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Club Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Club Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 White Tie Fantasy Sports . . . . . . . 6 Students Prepare Taxes . . . . . . . . . 7 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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Anna Baytosh

Staff Writer The Chico State women’s club volleyball team is back and ready to serve up some wins. Last spring a winning record took the team to the regional league championships where they were defeated before the final round. After earning a spot at the annual collegiate club volleyball National Tournament in Kentucky, the team was close to winning a national title in the silver division. This year the team is stronger than ever with eight returning players. The team hopes that last year’s team chemistry will transfer over into this spring season. The team’s most significant talent is its hitting power. This group of girls is known for their heavy arms in offensive situations. It is important to provide front row strength in order to dominate an opponent’s defensive strategies. Sable Villascusa, a former Chico State women’s volleyball player, has taken the role of head coach this year. Villascusa says her approach from the beginning has been to apply a defensive emphasis. “We are trying to mold our girls into more two-contact players,” Villascusa said. Even though the team’s specific strength is offense, Villascusa says she aims to make each player more versatile and productive at each position. A returning senior setter, Lauren Klinger, says she enjoys the team dynamic. As president of the team, Klinger is an essential part of the program and knows it well. “We have a lot of utility players. We can switch people around so they can play middle, outside or even defensive specialist,” Klinger said.

The girls are very dedicated to each other and winning nationals. That's their biggest goal. To not only go to nationals, but to win it. Sable Villascusa, head coach

Villascusa says most of the players are adaptable pin hitters that can easily learn new positions and strategies. This speaks to the team’s commendable ability to overcome adversity. A junior newcomer outside/middle, Taylor Moriarty, says she already feels very involved with the team, even though practices only started a week prior. “Biggest talent is probably our communication,” Moriarty said. The tight bond of this team is noteworthy and will prove to challenge other club teams. Villascusa says she is excited for a rematch against the Stanford club team. “Last year Stanford was a rival for us. We always thought that we should beat them. We ended up with really close games, just barely losing to them,” Villascusa said. Another match on the team’s horizon is against the UC Davis women’s club volleyball team.

“UC Davis is always our biggest match,” Klinger said. This team’s goal is to make their way to nationals in Kentucky once again to compete at the highest level of collegiate women’s club volleyball. “The girls are very dedicated to each other and to winning nationals. That’s their big goal. To not only go to nationals, but win it,” Villascusa said. With these big matches and a full season of games ahead of it, the Chico State women’s club volleyball team is underway. The team’s first home game against UC Davis is on Feb. 28 in Shurmer Gym. “The girls are constantly asking themselves: ‘How can we get better?’” Villascusa said. Anna Baytosh can be reached at orionsportseditor@gmail.com or

@anna_baytosh on Twitter.

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Jason Spies

Staff Writer

couldn’t wait to start playing for the new team were twin brothers

Danny and Joey Brink. There comes a moment in every Both are junior kinesiology maathlete's life when they are faced jors at Chico State and have the with the overwhelming possibility same exact school schedule. Along that their time playing the sport with sharing the same looks, the they love, may be coming to an end. two twins share something even For baseball players who still have more special and that’s the love of that urge to play and aren't ready the game. to throw in their gloves just yet, the “We were hoping to play for the Chico State club baseball team pro- Chico State team but that didn’t vides that second chance players work out, and we were lucky are looking for. enough to meet some guys who Club president and sophomore were starting a club baseball team coach Brayden Cleland started the and that’s how we got here,” Danny club a year ago with one main goal Brink said. in mind. The Brinks were on the team last “I wanted to just spread the op- year when the club was first getting portunity to be able to keep play- off the ground. The team wasn’t ing,” Cleland said. “Just because very good mainly because they you don’t make an NCAA team didn’t have a consistent group of doesn’t mean you should have to players, some would come and some stop playing baseball." Cleland would leave. came up with the “We were on the idea as a first-year I thought there's gotta team last season and student, when he be other guys out there it didn’t go so well,” found himself missthat think the way I do, Joey Brink said. ing what he had althere's gotta be guys “But this year is ways done his whole out there that are looking way better life - baseball. missing something. so far, we are really “I was sitting good.” Brayden Cleland, club presiin my dorm, and I Compared to last dent needed something year, it has been to do. I was missing a complete 180 in baseball because almost every way. that’s all I’ve ever done my en- When the club held tryouts in Octotire life,” Cleland said. “I thought ber it had almost 60 players show up there's gotta be other guys out there wanting to play. that think the way I do, there's gotta “This year's team is more talbe guys out there that are missing ented than I ever expected honestly, something.” being a club sports team,” Cleland Cleland’s drive and determina- said. tion led him to the Humboldt State They were also dealing with club baseball page where he found where to play, a lot of the fields the National Club Baseball Associa- around town wouldn’t allow them tion. The association walked him to use their facilities. through the necessary steps in“Trying to find a field was probvolved in creating a club sport. ably one of the biggest challenges Two of the first players who that we faced during the whole pro-

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First year pitcher Zach Scott warms up before practice on Feb. 3. cess of making the club,” Cleland said. Cleland finally found a field that would allow them to play their games on and that was Chico East Side Little League. “It’s a give and take sort of relationship,” Cleland said. “We will umpire games for them and do

work on the fields, but it allows us to play here and that’s really all that matters.” All of their hard work and determination seems to be paying off as the team is now 7-1 and starting to make a name for itself. “We are doing well, one of our goals is to be one of the top club

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sports at Chico State, but we also want to have fun and enjoy it as much as possible,” Cleland said. Jason Spies can be reached at

orionsportseditor@gmail.com or @Jason_Spies on Twitter.

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White Tie Fantasy next big name in fantasy sports Two friends look to give fantasy

helped them get where they are today. "Chicostart's mentorship and advisory has been phenomenal,"

players a more enjoyable and competitive fantasy experience with their up and coming daily fantasy sports site. It’s everywhere. On billboards, the radio and on almost every sports channel. Daily fantasy sports has become a global phenomenon, and two former oil workers-turnedtechies think they have a product that will take the world of fantasy by storm. Jered Johnson and Chris Tisler are the CEO and the COO of White Tie Fantasy, a daily fantasy sports site that aims to give players something different than FanDuel and

Johnson said. Tisler and Johnson are two former oil workers who decided to try their hand in the tech field. After a few fails and successes in the world of apps, they came to the conclusion that they could make a difference in the realm of fantasy sports. The two came up with the idea on one of their many trips through the Silicon Valley, they were just spitballing ideas back and forth and agreed on fantasy sports. “It was the 'come to Jesus meeting' we had with ourselves,” Tisler said. “We had to decide, was this it? Was this what we wanted to dedi-

by nature,” Johnson said. “If you challenge somebody to like ‘we are smarter than you are’ it kind of

Fifth-year senior and marketing specialist for White Tie Fantasy, Brandon Eiges says they believe

until daily fantasy came along. It’s considered a game of skill and was given a carve out on a federal level

Draft Kings. “For us it all came down to this, do something that you love, do something that you know, and do something where you are actually going to fix a problem,” Johnson said. The two are not originally from Chico, but they ended up here and decided it was the perfect place to start their new journey. “Chico is the happy medium,” Tisler said. “You get everything you want: good restaurants, cool NorCal people, and it’s big, but not too big to where it’s crazy.” Chicostart, a company specializing in assisting startup businesses like White Tie Fantasy, has been a huge help for Tisler and Johnson. It has given them a network of information and resources that has

cate the next year and a half of our lights a spark under them.” lives to?” Along with a Their website more competiWhat we have done reads, “The White tive playing style, at White Tie, is we Tie Fantasy team the main way knows more than White Tie Fantabrought a social eleyou, are more handsy hopes to gain ment to daily fantasy some than you, players and stand sports. they are extremely Brandon Eiges, out is through the modest, and have Marketing specialist for way users will be never been wrong… White Tie Fantasy able to draft playExcept once when ers. they thought they'd In normal daily made a mistake.” fantasy sports The intent of this message isn’t sites, a participant has a salary they to brag about how good at fantasy can spend on buying each player in sports they are; it was written to their lineup. They're just picking fuel competitiveness. any player they want with no head“I know as a fantasy sports play- to-head competition or excitement er, but just in general, people in of someone stealing the players this demographic, are competitive they want.

they have found a solution to this dull way of playing fantasy sports. “What we have done at White Tie, is we brought a social element to daily fantasy sports,” Eiges said. “We wanted to bring that element of year-long drafting that every single person does before their league draft goes through, and bring that excitement and experience to daily fantasy sports.” In a market where they are under close watch and scrutiny of being illegal or being labeled as gambling, Johnson and Tisler aren’t worried about the future of the field they chose. “The most important thing that people need to understand is fantasy sports has been around since the '80s,” Johnson said. “This is legal on a federal level and it wasn’t an issue

that says this is legal.” The site is scheduled to be up and running in April if all things go according to plan. White Tie Fantasy is looking to separate themselves from the competition by making daily fantasy sports more enjoyable and by giving players a more memorable experience. “This is why we're different. One, we're more competitive, we are more fun and overall, you're going to have a better experience playing with us over Draft Kings and FanDuel or any of these other shmucks,” Eiges said.

