 5, 2015

When parents come in town to visit, we all know what's on the forefront of any student’s mind: “How are you going to spoil me?” Luckily for students and parents, Chico is home to many shops and boutiques that cater to any shopper’s needs. If you are a workout hound, fashionista, thrift store junkie or even ...

“Thigh gap” presents dangerous standard

Veronica De La Cruz

May 10, 2014

As a young woman who loves spending countless hours on sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, I couldn't help but be bothered by the "thinspiration" community. Thinspiration includes hundreds of pictures of girls who have a desire to have a thigh gap or to just be thin/fit. Before learning about this obsessio...

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