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Taking time for friends

Tara Miller

October 18, 2013


Filed under Blogs

During college, taking the time out of the week and during the weekend to hang out with friends is really important, especially since some of these relationships can end up lasting a lifetime. And when I say hanging out with friends, I don’t just mean getting drunk or doing drugs with them ev...

Off The Record | Episode 8 | The Couch Episode

October 18, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

This week is a little different, we met up and shot the show in person for this week. I feel it was a nice change of pace. Let us know what you think of the change up in the comments! Download our app here! Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icampustimes.theorion iOS: https://itunes....

Keep your computer safe from harm

Nick Sestanovich

October 16, 2013


Filed under Blogs

I have the worst luck when it comes to computer viruses. In the four years I've had my laptop, I've managed to catch about seven of them, which is seven more than I ever wanted. Computer viruses really are a pain. Why would somebody cause damage and waste the time of a person they've never even met?...

Students will benefit from Covered California

Students will benefit from Covered California

October 15, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Covered California is a great resource students should take advantage of. It offers health insurance plans to California residents at an affordable price. California residents can look online for plans or find out if they are eligible for Medi-Cal. Covered California also provides face-to-face assistance...

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...

Off The Record | Episode 7 | Online Dating and Death Row

October 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Like the topic of online dating? Because we sure talk about it for ages on this episode. Chantal Richards joins us to talk about her stories in dating site moderation. Links to topics discussed: https://theorion.com/death-row-inmate-may-get-retrial/ https://theorion.com/online-dating-in-your-pocket/ Allison...

Overcoming procrastination

Tara Miller

October 10, 2013


Filed under Blogs

Procrastination has plagued all of us at least once during our college experience. Most of us are able to overcome it, but for those that are like me and have a hate-love relationship with it, here are some tips to overcome this evil thing:For starters, write down everything that needs to be done that d...

Stop talking during class

Nick Sestanovich

October 9, 2013


Filed under Blogs

"No talking when I'm talking!" I've lost count of how many times I've heard my professors say this. It seems every time students have a conversation during class — no matter how quiet — the teachers always single them out to tell them to stop talking. You know what? I find this totally and completely...understandable. Yeah,...

Chico State must do more to combat drug problem

Chico State must do more to combat drug problem

October 8, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The annual Clery Report, released Oct. 1, shows that drug violations increased more than 300 percent from 2011 to 2012. Chico State’s efforts to curb alcohol abuse were clearly successful, but the statistics indicate drug-prevention efforts need the same kind of drive and determination. Referrals...

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