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What does it mean for the election and country now that Trump has Coronavirus?

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Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist

October 12, 2020

This past Friday, news of President Donald Trump contracting the dreaded coronavirus shocked the nation as he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president, who for months had downplayed the illness, was suddenly faced with a conundrum: how to continue playing it down while a...

Whataboutism and wrongness, problematic politicians

Illustration by Melissa Joseph.

Gage Northcutt

May 1, 2019

The past week's events sparked the interest of many and deepened the rift between major political leaders of opposing political parties. Twitter WarDonald Trump tweeted a speech Rep. Ilhan Omar made at the fourth annual Valley Banquet for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an organization dedicat...

Trump isn’t the worst dog from the White House

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Reed Mccoy

March 21, 2019

What do you mean Trump isn't the worst President ever? Have you gone insane?Truthfully, no; while Trump may have a terrible presidential reputation in many social and political circles, it takes more than just a few years to adequately judge the legacy that a person has left behind. History passes judgment...

Trump is his own worst enemy

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Gage Northcutt

February 27, 2019

I do believe that we need border security, and I do believe a wall may be helpful to prevent illegal activity there. The criminals who endanger the lives of many with drugs and human trafficking should be held accountable for their deeds. A good way to keep security tight is to make sure you have as...

Satire: Trump and his best buddy Kim

Are you even best friends if you don't have matching Trump and Kim masks? We think not.
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Reed Mccoy

February 17, 2019

Does anyone remember how we all made fun of famed basketball player Dennis Rodman when he said Kim Jong-un was his best friend? Good. Now, recall how our "stable genius" of a president is trying to get closer to one of the world's worst, yet somehow comical, dictators in order to pacify him (or give...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump lands at Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California Saturday morning before he takes a helicopter to the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant

November 17, 2018

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained. Trump...

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

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Rachael Bayuk

October 12, 2018

Don't be persuaded, this is unacceptable behavior.Kevin Jackson, Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump have many things in common. But, the most disgustingly profound thing is their recent treatment of survivors. It takes immense strength to stand in front of anyone, let alone the world and tell your story. Then to be laughed at and called “skanks” by men in powe...

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

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Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens, including the president, have a tendency to discredit immigrants. To lump them all into a group and...

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

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Karen Limones

April 3, 2018

It seems that every time we are given a specific opportunity, a new policy is created for a different opportunity to get taken away. Among those, President Donald Trump announced a new memo that reaffirms a policy against transgender troops services. According to Newsweek, Trump decided transgender people were a disruption and left the military “burdened with the tremendous m...

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

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Karen Limones

February 13, 2018

Nearly 800,000 people are living a nightmare. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S. government will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan in March 2018.The Trump administration announced that it will not be considering new applicants but will allow any current DACA recipient...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

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Karen Limones

January 29, 2018

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic, about $250 million will be allocated to a private school-choice program while $168 million is set aside fo...

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