The Orion

Keep electronic devices off during class

Nick Sestanovich

October 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s no secret that lectures can be boring or tedious for students. Even I’ll admit to occasionally zoning out when professors are talking. However, I realize that I’m in class to learn, so I make a concerted effort to pay attention as much as possible. That is why I shake my head wh...

Bus route curfews stifle students

Bus route curfews stifle students

Enrique Raymundo

October 22, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The B-Line is a fantastic asset to Butte County and especially to people who want to get to campus. The drivers are nice, the buses are usually on time and the people who ride the buses are generally polite or friendly. They’re so nice, in fact, that I really start to miss them when I’m wal...

Scantily-clad women, strut without shame

Scantily-clad women, strut without shame

Amanda Irons

October 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To quote the cinematic extension of my existence that is “Mean Girls,” “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” For the rest of the world, Halloween may stir thoughts of free candy, pumpkin spice lattes and the ...

Cyber bullying still occurs in college

Cyber bullying still occurs in college

Kristina Martinez

October 20, 2013


Filed under Columns

People may think that cyberbullying comes to an end in high school, but that is not the case. Bullying and cyberbullying is very much a part of the lives of college students. In a study conducted by professors at Indiana State University, professors Bridget Roberts-Pittman and Christine MacDonald found...

Time to stop texting while driving

Time to stop texting while driving

Nick Sestanovich

October 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Texting and driving has managed to surpass drinking and driving as the No. 1 cause of accidents among college students. So why do we keep doing it? Every so often, a national problem becomes so frequent that public service announcements are released to warn the public against such dangers. About 30 years...

Students must be cautious toward landlords

Students must be cautious toward landlords

Allison Weeks

October 15, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My former landlord should be ashamed of himself. Last year, I lived off Fourth Avenue with two of my friends. We rented a three bedroom, two bathroom apartment through a rental company in Chico. I was excited because I was living off campus for the first time since I came to Chico State. We put down $...

Un-social media desensitizes life

Un-social media desensitizes life

Amanda Irons

October 14, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am suffering from social media exhaustion. It seems I can’t so much as attend an event without the hand of social media nudging me to make a status update, tweet or photo upload to mark the occasion. All it takes is attending a concert to see the cloud of cellular devices hovering above the cro...

The power of an associate degree

The power of an associate degree

Nick Sestanovich

October 14, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the longest time I never really saw the need for an associate degree. I know it’s good for students who have no intention to continue past community college, but I have never been that student. I spent three years in community college with the intention of transferring. When a counselor suggested I...

Sexting should not be encouraged

Sexting should not be encouraged

Tara Miller

October 13, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sexting has revolutionized the idea of sex by combining it with the most powerful tool we have yet – technology. It has begun to change the way young adults look at sex and has become a new trend. However, it is definitely not something that should be encouraged, no matter how cool or safe people may think it is. Four out...

Boundaries need to be set in relationships

Boundaries need to be set in relationships

Tara Miller

October 8, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Rape happens way more often than we realize. One thing that we don’t think of when it comes to rape is the fact that it can happen in relationships, including marriages. This is something that every couple needs to bring to attention in their relationship because it can happen, regardless of what kind of relationship it i...

Life experiences continue well after your youth

Life experiences continue well after your youth

Amanda Irons

October 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“You are only young once!” A phrase I’ve grown to loath. As college students, I feel as if we are constantly bombarded with this ideology that you must act now. You must go out and see the world now. You must make all your mistakes, find your true love and explore yourself while you’re y...

Chico Police must remain vigilant repeated offenders

Chico Police must remain vigilant repeated offenders

Allison Weeks

October 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Stop! She's stealing my phone!" This is what I was screaming while chasing a girl who had stolen my phone at the last Thursday Night Market of the year two weeks ago. I was just sitting by City Plaza with a friend when a girl came up to me and asked me if she could borrow my phone. I handed it to ...

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