The Orion

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We live in a society that yearns for things to be black and white, to be able to organize and box everything simply in life, but this isn’t reality. The reality is messy, complicated and surrounded by layers and layers of murky gray. Rape and sexual assault are no different. In order to abolish...

Cyberbullying isn’t the answer

Cyberbullying isn’t the answer

Whitney Urmann

October 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

[View the story "Cyberbullying isn't the way to voice opinions" on Storify] Whitney Urmann can be reached at [email protected] or @WhitneyUrmann on Twitter....

It’s all Greek to me and maybe it shouldn’t be

It’s all Greek to me and maybe it shouldn’t be

Whitney Urmann

September 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect funds spent on dues. When media depicts college, typically the Greek system is right up there with wacky philosophy professors and toga parties. Every year hundreds of men and women at Chico State dedicate a week of their life to impress older st...

The resurgence of rednecks

The resurgence of rednecks

Whitney Urmann and David Molina

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There was a photo on my Instagram feed the other day of one of my high school classmates holding a can of chew with a Confederate-themed manicure. Roughly four photos after that, other former peers of mine posted their engagement photos, one of which was of them wrapped in a Confederate flag. I di...

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Whitney Urmann and David Molina

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In front of every building at Chico State, there is an abundance of bike racks. In fact, a person is likely to struggle to even find an entrance to a building that doesn't have a bike rack— nevertheless an empty one. It's mind boggling to me that with this many bikes at Chico State, students are...

Hillary doesn’t hinder hope as a woman

Hillary doesn’t hinder hope as a woman

Whitney Urmann

August 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. I am voting for Clinton because I am a woman and representation matters. I also support the majority of her platform and have educated myself on her campaign but I disagree with people who say we should leave gender out of the conversation. In...

Parents are people too

Parents are people too

Whitney Urmann

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Moms and daughters fight. As young women try to find themselves a lot of resentment comes to surface as they grow into the women that raised them. My mother and I were no different. We argued, we slammed doors and we said things we regretted. This summer I spent 31 days traveling Europe with her...

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