Jason Spies

Staff Writer

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White Tie Fantasy hopes to be the next leader in daily fantasy sports.

Photo credit: Brandon Eiges

Jason Spies can be reached at

orionsportseditor@theorion.com or @Jason_Spies on Twitter.

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Students prepare taxes free of charge Eric McGuire

Staff Writer Beta Alpha Psi has partnered with the IRS for the sixth year run-

with such little income, I'd much rather do my taxes myself.” Speaking to this concern, Chahal argues, “A lot of accounting majors go and take the IRS certification

ning to administer a free on-cam- tests, pass all the tests they need, pus tax preparation service pro- and then go on to be certified to gram, called Volunteer Income Tax file taxes.” He said the accounting Assistance. Chico State accounting students are well educated on IRS students will prepare taxes free regulations. Students have access to of charge for anyone who makes these tax preparation services, free less than $60,000 of charge. Nationally, a year. Anyone, the average fee for student or othertax preparation has wise, can receive been $273 since 2014, this by going according to the Nato room 210 in tional Society of AcSheel Doshi, manage- countants. the Bell Memoment information systems rial Union. Their “That’s a whole major month’s rent for some doors are open every Monday people,” said Chahal. from 11 a.m. to Others appreciate 1 p.m., and will be operating from the service, but don’t necessarily Feb. 1 to April 4. need it. “I urge people to come in,” said “My parents do my taxes, so I Manvir Chahal, senior accounting don’t really need the service right major and director of VITA. “We now," said Michaela Rhine, senior provide the same service as any- organizational communication mabody else.” jor. "I think it’s really awesome that It is not only students that benefit it exists though.” from the VITA program, accountAs for the students who feel they ing students do quite a bit of work don’t have time to visit VITA, there helping members of the Chico com- is a drop off option. munity, Chahal said. Still, among “The way it works,” said Chahal, students there is a slight stigma "is that you come in on a Monday, do about other students handling their a quick 15 minute interview, leave tax forms. your return with us. Then just re“I would not trust an accounting turn the following Monday, look it major with my taxes,” said Sheel over, sign it and you’re done.” Doshi, senior management information systems major. “I might Eric McGuire can be reached at trust a firm once my taxes get com- orionnewseditor@gmail.com or plicated but at this stage in my life @theorion_news on Twitter.

I would not trust an accounting major with my taxes.

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Campus Blood Drive Envy Hip Hop tryouts "The Incredible World Tour" #blacklivesmatter

LGBTQ+ and allies welcome California DREAM Act Workshop Funk-tronica Stanley Jordan and Klozd Sirkut Wrap 'n' roll sushi

Seth Prinz//Lords of Sealand// The LoLos "The Vagina Monologues" Baseball vs. Academy of Arts Spring 2016 graduation application deadline NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Baseball doubleheader vs. Academy of Arts Queen: A Night at the Opera State Farm All-Star Saturday Night I <3 '90s Dance Party "The Vagina Monologues" Chico New Wave Prom 2016

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Single Awareness Day The Living Karaoke Band 2016 NBA All-Star Game

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Poster Sale Slow Theatre's first "Along These Lines"

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Campus Blood Drive

Envy Hip Hop tryouts

Logic presents #blacklivesmatâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The Incredible ter World Tourâ&#x20AC;?

BloodSource and Staff

The hip hop dance team

Although the show is

Council will be giving

is holding tryouts and ev-

sold out, tweet photos of

Leadership Center is put-

students and faculty the

eryone is welcome regard-

the event to @theorion_

ting on their Diversity 411

opportunity to give back

less of experience.

news!

program to discuss the

Where: WREC 207 When: 8 - 10 p.m. Price: Free

Where: Silver Dollar Fairgrounds When: doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

with their monthly blood drive on campus.

Where: Bell Memorial Union When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Price: Free

The

Cross

Cultural

relevance of #blacklivesmatter to the Chico State campus.

Where: Meriam Library 172 When: 3:30 - 5 p.m. Price: Free

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LGBTQ+ and allies welcome

Wrap 'n' roll sushi

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Come talk about com-

The first 200 students

munity issues and social-

get to learn how to make

ize with the LGBTQ+ and

sushi and eat it! Get there

ally community.

early to secure your spot.

Where: Bell Memorial Union When: 4 p.m. Price: Free

Where: Bell Memorial Union When: 6 p.m. Price: Free with student ID

Funk-tronica: Stanley Jordan and Klozd Sirkut

California DREAM Act Workshop

Where: Lost on Main When: 8 p.m. Price: General admission is $20, $10 with Student ID

Where: Student Services Center 410 When: 12 - 4 p.m. Price: Free

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Stanley Jordan, rocks out on the guitar.

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Seth Prinz// "The Vagina Lords of SealMonologues" and//The LoLos

Baseball vs. Academy of Arts

NBA All-Star Celebrity

Apply for Spring 2016 graduation

Tune in as Drake and

Are you planning on

Kevin Hart face off as graduating in May? Today head coaches of the Can- is the last day to apply. Get ada and USA teams. Spe- your application in now! cial guests include Nick

Where: Chico Portal Joel David Moore, Win (online) Cannon, Jason Sudeikis,

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Lords of Sealand are

The Gender and Sexu-

The baseball team puts

coming to Chico for the

ality Equity Center is

their 6-0 record on the

first time with Seth Prinz

raising money for anti-vi-

line in this early season

and The LoLos.

olence organizations with

action.

stories of over 200 women

Where: The Maltese When: 9 p.m. Price: $7

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that will alternately make you cry and smile.

Where: Bell Memorial Union auditorium When: 7:30 p.m. Price: $10

Baseball double- Queen-A Night header vs. Acad- At The Opera emy of Arts

Where: Nettleton Stadium When: 2 p.m. Price: Free with student ID

State Farm AllStar Saturday Night

Butler,

Stephan

James

and Kris Wu.

Where: Ricoh Colliseum in Toronto When: 7 p.m. Watch on: ESPN

I <3 The 90's Dance Party

"The Vagina Monologues"

Chico New Wave Prom 2016 Put on your best new wave attire and jam to your favorite alternative '80s dance hits spun by DJ J-ho. The prom king and

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team

Although the show is

Tune in for the All-Star

Miss the '90s? Come to

The Gender and Sexu-

plays their third double-

sold out, tweet photos of

Saturday Night festivities

The Maltese to get down

ality Equity Center is

header of the season. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

the event to @theorion_

before the game includ-

like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1993 again.

raising money for anti-vi-

be baseball all day so get

news!

ing the Taco Bell Skills

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The

baseball

your peanuts and cracker jacks.

Where: Nettleton Stadium When: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Price: Free with student ID

Where: Laxson Auditorium When: 7:30 p.m.

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Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and the Verizon Slam Dunk competition.

Where: Air Canada Centre in Toronto When: 5:30 p.m. Watch on: TNT

Where: The Maltese When: 10 p.m. Price: $3

olence organizations with stories of over 200 women that will alternately make you cry and smile.

queen will be announced at midnight.

Where: Duffy's Tavern When: 8 p.m. Price: $10 pre-sale, $13 at the door

Where: Bell Memorial Union auditorium When: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Price: $10

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sun

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Single Awareness Day

The Living Karaoke Band

mon

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The 2016 NBA All-Star Game

Poster Sale

Slow Theatre's first "Along These Lines"

Are your walls looking empty? Check out the poster sale starting today through the 19th and find one that suits you.

Photo credit: Sarah Pope

Who needs love? Love yourself

on this day of

Valentine's.

Where/ When: Everywhere, all day Price: Not having someone to love

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Where: Outside the Wildcat store When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Grab a significant oth-

Tune in for the 65th an-

er, or a buddy, and dance

nual NBA All-Star game

the night away to 30 clas-

featuring local California

whose mission is to show-

sic love songs.

All-Stars Stephen Curry,

case writing from local

Klay

people.

Where: Lost on Main When: 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Price: $5 single, $7 couple

Thompson,

Dray-

mond Green, DeMarcus

Listen to this submission-base reading series

Where: 1078 Gallery When: Doors open at 7 p.m Price: Free

Cousins, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant.

Where: Air Canada Centre in Toronto When: 5:30 p.m. Watch on: TNT

Iration//New Kingston//Hours Eastly//Seedless New Exhibit at Turner Print Museum Photo credit: Facebook Page

Watch the alternative/ reggae group of

musi-

cians formed in Isla Vista, CA, rock out at the Senator Theatre.

Where: Senator Theatre When: 8 p.m. Price: $20

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This exhibit offers the chance to see important

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tion throughout the years.

