The Orion

Six steps to snagging a perfect roomie

Kristina Martinez

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Deciding where to live can be tricky, but deciding who to live with can be even trickier. Whether you are kicking a roommate out or trying to find new ones, finding a good roommate can very much be like dating someone. Although finding a new roommate is not exactly like how you go about dating people,...

Open letter to students about commitment

Tara Miller

October 28, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Being in a serious, committed relationship during college doesn’t seem fun or exciting, I know. Especially when college is a time to have fun and let loose before you have to start looking for the more serious things in life, like a job and a wife.But let’s be realistic. We aren’t gett...

Our personal lives are private

Tara Miller

October 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs

Social media has taken away most aspects of our personal lives. Even though it’s nice to be connected to the rest of the world, there comes a time when the line needs to be drawn and we need to put our feet down on how much of our lives we put out there for all to see. For me, it was nice having my life out there, but a...

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...

Off The Record | Episode 9 | Sexy Praying Mantis

October 25, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

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Streaming doesn’t compare to watching TV live

Streaming doesn’t compare to watching TV live

Nick Sestanovich

October 23, 2013


Filed under Blogs

TV or no TV? That is the question on the minds of many students as they move into a new place. As streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu become more common, more students seem to opt out of bringing TV sets with them to college. It seems like a reasonable decision to make. In the olden days, TV viewers ba...

Pulling investments from fossil fuels makes sense

Pulling investments from fossil fuels makes sense

October 22, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Associated Students is lobbying the University Foundation to pull its investments from companies that produce fossil fuels, which is the socially conscious thing to do. A.S. has given $271,000 in student money to invest. It would take 5 to 7 years to gradually divest from fossil fuel companies that...

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...

Sleeping over your significant other’s house could be distracting

Kristina Martinez

October 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs

With so many things going on throughout the day for college students, juggling a relationship can be a challenge. Making time for your significant other is an important aspect in a relationship. There is nothing wrong with sleeping over your boyfriend or girlfriends house on a school night, but ...

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...

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