Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Vol. 81, Issue 7
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Cover photo and inside: Check out our coverage of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition’s annual drag show.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK REISCHLING
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Read about Chico State Hall of Famer Mark Reischling’s career.
Check out a feature story on Aonami Sustainable Sushi.
CORRECTIONS In last week’s printed brief: Chico Protests Supreme Court confirmation. The following errors were made: The title was changed, and innacurately reflects the demonstration as a protest, when in fact it was a demonstration The story remains accurate online. Stories on the briefs are shortened versions of full stories which can always be found online at theorion. com
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3 Wildcats Vote teaches civic engagement Brian Luong Staff Writer
Students of all political affiliations joined together in Colusa Hall, Monday evening, to learn more about politics, at the Wildcat Vote event hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement. Before entering the event, students were greeted by members of First Year Experience informing attendees about voter registration. Registered voters were also told about ways to check voter registration status and ways to update information if needed. The panel, moderated by members of 4-H, included Associated Students President Alisha Sharma, former Mayor of Chico Dan Herbert, current city councilor and former Mayor of Chico Ann Schwab and Congressional Candidate for California’s first district, Audrey Denney. Topics discussed included how to make change within a community, the importance of civic engagement and the reasons they had chosen to get involved in politics. “It was really exciting for me to see so many college students here who have ideas and are wanting to be engaged in campaigns and the political system and (making) sure that they’re telling other people how important it is to exercise their right to vote,” Denney said. Students also had the chance to inform peers about various topics
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018 as well, and Chico State’s Speech and Debate Team held debates about the different propositions that will be voted on, providing the benefits and the costs of each one. Those who are eligible to vote should register online before California’s Oct. 22 deadline. Those already registered should check their voter registration status to see if any information, such as addresses, need to be updated. Brian Luong can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @brianluongorion on Twitter
Candidates talk fiscal and social issues Ricardo Tovar Staff Writer
A city council candidate forum was hosted by Safe Place, a domestic support group and advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, at Congregation Beth Israel Monday evening. Out of nine candidates running for city council on Nov. 6, five attended and came to speak on issues pertaining to social and fiscal problems in Chico. The candidates were asked a series of questions on social and fiscal issues affecting Chico, in an event that lasted over two hours. Council candidates talked on issues of domestic violence, policing, housing costs, looming pension payments, fixing and building more roads and much more. Candidates responses to specific questions can be found in the full story online, and the event was
A Chico Unified School District bus lit of the streets heading down the parade route moderated by Mark Richman of NorCal News Now, who will be providing full streaming video of the event, Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and on Facebook.com/norcalnewsnow. Ricardo Tovar can be reached at email@example.com or @rtovarg13 on Twitter
Chico parade was lit Justin Jackson Staff Writer
Downtown Chico, was lit up with rockets, bands and even baby sharks. Chico held its 29th Annual Parade of Lights, Saturday, where high school bands, local businesses and families came out to show their talents and see who could
shine the brightest. In the pre-parade, parents lined the edges of the streets with lawn chairs, yelling at their children to be careful. Kiosks rolled around, selling glow sticks, bubbles, toy-light swords and animal hats. People of all ages were dancing in the streets, and kids were begging their parents to buy them glowing toys. This year’s theme was Exploration: From Deep Sea to Deep Space. Starting between the corners of Starbucks and Jon and Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe, floats of many shapes and sizes came rolling through. Going along with the theme, there were rocket-floats with kids dressed as astronauts and ocean themed floats filled with little sharks. Local businesses like Silver Dollar BMX participated, with kids riding on their bikes
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and performing different types of tricks on them. Local school bands came marching through with roaring instruments. Though the majority of the floats and marchers were organizations and businesses, there were many individuals that people cheered for, like the Woodson Family Space Float with their two kids riding in the back of a rocket, As well as one of Chico’s favorites Mike G, who came riding through with a big smile and his dog Little G. Justin Jackson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @JustJackson0176 on Twitter
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Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Chico High students brings back pumpkin patch fun Olyvia Simpson Staff Writer
or the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field, for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins and tend to the crop. “We were out here almost every day just to get rid of the weeds, they were growing faster than we could cut them,” said Garrett Cunningham, a Chico High sophomore. After 18 weeks of farming, and hundreds of hours of detailed care from dozens of students, the approximately 7,000 pumpkins at Chico High Future Farmers of America (FFA) field are ready to harvest. The 2.5 acres of land, known as Henshaw field, is owned by the Chico Unified School District and puts FFA students in charge of caring for the 13 varieties of pumpkin produce every year. FFA is an intracurricular student organization for individuals interested in agriculture and leadership. All money raised from the pumpkin patch goes to the Henshaw farm account for Chico High FFA. The Chico High FFA chapter started growing pumpkins at the farm in 2008, but had to take a five-year break because of the California drought. According to Ronnie Cockrell, a nine-year teacher of the FFA program, back in 2013 the school’s science department along with Chico State performed a test on the soil. The sample revealed a
lack of nutrients in the soil, and the program decided to put the pumpkin patch on hold. Luckily, for the students, this was the year to reopen the pumpkin patch for the community.
The approximately 7,000 pumpkins at Chico High FFA field are ready to harvest. “We’re just trying to expose kids at Chico High to a different environment that maybe they’ve never been exposed to,” Cockrell said. “Most of the kids volunteering have never farmed or planted anything before.” Although, the pumpkins aren’t certified organic, they are grown without any pesticide or chemical spray. “This is pretty good soil. One of the guys said it was good enough to eat,” Cunningham said. Students spent the summer driving tractors, planting seeds, laying out drip tape to irrigate and weed. Students needing to serve detention have the opportunity to eliminate hours by volunteering on the farm. “We had three kids last Saturday here who were serving detention. They wound up asking if they could stay the whole time,” Cockrell said. “Now they’re with me full time.” All of the money raised from the pumpkin patch goes to the Henshaw farm account for Chico High FFA. Olyvia Simpson can be reached at email@example.com or @OSimpson15 on Twitter
Hayrides are offered for a drive around the pumpkin patch.
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Jack Hervey, a Chico High Sophomore inspects pumpkins that are ready for families to take home.
The farm is open Monday to Friday 4 to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NEWS Chef Jimmy Lee keeps Chico green with sushi Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Yaritza Ayon Staff Writer
onami is Chico’s first sustainable sushi bar and one of only ten in the
Aonami uses Monterey Bay Aquarium’s online Seafood Watch to determine which fish to use. The Seafood Watch program helps restaurants and customers choose seafood fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.
nation. Jimmy Lee, owner and chef of Aonami, found it fairly easy to open the sushi bar because of Chico’s rich history of supporting sustainability. “It’s not hard to be a sustainable restaurant since there’s sustainable companies that want to get their business out there,” Lee said. Although, Lee graduated from Chico State and taught algebra for four years, he found his true calling in making sustainable sushi. His first introduction to the issue of sustainability was discovering the high price of Bluefin Tuna, which reached new heights in 2016 when 220 pounds sold for almost $40,000. After some research, Lee learned the population of the Bluefin Tuna was decreasing. Moreover, JIMMY LEE a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with his oldest daughter opened his eyes to the number of sea creatures endangered and overfished. After his stunning discovery, Lee requested to implement sustainable sushi at the restaurant he worked at, but quickly got denied due to the fact he was employed by a large-scale company with multiple locations.