Where: Janet Turner Print Musuem When: 8:30 p.m.

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Local homeless shelter may close its doors

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he Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, The Orion went inside and toured the shelter with Brad Montgomery, executive director of the Torres Shelter, to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken to provide anonymity. Ryan Corrall/The Orion

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The shelter gets about 65 percent of funding from donations and 35 percent from federal grants. $200,000 of their budget comes from an Emergency Solutions Grant and this year the application process was postponed until May 2016, meaning they wouldn't be able to get those funds until 2017. The application process normally would have been completed around October of last year.

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The entrance to the Torres Shelter located on 101 Silver Dollar Way. The shelter is one of the biggest in Northern California. Throughout the course of the year they serve more than 700 people.

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The women's bathroom. The guests sign up for chores to help keep the facility clean. "None of the services that we provide do we charge our guests for," Montgomery said. He went on to talk about health services and job searching services they provide to get people back on their feet.

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Children's toys on the back patio. Montgomery talked about how the shelter has been hoping to make a bigger patio area for children to play, but only if they get out of their current financial crisis and they become financially stable. Ryan Corrall/The Orion

"3,000 people deciding to give $10 a month would get us to a point where we wouldn't be in a crisis. I know that a great deal of people think that my $10 doesn't really matter, it's not going to make a difference. I think one of the things we run into is that everyone is expecting somebody else to do that. And I think it's pretty straightforward, if you value what we do, what we accomplish here, then please support it so that we can keep doing it," Montgomery said. Ryan Corrall/The Orion

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Chico State helps low-income students Keeper and Race to the Top. This combination of standards Staff Writer and programs is intended to foster In a new ranking system designed a “coherent cradle-to-college-andto assess how American colleges career strategy” and addresses and universities are serving eco- specific problems faced by minornomically disadvantaged students, ity and disadvantaged students. Chico State is ranked in the top 18 By utilizing a ranking system percent. that addresses how The Social Mobility universities serve their Index, created by Paystudents, SMI hopes to Scale and CollegeNet, increase educational measures the extent to opportunity, decrease which a higher educathe income gap and tion provides greater contribute to a system access and affordability of sustainable economic to economically disadgrowth. GARY vantaged students. At Chico State, the MCMAHON SMI emulates criteria Chico Student Success Director of Chico Success Center of recent education legCenter addresses these islation and initiatives needs by reaching out to by the Obama adminisstudents while they are tration. still in high school and supporting “It’s all part of the Obama move- them while they are at Chico State. ment to assess the effectiveness of The center's strategy is to build public universities in serving di- partnerships and real relationverse populations and students who ships, honest relationships with the are coming from low-income back- students, with their families, high grounds,” said Gary McMahon, schools and counselors, McMahon director of Chico Student Success said. Center. “It’s part of the future.” CSSC has established 50 partThis movement begins at the nerships with high schools across primary and secondary California that serve education levels to enlow-income students. sure students are well These partnerships exprepared academically ist so high school stuand have the support dents can explore Chico programs they need to State and have support be successful in college from teachers and CSSC and their careers. staff during the adThe Every Student mission process. Most JESSIE Succeeds Act, for exstudents start in their RAMIREZ ample, stipulates higher high school's AdvanceSenior psychology academic standards ment Via Individual major geared toward continuDetermination program ing success in college, and CSSC works closely and “advances equity for ... disad- with AVID advisers to get to know vantaged students.” Though the the students better. law is specifically aimed at K-12 “We handwrite postcards to every education standards, it is part of a single student who applies,” McMalarger framework that consists of hon said. “It’s important to start initiatives such as My Brother’s that sense of belonging.”

Molly Sullivan

CSSC has been really helpful through my whole time here. They were a really great support. Jessie Ramirez, psychology major When students decide to enroll at Chico State, CSSC offers a wide range of services to help them understand financial aid, course selection, housing and budgeting. CSSC also invites students to join REACH, a peer and faculty mentoring program where students participate in study jams and social events to help them transition into life as a college student. These programs have proven to be effective in

raising retention rates among firstgeneration college students. “We have students coming in all the time who are confused and have questions,” McMahon said. “They need an advocate so we’ll be an advocate for them.” CSSC has 1,229 students enrolled through their center this semester. In 1997, when CSSC was founded, there were 12. Jessie Ramirez, senior psychol-

ogy major, is a first-generation college student who came to Chico State from a partnership high school and now works at CSSC. “CSSC has been really helpful through my whole time here,” Ramirez said. “They were a really great support.” CSSC provided an environment for Ramirez to meet other students and build relationships. Ramirez now travels back to her high school periodically to share her experience with students and show them they can achieve their goals for higher education. After graduation, Ramirez plans to pursue her master’s degree and a career as a family therapist. “There’s all this help out there for you and you just have to go out and ask for it,” Ramirez said. “They will open doors for you.” Molly Sullivan can be reached at orionnewseditor@gmail.com or

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Survey reveals strong majority favor an open presidential search Michelle Zhu

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The SWAT team's bomb disposal robot is deployed during the standoff Sunday night. George Johnston/The Orion

Armed robber arrested after 11-hour standoff with police Michael Catelli

Staff Writer A suspect for armed robbery was arrested early Monday morning after an 11-hour standoff with Chico Police. Edward Walcott, 30, robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his robbery, where he was surrounded by police. “We had patrol officers responding, hoping to get him out and get the other residents out,” said David Britt, deputy chief of Chico Police. Officers closed a two block radius around the apartment complex. Butte County Interagency Bomb Squad arrived on the scene around 9:30 p.m. as police were trying to communicate to Walcott with a public address system. Witnesses believe that Walcott’s

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motive was due to lack of rent money. “Rent's due and we have our rent money, but maybe he felt that we didn’t,” said Dana Patton, Walcott’s roommate. Chico SWAT sent a bomb squad robot towards the apartment to further communicate with Walcott around 10:20 p.m. After failing to comply with law enforcement, Chico SWAT tear gassed the apartment at midnight and Walcott was apprehended. A replica firearm which was recovered at the scene is believed to have been used in the robbery. No injuries were reported. Head to theorion.com for a video of the bomb disposal robot being deployed. Michael Catelli can be reached at newseditor@theorion.com or

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The CSU Employees Union, on behalf of the entire CSU system, released a survey asking whether the president selection process should be open or closed. Chico State, along with four other campuses, are in the process of hiring new presidents. Prior to 2011, the selection of a new president for each CSU campus was made public in every aspect. It was a common practice for search finalists to arrive on campus in the final stage of the selection process. Campus communities would hear names of the finalists, and official visit itineraries were freely disclosed, said Pat Gantt, president of the CSUEU. Thus, campuses were allowed to see resumes and hear leadership styles of finalists. It also gave finalists a first-hand view of their prospective campus community, issues and interests. However in 2011, a new Trustees Policy was amended by the CSU Board of Trustees, a policy which gave the CSU Chancellor and chair of the Trustees Committee power to decide whether the name of a university presidential candidate would be made public. That policy has lead to zero public announcements of finalists or visits to campus since 2011. "This has to do with our campus because it represents a bigger system-wide conversation about open and closed searches," said Deanna Jarquin, president of Associated Students. "CSU Chico is one of the campuses going through that statewide process." Four years later, the CSUEU is asking for opinions on the matter. “Should it be an open process so that the campus communities can see and hear the finalists as part of the search process? Or is management

correct that the best results come Sonoma State have selected new from a closed process?” university presidents. The other These are the questions asked in a three are still searching. Pat Gantt, survey run by the CSUEU as of No- president of the CSUEU, hopes that vember 2015 at the Board of Trustees once the survey comes to a close, the meeting. Students, faculty and staff presidential selection process will are all encouraged to give their opin- be open so the remaining candidates ion on the open or closed selection can continue to see and engage with process of a new university presi- their prospective campuses, like dent. years past. John Watson, the communications Student officers, while representofficer of the CSUEU ing the student body, have has worked to make the provided a list of desired survey accessible on traits of the next univerthe CSUEU Facebook sity president based on page, as well as the CSU their own experiences webpage. and surveys from fellow As of Dec. 15, 1,325 students. Taking into conpeople have accessed sideration the differences the survey with 48 perof each CSU campus, the DEANNA cent of the respondents student officers crafted JARQUIN being staff, 5 percent the following four most Associated Students President being students, 46 perimportant traits needed cent being faculty, and a in the next Chico State small number being the president: general community. • approachability and interacAt least 83 percent have shown tion with the student body support for an open process. General • shared governance responses in the surveys have shown • awareness and advocacy for that people would like to see opengrowth and change ness since the CSU system is a public • community oriented institution. Jarquin said it would be less ideal When the survey was released if the next president was appointed in November, a total of five CSU out of a closed process. campuses were in search of a new "That’d be a bad representation president: Chico, San Jose, Sonoma, of a democracy," said Jarquin. "It Channel Islands and Stanislaus. doesn’t feel good to not be involved in CSUEU felt the time was right to the most important decision Chico see where people stood on the open State will make." selection process that was standard Based on responses in submitted for decades before. Chico State, as surveys thus far and conversations well as the other four campuses, on campus, the majority want to be could represent a bigger system- in-the-know of the university presiwide conversation about open and dent selection process. closed searches. The survey will remain available “We’re the project everyone can for students, faculty and staff to recite for what’s happening,” Jarquin spond until mid-February. said. “Anytime I can get information about what students are thinking, Michelle Zhu can be reached at orionnewseditor@gmail.com or that’s valuable to me.” As of Feb. 1, San Jose State and @mmichellezhuu on Twitter.

