The Orion

Post-racial universities are a myth

Kristina Martinez

May 15, 2014

Many people see the present time as a "post-racial" world, but that is far from the truth. Four students, Logan Beaschler, Colin Warren, Joseph Bomgardner and an unidentified juvenile, are accused by Donald Williams Jr., their former roommate, of bullying him in his fall semester at San Jose State. Three...

Outkast is back, but no one cares

Kristina Martinez

April 27, 2014

The crowd for Outkast's opening weekend performance at Coachella two weeks ago was dead.Spending hours standing, drinking, taking drugs and dancing in the hot desert is tiring, do not get me wrong, but when a group like Outkast comes together for a reunion concert they deserve all of the attention they ...

Students still flock to libraries

Kristina Martinez

April 9, 2014

The library is more than a place for students to go and get books or study. The library serves as a place where all of the distractions of the real world go away.My friends and roommates can get twice as many things done in the library for two hours than they can sitting at home.The stereotype that this...

Lazy weather makes for lazy student.

Kristina Martinez

April 1, 2014

The way the sky looks may have more of an effect on students than they think. I've noticed less students in my classes and at the gym when it is raining outside.It seems that when the weather is lazy, especially when it is raining, that students seem to attend class less as well as other extra-curricula...

Making excuses marks lack of maturity

Kristina Martinez

Kristina Martinez

March 11, 2014

College is a great time to grow, learn and overcome bad habits and tendencies, like making excuses. It is often easier to think of ways to explain an action than to just admit that it was wrong. People tend to think that all of their actions, even the bad ones, can somehow be justified. Responsibility comes ...

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez

February 20, 2014

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs. Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that the more people use coffee as a wake up call, the more the brain reacts to coffee as the only thin...

Reading is a last resort of entertainment for college students

Kristina Martinez

February 7, 2014

With so much going on in a college student's life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read something other than a textbook. It seems reading for fun might be a thing of the past for students, even after they're not too busy reading textbooks. According to research done in 2013 by StatisticB...

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