The Orion

R. Kelly’s interview and the danger of entertainment news

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Gage Northcutt

March 20, 2019

Keep your eyes sharp, ears keen, and your skepticism at healthy levels while partaking in entertainment “news.”Let me make things clear: this is not a defense for R. Kelly, it is a defense for journalism and truth. That is why the performance of CBS and other media outlets alike is shameless ...

Apple and the chamber of overpricing

The desire for Apple laptops overcomes their actual offering to the public.  3D illustration fromiStock.com.

Reed Mccoy

March 12, 2019

Apple is one of those companies that seems to be everywhere, but they are especially apparent in the pit of people's wallets. When you pay for an Apple product, you are not paying for a computer, a phone or headphones. You are paying for the privilege of owning a very special (somehow), Apple-certified product.E...

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

The interior of a Catholic church. Image from StockSnap.

Gage Northcutt

March 11, 2019

With so many lives ruined by decades of clerical sexual assault, is reform even possible for the Catholic Church?The Catholic Church’s disturbing history of abuse and scandal is no joke.The duties of a cleric have been continually broken for over half a century. Those entrusted to help the young h...

Trump is his own worst enemy

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Gage Northcutt

February 27, 2019

I do believe that we need border security, and I do believe a wall may be helpful to prevent illegal activity there. The criminals who endanger the lives of many with drugs and human trafficking should be held accountable for their deeds. A good way to keep security tight is to make sure you have as...

Bernie Sanders vies for presidency again

Illustration by Melissa Joseph.

Reed Mccoy

February 26, 2019

I really want to like Bernie Sanders.I enjoy his fiery speeches promoting a better future for us millennials, his reputation for being stubborn and sticking to his guns; his intense dislike for the establishment. These qualities have endeared this once obscure Senator from Vermont to millions of young ...

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

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Reed Mccoy

February 5, 2019

These days it is nearly impossible to watch the news without hearing a mention of President Trump or the US Government's single-minded incompetence in solving today's issues. You may be thinking "does this really matter to me-all this awful stuff-as an individual?"Would it be surprisin...

My life as a 21-year-old virgin

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Gage Northcutt

January 31, 2019

Virginity has always been a talking point. Since the first day of high school, it seems sex and losing your "v-card" were the only things on anyone's mind. But having made it through high school and part-way through college as a proud retainer of my virginity it feels fair to ask: who even cares?With this in m...

Shave yourself the hassle

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Rachael Bayuk

January 30, 2019

On a base level, advertisements (ads) are meant to connect potential buyers with products. On a deeper level, ads are meant to cause recognition. This commercial was a hit in that regard. Whether you loved the commercial, hated it, or didn't care you've been reminded about Gillette. Let me be frank, I l...

Online gambling is now child’s play

Online gambling has become easy for children to take part in. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Reed Mccoy

January 29, 2019

Imagine a huge casino for children, a place with no supervision, specifically designed for them to gamble away their parent's money. They go in and soon get addicted to the thrill. The desire to "win big" leads them to spend more and more, without understanding what they are doing to themselves. This...

Chico gives outsiders an opportunity to grasp new perspectives

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Alex Grant

October 24, 2018

*Note the following claims are personally-based from my own views and not from interviews or research.* It’s Saturday afternoon. My roommate and I walk out of Great Northern Coffee, otherwise known as “train-car-cafe,” and take a sip of iced coffee. We unlock our bikes and pedal past the frat...

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

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Rayanne Painter

October 10, 2018

Here, in the United States, we have a protected right to say essentially whatever we want within reason. But should we really speak without any regard?In recent years, especially during and after the 2016 election, we have been in this kind of tug-of-war with what language is okay to use. This concept o...

Wildcat on the Street: Coffee alternatives

Wildcat on the Street: Coffee alternatives

Rayanne Painter and Karen Limones

September 28, 2018

This week, Rayanne Painter asked students around campus how much coffee they consume and some alternatives they can find to reduce drinking coffee. Rayanne Painter can be reached at [email protected] or @rayphenomenon on Twitter....

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