The Orion

Put down Snapchat, live your life

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Alex Horne

March 24, 2016

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds clean of all social media distractions can't seem to part with this app. Snapchat was likely an...

No one enjoys political debate

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Sean Daly

March 19, 2016

Everyone has experienced the sudden, uncomfortable hostility that results when a friend mentions a political belief of theirs, which is then met with another friend's opposing belief. Friendly settings turn cutthroat as everyone in the room begins to angrily spurt out unorganized political jargon wi...

Red light to male drivers

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

February 4, 2016

One day when I was still just a preteen, I saw a “pimped out” low rider and my mom turned to me and said, “Do you think that boy in that car is cuter because of his car? Because that’s why he made his car look like that - to get girls.” What in the world? No. How would t...

Non-traditional ways to handle neighborly nuisances.

Valerie Teegardin

April 1, 2014

I consider myself to be fairly flexible when it comes to neighborly nuisances; this is a college town and I am surrounded by college kids after-all, but my patience has a limit.In my living situation, this limit is tested when the guy in the apartment above me stomps so heavily that pens rattle on my de...

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