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Jimmy Lee slicing up sustainable tuna for their sushi. Unable to reach an agreement, he quit and opened Aonami. His main goal behind the sushi bar is to continue learning and improving for the betterment of our oceans and sea life. Aonami uses the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s online Seafood Watch to determine which fish to use for their sushi. The Seafood Watch program helps customers and businesses choose seafood that are fished and farmed in ways to support healthy ocean living. Furthermore, they only use fish not included on Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Red List or Avoid List. Aside from their seafood, almost all of Aonami’s ingredients and products are also sustainably sourced. They reuse packaging products that cannot be recycled and do not offer straws, to-go cups or plastic bags for takeout.
CY BACA Cy Baca, sushi chef at Aonami, appreciates his work environment and gladly took the added bonus of being employed in a restaurant focused on sustainability. “I wanted to work in a good place with good people and Aonami provided that,” Baca said. Aonami is located in Downtown Chico at 128 W. 2nd Street. Yaritza Ayon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ayon_yaritza on Twitter
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The Chef Choice Roll, made with tuna, pickled daikon, candy jalapeño, topped with avocado, more tuna, specialty sauces, sprouts and flower pedals.
Aonami is open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Chico State Alumnus receives Mac Martin Award stage, about 60,000 people attended,” Reischling said. His long-standing 35-year teaching career consisted of coaching basketball, golf, softball and tennis. In 2005 Reischling retired from teaching and continued
Lucero Del Rayo-Nava Staff Writer
hico State alumnus, Mark Reischling, is a man of many talents known for being a college athlete, coach, mentor and basketball official. All attributes that earned him the Hall of Fame Committee’s Mac Martin Award on Sept. 22, 2018, being only the fourth person to ever receive this award. The Mac Martin award is in honor of Mackay “Mac” Martin whose presence was actively exhibited throughout the Chico State campus for more than 30 years. One of his many attributions to the school was the initiation of the Chico State Athletic Hall of Fame and became an honorary member. “I am truly indebted to his legacy and humbled by the award,” Reischling said. The Chico State Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is always in search of Wildcat alumni that follow Martin’s leadership. The Mac Martin Award was originally aimed to acknowledge contributions from a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame Board but was recently re-established to recognize a former Chico State athlete who has brought greatness to the university and their careers. “I was joined by family, friends, former teammates, roommates at Chico on the 22nd in the banquet, ” Reischling said. Reischling started out his college basketball career in his hometown attending College of San Mateo. Then he attended
officiating until 2011. He went on to create the Collegiate Officiating Service and serves as a supervisor. He mentors young officials for community college basketball from Yuba City to Monterey Bay. Reischling has served as an NBA officials’ observer at Golden State from 2003-2012. Most recently from 2012-2015, he became a director of game grading for the Pac-12 Conference. “The passion of basketball has been with me and still is today as I am a supervisor for 32 colleges,” Reischling said. Through his accomplishments at Chico State plus his many years of giving back to the Butte County community, Reischling has shown what it means to be an educator, coach and mentor. This includes his great achievement as a nationally acclaimed basketball official. He is an exemplary example of what it means to follow Mac Martin’s legacy. Reischling officiating University of Oregon basketball match. Chico State from 1966-1969 conHigh School and officiated at the tinuing his athletic career on the prep level and rapidly moved up men’s basketball team. to community colleges. He earned his bachelor’s degree From 1976-2011 he was a from Chico State while simultanationally acclaimed college neously earning his credential basketball official working in student-teaching at Oroville High conferences such as the Big West, School. Shortly after, he started Big 12, Conference USA, Mounhis teaching career at Gridley tain West, Western Athletic, West
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK REISCHLING.
Coast Conference and Pacific-10 Conference. Reischling has officiated a total of 23 NCAA postseason contests and tournaments. “The peak of my career would have to be the national semifinal game in 2001 between Duke and Maryland that was the biggest
“The passion of basketball has been with me and still is today as I am a supervisor for 32 colleges.” Mark Reischling, Alumni Lucero Del Rayo-Nava can be reached at email@example.com or @del_rayo98 on Twitter.
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Coach enlightens lives through beautiful game Coach Felipe Restrepo, thrives for an impact even outside the lines of the soccer field. His aspirations for spreading the power of the game are a defining
the coaching thing.’ That’s what I was intending on doing, but I just loved soccer so much that I thought, why can’t I just do both?” The choice was tough for Restrepo as he was sought after for both coaching and professor
pact on campus, his guidance for student-athletes and his involvement in the Chico community. He, along with leading scorer Jeremiah Egujie and defensive specialist Damion Lewis, coach for Chico United F.C., a youth soccer program. Restrepo has been
reason why his team has taken three expeditions to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament. His start, at an astonishing age foreshadowed the results of why he would be named the California Collegiate Athletic Association coach of the year in 2008 and how the city of Chico is resembling the vision he’s had for years. Even before his playing days at UC Davis, Restrepo was given the keys to his own youth soccer team at the age when most of us were at home playing video games. At just 13 years old, Restrepo found himself the head coach of his younger brother’s soccer team. At the time, the passionate culture of the soccer world was just beginning to bud in the United States. One of the parents for the players on the team barely understood the basics of the game while Restrepo was a soccer junkie. One of Restrepo’s most prized awards is the simple plaque he received from his first coaching gig. “I was 12 and a half, 13 years old,” Restrepo said. “I ran the practices and that was the start. I leave it there as a reminder, you know?” Restrepo played his college career at UC Davis and retained a letterman jacket for all four
job opportunities. He didn’t make his decision until he met Chico State’s Athletic Director Anita Barker who shared his the same vision that Restrepo had for the program. He found immediate success in his first year as Chico State’s head coach as he was named the CCAA coach of the year in 2008. His long journey as a coach stretches into the classroom with the students he teaches. Restrepo focused in anthropology, sociology and identity cultural race theory for the Ph.D. he received from Davis in 2014. He uses these badges mainly to assist students of color on campus. His specialties in these areas are a key to the soccer program’s graduation success; Restrepo has helped 70 students graduate in his 10 years of coaching. “The thing that’s been the best for me is that I’ve been able to chase my idea about what I want to do in the coaching world, and what I believe in about the student-athlete experience,” he said. “The transition from high school to college and helping them get those degrees (is very important).” Restrepo teaches a leadership class out of the student success center which has helped several students gain motivation for their own aspirations. Restrepo seems to take the most pride in his im-
able to touch the lives of over 75 families in town. “That’s what I wanted, I wanted the program to look like my neighborhood, and I wanted the program to give back to that same neighborhood, and that’s what we’re doing,” he said. Restrepo is boastful about the lives he’s reached beyond the field largely because he brought his research in the classroom to help others. He strives in making the college transition easier for students of color who are unfamiliar to Chico State. Even as one the most successful coaches in the CCAA, Restrepo FELIPE RESTREPO prioritizes giving back to the Chico community and students. “You want that for college guys, you want them to learn the power of being a mentor, of being a leader and giving back to the sport as well,” he said.
