The Orion

Vaccines are friends, not foes.

Zachary Phillips

April 16, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 1998, a study conducted by former surgeon Andrew Wakefield in the medical journal "The Lancet" claims that vaccines have a possible link to the development of autism. In 2010, 10-year-old Jeremiah Mitchell learns to adapt to ...

Trending tweets make farce of feminism

Valerie Teegardin

April 15, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

To find misogyny, sexism and the occasional degrading meme all in one spot, look no further than the trending Twitter community, MenistTwitter. A male spinoff of the term "feminist," the concept of using social media as a platform for...

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I wish that Sarah McLachlan and her border collie spent less time trying to guilt me into giving money to abused and sheltered animals.I have my own dogs that need to be fed expensive Petco food and groomed, which costs hundreds of...

Digital activism lacks real results

Veronica De La Cruz

April 9, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” read a tweet from @ColbertReport posted March 28. While “The Colbert Rep...

Religiosity strangles generosity

Zachary Phillips

April 8, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the 1987 film "Wall Street," stock market cutthroat Gordon Gekko states that, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." After witnessing an army of evangelical Christians tear apart their own nonprofit charity, I'd argue ...

Being honest about being green

April 7, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The battle to be green in today's consumer marketplace is an increasingly tough one. It's even tougher to be green in our everyday lives. I recycle, but a stray wrapper or bottle sometimes finds its way into the wrong receptacle. I tu...

Learning changes stem from technology

April 5, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are times when I'm doing my homework and think, "Thank God for the Internet." Actually I’m thankful for the Internet all the time, whether I’m doing my homework or not. As millennials, we have grown up around soc...

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