The Orion

Battling My Anxiety

Illustration by Melissa Joseph
March 5, 2020

Heaving chest, desperate for lungfuls of air. Words jumbled like a child with a mouth full of marbles. Fat tears cascading down a face stuck in a grimace of pent up anxiety. Breathe, take air in and...

School admission scandal

April 4, 2019

We get it, you're rich.Don't worry princess, Mommy and Daddy will handle it...as always.It's now been a week since news broke of the college admission scandal that confirmed wealthy families can cheat...

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

Jim Hanlon, Assistant Superintendent at Chico Unified School District, talks to students interested in finding a teaching job at the Education Hiring Fair in the Bell Memorial Union. Photo credit: Trenton Taylor
March 11, 2019

Chico State's Career Center hosted roughly 100 school districts across California for the Education Hiring Fair Saturday morning. Students currently in Chico State's credential program, along with those...

Packing up premature is immature

Student packing up while another student behind is still working. Photo credit: Dominique Wood
October 6, 2018

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack...

School walk-out is a protest opportunity students should participate in

Editorial Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
February 28, 2018

On March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a nation-wide school walk-out will take place at elementary to college campuses and it is our duty to walk out as well. In the light of all the school shootings that...

Get better grades without more studying

Getting betting grades is easier than you think. Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
September 18, 2017

Getting better grades without the investment of more studying is simple. Be likable.True, teachers rely on exams, papers and homework in determining a student’s grades. However, there is also a percentage...

Education is becoming secondary

Photo credit: Katia Berg
February 26, 2017

Our generation is fixated on posting our entire lives, except when it comes to actual things that matter, like learning. Snapchat stories of every meal and complaining about 8 a.m. classes every other...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids
October 11, 2016

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional...

Schools skip valuable lessons

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey
March 26, 2016

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college....

What your GPA actually represents

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz
December 13, 2015

Most college students attend classes in hopes of passing with a decent grade. In fact, a student's entire college career is judged almost solely on their cumulative grade point average. Students are...

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore
October 15, 2015

The clothing a woman wears has always been judged, pulled apart and discussed by other women and men. No matter where a woman is, whether it be in class, at work or even at the club, there is someone who...

Owning your student debt

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore
October 10, 2015

Loans. I've had a number of conversations on this topic. Whether it's with peers, parents, the financial aid office or professors, somehow loans always enter the conversation when college is brought up.A...

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