Wesley Harris Staff Writer
IMAGE COURTESY OF CHICO STATE WILDCATS
Felipe Restrepo poses with his team after winning his 100th career victory as head coach in 2017. years with the Aggies. Even while dealing with the restless schedule of a college athlete, Restrepo still found time to coach a club team in Davis. After his time in Davis, he set himself up to stay involved with his passions. He entered the graduate program at Cal State Monterey Bay and was hired as an assistant. Restrepo also planned to play professionally for a minor league team, but this team eventually folded shortly after he started school. Restrepo was forced to make a decision from here, a decision that is often hard for athletes to make when the window to continue to play gets smaller and smaller. “The pros wasn’t the same as it is now, you just didn’t see a career in it,” Restrepo said. “It was either go find somewhere else to play and kind of grind it out, or keep going to school and coach and I was enjoying that. So
I decided to stay and I met some wonderful people. They encouraged me to keep going.” After he received his master’s degree in multicultural education at Monterey, Restrepo had his career sights on being a research professor. He went back to Davis to start his progression towards his Ph.D. Meanwhile he also was named the head assistant under Chico State alumnus Dwayne Shaffer. During his tenure, he coached a top ten team in the CCAA which eventually was recognized as a division one program. As his stock in the coaching world reached new heights while his superiors also expected him to become a professor, Restrepo found himself with another challenging decision to make. “I always knew I’d be a coach, but I didn’t set out to do it as a profession,” Restrepo said. “If anything all of my professors were like ‘you’re nuts, stop doing
Wesley Harris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @flacko_ flame on twitter.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
The best of both worlds: Greek life and sports Roy Anderson Staff Writter
hen it comes to college there’s a lot of things you can do like sports,
clubs and even join a fraternity or sorority on campus. For those students who join Greek life and participate in sports, they must learn to balance a busy life while fulfilling their duties to their teams and their fraternity or sorority. Claire Kennedy, Kim Huynh, Shaun Bossert and Quinn Gaebler all share a common distinction of playing a sport and participating in Greek life. These athletes have a lot on their plate including schoolwork and even jobs, but they all know how to manage their time to make their lives manageable. These four athletes all participate in Greek life, which adds an extra layer of work to their lives, but all agree that it’s worth their time. Kennedy is the vice president of the Chico State field hockey team and is a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta . Kennedy understands the difficulty of balancing these two responsibilities, but knows that she has the support she needs to do both. “It can be difficult sometimes to do both sorority and sport club but they often fall on different days or times so I am usually able to participate in both,” Kennedy said. “It’s nice to have support from my sorority sisters and I do have a few sisters who are in the same sport or other sport clubs so
Quinn Gaebler (right) plays defense against teammate and fellow Greek, Shaun Bossert (left). it’s also nice to have people who are doing the same things as you are.” Kennedy’s sorority sister, Kim Huynh, plays for the Chico State Women’s Lacrosse team. Huynh believes time management is the key to being successful with her schedule. “Practices are in the morning from 6-8 so I usually don’t have to worry about missing practices and sorority events, for the most part, are on the weekends,” Huynh said. “Weekends that I need to travel I usually have to miss our chapter meetings for,
but I usually don’t miss that many because chapter meetings are at Sunday nights. I am at the library quite a bit, you can usually catch me studying there at least three to four times a week.” Bossert, a brother from Lambda Chi Alpha also plays for the Chico State men’s lacrosse team. While the experience has caused Bossert stress, he believes the experience will help him throughout his life. “Being in a fraternity and on a competitive sports team has been very busy and often times stressful,” Bossert said. “But the
experiences that I gain from the organizations I am a part of never make me doubt the hard work I put in to make sure that I can be as active as a member as possible to both organizations.” Gaebler, also a men’s lacrosse player, is a brother of Sigma Pi. Hard work and the challenges of life have tested Gaebler, but he believes he has the will to overcome. “Being able to balance my time between lacrosse, school and Sigma Pi was something that was at first a challenge to me, but I soon learned how to properly prioritize my daily responsibilities in
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order to do everything I wanted and needed to do,” Gaebler said. “It just takes the will to want to get something done, and if you really want it, you’ll get it done.” Brotherhood and sisterhood are an important aspect of both Greek life and sports. An aspect that is essential in most lives. For these athletes, playing a sport and being a part of Greek life is a lifestyle worth experiencing. Roy Anderson can be reached at email@example.com or @RoyAnde49379581 on Twitter.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Damion Lewis Roy Anderson Staff Writer
amion Lewis is the reigning conference player of the year in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and is well on his way to repeating that feat. Lewis and the Chico State men’s soccer team are currently sitting in third place in the conference with Lewis starting every game this season at goalkeeper. Lewis is third in the conference in goals against average and save percentage. The 6-foot-5-inch goalkeeper from Miami is this week’s Wildcat of the Week. How do you like the Chico State soccer team? I love the Chico State soccer team. I’m surrounded by a team that’s loving, everyone cares for each other, let’s you be free-spirited, let’s you have your own personality and everyone accepts you for who you are. So, I love the team. What is the hardest part about playing for Chico state? The hardest part about playing for Chico State is keeping the group together, making sure everyone is on the right page and no one is slipping up. It’s not too hard, but I would say if there’s anything that’s somewhat difficult that would be it.
Growing up did you always love soccer? I have always loved soccer since my mom put me in the sport and it was a sport I kept playing along with basketball, cross-country, track and volleyball. When I got to high school I had to part ways with the other sports and choose which one and my love for soccer, I loved it way too much, so I just stuck with soccer. With eleven games played this season are you happy with where the team is at? With eleven games played, I think we are in a good spot. I would love for us to be doing better, but I’ll take where we are at right now. It’s a tight conference and we’re only about a couple points behind from first and second place. So, I think we are in a good spot. Being from Miami, what’s the difference between Chico and Miami weather? I get that question a lot. Miami weather is very humid way so coming to California and playing over here it was like trying to adjust to the dry air. It was very difficult for me at first, but I got accustomed to it. So, it’s not that big of a deal now. How have you been a team leader to the freshmen this season? As a team leader I mentor them,
I keep them on track, I let them know right from wrong and they trust me so that makes it a lot easier. Why did you choose Chico State? I just thought it was going to be something different for me, growing up in a big city like Miami, I thought Chico would be something different. Small town, at the same time it’s a small town, but a big town at the same time. I thought it was going to take a lot more adjusting, but I am sitting pretty well in Chico. Roy Anderson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @RoyAnde49379581 on twitter.
