The Orion

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 ...

Avoiding the sugar rush

Veronica De La Cruz

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the high cost of tuition, students often find inventive and sometimes morally grey solutions to pay for school. Dating a sugar daddy is one of the options for women. Money is tight for most students. Going on a date in exchange for monthly allowances of thousands of dollars could be worth it for youn...

Love is losing its leverage

Love is losing its leverage

Prin Mayowa

March 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Love is no longer a hot commodity. In fact, I'm sure you can buy it from a vending machine in Japan now. The four-letter word of affection has become something so mundane that it no longer has its flash or appeal.Times have drastically changed in terms of how concise speech is. Years ago, saying "I love yo...

Finding productivity in procrastination

Finding productivity in procrastination

Valerie Teegardin

March 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Targeted as a roadblock to success needing to be demolished, procrastination has been tied to laziness and wasted time. It's a slacker's defining quality. If it's so bad, then why does college continue to breed procrastinators by the thousands? I think it's because the skill of slacking, if mastered corre...

Genetically modified food damages diet

Genetically modified food damages diet

Matt Murphy

March 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The average college student's diet may soon be forced to drastically change. The advent of genetically modified organisms and the health risks associated with them have led some consumers to reconsider how they shop at the grocery store. College students should follow their lead. A g...

Six reasons for a six-state split

Six reasons for a six-state split

Zachary Phillips

March 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With its sunny beaches, fertile farmland and bustling cities, California is nothing if not newsworthy. The most recent story hovering over the state involves Silicon Valley businessman Tim Draper and his proposition to split California into six different states. Draper’s new boundaries have...

Committing to contribute to diversity on campus

Committing to contribute to diversity on campus

Julianna Eveland

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Cultural diversity is a beautiful thing. It’s something I see on campus every day at Chico State. It’s also something that can be easily overlooked. I know a few people who think that Chico is filled with a bunch of white people. From a bird's-eye view, it very well might look like that. ...

Contemplating the correlation between lax police, leisurely drinking

Julianna Eveland

February 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College: The open gate to the world of parties and drinking. The emerging freedom from sheltered wings of the family home. The only thing that could get in the way of that freedom is the police, right?The weekday parties, crazy “ragers” and the police's lax attitude toward it all surprised me when I fi...

Beefing up the argument against beef processing

Yessenia Funes

February 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When parents walk into a supermarket thinking about tonight's meal, they aren't debating whether that steak or ground beef is safe. Unfortunately, they should be. Rancho Feeding Corp., located 168 miles away from Chico, just issued a nationwide USDA Class I recall for nearly 9 million pounds of beef product from "diseased and unsound animals" that hadn't been fully inspected, accordin...

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