The Orion

Battling My Anxiety

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Erin Holve, Staff Writer

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 then out. Desperate hands trying to scrub away the evidence of fears and self-loathing. The advice ...

School admission scandal

Janette Estrada

April 4, 2019

We get it, you're rich.Don't worry princess, Mommy and Daddy will handle always.It's now been a week since news broke of the college admission scandal that confirmed wealthy families can cheat their way through life.The scandal, nicknamed “Operation varsity blues,” is now the bigges...

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

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 who already have a credential, sought out their future careers within the education industry.The fair was ...

Packing up premature is immature

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

Brooke Martin

October 7, 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 hoping not to make too much noise. All while looking at your professor, pretending that you’re pa...

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

Editorial Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Kendall George

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 have been happening over the past three years and especially in 2018, young students and feminists...

Get better grades without more studying

Getting betting grades is easier than you think. Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Nicole Ritchie

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 of the grade that is subjective. Yes! A teacher who likes a student is most likely going to ...

Education is becoming secondary

Photo credit: Katia Berg

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

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 morning are usually the topics that consume people's lives while in college. Rather than appreciati...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

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 and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

Schools skip valuable lessons

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Julie Ramos

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. A minimum of 17 years of our lives are spent in the school system practicing academics to prepare us...

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 taught to get the best grade possible in a course in order to be considered successful in their academic...

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

Kristina Martinez

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 has something to say about it. Shows like "Fashion Police" on E! Network primarily discuss what ce...

Owning your student debt

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

Kristina Martinez

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 huge deciding factor when choosing which college to attend is financial aid. How much did you get? D...

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