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Opinion Conversationals: Eating Disorders

Gage Northcutt

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized, Video

The Orion opinion writer, Gage Northcutt, discusses his history with and feelings about eating disorders.   Gage Northcutt can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @GageNorthcutt

The pressures of a first generation student

The pressures of a first generation student

Janette Estrada

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine blindly walking into the next four years without direction. College is a milestone. We are continuously told education is our dominant weapon. Especially when the man in charge believes Mexico is not sending the U.S. their best. Most people, myself included feel grateful to have the opportunity ...

Satire: Trump and his best buddy Kim

Satire: Trump and his best buddy Kim

Reed Mccoy

February 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Does anyone remember how we all made fun of famed basketball player Dennis Rodman when he said Kim Jong-un was his best friend? Good. Now, recall how our "stable genius" of a president is trying to get closer to one of the world's worst, yet somehow comical, dictators in order to pacify him (or give...

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Natalie Hanson

February 17, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Am I still thinking about the State of the Union nearly a week later? You bet. This time, although there was so, so much to be unpacked from this year's delayed address, what's sticking in my mind is what happened afterward; to a now-viral moment. I'm talking, of course, about the slow clap given...

Gender fluidity on the rise

Yaritza Ayon

February 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all know that gender fluidity in pop culture is nothing new per se, especially with icons like Prince and David Bowie pushing their generations’ boundaries.What is new, however, is seeing gender fluidity in a whole different music genre; latin trap music.Music legends continue to inspire self-...

Gucci, catch me outside.

Gucci, catch me outside.

Janette Estrada

February 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not a week into Black History Month and fashion retailer Gucci is already sending out an apology. The controversial item is a women’s black-wool sweater retailing for $890. The sweater was in collaboration with Balaclava Helmet, a headgear brand designed to only show facial features. The black turtle...

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Janette Estrada

February 13, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Name the single most important vanity feature with the potential to change your facial structure. You guessed it: eyebrows.Through thick and thin, the beauty of brows continues to be a popular trend. With the influence of social media, beauty tips overflow feeds with new styles to try, but there is ...

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

Reed Mccoy

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The rise of social media is easily one of the most significant changes to have happened in this generation. With all the good, there is also bad. How often have you seen people you know become obsessed with their social media page? By that, I mean it has affected their personality to the point they be...

#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

Janette Estrada

February 10, 2019


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Let’s go back to the good ol’ days when toys were the key to our heart. Two words: Bratz Dolls. Ring a bell? As a child, being gifted a Bratz Doll made you the coolest kid on the block. Following their first release in 2001, