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Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Students need time for finals, rather than assignments

Karen Limones

December 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After returning from the Camp Fire, the first few days seemed intense. All you could hear was the constant chatter between individuals talking about the mass destruction of flames that terrorized Paradise and surrounding communities. While Chico State encouraged faculty members to finish their semester of...

Students need more than just money

Students need more than just money

Rachael Bayuk

December 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Now that all this money has been raised for Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, where will it all go?According to the campus website for assistance one, who qualifies, may simply apply for assistance from the fund. There is up to 1,500 one may receive through the grant based on need.Applying for the gran...

Gratitude should be practiced year-round

Gratitude should be practiced year-round

Rayanne Painter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Thanksgiving may have come and gone, along with all the leftovers of mashed potatoes and apple pies but that doesn’t give us a free pass to stop being thankful.In this world, we are owed nothing. No matter how put together we are or how much stability we have, all of our lives are subject to change...

Naked bodies and no sex

Naked bodies and no sex

Rachael Bayuk

November 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We all start our journey into this world absent of clothing, wailing and writhing. The nakedness we experienced then is not unlike the nakedness we experience after a shower.The naked form has been socially sexualized beyond repair. Young girl's shoulders are sexual objects on school grounds. Bare skin...

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Gender reveals: harmful or celebratory?

Rayanne Painter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A concept: popping confetti to celebrate the genitalia of an undeveloped tiny human. Sounds weird to me, yet this is the new fad of our culture.We’ve all seen the Facebook videos. Family and friends gather around a suburban backyard while an expecting couple throws darts at water balloons, or cuts i...

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Rayanne Painter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you have a female or feminine body, you already know. It’s terrifying no matter where you are or who you’re with.It can happen anywhere. Walking home from class, walking into the grocery store or just in public: “Hey baby, why don’t you give me a smile and come on over here...

Ethnic backgrounds are not a joke

Ethnic backgrounds are not a joke

Karen Limones

November 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As you enter Chico State, you may be intrigued by the beauty of the school's nature and by the diversity of students you meet. However, it is becoming an issue for minorities to feel safe and welcomed on a diversified campus from the lack of support from the Chico community.My intentions are not to be...

Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Karen Limones

November 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week, reporter Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin talk about this week's O-Face topic on porn and catcalling.0:08 - Porn1:57- Catcalling3:41- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Chico State students can feel intimidated by faculty

Chico State students can feel intimidated by faculty

Karen Limones

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Have you ever heard of the phrase you must respect your elders? Growing up, this is the common ideology most young adults learn. Young students often have to give their elders respect even when this respect isn't reciprocated. Sometimes students feel embarrassed about their work in front of their pr...

Extenders, vibrators and rings: oh my

Extenders, vibrators and rings: oh my

Rachael Bayuk

October 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Piercings have been a part of human nature for centuries, genital piercings are no different. Whether for pleasure, looks or function, they are an undeniable part of subculture.Genital piercings are more common in men than women and for good reason. The piercings started as function and less for aesth...

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You’ve woken up with a headache, nausea and are somehow more tired than before you went to sleep. This isn’t a case of the flu or common cold, but rather a side effect of a few too many margaritas from the festivities of the night before.I can admit that I’ve been in this position ...

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I’m attracted to people regardless of their gender. But no, I don’t want to be in your threesome and I’m certainly not confused about my sexuality.While being heterosexual is the all-time “norm” when it comes to sexual orientations, that doesn’t mean that there are...

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