The Orion

Blacking out is no joke

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Danielle Cortes

May 7, 2018

Have you ever heard about or experienced a blackout? According to Duke University in a survey, almost 40 percent of students have blacked out. However, just because you go to Chico State with a reputation that everybody loves to get drunk on the weekends and weekdays, doesn't mean you should be part...

Guide to having a successful semester

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January 29, 2016

Welcome back to reality. After one long, relaxing month off from school, it’s back to Chico we go. Back to roommates, back to $1 nights and back to classes. With seven semesters down, I think I have finally found a cheat sheet for both a successful and fun college semester. Keep in mind that my...

I now pronounce you drunk

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Elizabeth Ernster

September 29, 2015

Parties and college have been married to each other for a long time now. They go out every weekend from 10 p.m. until three in the morning with no hesitation. They do not cancel dates on holidays— Halloween and Labor Day being their favorites.Even during the week they find time for each other. Wednesday...

Costumes don’t equate to character

Julianna Eveland

October 25, 2014

[View the story "Are skimpy costumes shameful?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Julianna Eveland can be reached at [email protected] or @janeca12 on Twitter....

Turning 21 years old isn’t that important

Matt Murphy

September 18, 2014

I turned 21 years old on September 10th. I'm among the last of my grade to be able to legally purchase alcohol and I have to say, now that it's finally here, it's a bit surreal. I feel like I've become more of an adult by turning 21 than I did when I turned 18. And the ramifications for turning 18 are ...

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