PHOTO BY MAURY MONTALVO -THE ORION
Wednesday Oct. 17 2018
Out of the Darkness walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health Alex Coba Staff Writer
or people who have lost
a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness” Walk was designed to help give people that much-needed support system as well as provide resources that can help maintain a healthy mind. ”Out of the Darkness” is a part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). It is a local walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention and help decrease the stigma around reaching out for help. “I lost someone to suicide when I was in high school and I felt like I was the only one,” said event organizer Ariel Ellis, who help start the event back in 2010. “I think for somebody who (had) a more recent loss, to come here and see all the other people who also experienced a loss, to know that they are not alone.” The event had a number of activities that attendees could participate in as well as a raffle. Many of the local business around Chico generously donated items as prizes and the money raised goes towards the AFSP. Psychologist Stephanie Chervinko, a counselor in the wellness center at Chico State, spoke on the importance of events like “Out of the Darkness Walk” and how they provide peo-
ple with an opportunity to talk about and learn about suicide. “It’s something I think we don’t talk enough about and I think
wall was started by the director of “Umatter” Juni Banerjee-Stevens as a way to start a conversation about suicide.
people who might be struggling with or suffering, might be reluctant to seek help,” said Chervinko. “And so one of the things that I think can help (are) events like these. It can let people know that help is available and also really normalize reaching out for help,” In addition to the walk around downtown Chico, there were about 20 organizations at the event with resource booths that were available to assist people who struggle with mental health. “There are people here walking to remember a loved one they lost, there are people here currently struggling with depression and or suicide ideation and then there some people here who just support the cause,” said Ellis. One of the booths at their event was “UMatter” an outreach branch of the counseling center at chico state where they provide educational presentations and table events to start conversations about mental health. “It’s a way to bring information to students, and let them know that there are resources out there to let them know that struggles with mental health are a normal thing to experience especially during the stressful time of college,” said Program Coordinator Dr. Jessica Magallane. “Umatter” brought their “Before I die” wall to the event. The
“It really is a way for students to be interactive in thinking about their life and (start) thinking about what they want to do in their life and hopefully create a point of hope,” Dr. Magallanes said. Alex Coba can be reached at email@example.com or @ThatOneGuyCoba on Twitter.
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Emilee Hunt writes that before she dies, she wants to “take my nephew camping.” Her nephew is only a few weeks old, but she already can’t wait to take him camping one day.
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Carol Kelly pets four-year-old Golden Retriever, Baylee, who is a support animal.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
7 Best Songs used in Action Movies Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas Arts Editor and Staff Writer
he right song, combined with the right scene in an action movie, can turn any moment into a classic. Whether by pure skill or a keen sense of sound with scene, there’s a reason why some
songs are difficult to separate from their iconic use in films like “Kill Bill,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The Godfather.” Here are our top picks for the best uses of songs in action movies.
1. “The Man Comes Around”- Johnny cash “Logan” There aren’t any songs more fitting to put at the end of “Logan” than this, a perfect sendoff that encapsulates his life as a hero who never had it easy. Anyone who had an attachment to the Wolverine character in the past 20 years felt the same pit in their stomach and lump in their throat by the time this played over the credits.
3. ”Come a Little Bit Closer” by Jay & The Americans - “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” With all of the songs used in both “Guardians” films, it’s hard to pick a scene that uses a classic song most fittingly. This scene has perhaps the most clever use of a pop track in both films, with an entire crew of the enemy ship downed by a single arrow propelled by a whistle. It’s hard to argue with the genius pairing of such an offbeat song with this scene.
2. ”Hello Vietnam” - Johnny Wright - “Full Metal Jacket” “Hello Vietnam” usually doesn’t come to mind when people think of classic songs from that era, but it’s used superbly in “Full Metal Jacket”. The song takes on a more sullen tone as it plays over Joker and company getting their heads shaved before heading off to boot camp. The grim realities of war have already begun to settle in these young men as this song about duty plays. Say goodbye to what you love. Say hello to war.
What better way to follow an on-screen tantrum thrown by Joe Pesci in “Goodfellas” than some Donovan? A seemingly strange choice to play while Pesci and Robert De Niro murder a man in brutal fashion, but it ends up working. This scene was topped off with Pesci’s funny yet haunting line “I didn’t wanna get blood on your floor.”
Of course the song that’s from THAT scene in “Reservoir Dogs” must be included on this list. Not that there aren’t many classic scenes in this film, but admit it, this is the one you think of when you hear this song.
Combining zombies with Queen takes some skill, but director Edgar Wright pulled it off in “Shaun of the Dead”. The song is used to great comedic effect in the scene and it also manages the retain its fun and upbeat tone as the main characters whack zombies in the head while it plays.
James Bond movies have always had great intro themes. “Casino Royale” revitalized the franchise with Daniel Craig stepping into the role for the first time. This was a great song for signifying the new era of Bond and it’s packed with style. Natalie Hanson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @NatalieH_ Orion on Twitter.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology If you were to walk into Theia Interactive’s office you’d get the impression that it’s an internet cafe or some kind of arcade.
according to them, we do it better.” Mattew Shoust, one of the founders of the office said that with the rapid expansion of the company in terms of contracts he hopes to double the team’s size by
word “nauseating” to describe the color scheme inside the office. Oziel Magana, owner of Mondo’s Coffeehouse, was also present and said that the colors were a perfect fit for Fishkin’s personality. “I always thought that’s what
Don’t let the decor fool you, the people within those walls are constantly hard at work in creating cutting edge virtual reality spaces and augmented reality tools. Most of Theia’s work involves creating virtual reality spaces based on things that companies want to create in reality in the future. Hotel rooms, offices, and restaurants are painstakingly crafted to be as accurate as possible. Being in one of these spaces feels different from any VR game I’ve played. Since the focus is on realism instead of interactivity the environments look as close to real as you can get in VR. Theia wants to increase the level of interactivity in their environments later down the road. A highlight of my time there was picking up a remote in a virtual hotel room and turning on the TV that was in there and having a movie trailer play. It’s that level of detail that makes their work so appealing to companies. Most of their work is done with the Unreal engine which was made by Fortnite developer, Epic Games. Pullyblank said that Epic reached out to them because they want to Unreal to be something more than a tool for video game creation. “They wanna show off their game engine in industries other than just games. There’s other companies that do what we do...
the end of next year. “We’re probably staying in Chico for at least the next year, but we’ve looked at some places in the east coast depending on where our customers are.” said Shoust. One of the most impressive things Shoust showed me was an augmented reality recreation of a motorcycle that had every last part included in its simulation. Using an iPad I was able to see a one to one scale replica of the motorcycle as it sat on their pool table. I was able to use sliders to slowly explode it out and make every small piece of it observable. A tool like that would be invaluable to people who restore old cars and bikes. Mark Pullyblank was able to give the history of the building they work in. When asked about the many movie posters are art work based on various works in pop culture he said that it was put in by another founder, Bill Fishkin. Before Theia moved in their office housed Synthesis, a college magazine. “Bill collects this stuff...this is what it looked like when I came in here four years ago. It was an entertainment magazine and it went national so he had all these contacts. A lot of the artwork on the walls-he knows the artists because that’s just the way he is, he made all these connections.” Pullyblank jokingly used the
it was, a representation of Bill’s philosophy. Like we’re not gonna do what you typically do, we’re gonna be a little bit different.” said Magana
Ulises Duenas Staff writer
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Two of the Theia Interactive designers hard at work.
One of the founder, Mark Pullyblank, speaks about the company’s foundation.
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Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico community Alex Coba Staff Writer
ars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do,” in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week.” The march was held to give people in the LGBTQ+ community a space to fight back against homophobia. Marchers chanted, “Stand up, fight back,” and, “Out of the closet, into the street,” while walking past businesses in the downtown area. Event coordinator, Cassandra Hernandez, spoke on the importance of events like the march. “Even if only about three of us show up, to those three people, this means a lot because this is a way for them to be out or at least be amongst people who are like-minded,” said Hernandez. Steven Trujillo and Etsuwa Umemoto also expressed their favorite part of the march on how it felt to be a part of it. “(My favorite part was) yelling, because I felt like I haven’t been able to yell a message but then like mean it and be heard by the people around you,” said Trujillo. “So it was really cool to be able to walk around and for the people around to support it too.” Umemoto wanted to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. Umemoto was excited to experience the Queer week because of her home country, Japan being very conservative.
