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Coming out isn’t always rainbows

Coming out isn’t always rainbows

Rachael Bayuk

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Being proud doesn't always mean you have to be loud.Coming out is the removal of a societal mask. The shedding of a false skin. But, dropping these walls isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.We still live in a world where people are murdered and arrested for being themselves. Please do not let the...

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Earth as we know it is disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate. I know it, you know it and we need to stop ignoring it.Over the past decade, there’s been no secret about the fact that our climate is rapidly changing and becoming too hot for the earth to remain sustainable. Coral reefs once full of vib...

Off the Record: coming out, nipple licking and meninism

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and guest Alex Grant talk about coming out, trying new things in the bedroom and meninism.Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk and Alex Grant can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Wildcat on the Street: Plastic can cause gain-weight

Karen Limones

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Reporter Brook Martin went around campus to ask students if they knew that plastic can be a leading cause to health issues and their opinion on some alternatives students can use.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When entering the American Red Cross website, a red banner pops up on the top of the screen: Critical Need for Blood and Platelets.Unfortunately for the Red Cross and those who benefit from their donations, less than 38 percent of people in the U.S. are eligible to give blood. This gives urgency to finding eligible donors, but surprisingly enough, they will turn down potential do...

Plastic is making you fat

Plastic is making you fat

Brooke Martin

October 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

All of the hard work we put into looking good may be going to waste by just one simple thing - plastic.At the gym, in class or simply on the streets, you will see people chugging water from plastic bottles. Besides needing water to live, people drink water to stay healthy and, sometimes, to curve appeti...

Feminists respond to meninism

Feminists respond to meninism

Rachael Bayuk

October 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Do we even have to?Meninism started as a joke. It should end as one too.To suggest that the Meninist "movement" is a legitimate and positive thing is ridiculous. They are not revolting against a power structure designed against them. There are not healthcare issues they must fight for. No laws that go...

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Brooke Martin

October 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Meninism: myth or fact?President Donald Trump was recently quoted saying, “It is a very scary time for young men in America…” He has since faced much backlash for this comment, but it has brought up the question: Do men face gender inequality too?Feminism is a term and social movement promot...

Nipples are the knobs to sex’s door

Nipples are the knobs to sex’s door

Rachael Bayuk

October 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Is it cold in here?The female nipple has been sexualized to the point of censorship. Female nipples are touched, kissed and stimulated by tongues. This is considered normal and pleasing behavior. So why are male nipples not equally allowed the pleasures of touch?Male nipples aren't sexualized. Most men d...

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Rayanne Painter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Dear survivors of sexual assault,First off and most importantly, I believe you. You are strong and resilient, no matter your situation.I know these past few weeks have been hard, with all that’s been going on in our country. Not only are the topics of survivors and their experiences on the front of ...

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

Rachael Bayuk

October 12, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Don't be persuaded, this is unacceptable behavior.Kevin Jackson, Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump have many things in common. But, the most disgustingly profound thing is their recent treatment of survivors. It takes immense strength to stand in front of anyone, let alone the world and tell your story. Then to be laughed at and called “skanks” by men in powe...

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Brooke Martin

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends are supposed to build you up and make you a better person, but this is not always the case. It can be hard to let go because you two share so many happy memorie...

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