The Orion

Appearances, assumptions go hand in hand

Appearances, assumptions go hand in hand

Julianna Eveland

March 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When a person enters a room, there's often a pause as heads twist toward the door to see who's there. Onlookers might momentarily observe or even smile. But what are they thinking? Well, it depends on how you look. Appearances have an effect on how people treat each other. Whether it’s crazy...

Purposeful pursuit of happiness

Purposeful pursuit of happiness

Kevin Crittenden

March 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  Among the unalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness always stuck in my mind like a song I couldn’t shake. Although the political context in which the declaration was written was much different than the world I live in now, the phrase implies happin...

Getting used gets ugly

Getting used gets ugly

Prin Mayowa

March 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've always been the type of girl who never assumed boys liked her. I never thought I was attractive and I found myself questioning it. During my first semester of college, I met a guy who made me feel as though I was funny, intelligent and most importantly — pretty. Little did I know, I ...

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Reaping rewards of rallying roommates

Zachary Phillips

March 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I tell people that I have four roommates, they look at me like I'm an alien. "How do you do it?" "Is your house a war zone?" "You can crash on my couch whenever you need. Whenever." Having multiple roommates is not a huge burden. I'm a college guy, not "Octomom." For those who...

Celebrating cycle-friendly Chico streets

Celebrating cycle-friendly Chico streets

Kevin Crittenden

March 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether darting between pedestrians and cars in downtown or dodging boulders and trees in rugged upper Bidwell Park, there's no substitute for the feeling of biking.There are few cities in the United States as well-suited for biking as Chico. A majority of students live within a mile of campus — th...

Contemplating definitions of coexistence

Contemplating definitions of coexistence

Zachary Phillips

March 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I was driving North on the Esplanade a few weeks ago, I was hit. Not by a car, but a question. What does it truly mean to coexist with one another? Preoccupied with this mystery, I failed to notice that my stoplight had turned green. As the woman behind me blared her horn and sped past in a cloud...

Cutting ties to stay on track

Cutting ties to stay on track

Julianna Eveland

March 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Friends are an important part of college, but hanging around the wrong people can be detrimental to success at Chico State.   One of the reasons I chose Chico was because it's near to my hometown where my old “best friend for life” lived.   Born on the same day in the same city, w...

Financial aid leaves middle-class students behind

Financial aid leaves middle-class students behind

Matt Murphy

March 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There was a time, in a galaxy far, far away, when the words "public education" meant more than they do now. Putting the word public next to an institution's name used to mean that it was accessible and affordable to the largest group of applicants, different from a private university.But at some poin...

Making excuses marks lack of maturity

Making excuses marks lack of maturity

Kristina Martinez

March 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is a great time to grow, learn and overcome bad habits and tendencies, like making excuses. It is often easier to think of ways to explain an action than to just admit that it was wrong. People tend to think that all of their actions, even the bad ones, can somehow be justified. Responsibility comes ...

Mutual respect should bridge generational gaps

Mutual respect should bridge generational gaps

Veronica De La Cruz

March 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Respect should not be defined by how much life experience a young adult has. It should be something that everyone is entitled to, unless their actions prove that they don't deserve it. Transitioning into adulthood is difficult for most college students, but respect is something that everyone ex...

Modern-day mealtime is changing

Modern-day mealtime is changing

Kevin Crittenden

March 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  Food is big business. With unfathomable profits to be gained, corporations closely study how and what we eat. Remember Go-Gurt? The tubed yogurt of middle school days is a prime example of a shift in how we eat. Increasingly, Americans eat on the go and, as we age into the rigmarole of ad...

‘Hanger’ hits columnist

‘Hanger’ hits columnist

Prin Mayowa

March 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s an epidemic sweeping the nation. It hits the disadvantaged and wealthy alike. That’s right — "hanger." "Hanger" is no longer just a plastic or metal object on which one hangs clothes. It is now a state of being that can control the very facets of your existence. When people are ...

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