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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

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...

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Rayanne Painter

October 7, 2018

Most people have jobs in their lifetime. And that’s what sex work is, a job. People are often fast to make assumptions that people who receive money for consensual sexual actions are degrading themselves and therefore don’t respect themselves. For many people, sex work is a form of empowermen...

Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

Off the Record: sex workers and sensitive language

Karen Limones, Brooke Martin, and Rayanne Painter

October 7, 2018

This week, reporters Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin shared their opinions on sex workers and sensitive language that students use.Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Our future is dependent on informed voting

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018

As young people we are the future of this country. What we do will alter the way of the world. However, we will not be effective in our actions if we are not educated on how things in our government work. We must research and then research again. If we don't, we risk allowing certain people into our...

Nike, a force to be reckoned with

Nike, a force to be reckoned with

Rachael Bayuk

September 27, 2018

The United States was founded by immigrants, it was born out of protest and fueled by blood. Today, Americans seem so to quickly forget our violent past. We treat the flag like it is the most important symbol of them all, yet we forget what it stands for. We are supposed to be the land of the free....

DTF with protection?

DTF with protection?

Rachael Bayuk

September 25, 2018

We are living in the height of reclamation. Words that were previously used to shame us are now ours to say alone. Slurs that would kill a high school reputation, just five years ago, are now proper greetings to best friends. With this new wave of empowerment, there is a new age of sexual revolution go...

Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

Slip ‘n’ slide safely around the bedroom

Rayanne Painter

September 23, 2018

Sex shouldn’t hurt, of course, unless you want it to.There’s a notion that exists among the younger generation that sex should be perfect while we’re young. And that any sexual struggle that occurs before our 40s inherently means that our bodies are “abnormal” or someth...

Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

Rachael Bayuk

September 20, 2018

Why the monster that is insurance, really should live under your bed. Most college students live in a rental. Whether with friends, new found enemies or on their own. Despite the conditions, this is where we keep our things and where we (most nights) lay our heads down to sleep. This is one of the...

‘Lovebite’ with caution

‘Lovebite’ with caution

Karen Limones

September 19, 2018

It could become irresistible when your partner touches their soft lips across your neck. Before you know it, the passionate kissing leads to sucking and now you have a hickey on your neck. I can't say I'm not guilty of having given one and receiving one, it's like having a reminder of that hot and pa...

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018

Money is tight for those of us in college, or for other adults trying to make their business or career goals workout. Wouldn’t it be great to have some help through the struggles?It’s no secret that sugaring is a hot topic on social media, nowadays for this upcoming generation. For those...

Self-care is important; stress free phone apps

Self-care is important; stress free phone apps

Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018

Think about what makes you most happy after a long and stressful week. It could be a hot cup of tea paired with your favorite TV show, a day hike with friends or something as simple as reading a book. The possibilities are endless.These aspects of relaxation and “me-time” are often referred ...

A ‘lovebite’ is an affectionate sign of love, embrace it

A ‘lovebite’ is an affectionate sign of love, embrace it

Brooke Martin

September 17, 2018

Sucking a neck isn’t just for the vampires in "Twilight." Look in my closet and you will see several long, dark blue turtlenecks. These are mainly from my younger days when I didn’t want my parents or classmates to see the mark my high school boyfriend left on my neck. As I’ve gotten older,...

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