The Orion

Reviewing thrift stores in Chico

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Kendall George

November 10, 2017

Chico State students trying to live on a budget need to check out the world of thrift stores. They offer used or clearance clothes, furniture, books and more for a discounted price, saving students some serious cash. However, it is sometimes hard to seek out the best thrift stores and the ones that are...

Walk if you love your wallet

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Sean Daly

February 17, 2016

For primarily non-native Chico State students, getting to know this town is a challenge. School creates new living situations that students must adapt to regarding transportation, groceries and other necessities. In this point of our lives where students must be self-sufficient with low funds, Chico...

Spending financial aid awards wisely

Veronica De La Cruz

April 19, 2014

With only four weeks left in the semester, many students who received financial aid money may find themselves running low.As much as I truly do appreciate my financial aid money, I have first hand experience on having a difficult time managing such a large amount of money.Some people, like myself, beco...

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Zachary Phillips

Zachary Phillips

March 23, 2014

When I tell people that I have four roommates, they look at me like I'm an alien. "How do you do it?" "Is your house a war zone?" "You can crash on my couch whenever you need. Whenever." Having multiple roommates is not a huge burden. I'm a college guy, not "Octomom." For those who...

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez

January 22, 2014

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required." But is it really always necessary to buy the textbook for a passing grade?According to the National...

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