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Common-sense fixes could prevent more bike deaths

Common-sense fixes could prevent more bike deaths

November 19, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Two college students, Kristina Chesterman and Janee Nickerson died after being struck by drivers at night. Chesterman, a Chico State nursing student, was hit while riding her bicycle by a drunk driver on Sept. 22. She died after two days in urgent care. Nickerson, a Butte College student who was ac...

Stressed? Why not try a few random acts of kindness

Amanda Irons

November 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the semester comes to a close, stress levels are rising, and kindness is being appreciated more than ever. I write an obsessive amount of my articles at the Naked Lounge Tea and Coffeehouse. It’s nearing the point where I can mentally map out where all the outlets are. I know exactly the order...

Long classes deserve breaks

Nick Sestanovich

November 19, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Classes that run for more than 90 minutes should allow students to have breaks. That seems logical, right? To be fair, most of the classes I've taken in college have allowed that, but there's been a few that haven't. I once had a class that was listed on the schedule as running two hours and 50 minutes....

‘You’re welcome’ is futile

Tara Miller

November 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We have been trained since we were little to say, “you’re welcome” whenever we hear the words “thank you." However, these two words may not be the best response. Because the words “you’re welcome” have been so engraved in our minds, it becomes emotionless and almost robotic. It’s as...

Websites can’t determine plagiarism

Websites can’t determine plagiarism

Nick Sestanovich

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Oh, the wonders of the Internet. I can barely remember a time when students used to rent lots of books from the library to do research for an assignment. Now, all that information can be obtained through a few simple web searches. Of course, this simplicity comes with a price. Students have easier...

Couples, you’re doing college entirely wrong

Couples, you’re doing college entirely wrong

Valerie Teegardin

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When I hear people whine about not having a boyfriend or girlfriend, I want to smack them upside the head. Riding solo is one of the best decisions you can make during your time in college. I have nothing against relationships, but I believe they should be saved for after graduation. You have 35-...

It is OK to friend zone

Kristina Martinez

November 17, 2013


Filed under Opinion

How do I tell a friend who is interested in being more than friends that I’m not interested? - Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, Sometimes you simply aren’t interested, and you have to firmly tell the person in question that you don’t see them as a potential girlfriend or boyfriend. When a pe...

Off The Record | Episode 12 | The Web of Lies

November 17, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Panelists: Cammi Carter Former Orion Features Writer @GoldenNotes   Allison Weeks Opinion Editor @msAllisonWeeks   Rachael DiCicco Public Relations Director @RachieDicicco   Stories this week: https://theorion.com/ratemyprofessors-doesnt-give-clear-picture-of-teachers/ https://theorion.com/sc...

Always is the right time to see your adviser

Always is the right time to see your adviser

Kristina Martinez

November 16, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Staying on track when it comes to the classes you take each semester in college is critical. College students are very aware of the fact that graduating in four years is no longer the norm. Seeing your adviser is mandatory for some majors before you enroll in classes, but few people think about checking i...

What happens to the percent?

Amanda Irons

November 15, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Orion released an article on Wednesday titled, “Waiting for Room,” about the scope of impact surrounding the nursing program at Chico State. The article details how only 40 students are admitted to the program every semester. This results in the rejection of 86 percent of qualified applican...

Stop saying yes

Stop saying yes

Valerie Teegardin

November 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It is time to take back your life once and for all. As college students, we constantly face challenging demands. Whether it’s an upcoming exam that demands hours of studying, a boyfriend who expects minute of your spare time, or a bossy group member who acts as the unofficial dictator. The worl...

OPINION: Tuesday Blog- Is dieting healthy?

Tara Miller

November 13, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We’ve all heard of the freshman 15. For some of us, that is just a myth. For others, it goes beyond those 15 pounds especially during college. Looking and being healthy are very important and looking to dieting in order to shed off those pounds seems like a great option. Even if it means going...

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