The event marked the end of “Queer week” for GSEC. As the main event to raise awareness, it led to a lot of positivity from those who participated. “We all empower each other,” said core program coordinator, Drew Belisle, who led the march. “If someone else is feeling down we are all like, how can we help you? Like (we) give the most amount of love to each one of use. We’re all growing together.” Alex Coba can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @ThatOneGuyCoba on Twitter.
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At the end of the parade, the marchers listened to GSEC leaders talk to them about the importance of inclusivity.
Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition Coordinator Drew Belisle lead the front of the pride parade with a pride arms open.
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Grant Schmieding Staff writer
hiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Chico State’s Queer Week took place Oct. 8-13, and over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone in the room goosebumps. The acts—unconventional and upbeat—focused on an unhindered expression of pride and social acceptance. Pop music sounded throughout the auditorium as guests trickled in from the main entrances. Performers dressed in elaborate costumes moved in and out of a curtained doorway that lead into their backstage dressing room. Event organizers paced around the edges of the room, working hard to maintain a smooth, organized performance. Safely gathering all of this robust expression in one place took about three or four months of preparation, according to an organizer and co-host who went by the stage name “Mother Moses.” Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition, GSEC, hosted the event with the help of many sponsors, based both on and off campus. Ticket prices were set at $5 for students and $10 for general admission.
Once inside, attendants danced, sang, mingled and took pictures with props in a designated photo area. In addition to loud music, cheering and camera flashes—beams of red, green, blue and yellow light filled the venue. A large disco ball hung from the roof—spinning blotches of light around every wall. A T-shaped runway jetted out from the auditorium’s main stage, coming face-to-face with rows of chairs that stretched all the way to the room’s entrance. Costumed entertainers danced enthusiastically—to their chosen music—across the platform all night. The show featured 14 different acts. Entertainers were gathered from nearby areas by GSEC organizers during a three-week application period. During the event, performers remained known by only their stage names. The show featured Coco, Will Ryder, Lulu, Candy, Priscilla Devil and many more. Almost none of the entertainers remained on stage for the duration of their sets. Most of them continually built up energy in the room by dancing up and down the aisles and engaging with members of the crowd. Dollar bills flew through the air as participants tossed out cash tips. One of the night’s performers, known on-stage as Mother Moses, said that shows like this are something special, and many people who attend really want to make a difference and build a community. Sustaining so much energy in one
Candy performed a lively lip-sync of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Elizabeth Winter along with her boyfriend had a beautiful performance.
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Susie Quite and Psycho Chix performed a unique burlesque. place also took a lot of personality and intensity. “It takes a lot of mental energy,” the performer and co-host “Mother Moses” said. Even though the show featured plenty of humor and racy comments, it also spread inspiring messages about support and social acceptance. Almost everyone in attendance seemed glad to be a part of such an exhilarating expression of pride.
The night’s main host, known onstage as Millian, assured everyone that supportive and caring people are always out there, and it’s important to be strong and proud. “You can’t help others if you can’t help yourself,” Millian said. Grant schmieding can be reached at email@example.com or @theorion_news on Twitter
Elizabeth Winter and her boyfriend ended their performance with a sweet kiss. Spread design by Sergio Delgado
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
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Call Type: Smoke Smell Wednesday, 1:20 p.m., Bell Memorial Union Two male suspects were smoking on campus and were told smoking is not permitted on campus. Call Type: Theft Thursday, 9:03 a.m., Shasta Hall A bike was taken between the previous morning and that morning. Call Type: Disturbance Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Sutter Hall Man asking people are they Republican or Democrat. Wasn’t aggressive. Call Type: Not Specified Thursday, 1:21 p.m., Chico State Male reported he was being followed around campus by suspects from different fraternities. Call Type: Theft Sunday, 6:24 p.m., Konkow Hall Silver and purple Trek bicycle was stolen.
The police blotter is a selection of information cited directly from the Chico Police Department and the University Police Department. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstances Sunday, 6:32 p.m., 800 Coit Tower Way Neighbors from 842 Coit Tower Way have been flying a drone over the reporting party’s backyard while their 17-year-old daughter and friends are outside. This has happened multiple times. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstances Sunday, 6:35 p.m., 1000 West 2nd Street Female arrived home to find people on her porch and in her residence next to Ray’s Liquor. Call Type: Stolen Property Monday, 1:53 p.m., 2000 Forest Avenue A man’s car was stolen, and he tracked it to the back of a U-Haul truck. Call Type: Burglary Monday, 3:54 p.m., 1900 East 20th Street A Report came in about a suspected CVS shoplifter being in the Target parking lot. Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, 2:20 p.m., 500 Warner Street A man was reportedly standing on the train tracks trying to get people to fight him.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
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THUMBS Thumbs up to the women’s soccer team which still remains undefeated. Thumbs down to all the eligible voters who still haven’t registered to vote. The registration deadline for California voters Oct. 22. Thumbs up to The Orion’s first official newcast last week. Thank you to BCAC. tv and the newscast team for making this possible. Thumbs down to a lack of miniority Chico City Council candidates. Chico needs adequate representation.
Chico’s City Council fails to accurately represent minority populations The United States government is slowly progressing at including men and women from minority backgrounds in elected positions. However, Chico has failed to fulfill this gap as there still continues to be an absence of racial and ethnic minority repre-
found that 29 percent of woman with similar qualifications as men who run for office feel that they are less likely to label themselves as “very qualified” for office. While these women may have concerns that they will face gender bias in the political arena, there is
sentatives running for City Council. A City Councilor bridges the gap between a certain area of a town and helps make decisions around the community. By taking an active role in establishing city priorities, city councilors ensure that diversity is adequately represented throughout city government. They also pave the ordinances and legislation for current and future plans that will benefit Chico. However, how can locals expect that the all white candidates will understand what benefits an entire community when they don’t entirely understand our struggles as minorities. While 74 percent of Chico’s population is white, according to DataUSA, 16.3 percent of Chico citizens are Hispanic and 4.1 percent are Asian. Not to mention Chico is on Mechoopda land, which is an issue isn’t typically brought up by the white majority too often. These minority percentages aren’t represented in our local or national politics. In a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau’s in 2012, 82 percent of those who say they have ever run for office are white. The question floats in the air why there is a lack of women, minorities or ethnic groups running for council? Research suggest women and minorities remain under-represented in U.S. politics for reasons like gender bias and thus are less likely to be contracted by the major parties. A study conducted in 2010 by Loyola Marymount and American University
evidence that female legislators can be more effective. On the other hand, candidates from racial and ethnic minorities face prejudice that harm their chances and the eagerness of being motivated to participate in politics. It is rare, even impossible to hear a white population fight a daily battle against deportation or discrimination based on the color of their skin. From that, I feel that the Chico community members are not fully aware of the beneficial impact their voices hold. It’s a shame that there were no nominations for ethnic minorities to care for the beautiful city of Chico. Maybe there weren’t enough minorities that tried to get the signatures needed to be put on the city council ballot. But we need more to step forward politically and we need more support from the white majority to help minorities get adequate representation in town hall. I do appreciate those who want to make the difference and make an impact in our future. Having more minority candidates can be symbolic toward a more equal future for Chico. These candidates can show locals the social impact minorities can bring to our city. I would love to see more representation for minorities in Chico in the near future as it’s frustrating to see only white candidates run for office chairs. Karen Limones can be reached at email@example.com or @theorion_ news on Twitter. *Alex Grant also contributed to this article*
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
UPCOMING EVENTS Wed 17
Meet Congressional Candidate Audrey Denney Chico State alumna and Congressional candidate Audrey Denney will make an appear-
Justice for Josiah - Unsolved Hate Documentary Screening
ance at the Student Services Center Plaza. She will help inform people about the upcom-
Sophomore at Humboldt State David Josiah Lawson was stabbed to death at a party
ing midterm election. This event will help encourage students to register to vote. This event
in Arcata. The documentary “Unsolved Hate“ will demonstrate how racism is prevalent
is hosted by Central Americans For Empowerment.
throughout Arcata and what the community is doing to resolve this issue. This event is
Where: SSC Plaza
sponsored by Students for Quality Education and California Faculty Association.