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ecades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees in the area,” Chavez said. Now a retired Marine, Chico State alumnus and

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primary election. Those candidates — Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez — placed first and second in a recent poll, while Chavez received third. There are 29 candidates in the race, 12 of which are Republicans, Chavez said. Regardless of party affiliations, the top two finishers will advance to the November general election, and then face off against one another. The general election winner will then join the

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member of the California State Assembly, Chavez U.S. Senate, representing California along with is not looking for any low-hanging fruit. Instead, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. he hopes to capture the respect of California votTwo of Chavez's friends from his undergraduate ers. His ultimate goal is succeeding Sen. Barbara years said it would be foolish to rule him out now. Boxer, D-C.A., who announced in January 2015 that "He's persistent," said Ronald Cervantez, she would not be running for another term. Chavez's friend and former wrestling teammate In March 2015, Chavez officially entered the race from Chico State. "When he wants something, no for the Senate seat. matter what, he'll do what it takes." Chavez, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Obstacles or challenges only give him more motiEnglish in 1973, had no political philosophy as an vation Cervantez said. undergraduate, even though the Vietnam War was Cervantez, who became a Chico State employee raging and students were staging anti-war protests as a student in 1971 and recently retired from the on campuses across the country. university last year, said he named his first son Chavez decided to focus on athletics instead. He Rocky after his friend, Rocky Chavez. competed as an amateur wrestler and twice qualiCharles Avilez, another one of Chavez's friends fied for the U.S. Olympic trials, from Chico State, said the asbut didn’t make the wrestling semblyman has a mind like a team either attempt. He wanted chess player. When he wants to attend graduate school and "He can see a bigger picture. then become a teacher and a something, no matter He can see what's going on bewrestling coach. fore it happens," Avilez said. what, he'll do what it But those plans dissolved after He also said Chavez knows takes. he met one unusual professor. when there's food around. “He was, like, the most mellow Avilez, who lived in the dorms, dude I ever saw,” Chavez said. would sometimes grab exRonald Cervantez, The assemblyman said the protra sandwiches from the caffriend fessor, a retired Army lieutenant eteria and bring them back to colonel, would cruise around his room. Chavez, who lived Chico on a Schwinn, smoking a off-campus, would miraculously show up on his pipe and wearing a “funny little hat.” It was the doorstep whenever there were extra sandwiches summer of 1973 and Chavez had just graduated. around. “I was accepted to graduate school and worried Now Avilez jokes about how happy he was to how I was going to pay for it,” he said. hang out, listen to music and eat those cafeteria Chavez had already worked several jobs in Chico sandwiches with his friend. — boxing fruit, picking almonds and moving furni"Rocky doesn't do things half heartedly," he said. ture — and he struggled to get by. He was working "If Rocky wants to do something, he gives it his full as a mortician’s assistant then, and living on the attention, plus some. He's a winner." second floor of the mortuary. His job was picking Chavez credits Chico State for helping him beup dead bodies and bringing them back for funeral come more open minded. Unlike many Republipreparations. cans, Chavez said he has been a crusader for im“It was pretty nice," he said of his former resi- migration reform since he joined the Assembly dence. "It had a big kitchen and living room and the — and "strongly disagrees" with Donald Trump on neighbors downstairs were quiet.” the issue. Despite the uncanny perks, Chavez knew the gig "The path to citizenship takes too long. The syswas a dead end. tem is broken," he said. "Why would we support The professor suggested he join the Marine a program that would take a mother and a father Corps, explaining how the government would pay away from their child? I thought we’re a party of for his tuition after he served in the military. families. How can it be a party of family values if “I thought, that’s pretty cool. I’ll go to the Marine you’re going to separate families? It doesn’t make Corps for two and a half years and let them pay for sense to me.” me to go to college. Next thing I know, it’s 28 years On other Republican Party issues, he agrees later and now I’m a colonel and I’m retired. But I with his constituents. never intended to do it,” Chavez said. Chavez is fiscally conservative, anti-abortion, Chavez traveled the world as a Marine, living tough on terrorism and against more gun restricon U.S. military bases in Hawaii, Japan and South tions. He is also against raising the minimum Korea. He eventually settled down in Oceanside, a wage, arguing that it wouldn't address the underlycoastal city in northern San Diego County. ing problem, which is poor education — his biggest In 2002, a year after he retired, Chavez was elect- concern. ed to the Oceanside City Council, where he served “If you don’t get an education, you don’t go anyas a council member until 2008. A year later he was where,” he said. "If you’re a young person and appointed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzeneg- you’re just thinking your backyard, you've got to ger as undersecretary of the California Depart- open up your view. It’s going to be an exciting new ment of Veterans Affairs, eventually becoming the world." acting secretary. Then in 2012, he was elected to the state Assembly, where he remains active. Gabriel Sandoval can be reached at Chavez, who is a Republican, now faces an up- orionnewseditor@gmail.com or hill battle going forward. Many consider a pair of @GLuisSandoval on Twitter. Democrats as the candidates to beat in the June

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The police blotter is a selection of information cited directly from Chico Police Department and University Police Department.

Call Type: Suspicous Subject Tuesday, 11:50 a.m., Wildcat Recreation Center Officer initiated activity at the WREC after receiving word that an older male was chasing a female student the previous night in the vicinity of the WREC. Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Thursday, 4:48 a.m., Butte Hall Elevator stuck open in basement. Call Type: Medical Aid Thursday, 10:20 a.m., Taylor Hall

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Contractor being assisted who possibly broke their leg. Subject was released to medical staff.

Call Type: Domestic Dispute Tuesday, 6:26 a.m., Pomona Avenue Male named “AJ” and unknown female were heard having a 30 minute verbal dispute from the apartment next to unit 21. Call Type: Aggressive Animal Tuesday, 11:32 p.m., Legacy Lane Large female dog attacked an elderly man’s small dog. The reporting party left a message for the owner saying “bringing catch pole.” Soon after, dog dug up backyard plants, and broke fence. Dog is considered a nuisance to neighborhood. Call Type: Resist a Peace Officer Thursday, 10:02 a.m., 454 E. 4th St.

Call Type: Non-injury Hit-and-Run Thursday, 7:22 p.m., Parking Structure 2

Male subject "exposed himself" to someone on the street. He was taken into custody.

A vehicle was hit in parking structure and no information was left.

Call Type: Family Dispute Thursday, 1:37 p.m., 2165 Ceres Ave.

Call Type: Medical Aid Saturday, 12:58 a.m., Nord Avenue

Female hit in the back of the head with a two-by-four. She was treated for minor injury.

Subject needed medical assistance at University Village.

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The men's basketball team wins its fifth straight game against Cal State East Bay, 64-56. theorion.com/sports

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Call Type: Fight Thursday, 3:09 p.m., 1297 Park Ave. A female was seen taking swings at owner of a pit bull. The two subjects were separated by an officer.

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The baseball team wins its fifth game in a row against Point Loma Nazarene University, making their record 5-0. theorion.com/sports

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The women's basketball team loses a close game against Cal State East Bay, 55-53. theorion.com/sports

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Chico State journalism student dies George Johnston

Proceeds from Red-top meters going to homeless shelter

Breaking News Editor 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 pursuing a degree in Journalism. "Robert was a gentle giant who was unfailingly friendly and made an impression on everyone he met. His good spirit and endless curiosity will be greatly missed," said Susan Wiesinger, department chair of Journalism & Public Relations. While attending Chico State, McClanahan also worked at The Orion as apart of the public relations team. "He was my first friend in this department," said Whitney Urmann, junior journalism major and content managing editor at The Orion. "Robbie was a teddy bear. He was one of the most genuine and kind people I have ever met and we could talk sports and TV for hours. I'll adore him forever."

Kayla Fitzgerald

Staff Writer On Feb. 2, the Chico City Council decided to donate all money collected from the red-top meters to the Torres Shelter. Since being installed last November, the red-top meters all over downtown Chico have raised $277. The Chico City Council originally planned to split the proceeds evenly between the Torres Shelter, the Jesus Center and the Stairways

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Empowered Living. But due to the Torres Shelter facing a potential closure, the city council chose to give the shelter all the proceeds collected thus far. "I like that I am aware of what my donation money is being spent on, and it's good to know that my money is going to an entire organization rather than just one person," said Payton Hurley, a sophomore biology major. There are six different Red-top meters located the on corners between W. 4th Street and W. 1st Street. More information regarding the Red-top meters can be found at www.GoDowntownChico.com. Kayla Fitzgerald can be reached at orionnewseditor@gmail.com or

@kaylafitz_20 on Twitter.

