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Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Porn is more than just Playboy magazines

Brooke Martin

November 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

When thinking of the word ‘porn,’ you may picture videos depicting extremely graphic sex or old Playboy magazines. While this porn exists, there are other types too.Growing up, parents and society make sure not to take away our innocence, this is especially true for movies and tv shows. Most ...

The ‘pink tax’ is making me pink in the face

The ‘pink tax’ is making me pink in the face

Brooke Martin

November 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

College kids hate taxes. Income taxes, grocery taxes, any tax - you name it we hate it. It makes sense why most taxes exist, but the ‘pink tax’, however, does not.Women and men, for the most part, require the same things to live. We all need food, water and shelter. We all use certain things...

Stay at home ‘baby daddies’

Stay at home ‘baby daddies’

Brooke Martin

October 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When calling him ‘daddy’ turns literal.There’s always been a stigma that men are the providers, the ‘breadwinners’. They are in charge of providing financially, while women are the caregivers. Women give the kids love and affection. When women get pregnant in college they...

‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

Brooke Martin

October 30, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There’s a difference between being a ‘loner’ and being lonely.You’re at a restaurant with your friends. You see a girl sitting in the corner booth, mindlessly eating her sandwich while reading a torn-up book. She’s by herself with no friends in sight. You start to feel b...

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Brooke Martin

October 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Meninism: myth or fact?President Donald Trump was recently quoted saying, “It is a very scary time for young men in America…” He has since faced much backlash for this comment, but it has brought up the question: Do men face gender inequality too?Feminism is a term and social movement promot...

Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Brooke Martin

September 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Tweet Talks

It’s no secret that lots of men are attracted to virgins.If a girl hasn’t had her “cherry popped” yet, then having sex with her will feel different, right? Wrong.Some men (and women) are still under the impression that all virgins have intact hymens, which makes their vagina fee...

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

The Orion named best large college newspaper in California

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Chico State’s independent student news source, The Orion won best newspaper in California from the California College Media Association, beating UCLA, USC and UC Berkeley. At the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention, other top awards were earned by The Orion staff. The Orio...

A guide to prepping for chicoween

A guide to prepping for chicoween

Mina Marjanovic and Briana Mcdaniel

October 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays at Chico. There's plenty of treats to go around, but there's also a few important tricks to master. Although Halloween falls on a Monday this year, do not be fooled, the party will go on. Here at Chico State, we are known for dedicating an entire we...

The O Face: College relationships are bound to fail

The O Face: College relationships are bound to fail

Mina Marjanovic

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It was not until I had moved in with my college boyfriend that I realized I wanted out. Not just out of the house, but out of the relationship. This experience made me realize that most college relationships are doomed. Being a college student is stressful enough. Students attend classes, participate...

Chico State journalism student dies

Chico State journalism student dies

George Johnston

February 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Robert McClanahan, a Chico State student, died of natural causes Feb 7. in San Francisco. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, McClanahan moved with his family to California to further his education. He attended Chico State and was pursuing a degree in public relations and journalism. "Robert was a gentle giant...

Bike Cart keeps students moving

Bike Cart keeps students moving

Jason Spies

March 10, 2015


Filed under Features

It's a startling sight to behold, but it's hard to look away. Two dirt bike tires, a frame the size of a BMX bike, a tube seat, and crazy-high handlebars. It's been dubbed the "Frankenstein Bike" by the student workers of the Associated Students Bike Cart program, which offers maintenance, repair service and bike ...

Classic Greek tragedy ‘Antigone’ promises drama

Classic Greek tragedy ‘Antigone’ promises drama

Greta Gordon

February 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Morality, gender and power. These are all themes in the dramatic 2,500-year-old play "Antigone," to be performed by Chico State's music and theatre department in early March. Professor William Johnson is directing, and he adapted his version of "Antigone" from the English translation by Dudley Fitts and Robert...

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