When: 11 to 1 p.m.
Where: Arts and Humanities Building 112
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Pop Punk Show Join Chico’s underground punk scene at Ike’s Place. Grab a sandwich before closing time at 7 p.m. and stay for live entertainment from three bands; Awake but Still in Bed, Thin Air and Helicopter Kids will all play their various punk jams. Where: Ike’s Place (5th and Ivy)
When: 7 p.m.
Wild Grass Seed Harvest Learn about grass restoration and harvesting native grass seeds at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. Seeds will be used in areas that had prescribed burns. This event will be lead by Dr. Paul Maslin, former Field Director and Professor Emeritus. Where: Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve
When: 8 a.m. to noon
Adulting 101: Emotional Literacy Learn how to identify the different emotions and make good decisions based on them. A professional will be give advice on how to manage emotions despite the situation surrounding them. Dinner is included and this workshop is free to Chico State students. ALEX GRANT—THE ORION
Audrey Denney will be at the Student Services Center Plaza on Wednesday.
Where: Bell Memorial Union 203
When: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
END OF THE WEEK PLANS
Open Studios Kick-Off Reception The Chico Art Center will be having its reception for Open Studios Art Tour. Beverages and food will be offered, along with a gallery exhibit including art from local artists. Buy a tour guide and button to prepare for Open Studios beginning Friday Where: Chico Art Center
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
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Complexions Contemporary Ballet performers dance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on April 20 to honor David Bowie’s legacy.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform at Laxson Auditorium. This performance will consist of ballet, hip-hop and includes parts from “Star Dust,“ a tribute to David Bowie. This ballet was featured on So You Think You Can Dance and will give you an evening described as, “utterly transfixing.” Where: Laxson Auditorium
When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
$15 for Chico State students with Wildcast ID card, $25 for youth, $33 for seniors, $35 for adults and $42 for premium tickets
Computer Science Seminar Series The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management is hosting guest speaker Erik Mellum who is a frontend software engineer for Quartzy. Where: O’Connell 254
When: 2 p.m.
Duffy’s Annual Halloween Show Duffy’s Tavern is hosting it’s annual Halloween show with three different cover bands. This year’s linup consists of Pinhead (Ramones cover band), The Meatles (Bad Mana covering CAITLYN YOUNG—THE ORION
Open Studios is an art event where the community can meet local artists and check out some artwork.
The Beatles) and Chicobain (Black Magnet covering Nirvana. Where: Duffy’s Tavern (337 Main Street)
When: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Butte Environmental Council 43rd Anniversary Gala
Sundays at Two: Ryan Heimlich and Clarinet Friends
Join the BEC to celebrate 43 years of environmental advocacy and volunteer work. If
Spend Sunday afternoon listening to a mix of new and old clarinet music. There will be sev-
you volunteer to come help set up from 5 to 9 p.m. then you don’t need to buy a ticket
eral clarinet configurations including solos, duos trios, quartets and ensembles. The music
to join the dinner and party. Awards will be given out during a sustainable and local
will range from Earth, Wind and Fire to Bach. For more information call (530)-898-5152 or
dinner that will be prepared by Chico Natural Foods Co-op. There will also be music
email Ryan Heimlich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for community members and volunteers to enjoy over dinner. For more information
Where: Zingg Recital Hall
When: 2 p.m.
contact Community Action Volunteers in Action organizers by calling (530)-8985817 or stop by their office in Bell Memorial Union Room 309. Where: Arc Pavillion (2040 Park Avenue)
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Free for gala volunteers, $50 for individuals or $350 for table for eight people
Theatre Production: Our House Catch the last day for Chico State’s theatre production of Our House. There’s a double showing on Sunday but this is the closing day. This play, by Theresa Rebeck, is a new age, dark comedy that focuses on America’s media-obsessed culture. Sunday afternoon listening to a mix of new and old clarinet music. For more information or to purchase tickets call the University Box Office at (530)-898-6333 or visit the box office location on the corner of West Third Street and Chestnut Street. Where: Wismer Theatre
When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Price: Varies
$8 for youth and Chico State students with Wildcat ID, $18 for seniors and $20 for adults
Open Mic Comedy Night at The Maltese Head on over to The Maltese to get your comedy fix. The Maltese is starting a new weekly open mic comedy night that’s open to anyone over 21. Sign ups start at 9 p.m. and close at 9:15 p.m. Hamms beers will be $2 each for the event. DAN CHRISTIAN—THE ORION
Hundreds of people volunteered on Sept. 15 for Butte Environmental Council’s 31st Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup. Now this Saturday these volunteers and the Chico community is invited to BEC’s Anniversary Gala to celebrate 43 years of environmental advocacy and preservation.
Where: The Maltese (1600 Park Avenue)
When: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
START OF THE WEEK
Last Day to Register to Vote for California Residents
Active Shooter Training: 19 Seconds
If you’re 18 years or older before or on this date then you’re eligible to vote for the mid-
University Police will lead this course which is intended to help Chico State employ-
term election coming up Nov. 6. Make sure to register by this date so you can vote for
ees, faculty and students learn how to prepare for worst case scenarios if an active
congressional candidates, city councilors, statewide propositions and local measures.
shooter was on campus. This training was designed by the Fresno Staet police
Eligible voters can register on their phones, laptops or by mail. Look out for people set
department to help all CSU campuses prepare for active shooter drills and situations.
up near the Marketplace and Meriam Library to help you register by mail or to answer
Participants will be encouraged to be more aware of their surroundings on a daily ba-
any questions you may have about registration. Visit registertovote.ca.gov to learn how
sis and UPD officers will help attendees create a protection plan for various locations
to register online. Don’t wait to start at 11:59 p.m. because it will take at least a few
on campus. Lieutenant Corinne Beck and other UPD officers will lead this course so
minutes to fill everything out and review your answers for accuaracy.
for more information email email@example.com or call (530)-898-6433.
Where: On campus or online
When: All day
Where: Colusa Hall 100B
When: 9 to 11 a.m.
