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Newspapers bring communities together

Newspapers bring communities together

Karen Limones

February 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Let’s get one thing clear, this is not a pathetic attempt to try to get people to pick up a newspaper. This is to state why students should read one and how it's beneficial to keep the print industry around. Believe it or not, one of the best resources to get information about the campus and commu...

Letters to: My future boyfriend

Letters to: My future boyfriend

Danielle Cortes

February 26, 2018


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Dear Future Boyfriend,We haven't met yet but I'm patient. Let’s hope we meet face-to-face and not on some dating app like Tinder. I want to meet my significant other the old-fashioned way.Let me start off by saying you are probably the luckiest guy in the world because you will be dating me. I ca...

Don’t let living with roommates lead to boring, quiet sex

Don’t let living with roommates lead to boring, quiet sex

Nicte Hernandez

February 25, 2018


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The music has been turned up in your roommate's room, the moans get louder and louder and then the bed starts to pound against the wall. No matter how loud the music is, nothing can drown out your roommate and the excitement they feel when their significant other comes over. Cheap apartments with...

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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 ...

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

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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