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Off The Record, quiet sex, mass shootings and minimum wage

Off The Record, quiet sex, mass shootings and minimum wage

Nicte Hernandez and Karen Limones

February 23, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion

Nicte Hernandez can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @Nicte7 Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @limoneska...

Letters to: A future Wildcat

Letters to: A future Wildcat

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

February 21, 2018


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Dear future Wildcat, Getting through college can be hard no matter what your circumstances are. You’ll wonder whether you've made the right decision, but you did. When first getting to college, the first thing you’ll want to do is make friends because college can be a very lonely experience. Howeve...

Is college worth the time, effort?

Is college worth the time, effort?

Karen Limones

February 21, 2018


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During the middle of the semester, students are in the process of studying for midterms, team projects and have headaches from studying too much. In the midst of all this stress, some start to question if college is even worth the effort. Many students believe that we don’t need it because there...

Losing your virginity might be more about peer pressure than readiness

Losing your virginity might be more about peer pressure than readiness

Nicte Hernandez

February 20, 2018


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Growing up, we are all exposed to sexuality at a young age through sex ed classes, older siblings and even PG-13 movies. What we learn depends on our individual experiences and those guiding us, especially when it comes to thinking about having sex for the first time. Depending on our environme...

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Kendall George

February 20, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

According to Business Insider, 30 mass shootings have occurred in 2018. CNN reports that eight of these have been school shootings. Washington Post states that, on average, two dozen children are shot every day. Statistics published on Vox show that states with more guns have more gun deaths overall,...

Legal drinking age in U.S. creates more problems than solutions

Legal drinking age in U.S. creates more problems than solutions

Grant Schmieding

February 19, 2018


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Today, in addition to what the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism regards as a "pervasive binge drinking culture," the United States is one of the few countries in the world with a drinking age as high as 21. Restricting adolescent’s exposure to alcohol may not be the best way ...

Off The Record: Virginity, drinking ages and education

Off The Record: Virginity, drinking ages and education

Karen Limones and Grant Schmieding

February 18, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion

Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @limoneska. Grant Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @G_Schmieding....

CSU students want their tuition money back

CSU students want their tuition money back

Karen Limones

February 16, 2018


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The California State University Board of Trustees has proposed a 3 percent tuition increase that will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. According to the CSU website, the tuition spike is needed to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students. Students are concerned bec...

Letters to: My Valentine

Letters to: My Valentine

Kendall George

February 15, 2018


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Dear Valentine,First off, let me just say that I hate Valentine's Day. In my opinion, this holiday is just a way for big corporations to sell chocolate, roses and sadness to its consumers. I would much rather not celebrate at all but, in the spirit of love and sacrifice, here I am.Secondly, don't expect any...

Easy quick recipe for students on a budget: tostadas de pollo

Easy quick recipe for students on a budget: tostadas de pollo

Nicte Hernandez

February 15, 2018


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College can be rough, from balancing relationships, social life and classes on top of trying to stay healthy and not eating out every day. Cooking can be time-consuming but, here at The Orion, we feel that healthy eating should not be seen as a hassle. Here is a recipe to follow in order to save money...

Walking away from school might be more than you can afford

Karen Limones

February 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sometimes life comes at you like a train and you have to decide whether to get on board or not. Such a difficult decision presents itself to students when they have to decide whether to stay in school or take a break. For some students, taking a leave of absence might seem like the best opt...

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