The Orion

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required." But is it really always necessary to buy the textbook for a passing grade?According to the National...

Getting past the back to school blues

Getting past the back to school blues

Julianna Eveland

January 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's January. Returning from the absent minded freedom of being home for the holidays may bring on a case of the back to school blues. A sense of nostalgia has already come on and the thought of all the hard work that lies ahead is starting to make your head spin. Although this year we h...

Learning about personal space and respecting boundaries

Learning about personal space and respecting boundaries

Prin Mayowa

January 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Making friends is always tough. It usually takes a lot of going out on a limb to meet new people. In college, some people swear by the idea of "The more, the merrier!" That, and the less money you’ll have to pitch in when the weekends come around. Getting a great group of friends together...

Finding a major that suits your personality

Finding a major that suits your personality

Zachary Phillips

January 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The only thing that feels worse than deciding to change your major after getting halfway through an unwanted degree is deciding not to change your major because you've been around campus for so long that some people are starting to mistake you for a faculty member. In hopes of simplifying the daunting task of selecting a major, I have d...

Holiday shopping guide

Tara Miller

December 10, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the holidays approaching, most of us are probably struggling with finding the right gifts for our friends, especially since many of us are on a tight budget. Don’t fret, though. There are plenty of gifts out there that will be just the right find for your friend, family member or significant other. I have cr...

Step up your bike game, Chico

Amanda Irons

December 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have seen the face of a bicyclist moments before an inevitable collision. This is not a story about bicyclists fighting for their rightful place on the road as they save the planet one alternative transportation vehicle at a time. This is about a bicyclist who was involved in a head-on collision ...

Friends before enemies

Kristina Martinez

December 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My friend is having a birthday dinner but she invited a girl I don’t get along with. How do I handle the situation? -Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, There are always going to be situations in life that make you uncomfortable. This will probably be one of them. But your friend is asking her frie...

Please stop tweaking and tweeting

Please stop tweaking and tweeting

Nick Sestanovich

December 8, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I heard about “tweaking and tweeting,” I  wondered what it could possibly mean. I would have guessed it meant making Twitter posts and then making changes to them later on, but it turns out I’m only right about the Twitter part. No, this phrase actually refers to the ignominious practice of m...

Dead week survival guide

Dead week survival guide

Valerie Teegardin

December 8, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are several steps to take to keep yourself alive during dead week. I could drown myself in the amount of crappy study tips I’ve read, so I’ve decided to do us all a favor and compile the best tips that I’ve tested out and been successful with. 1) Exam time isn’t charity time A st...

Girls, take dating initiative

Tara Miller

December 4, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s OK for girls to make the first move. As women, taking charge when it comes to asking a guy out is commonly perceived as abnormal. However, the pathetic perception that guys should always be the ones to ask girls out needs to end. When it comes to taking that initial first step, the majority...

WiseCat: Studies before love

Kristina Martinez

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

How do I tell a boyfriend that he is becoming a distraction from school? -Anonymous Juggling a relationship with the demands of school can be difficult in college. You came here for school, and that should be your first priority here in Chico. Relationships can be great if your significant other is you...

Don’t sweat your mid-college freakout

Don’t sweat your mid-college freakout

Amanda Irons

December 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Contemplated switching majors? Switching schools? Do you lay awake at night wondering if you’re doing college the right way? If you said yes to any of these questions, you may be having a mid-college crisis. At some point it’s going to hit you that there is not much time left between now and en...

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