Water restrictions still in place during rainy season Yang Dai

Staff Writer After being executed for nine months, the strictest water conservation restrictions in California history have been challenged by water agencies with the onset of the rainy season. Since Feb. 20, water agencies have hoped to suspend the implementation of firmer water restrictions to ensure economic benefits for both themselves and their customers. “The drought in California affects water supply to residents to some extent. I agree on relaxing restrictions on water use during rainy seasons, which benefits both users and companies," said Peter Bonacich, district manager of California Water Service company. According to the new water restrictions, California residents are required to reduce water use by 25

percent or use seawater desalination technology for their daily water consumption. Students from Chico State also shared their opinions on whether California should adopt more liberal water rules during the rainy season. “I think that the water restrictions should be loosened in rainy season. I have to pay $15 for water use to the apartment every month since the start of water restrictions, which puts extra economic burden on me. I miss the days when I was using water for free,” said Tianyu Zhou, senior accounting major. Kelu Wang, senior computer science major, had a different opinion on the situation. “I don’t think it is a good idea to alter the water rules. It only helps people selling water make more money," Wang said. “I think water control is a long process. Restrictions are simply means. Essentially it hopes people can develop good water-consumption habits and try not to waste water."

was criticized heavily was a passage banning the transportation of marijuana. Some at the city council meeting argued that this did not allow anyone to even possess legal medical marijuana. Others stated that the ordinance was redundant, banning things that were already illegal. With the upcoming presidential election this fall, and the possibility of legalized marijuana on the ballot, the city council has ultimately decided to put off the decision on what Chico should do to regulate dispensaries and delivery services. Amelia Storm can be reached at orionnewseditor@gmail.com or

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Pot ban goes up in smoke Amelia Storm

Staff Writer Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At the Feb. 2 city council meeting, Vince Ewing, Chico city attorney, proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Chico. The proposal, which was defeated, would have banned medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery systems outright even though dispensaries are already not allowed within city limits. One area in the ordinance that

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City Council struck down an ordinance to ban marijuana, even though distribution is already not allowed within the city.

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Chico with a football team, yay or nay? Alex Horne

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ow that Los Angeles is getting a football team, it makes me wonder what Chico would be like with one. The fans cheering, tailgating and the thrill of beating a rival school are all elements that make up a great football game. Many Americans cherish the moments spent watching their favorite team. As we all know, Chico State lacks this facet of American culture, but is that a good thing? Although we miss out on some of the advantages, we may benefit more. Having a football team would undoubtedly change our school. Many of the people that chose Chico, including myself, came already factoring in the lack of a football team. Having a football team would change the type of people who come here. I decided early on that it was a positive for me because I was tired of school spirit and attending games where I only half-cared if my school won. The one thing pulling me toward desiring a win was acknowledging that there would be

a party after. That’s what’s so great about Chico, we don’t need a win to party­—just Burnett’s. Not having a football team also frees up time in the middle of the week where you may otherwise be watching a game. This free time can be used to join different campus associations or do other productive things. Chico’s campus thrives off many different clubs, activities and other extracurricular options. Many of these contribute to Chico, unlike a football team, which would drain its bank accounts and distract students. Not having a football team forces students to be creative with their time and pursue other things. When I ponder what we are missing out on by not having a football team, the first thing that comes to mind is tailgating. Chico does drinking better than any other school, so imagine how great a Chico State tailgate would be. Basically it would be a shit show. Also, who doesn’t like barbecuing and drinking in a parking lot? Another thing we miss out on is the camaraderie of all rooting for our team. Having a school team

can be a conversation starter and makes people feel like they have something in common. Although we have other sports that we could come together over, there doesn’t seem to be anything quite like football. The last benefit is the increased publicity the school would get. Having a football team definitely puts a school on the map and makes it more distinguishable. Essentially, what I’m saying is that a football team would ruin a lot of what makes Chico, Chico. We make our own events, play our own games and can be social without campus intervention. I think Chico is more sociable than other schools. This is because we’re not an exclusive group of people who depend on campus events to create social gatherings for us. This is what creates the Chico vibe, a laid back school where you don’t need to join anything to feel included and it’s something that makes our school special. Alex Horne can be reached at

orionopinioneditor@gmail.com or @theorion_news on Twitter. Dongyoung Wong/The Orion

THUMBS Thumbs up to Bernie Sanders for dropping by Saturday Night Live last week and discussing democratic socialism.

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Thumbs down to Haiti being left with no elected president due to allegations of election fraud. The previous president concluded his term with no successor, leaving the country in political unrest.

Thumbs up to a safe ending of an 11-hour standoff on W. 11th Street. The suspect, Edward James Walcott III, was finally arrested after tear gas was used to remove him from the premise. Luckily no one else was harmed.

Thumbs down to the CSU system threatening to go on strike for five days in April. Hopefully the university complies with the wanted five percent raise to faculty so students don’t have to miss any classes.

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Technology on the rise, speech on decline Sam Rios

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ay it. The first step to recovery is admitting it. Say: “I’m addicted to technology.” Languages have progressed along with changing cultures, adapting to new generations. With our generation, the millennials, we see a halt of adaptation. Instead, our language is being drowned out because of the simple style of communication through the smartphone. Whether you like it or not, you most likely are addicted to technology. This smartphone use is more than just surfing the web and uploading pictures, it has become a keystone for our generation's interaction. What began as only a small subculture has transformed to the main component of our whole culture. According to a study conducted by the Nielson Company, 85 percent of millennials owned a smartphone in 2014. Meaning that without the smartphone, millennials would have a completely different impact on the world. The positive effects of our smartphone use are undeniable. However, there are many unnatural aspects about new technology that fail to be brought into mainstream conversation. Easy access to communication helps us stay in touch with others. Although the concept of instantly communicating with people in other locations is not new, it has become our main way of interaction. We now rely solely on verbal communication which lessens the energy that language was meant to express. Language is in no way meant to stand still. It is the direct result of the need for interpersonal connection and the want to convey emo-

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tions. All languages represent different energies pertaining to their cultures. Some languages have outlasted civilizations while others are relatively new. Either way, all languages have individual aspects

that make them beautiful. When a non-tech savvy adult composes a text, it reads in the same manner that they speak in. The opposite is reciprocated through a young adult that is accustomed to

communicating through text. The habitual manner of speaking carries across all platforms. The problem is that the millennial way of speaking shares only a shallow resemblance to speaking

in person, hanging only by a thread thanks to the mere similarity of language. This trend will only continue to get worse the more that future generations rely on technology. It is necessary that we prevent these future problems and preserve the sanctity of language before it becomes a bigger issue. The first solution would be to stop autocorrect. Autocorrect is a program that lets the user know when a word is spelled wrong and automatically finishes words before they are typed. Not only does this encourage the user to not actually learn how to spell correctly, it also finishes sentences before they are fully composed. In a sense, autocorrect becomes more of the communicator than the actual individual. The second solution would be to create an online dictionary along the lines of Urban Dictionary that allows the user to upload their own words and redefine previous words. Connotation should be included along with denotation when in the dictionary. It is the only way to embody the energy and personality of our culture. This dictionary should be the official dictionary of our language. No longer should we give Merriam-Webster such a powerful monopoly on a concept that is so fundamental to all our lives. At this point, it is very difficult to stop how technology is affecting our culture as a whole. However, we can lessen technology's impact by refusing to let it take over our lives. We need to fix the current problems and address the future problems before they arise. Let’s define the difference between what is human and what is machine. Sam Rios can be reached at

orionopioneditor@gmail.com or @theeemessiahon on Twitter. Dongyoung Wong/The Orion

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Use freedoms to protect others' rights Sean Daly

