The Orion

UPD Launches Anonymous Tip Tool

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The University Police  Department launched an anonymous tip reporting tool for students and the community to use to report anonymous crime to the dispatch center on Feb. 12. The tip reporting tool is giving an opportunity for the public to send important information regarding any incidents they...

5 Tips on Post-Spring Break Productivity

Try it out, see if they work for you. Photo credit: Gage Northcutt

Gage Northcutt

March 31, 2019

Spring break for 2019 has come and gone and we are all trying to get back to the old grindstone. Coming back from beaches to books is not easy for anyone, so here are a few tips to use for reestablishing a positive work ethic for the semester:1. Do NOT multi-task.You may want to get everything done a...

How to breathe as finals approach

Katrina Ornelas, senior English major shares, what she does to take a break from studying. Photo credit: Romeo Espinal

Carly Plemons

May 8, 2016

Watch the video at the end of this article to watch student responses.When studying and responsibilities become so overwhelming to the point you feel like your brain is fried, it’s time for a distraction. Here are a few things to make you feel like less of a notecard robot. Movies and shows: When memorizin...

Tips for amateur road tripping

Beautiful views while driving on U.S. Highway 101. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Carly Plemons

April 23, 2016

Picture yourself in a car, hands gripping the wheel. The windows are rolled down so the soft song of the wind whistling and brushing against your face provides an instant rush of freedom to go wherever the road turns next. For any road trip enthusiast or casual adventure seekers, long drives are thrilling....

A guide to binge watching

Netflix is one of the top streaming services used to binge. Photo from official Netflix Facebook page.

Cassandra Porter

March 24, 2016

Some run marathons, others watch them.Binge watching: noun. The practice of watching multiple episodes of a television program at a rapid pace, typically on DVDs or digital streaming. The phenomenon of binge watching has become increasingly popular in recent years following the release of digital st...

Spring break on a budget

Brennen Gray, junior communications major, is planning to save money this spring break and enjoy the weather in Chico. Photo credit: Claire Martinez

Claire Martinez

March 14, 2015

One of the most anxiously anticipated weeks of spring semester is just around the corner. Students can already feel the sand between their toes and taste the sweet relief of being finished with midterms during spring break, which kicks off Monday.While the break should mean endless hours of fun in the sun, one of the main problems stu...

Will this fat make me fat?

Grace Kerfoot, Food Columnist, discusses fats and how individuals can use them in the right way.

Grace Kerfoot

February 25, 2015

America has a fat problem with understanding fats. Granted, every day, science and the media tell us something new or contradicting about how fats affect our health. We’ve gone from spreading butter on toast, to margarine, to coconut oil, and back to butter. We seem to be so desperate for...

Cab drivers deserve cash tips, respect

Kevin Crittenden

March 1, 2014

Before I lived in Chico I could count how many times I had used a taxi on both hands. In the three years that I’ve lived here I’ve spent countless nighttime hours in the back seat and as a driver, carting people around. This is a short list of rules I think everyone who uses a cab sho...

The O-Face: Kinky tips for sexual bliss

Michael Karp

Michael Karp

February 3, 2014

I like to dominate the bedroom.Whether it’s primal instinct or personal preference, I like the balance of dominance to lean towards me. As long as my partner enjoys being on the opposite end of that balance, sex becomes very kinky and thus extremely fun for both of us.Not everyone enjoys the level of kinkiness that I do, but I think it might...

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