The Orion

Complaints about short winter break are easily solvable

Matt Murphy

March 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Spring break is fast approaching and in the spirit of the season, I've been in touch with various friends who don't go to Chico about plans for everyone's week off. There's just one problem: no one has the same week off. Between private colleges, University of California schools, and State Universit...

Cab drivers deserve cash tips, respect

Kevin Crittenden

March 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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...

Deleting contacts doesn’t bring closure

Julianna Eveland

February 28, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Constant back and forth text messaging, “likes” and “follows” on Instagram and occasional Facebook check-ups are what keep my social life going. But what happens when a relationship goes awry? And I’m not talking about a friendship; I’m talking about a romantic interest. Is...

Fighting temptation to speed towards success.

Zachary Phillips

February 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Everyone has that one Facebook friend that applies for their dream job the day after graduation. With young ambition, a diamond-studded resume and the proper star alignment on their side, they manage to land the perfect gig before last night's celebratory hangover has even worn off. Even the most grounded of...

The downfall to the addictive ‘smart drug’

Veronica De La Cruz

February 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for midterms.This becomes any student’s nightmare that has to cram in all the material they’ve learned so far.   This also makes it easier for students to rely on medication like Adderall to get their work done as quickly as possible. Adderall ...

Don’t stress over dilemmas

Valerie Teegardin

February 25, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Reflect on your current situation as it is right now; not two days from now, not even five minutes from now, but right at this particular moment. Is your apartment flooding? Is someone breaking into your car? Are you getting attacked by your neighbor's dog?Most likely not. The fact of the matter is t...

Getting money’s worth at grocery store

Matt Murphy

February 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

One of a college student's largest expenses is at the grocery store. Everyone in college is strapped for cash, but that doesn't mean that a student's shopping cart has to be full of ramen noodles. I hear a lot of people complain about not having money to get groceries, and I think it's because not everyone...

Visible tattoos jeopardize jobs

Veronica De La Cruz

February 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Anyone who's ever wanted a tattoo knows how exciting it is to finally turn 18 years old.I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it's finally something we can do that many have been told not to for such a long time.The day I turned 18 years old, I couldn't wait to get my first tattoo. I made an...

Common phrases carry hidden meaning

Kevin Crittenden

February 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There are many odd features of the English language and idioms are just one. Idioms are phrases that contain a hidden meaning and many of them have outlived the circumstances within which they were produced. Nonetheless they persist in language for their effectiveness. And yet sometimes they seem c...

Drinking in moderation

Julianna Eveland

February 21, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s no secret the drinking culture is rich here in Chico. Some enjoy a nice cold Sierra Nevada with their Bear Burger. Some prefer to indulge in the comfort of their home, in a bar or at a house party.And then there are some who see these drinking habits as a problem for college students. ...

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez

February 20, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs. Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that the more people use coffee as a wake up call, the more the brain reacts to coffee as the only thin...

English’s strangest speech trends

Zachary Phillips

February 19, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

  The English language is full of bizarre trends that are better off forgotten. Whether it was an ecstatic "Booya!" after scoring a soccer goal, or ending an argument with the ever-sassy "Talk to the hand," English speakers have had their fair share of dark days in regards to speech trends. ...

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