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mericans use and enjoy the right to express their thoughts every day. It is an integral part of our lives. But this right, like anything, is corruptible and vulnerable to others' wills. The First Amendment in the Constitution protects citizens' rights to freedom of speech, a protection that was revolutionary and has made the U.S. a nation unlike any other. We can express almost anything we want to through almost any medium, which is punishable in many other countries. However, our own right has an asterisk, as many politicians and media gatekeepers use their power to keep peaceful citizens from expressing themselves. Americans live their lives happily and comfortably around their natural freedoms, so it is important that we continue to protect the right to peacefully express ourselves from all authorities. Freedom of speech allows people to communicate wrongdoings of government, and has helped highlight and attack injustice from the government throughout American history. This right suffers when Donald Trump kicks out peaceful, hijabwearing Muslim attendees of his

rallies. Or when anti-homosexual organizations scare people away from events, like the Westboro Baptist Church's protests on veterans' funerals. When any demographic of people are not allowed to safely express themselves in a public event, then we are not doing enough to protect the rights of everyone. If any specific demographic is targeted, it shows that any demographic can be next. Also, if injustices like these continue, then those that attack citizens' rights gain more power and will continue to harm American rights. Therefore it is everyone's responsibility to communicate atrocities like these and prevent these types of attacks. These occurrences are harmful PR to the reputations of these organizations, so people must become aware and stand up to them. Uniting and raising awareness of these trespasses will help people combat the reputations of anyone who wants to override Americans' rights. National restrictions on mediums of entertainment and information prevent people from using what is called mature content: curse words, sexual content, drug/alcohol use, etc. These are all things that many people encounter in some form on a regular basis though, and are not consid-

ered taboo. However, entertainment pieces receive more mature ratings requiring audiences to be certain ages, and articles or news can't earn mainstream or primary consideration when containing matters like these. It's important to consider that making these subjects taboo can be harmful by giving them more power than they deserve. Media can and should change this stigma by not censoring this material or by allowing artists and writers to deliver their creative subject matter, "mature" or not. This will only happen after the government realizes this paradox and allows these mediums and creators to have more leeway for expression. I don't think the Founding Fathers wanted us to worry so much about these things when they wrote this right in our Constitution. It may take people realizing the value of speech and expression before they allow absolute expression. Certain by-products of speech and expression like libel and plagiarism, that have no benefit to people, can't be permitted. In these instances, people need to communicate these fallacies so communities can fight bad behavior like this and those who hurt others' reputations with these tactics. Since all speech is protected,

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the purity of this right is maintained when people who lie or steal others' words are punished through lost credibility. This is a good thing that many publications, schools and courts uphold through severe punishments. By promoting ethical use of speech and expression, we can set a good model for future men and women who will lead people's opinions. This right was a new development when it was written for America. The Founding Fathers knew it would protect important parts of living safely and indepen-

dently. With figures of such power and influence today, it's as important as ever to make sure we use our expressive abilities to the height of their potential. Whether affluent companies, legal restrictions, or even government figures attempt to step on your rights, take the initiative to do the American thing and stand with fellow citizens to fight for your rights. Sean Daly can be reached at

orionopinioneditor@gmail.com or @theorion_news on Twitter.

TALKING POINT There has been backlash against Beyonceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new single, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Formationâ&#x20AC;? that was performed during the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. The song and video display examples of activism for the black community, the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, and police brutality.

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#too #many #hashtags Jeff Guzman

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ashtags started as a practical way of grouping topics online to categorize information. Recently, hashtags have become so overused that it ironically becomes useless. There are many things on social media that drive me up the wall. When I deleted my Instagram and Snapchat a year ago, I thought for sure I had escaped all the nonsense. But there is one annoyance that always seems to haunt me. That annoyance is this: some people have a terrible habit of putting a hashtag in front of everything, whether it is an object, an inside joke, an event or a place. Pretty much anything that can exist in real life or in someone’s head is fair game. Though some people are undoubtedly worse than others when it comes to this. Almost everyone, including me, has been guilty of using a useless hashtag at some point. This article started with me being frustrated with all the organi-

zations using hashtags in order to spread their topic. It seemed like every commercial and movie trailer I saw was coming up with some stupid hashtag to shove in my face. It looked way too trendy, as if everyone was doing it just because everyone else was doing it. It also seemed way too desperate of an attempt from people to boost their topic. My thought was, “Really? You’re going to resort to using a hashtag?” Except the truth is that all these people were right, and I was dead wrong. These people who use hashtags to categorize topics are using hashtags just as they were intended to be used, and every other use is a perversion of its practicality. For the longest time I preferred hashtags as a joke. Now I begin to believe that every other useless hashtag has ruined all the proper ones for me. Somewhere down the line, the practicality of the hashtag has been lost, and most times that a hashtag is used today it has absolutely no use. There’s no problem with using hashtags devoid of purpose, it

just should be done in small doses like everything else. That means that Instagram photo descriptions shouldn’t be twice as long as they would be without hashtags. If you do this in every post, you really are an overachiever. And if you hashtag entire sentences, congratulations. You have managed to lower the bar for every other senseless person who thought they were witty. I’ve even seen people use hashtags in Snapchat posts. Where on God’s green earth does that make any sense? Even if you could view the hashtag’s library of posts, which you can’t, Snapchat posts vanish instantly. Now hashtags are slowly making their way to Facebook. Some people use them wisely, most miss the point entirely. Facebook is learning to adapt and make hashtags searchable, meaning that hashtagging something actually has significance. Before this, people just put a hashtag in a post and naively didn’t think much of it. I would like to make it clear that the problem is not using a hashtag in a joking manner. The problem is only using a hashtag as a joke, and doing it on a regular basis. Some people would say that this doesn’t affect me, so I shouldn't worry myself about it and mind my own business. Well too often do I see people flood their feed with hashtags void of meaning, so much so that I question whether they actually understand what a hashtag is supposed to be used for. It’s a problem to confuse the accident for the purpose and the purpose for the accident, and I wouldn’t be doing anyone a favor by keeping my mouth shut about it. Jeff Guzman can be reached at

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Torres Shelter closes, homeless left with no place to live

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n the next six weeks the largest homeless shelter in Chico will be closed because of financial restrictions. The Torres Shelter housed over 700 people just within the last year, making it one of the most crucial safe havens for homeless people in Chico. Now hundreds of members of the community will be at a loss for a safe place to stay. Homelessness in Chico is one of the largest issues that the city deals with. The Chico City Council passed an ordinance in September that allows police officers to arrest homeless people for storing personal property in public. But they can’t pass an ordinance that secures one of the largest and most beneficial sanctuaries in the city? Where do the Chico City Council’s priorities lie? They clearly don’t find it crucial to protect hundreds of men, women and children in the community. With the Torres Shelter shutting down, the homeless problem will only grow. The city government is constantly complaining about the amount of homeless people in Chico, but never seems to offer a viable solution to the problem. The city recently decided to donate all the money that

was collected in the Red-top parking meters downtown to the Torres shelter, but the $277 that was collected was not enough to sustain the livelihood of the shelter. The city government needs to find an economic solution to maintain a consistent and efficient way to fund the shelter, at least until it gets back on its feet. The Chico community needs to step up and save the Torres Shelter. The city needs to band together and campaign for the prosperity of the shelter. With the help of the city council, community members and the Downtown Business Association, the Torres Shelter could be protected. The termination of The Torres Shelter will affect the entire Chico community and the results will only be detrimental if nothing is done to stop it. The unsigned Orion editorial is the collaborative opinion of the editorial board.

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fter appearing in every game last season as a first-year, sophomore guard Jalen McFerren had a lot expected of him when he hit the court this year. Finishing fourth last season on the team in steals and fifth in assists, he certainly made a name for himself in his first year, and has expanded on

his success this season. McFerren is currently leading the Chico State men's basketball team in free throw percentage at .845, and is known for making smart shots. McFerren shows all the signs of being a strong point guard and his teammates agree. "I think he is the best in the league at point guard position," said fellow teammate junior guard Rob Duncan. "He has an ability and confidence to step up to the free-throw line. I don't feel like a lot of young players can do that," Duncan said. Beyond complimenting his stats and abilities, McFerren is also regarded not only for his confidence but his personality. "He is a great funny guy,

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he is always cracking jokes," said sophomore guard Corey Silverstrom. "He is a really smooth guy. His main quality is his smoothness, from the way he carries himself to the way he dresses." "I want to be a leader on and off the court. Someone that the guys can talk to and trust," McFerren said. After his debut season last year, McFerren used the offseason as a time to transition himself from the player he started out as to the player he wants to be. "Coach Clink and I talked about the things I can get better at. I see a huge difference from last year as I grow and mature into a better player," McFerren

said. Men's basketball head coach Greg Clink is adamant about McFerren's recent success, emphasizing his role in the 'Cats offense. "He is extremely coachable and driven, he just wants to be great," Clink said. "He is a very good shooter and knows how to control the pace of the game." McFerren has made his main focus clear: focusing on his free throws and controlling the glass with rebounds. During the Jan. 31 game against Cal State Stanislaus, McFerren had nine rebounds but was not given an opportunity at the charity stripe. Although the team can't predict how the rest of the

season will turn out, McFerren is confident that the 'Cats are on the road toward greatness. "We want to win league backto-back and we haven't won the tournament in a while and I think we could make it this year. I want to be the best point guard in the league as I continue my career at Chico," McFerren said. Gabriella Bermudez can be reached at

orionsportseditor@gmail.com or @gabbybermudez2 on Twitter.

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Jalen McFerren, sophomore, runs the ball up court against Cal State Stanislaus at home.