Tech N9ne’ Independent Grind Tour 2018 Strange Music is hosting Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Futuristic and Dizzy Wright at The Senator Theatre. All artists part of the independent hip hop scene. Tech N9ne is the cofounder of Strange Music and thus he’s been able to produce music without a record company’s interference for his entire music career. Tech N9ne has earned three gold records and has sold over two million albums in his career. He’s known for his unique delievery that’s known as a “rapid-fire style.” Tickets are available locally at Diamond W Western Wear (181 East 2nd Street), Blaze N’ J’s (236 West 9th Street) or at Fusion Pit (1749 CA-273, Anderson). General admission tickets can also be bought online at ticketweb.com and VIP tickets can be bought at strangevip.com. Where: The Senator Theatre DAELIN WOFFORD—THE ORION
Bryce Goldstein goes door-to-door helping people register to vote and to advocate people to vote for local city council candidate Alex Brown.
When: 9 p.m.
$32.50 for general admission or $500 for VIP offer which includes a meet and greet
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
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Men should not be left out of equality fight Brooke Martin Staff Writer
resident Donald Trump was recently quoted saying, “It is a very scary time for young men in America…” He has since faced much backlash for this comment, but it has brought up the question: Do men face gender inequality too? Feminism is a term and social movement promoting the advocacy of women’s rights for equality of the sexes. Feminism is a widespread movement, but meninism seems to not have gained as much traction until recently. Some people may use the term “meninism” as a joke or an attack on the Women’s Rights Movement (WRM), but some people avidly believe in the movement while also believing in feminism. Meninists argue that feminism and meninism share the same goal- promoting the equal rights of all sexes. These are some of the main points of meninism:
1. Military Draft Men of legal age can face serious repercussions if they fail to sign
up for a military draft. However, women are not required to sign up. Meninists argue that the military draft is just one legal area where men are shortchanged. When and if another military draft comes up, I believe women should be required to fight. Being drafted will just mean that women are one step closer to equality.
2. Paternity Paternity and father’s rights are a big part of the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM). While equal custody is commonly preferred by all genders, women still receive primary custody 68-88 percent of the time compared to only 8-14 percent of fathers, according to the Huffington Post. Deciding to terminate or not to terminate a pregnancy is also another big issue. In the U.S., women have the choice of whether or not to carry out a pregnancy. While I believe in this, considering it’s ultimately her body, I think it’s also important to realize that the father or potential father will also be impacted by the decision. Upon further research, I found an interesting viewpoint. One
reason women choose to terminate a pregnancy is that the sex leading to the pregnancy was not consensual. Well, what if the male was raped and the woman ends up keeping the baby? Is it fair for the pregnancy to continue and for him to pay child support for a child conceived through sex without his consent? This is a tough one. If we required all females to terminate the pregnancy because the father claimed rape, there would be cases of false accusation. However, in cases where it was proven rape of the man, I don’t think the father should be responsible for child support.
3. Expectations of physical attributes I have heard countless times, by my friends, that they prefer men to be taller and muscular. Of course, this viewpoint is not shared by all women, it’s just personal preference. Women can be affected by body shaming, but the MRM brings up the fact that men can be body shamed too. They can be judged by their physical appearance just like women can be.
4. Expectations when it comes to dating A common point of meninists is that it’s still primarily up to men to initiate dates or pay for them. It is the 21st century. Why aren’t more women sliding into men’s dms? After all, we can’t rely on men to make the first move- we might be waiting forever. More women graduate from college and the wage gap is slowly decreasing. Why are men still expected to pay for dates instead of going ‘dutch’ and splitting the costs? The way I see it is, a date is an experience. Whether you’re going to lunch, getting, coffee or seeing a concert, you’re both taking part in that experience. Therefore, the man and the woman should either split the costs or take turns paying.
5. Domestic violence About two in five instances of domestic violence are towards men, according to The Guardian. However, this is not often talked about or given the same importance of domestic violence towards men. Why? Violence is violence. It should always be taken seriously,
regardless of the victim’s gender.
6. Suicide The rate of male suicide was almost four times higher than the rate of suicide among women in 2016, according to the National Mental Health Institute. Why are men not receiving the mental health help they need? Why is the rate disparity of suicide between men and women so drastic? This issue needs to be given more attention. This article was not intended to downplay feminism or female rights, but simply provide some food for thought on meninists’ views and their view on the meaning of equal rights for all sexes. While, yes, I’m sure some men use the MRM as a joke or an attack on WRM, I personally believe that both movements have valid points. I think that if both the WRM and the MRM truly want equal rights, then they should come together and start promoting the equalist movement more. At the end of the day, we all just want to be equals. Brooke Martin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @bmartin471 on Twitter.
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Meninist movement is a joke; feminism is about equality was one in place I would have no problem being sent just like anyone else. The second largest critique is violence. “Well that whole men can’t hit women thing should go away then, huh.” Violence should
Rachael Bayuk Staff Writer
o we even have to? Meninism started as a joke. It should end as one
To suggest that the Meninist “movement” is a legitimate and positive thing is ridiculous. They are not revolting against a power structure designed against them. There are not health care issues they must fight for. No laws that govern their bodies. There is quite literally nothing for men alone to have a movement of their own. The term “meninist” in itself is an attempted play on feminist. The term first popped up in an article in 2001 on feminist.com. The article links meninsts to just being men who support feminists. Then it quickly became an internet troll move for boys masked as a social critique. “Meninist’s” do bring up some interesting critiques, it’s true. However, these are all points discussed with feminism. Female identifying feminists don’t seek to pull anyone down to our level we simply wish to reside at the same societal level as our male counterpart would. As a matter of fact, we want to raise everyone’s quality of life. Feminism has become such a nasty word for no reason. Feminism is not some exclusive club for women between the ages of 15 and 65. This is a movement that fights for everyone. Now, it is true that the majority of issues discussed by those in the modern day movement are
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related to topics centered around women. This is because there are far more things women are fighting against than men. Feminism has a rich history, it has gone through many changes. Feminism started long before women were fighting for the right to vote in the U.S. It has been an organized thought since the Enlightenment. Women had better access to the mighty pen. They quickly used it to critique the hypocrisy of the society around them.
