The Orion

Making new friends in class

Valerie Teegardin

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Remember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? If a classmate shared one of their Sour Patch Kids with you at recess, you were instantly best friends and life was good. Fast-forward to college. No matter if you're a freshman, senior or an older returning adult, making new friends in clas...

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Kevin Crittenden

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I use to wonder what it would be like to live the night owl lifestyle, until I got a taste for it during my stint as a night driver. When working as a cab driver I found that after constant sleep deprivation, nothing surprised me anymore. Weird activities would unfold in front of me and in my cab. But I d...

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

Zachary Phillips

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recent graduates are always full of regrets.Whether college seemed to disappear in a flash, or drag on well past its welcome, human nature tends to prompt graduates to look back on their time at Chico State and wish they had experienced more. One of the most common “carpe diem” fails that I tend to h...

Graduate gridlock unfair to families

January 29, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Graduation — some students dread it and others can’t wait. However, there are some who are even more excited about it than the soon-to-be graduates: their friends and family. Unfortunately, fewer friends and family members will be able to attend this spring’s commencement. During previous...

Getting dressed to get taken seriously

Getting dressed to get taken seriously

Julianna Eveland

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I walk to classes, maneuvering my way through the flow of people, I glance up and down to take in their appearance. No matter where you go, you are going to be judged by your exterior first. Growing up we learned to not judge a book by its cover, yet we subconsciously make assessments of those w...

Science can still save us

Science can still save us

Kevin Crittenden

January 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although science and technology have shaped our society, there is a dangerous lack of understanding of science’s role as a way of thinking and living. The innate curiosity that makes us human, the desire to know why things are the way they are, is beaten out of us by scared teachers or squelched b...

Students skim to success

Veronica De La Cruz

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A new semester calls for a new, heavy workload.Some students have no issue being assigned 50-plus pages to read a night. However, others definitely feel the stress when they are involved in other activities that require a significant amount of their time.They may partake in many different activities such ...

Here’s to 70 degrees in January

Matt Murphy

January 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's the end of January and I wore shorts yesterday. It's warm outside.I can't tell you why and I certainly can't tell you how, but now we all have to deal with it. Like any difficult situation though, there are upsides and downsides. Let's go through a couple shall we?Upsides:1. It feels like spring...

Capitalising on the invincibility of youth

Prin Mayowa

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Young adulthood sneaks up on the youth of America. They may not know it, but upon entering this new age of independence one steps into a parallel universe bent on living another day to tell a new, more exciting story. That voice in the back of their head goes from sounding like their mother, to...

Give back and gain more

Give back and gain more

Kristina Martinez

January 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nowadays it is especially hard for college graduates to make their resume stand out from the rest. Volunteer work is one way to always help make a resume stand out from the rest. Volunteering shows a future employer that the applicant is a hard worker and cares enough to give back. Having been abroad he...

School spirit cures sports team envy

School spirit cures sports team envy

Matt Murphy

January 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At some point or another, there is a disease that affects all college students during their time at school. It has been unofficially diagnosed by me as "school envy," or in some extreme cases, "school jealousy." It's that time when you look at where your friends attend school, see an ad on TV or ...

Exploring music in Chico

Julianna Eveland

January 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all experienced the frustration that comes from overplayed pop songs on the radio, the annoying advertisements on Pandora and the lack of money to purchase music on iTunes. But right here in Chico there is an underground music world that is just waiting to be explored. Live music...

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