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Seniors Desiree' Gonzalez and Alli Cook, swings at the ball during practice. Patrick Pace

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his season the softball team hopes to go even further in the postseason than last year with the help of seniors' first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook. Gonzalez started playing softball when she was 4 years old and has had a passion for it ever since. "I barely ever had free time back at home when I was younger. I was always playing softball," she said. Though she had offers at other schools, Gonzalez says she chose

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Chico because she fell in love with the campus, liked the coaching staff and wanted to play in a competitive league. Cook started playing softball a bit later at age 10, and was also a dancer until her mom forced her to make a choice between the two. She had another offer from a school in Hawaii, but chose not to go because she said she felt like an outsider during her visit. "I felt like I was the only blonde on the island," she said. "Chico was definitely the right place for me." They both hold school records, with Gonzalez being the all-time

home-run leader with 23 and Cook holding the record in steals and runs with 69 and 101 respectively. They broke these in their junior year and now have the chance to add on to it in their final season. When asked how it felt to break the record, Gonzalez said that "it was relieving." "I was so tense at the time. Once I hit it I felt like I could finally relax. I wouldn't say I was nervous, I just wanted the pitcher to throw one to me that I could hit the crap out of," she said. What made it more special was that her parents were in the stands

PHOTOS: LINDSAY PINCUS. EDITING: DAVID MOLINA to see it. Cook shared the same pride as Gonzalez when asked about her record. "It's obviously awesome to leave my mark somewhere," she said, "and I broke it at home, so they made it special." However, adding on to their records is not a huge priority for either of them. Their main objective is to help the team win any way that they can. When asked about their goals for the season, the teammates both want the team to keep trending upward.

"We want to keep the standard," Cook said. "We tasted postseason but we only went to the first round. So I want to perform for my team and hopefully together we'll be able to get the job done every game." Gonzalez said that she feels as if the team this year can be just as good, if not better, than last year. "I'm very excited for what's to come," she said. If last year was any indication, they have a lot to be excited about. Patrick Pace can be reached at

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'Cat conquering in the classroom and on the field Junior soccer player Lindsey Dias is recognized not only for playing on the field, but academic successes too. her to be a Wildcat. "When I started looking at Staff Writer schools I only looked at ones that It's a special feeling to be able had both a high level soccer team to put on your school's and a good nursing prouniform and lace up gram. Chico had both, your cleats before stepand I love the coaching ping out onto the socstaff and the team," cer field. Dias said. However, there is Moving from a high also something to be school athlete to a colsaid about holding the lege level athlete can third highest GPA for be scary and challengthe National Soccer ing. Staying extremely LINDSEY DIAS Coaches Association of organized right from Junior America Division I and the beginning of the soccer player Division II Scholar Allsemester is something West Region team. that will help you sucBalancing school and sports is ceed, Dias said. something junior women's soccer Professors are the most imporplayer Lindsey Dias is very famil- tant part of your academic career iar with. In high school, Dias tried so being on good terms with them to balance two sports, but quickly is also very important. came to realize it "Being upfront was hard to mainabout the days and Today we seek to retain a good GPA. things you will be cruit students with "I played varsity missing has helped higher GPAs. This insoccer all four years me a lot. I find profluences others to work and then I tried out fessors are much harder... for the volleyball more accommodatteam my sophoing if I give them Kim Sutton, more year. I evena heads up on my Women's soccer head coach tually found that crazy schedule," balancing one sport Dias said. with school was hard enough so I That being said, the coaching stuck to soccer," Dias said. staff also puts a high emphasis on Chico State recruited Dias her academics with several different junior year in high school, but ways to maintain their current it was not just the excitement of standing as having the highest playing college soccer that drew cumulative GPA average out of all

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Junior Lindsey Dias winds up to kick the ball to a teammate during a game last semester. the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports teams. Head Coach Kim Sutton explained the evolution of the culture of soccer from when she started 15 years ago until now. "Today we seek to recruit students with higher GPAs. This influences other players to work harder because we are all competitive and strive to be the best," Sutton said. The coaching staff has come up

with two main things that the girls must do in their academic lives. "The girls must show up to class and we use a rule called 'front row joe,' requiring them to sit in the first two rows of the classroom," Sutton said. "We also offer optional study hall hours they can attend if they want to." Sutton said Dias is a very bright and academically driven student. "For a returning player like

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Lindsey, we work around her academic schedule," Sutton said. "We understand that school comes first and soccer is secondary." This upcoming semester and season will be a test for them all as Dias is now a full-time nursing student. Esther Briggs can be reached at

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Despite what you may hear or what you see, soccer is quickly becoming one of America’s big sports. It may not be at the height of baseball, basketball or football yet, but it is gaining a big following. Sure, the sport may have players diving to oversell a foul but the same thing is done in basketball. Yes, flopping is much like diving. Players try to draw a foul when there isn't one, except that soccer players exaggerate. I understand why some people would be turned off by this but overall the game, when played correctly, is beautiful. A staggering 21.6 million Americans tuned in to watch Belgium knock out the U.S. in the 2014 Men's World Cup. The ratings beat the 2014 NBA Finals according to the Nielsen Company, a global information and measurement business. In addition to that, at its peak, 21.86 million people tuned in to watch the U.S. women’s team beat Japan 5-2 in the Women’s World Cup Final in 2015. Compare that to the 23.5 million viewers that watched Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. If these numbers indicate anything, it’s that more and more people are watching soccer. It is also important to keep in mind that the Nielsen Company did not account for viewership in bars.

cer, albeit the big tournaments. This can also be attributed to some of Europe’s biggest stars coming over and playing in the MLS such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry and most recently the Italian maestro, Andrea Pirlo. As more and more stars come over they attract more viewers that otherwise may not have a chance to watch these players play live. Most fans can only watch these stars play on TV and would have to wake up super early to watch them. The MLS All-Star game also features the top stars of the league take on a big team from Europe. The thing that makes soccer popular worldwide is that it is not a sport that requires money or fancy gear to play. You can play with pretty much anything and all you need is a group of friends to get a game going. Part of the joy is playing the game with your friends, arguing about whether the ball hit the makeshift posts or not, and no matter the score, the last goal always wins. It will only be a matter of time but eventually soccer should become one of the big sports to watch in the U.S. It may not happen now, but it will happen. The numbers don’t lie and I hope it gains a huge following in America. Who knows, maybe someday the stars and stripes will be a powerhouse in international soccer. Carlos Islas can be reached at

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Staff Writer On Super Bowl Sunday, Duffy's opened its doors to the football fans and wing-lovers of Chico during the first Super Bowl Sunday Wing Fling. "The 'Wing Fling' is basically a revival of the chili cook-off that we had here for years," said Steve Swim, a consultant at Duffy's Tavern. "We thought it would be a great way to get people back." On Feb. 7, Super Bowl Sunday, contestants brought two dozen wings, cooked properly and up to health code standards. Once at the event, a panel of local judges, including Jeremy Votava, radio personality for Zrock, judged the wings based on their texture, moistness, flavor and creativity. "It'll be prepared by government guidelines, and if contestants don't have access to restaurant, we have access to places they can use," Swim said. Anyone who attended the event enjoyed the wings - at no cost. At halftime, the contestant who came out on top was announced. There were prizes for first, second and third place. The contest was limited to 10 entries. One Chico local, Deseray Thomas, hoped to put unique flavor into her wings with an all Paleo diet friendly recipe. "I try to make everything I eat from scratch," Thomas said. "A lot of the hot sauces that are used (for

wings) have a lot of excess sugar and things. I am basically going to create my own Siracha sauce, I'm making it fresh." Thomas, who works as a nutrition coach in Chico, said that often people get the wrong idea about the Paleo diet. "I know a lot of people who have this impression about Paleo being bland or boring, but Paleo food can actually be some of the most flavorful," Thomas said. Thomas hoped to show people just how much of a punch the Paleo wings delivered at the contest. Over the weekend, Duffy's hoped to bring back some regulars and lure in a new crowd with the event. The bar hoped that the community would come out for some good food and fun, regardless of their sports involvement. "What's funny about the Duffy's community, including myself, is that we may not be the biggest sports fans," Swim said, "but the Super Bowl is kind of its own thing, a lot of people are there for the commercials, or a side bet, and it's more of a camaraderie, an excuse to get together and have fun."

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Steve Swim, a consultant at Duffy's, hoped the Wing Fling would be popular.