The problem arises where people in power (specifically men) feel as though they can write off women and other minority groups voices. Their hope is that we will fade into the background and just be a small voice they can ignore. The easiest way to make something bearable is to laugh at it. Humor details a groups anxieties. Since television was introduced to second-wave feminism men have been creating jokes about their anxieties about wom-
en having the same place that they occupy. Now one large critique that feminists hear frequently is the draft. “Well if you want to be the same as men you better be willing to step off your pedestal.” You are quite right sir, I absolutely want this “pedestal” of objectification, discrimination, sexual assault and kitchen comments to go away. I will gladly serve next to you if our nation ever deemed a draft necessary. Despite not believing in a draft system at all. If there
not be accepted. There should be no goal to get rid of stigmas against hitting women. Instead, there should just be a goal of trying not to be violent towards anyone. Protecting yourself is a necessary thing, however, thinking reasonably instead of pridefully is so important. If someone slaps you at a party and then proceeds to walk away there is no need to prove a point. This goes no matter what they identify as. The general distaste for feminism seems to come from a place of privilege. Some people don’t like the “feminine”in feminism. It reiterates the idea that “feminine” is a bad thing. “But they would feel more comfortable if it was just called something else.” We aren’t here to make you comfortable. We are here to fight for rights and respect. Being in the year of 2018, that shouldn’t even need to be debated. Meninism attempts to equate women and minority suffering to casual complaints and ramblings. Yet, the joke is really in the unmasking of the “movement.” The reality is that the immature internet rambling of a small group of privileged males is sad at best. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at email@example.com or @BayukRachael on Twitter
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
BPA plastic bottles bad for health and weight loss Brooke Martin Staff Writer
ll of the hard work we put into looking good may be going to waste by just one simple thing - plastic. At the gym, in class, or simply on the streets you will see people chugging water from plastic bottles. Besides needing water to live, people drink water to stay healthy and sometimes to curve appetite or lose weight. However, drinking out of plastic bottles may have the opposite effect. Most of us, if not all of us, have been warned about the toxicity of Bisphenol A (BPA).BPA is a chemical that is commonly found in plastics and has been linked to many health issues. Some of the dangers of BPA include high blood pressure, effects on the brain, cancer and heart problems. When BPA enters your body it immediately causes problems by disrupting pancreatic beta-cell function. Beta cells help control insulin production in the body. BPA interferes with these cells by causing them to produce too much insulin, according to a study by Diabetes and the Environment. Too much insulin production can cause type 2 Diabetes and obesity. Working out and eating healthy takes a lot of dedication. It’s no secret that eating potato chips while watching Netflix would be so much easier. Unfortunately, plastic is ruining all of your efforts to stay healthy. Not only does drinking out of plastic water bottles initiate fat growth, but having plastic around
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Forager is a healthy drink in a BPA (bisphenol A.) free bottle. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and can affect human hormones. your food does too, according to CHOICE. This is extremely frustrating. As college students, we are constantly busy and sometimes lazy. Microwaving frozen food or eating with plastic utensils is so much easier and less time consuming than doing the dishes. But in the long run, the only
one you’re helping is the plastic industry. It might be time to say goodbye to plastic and to BPA. Consuming these harmful chemicals is doing nothing for your bikini body. It may be fall right now, but it won’t be long before it’s summer and we can no longer hide behind our sweaters.
There’s nothing wrong with having a muffin top or beer belly, but that’s what should be causing that weight - beer and muffins, not plastic. Not to mention that not only will you be helping your body, but you’ll also be helping out the planet. While consuming plastic might add a couple inches around
your waist, it’s adding more than a couple of inches to the world’s landfill. So do your body and the environment a favor, and use less plastic. Brooke Martin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @bmartin471 on Twitter
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Nipple play can be enjoyed by men too Rachael Bayuk Staff Writer
s it cold in here? The female nipple has been sexualized to the point of censorship. Female nipples are touched, kissed and stimulated by tongues. This is considered normal and pleasing behavior. So why then are male nipples not equally allowed the pleasures of touch? Male nipples aren’t sexualized. Most men don’t think about them as anything more than the buds to their pecks, or the flesh they show when swimming. But who’s to say they can’t be more? In a study published way back in 2006, by the International Society for Sexual Medicine, stimulation play with the nipple caused or enhanced sexual arousal in approximately 82 percent of young women and 52 percent in young men. While only 7-8 percent on both sides reported nipple play decreased their arousal. Nipple play is so closely associated with women’s breasts that for some people it can be hard to consider men receiving the same kind of attention. However, just a quick search will bring up hundreds of male nipple arousal porn clips. Why is this fantasy so underground? Something deemed so weird that the near mention makes people giggle uncomfortably. Perhaps, it’s a fear of seeming feminine or it simply diverts from the typically discussed desires of men. Whatever the societal hang up is should go away. Men should
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feel comfortable discussing their desires. They aren’t all robots who walk around only in search of blow jobs. But if you don’t discuss your wants then your partner will never know how to please you to the full extent. Chico State Sophomore Nicholas Morales believes that nipple play is common on women, but, seems a little weird on men. “I don’t think a girl would nat-
urally do that to a guy. So I think a guy would have to ask for it.” Morales said. But, Morales also said it was something someone should just try on their partner. “It would be a little weird at first, but, you know, if its just one-on-one, you know, oh well.” While nipple licking and stimulation on a male might seem weird, it definitely seems like something to give a try. If you or
your partner aren’t into it that is okay too. Try something else new. Exploration can be so much fun when you trust someone. You may even find that something you were really nervous about is your new favorite move. Keep it fresh and don’t let stigmas or worries enter the bedroom. Use this discussion as a pathway to bring up other things. Sexual desires and fantasies are
normal. Men have them too and they aren’t just the stereotypes that come to mind. Have these important talks with your partner. Without open dialogue, they will be leaving you wanting something only you knew you wanted. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at email@example.com or @BayukRachael on Twitter
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Survivors; we stand with you, we believe you following the trauma. Survivors, there are countless of years and hours of neurological research backing the credibility of your stories. The way that you remember your trauma, how you reached out or did not reach
Rayanne Painter Staff Writer
ear survivors of sexual assault, First off and most importantly, I believe you. You are strong and resilient, no matter your situation. I know these past few weeks have been hard, with all that’s been going on in our country. Not only are the topics of survivors and their experiences on the front of every tabloid and incorporated in many of our classes, but a lot of the exposure is exceedingly negative. And no matter how much strength and closure we have in ourselves and our stories, those words and ideas still hurt deeply. During the week of the hearings between Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, I personally had to turn off notifications from the news apps on my phone and abstain from most forms of social media. It seemed that every time I checked the status of the news, I was greeted by more terrible updates and more ignorant statements from people in power of our government. It’s been extremely emotionally tolling on myself and also those around me with similar experiences. It’s been hard to live a healthy student life and it’s been hard to keep our minds in a stable headspace, but I think we can step forward from this together. Ideas of how trauma works in the brain have been widely misconceptualized by conservative media since Dr. Ford bravely stepped forward. Just a few days
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A supportive friend reaching out ago, a video surfaced of President Trump mocking her testimony during a rally on his campaign trail. His stance on why her story seemed so ridiculous was based around his ignorance and bigoted beliefs on the subject of trauma and how it affects the brain. For anybody who’s seen Dr. Ford’s testimony, there are parts of her assault that she remem-
bers vividly, but also details that she doesn’t. This is not a reflection on the validity of her experience, nor is the loss of memory after a traumatic event a reflection of any survivor’s credibility. The evidence of this is shown in an analysis piece written by Jim Hopper, Ph.D. on how traumatic memories impacted the Senate hearing. He delves into the exact
neurological influences on a survivor’s brain, but a significant point he makes is a comparison of the trauma veterans and sexual assault survivors experience. They both may remember the exact details of the assault or, per say, a death of a friend on the field, but they might have no idea where it happened, what time of day it was or what they did
out and your journey to healing is completely valid. There is no right or wrong way to experience trauma, and it is disheartening to see such influential figures in media spout their lies and violent language against survivors of all sorts. These attacks on survivors and the credibility of women aren’t new. Throughout history, we have never been believed. Anita Hill wasn’t in 1991 and more than 20 years later, we are still at a standstill with Dr. Ford. Continue to use your voice when it comes to your experience and the advocacy for other survivors if you are in a position to do so. Use your voice to teach and spread awareness, but also please vote on Nov. 6 and encourage others to do the same. More struggles are bound to be ahead, but I believe we can stride forward with the support of our own community and within ally communities. Lastly to any ally reading: research how to support your friends, family and partners who may be a survivor. Listen to them, check in on them and believe them. We need you more now more than ever. With love, A fellow survivor Rayanne Painter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @rayphenomenon on Twitter
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