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‘Don’t Look Up’: We have 11 years to fight climate change

Carrington Power, Reporter // May 16, 2022

Humanity has 11 years to cut carbon emissions and adopt sustainable practices before we see irreversible damage from climate change. Activists and scientists are so desperate for people to understand...

Ke$ha at the Today Show in New York, NY on November 20, 2012.
KE$HA by Becky-Sullivan is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Getting Kesha’s stolen voice back

Josue Romo, Reporter // May 13, 2022

Artist Kesha is left voiceless amid her continued legal battle against corporate music producer Dr. Luke. Remember chanting “Wake up in the mornin' feelin' like P Diddy. Grab my glasses, I’m out...

I hope to live fear free in my womanhood

I hope to live fear free in my womanhood

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // May 7, 2022

As a woman, watching our government debate whether or not women should have bodily autonomy scares me. The Supreme Court's impending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is horrific and feels too much for...

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Elon Musk and Twitter won’t go well together

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 5, 2022

Elon Musk is currently the richest person in the world — his favorite pastime is Twitter and is now set to own the 16th most popular social media site. Musk put in a bid of $44 billion for the social...

The Dixie Fire produces a pyrocumulonimbus cloud, July 19, 2021.

Early wildfire season expected to be severe

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // May 5, 2022

An early start for Northern California’s fire season is expected to begin sometime this month. This can be attributed to an early drying season due to our lack of rain, paired with above-average temperatures...

On Feb. 5, 2022 the Oklahoma City Thunder played the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center. The Kings defeated the Thunder 113-103.

Fans need to treat professional athletes like normal people

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // May 4, 2022

Over the weekend, I scrolled through Twitter while the Cleveland Guardians and the New York Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. I saw Yankees fans start throwing trash after the walk-off win, this upset...

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SpongeBob 23 years later still holds the world in his hand

Mario Ortiz Jr, Opinion Editor // May 3, 2022

“I’m ready!”  These two words are what I live by. Though not a perfect character SpongeBob has characteristics I always tried to emulate. His perseverance and ability to keep moving forward...

The Dixie fire rages on July 22, 2021.

Senate Bill 1000: a matter of safety, not politics

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // May 1, 2022

A bill that would require law enforcement and police agencies to find other options than encrypting radio channels passed the first round of cuts last week when it was voted to advance to legislation...

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The pandemic isn’t over — So why are we acting like it is?

Carrington Power, Reporter // April 28, 2022

I tested positive for COVID on March 19, after visiting extended family in Nevada during spring break. It was my first time catching the virus. I thought that it was a minor setback. Afterall, I am 20...

Dear Future Orionites: How I found my way through pen and paper

Dear Future Orionites: How I found my way through pen and paper

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 26, 2022

It doesn’t matter if it’s pen and paper or on a laptop — writing has forever changed my life. To be frankly honest with everyone, I had no clue what I would do after high school, until I found my...

A snowplow clears Highway 32 near Butte Meadows, Dec. 15, 2021.

Spring snowstorms slams Sierras, close Interstate 5

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // April 15, 2022

A late-season snowstorm slammed into the Northern California mountains early Monday morning, which dropped between 8-12 inches of snow in various regions in the Sierra Nevada and shut down a major interstate...

Graphic by Jolie Asuncion.

My silent struggle: a letter to my brain, body and aching hunger

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // April 15, 2022

Last year, I relapsed. I was battling with my body, a silent struggle that defined my eating disorder. Since high school, I've fought with an eating disorder. For me, it came in waves. I'd have phases...

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