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Diversity Art Exhibit acquires rare art Whittinghill said the artists themselves prove to fit the script. He said they have had Staff Writer artists ranging from a class of eighth gradPainters, sculptors, photographers and ers to a 94-year-old photographer who particother artists in the Chico area and beyond ipated in the exhibit. Whittinghill also said are encouraged to submit their artwork to he is expecting to receive artwork from an the office of Diversity and Inclusion to be artist who lives in Japan, as well as another included in the eighth annual Diversity Art artist from San Francisco. Exhibit. Sandora Nishio, 62, an artist who has parSubmissions of up to four pieces of art- ticipated in all of the diversity exhibits, said work per artist will be accepted she has had nothing but a great until Feb. 18. experience being involved. Spokesperson for the art show, "The show provides an opporJosh Whittinghill said the Divertunity to really express myself sity Art Show is a great opportuon a topic so significant," Nishio nity for artists who think their said. work is not for a certain type of She is currently working on the show or theme. finishing touches of her acrylic "The idea of diversity really painting that will be entered in then encompasses pretty much this year's art show. TRAY ROBINSON everything. So this makes it Whittinghill mentioned that Diversity and Incluopen to a wide variety of differthere is going to be new hardsion office director ent artists," Whittinghill said. ware used in hanging the art that Being the host in the previous would give a more professional Early Opportunity Program art shows at and cleaner look. It would allow the artwork Chico State for 14 years, Whittinghill said he to be suspended from a wire, instead of havthought the community needed to dedicate a ing to use screws or nails that would damage show to diversity. the walls. Whittinghill teamed up with Tray RobinThirty percent of all artwork sales will go son, the Diversity and Inclusion office direc- directly to the office of Diversity and Inclutor, and together they created the Diversity sion. Art Exhibit, holding their first show in 2008. On March 24 all artists and visitors are in"The art show is an opportunity to illus- vited to attend a reception from 3:30-5 p.m. trate diversity in a different way. A creative for food and drinks as well as an opportunity way," Robinson said. for the artists to meet one another. This being the eighth year hosting the exWhittinghill said that because people hibit, Whittinghill said it has progressively will be at work in the building during show grown more popular with each year. With hours, there will be no extra events or music only 17 participants in the first show, over 55 at the show. artists came out to showcase their artwork The Diversity Art Exhibit will be on disin last year's exhibit. play in Kendall Hall from March 2 to March This year, visitors can expect to see art 27, open Monday through Friday, 8-5 p.m. just as diverse as their creators. From sculptures, photography and chalk- Michael Arias can be reached at painting to spray painting and acrylic work, orionartseditor@gmail.com or the exhibit will also have a participant who @mikey_arias on Twitter. will be using natural mediums such as coffee, dirt and fruit peels to illustrate their work. But the diversity doesn't stop there.

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Photo source: "The Revenant" Facebook page

'The Revenant' stands out as incredible novel of the same title, and adapted to the big screen by writer Mark Staff Writer L. Smith and director Alejandro I hope “The Revenant” creates González Iñárritu. a new wave of superhero movies: “Everything about The Revenant A vaguely dark and unpredictable was perfect,” said April Haling, storyline, CGI that doesn’t make me Chico Cinemark 14 manager. “The feel like I’m watching someone play score, the acting performances, video games for 90 minutes and in- the directing and the cinematogvolves watching Leonraphy—the cinematogardo DiCaprio crawl raphy was just incredthrough the dirt to the ible.” Oscar podium. Incidentally, the mute The story line of button could be on and “The Revenant” is the aesthetics of this undeniably pulled by movie alone could keep DiCaprio’s quiet but you captivated for the chilling performance. entirety of the 156 minHis character, based on utes. Seen in awardAPRIL the quiet real-life hero winning films such as HALING Manager at Chico Hugh Glass, was a fron“Gravity” and “BirdCinemark 14 tiersman in the early man,” Emmanuel Lu1800s. Glass’ fur trapbezki’s cinematography ping expeditions in Missouri and is one contribution granting this South Dakota were recognized by film such significance. author Michael Punke in his 2002 Filmed on location in Montana,

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the Canadian Rockies and Argentina, Lubezski used the natural light to capture the bleak, sub-civilized American Midwest in the 1820s. The results provide a raw and captivating backdrop for each scene, almost becoming a part of the movie alongside the rest of the cast. Being the antithesis of a Spaghetti Western, “The Revenant” captures the unwelcoming reality of America after the Revolutionary War. With each passing scene, death lingers in the form of arrows flying through the air, musket fire, grizzly bears and betrayal. After a ruthless attack from the Arikata, a Native American tribe, Glass and his remaining fellow trappers are forced to pack up the remaining furs (a form of currency) and head back to their fort in Colorado. “The action really starts to kick in after Glass gets mauled by that bear,” says Shawn Ray, Chico Cin-

emark 14 employee. “It was so real- the perfect supporting role of a deistic.” finitive villain. However, being mauled is only Conventional flick? Not by any the beginning of Glass’ means. If you’re seeking problems. John Fitzgera typical film that won’t ald, missing half of his raise a few questions scalp from surviving after the credits, wait a Native American atuntil the next Michael tack, is a deceitful fellow Bay effort is released. frontiersman that will “The Revenant” is an do anything to get paid. authentic account of a That includes killing place during a time peGlass’ son and leaving riod where unanswered SHAWN him for dead in a snowy questions are still scatRAY Employee at Chico shallow grave. “Proper tered among history Cinemark 14 thing to do would be to books. finish him off quick," Is there action? AbsoFitzgerald says, referring to the fate lutely. of Glass after the bear attack. 2016 is going to be the year Leo Fitzgerald, played by the brilliant DiCaprio and Tom Hardy battle for Tom Hardy, is a role seemingly tai- that Oscar. lored to the British-born actor’s I would give this film a 4/5 star genius. His performance equally ri- rating. vals that of DiCaprio’s in every aspect. His dialect, mannerisms, grim Matthew Manfredi can be reached at facial expressions: these all provide orionartseditor@gmail.com or

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Print museum opens new exhibit Bridget Comito

Staff Writer Chico State's Janet Turner Print Museum highlights its collection of hidden treasures in its current location. Dr. Janet Turner was a Chico State professor of art education and printmaking from 1959 to 1981. Turner started collecting fine art pieces in the late 1940s during her time at Chico State and collected in a span of over 40 years. Turner and other women artists had started the print club when her collection began to grow. The Janet Turner Print Museum opened in 1981 when Turner donated her collection to Chico State. Turner retired from teaching in 1983. By then the museum had over 2,000

print pieces. The prints come from various artists and all with very different styles, showing the diversity of Turner's interests in the art forum of print. Now the museum has a collection of almost 4,000 pieces. The collection spans 40 different countries over six centuries. The museum also holds some well known artists. There are prints from over a thousand artists from all over the world such as Dali, Goya, Hockney, Miro, Picasso, Rembrandt, Tamayo and many more. There is no solid theme. Every new exhibit shows the diversity of different styles of printmaking. The art includes photorealism, abstract and impressionism among others. "I bought as many styles and techniques as possible, regardless of the

reputation of the artist," said Turner in 1975. "In teaching printmaking, every new technique is interesting, and different ideas and different styles should interest different students, rather than trying to teach one method and rather than trying to teach my viewpoint." Catherine Sullivan is the current board of directors at the museum and she has been the curator since 1993. Sullivan also studied printmaking as part of her studio practice degree. Sullivan knew Turner personally in 1983 when Sullivan was the director of the University Art Gallery and then later assisted Turner with her retirement exhibition. "History of printmaking is the democracy to widely disseminate information, both as a text or as a image," Sullivan said.

The museum often updates once 2007 and she was featured the same a month with new pieces on display. year. She was still a student when They have six different exhibits a she became the collection manager. year. There are always Davis studied at Chico new and different pieces State for a degree in art to view at the museum. history then came back They continue to add to receive a degree in more pieces and some photography. are from Chico State stu"This museum is fabudents. lous. It's a little secret of Sullivan said that by Chico," Davis said. "It's the end of this spring one of the largest print ADRIA semester they'll open up collections between San DAVIS their student printmakFrancisco to Portland. Collection manager for the Janet Turner ers collection exhibit. It's a world class collecPrint Musuem "We honor Janet. Her tion." thoughts were that stuThe Janet Turner dents should be inspired by profes- Print Museum used to be located at sionals but they should also get to the Laxson Fine Art Gallery in the see the work of their peers," she said. 1980s. The museum moved to MeAdria Davis has been the collec- riam Library over six years ago. The tion manager of the museum since Janet Turner Print Museum will have a new location at the new arts and humanities building. The museum hopes to be moved into its new home by next fall. "I'm really looking forward to moving the museum to its new home. I feel like what we've done here at the museum has gotten us more recognized," Davis said. "We have a better place in the community. It's going to be a great experience to be in a much larger building," she said. The current exhibit features print pieces that are award winners from all over the country and will be displayed until Feb. 20. The museum is open for Chico State students, faculty and Chico residents. The museum is open weekdays and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located across from Meriam Library. Bridget Comito can be reached at orionnewseditor@gmail.com or

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Prints, like this one by Kochi Yamamoto, will be on display at the Janet Turner Print Museum until Feb. 20.

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The Orion Vol. 76, Issue 3  

This is the electronic issue of the print edition released Feb 10, 2016.

The Orion Vol. 76, Issue 3  

This is the electronic issue of the print edition released Feb 10, 2016.

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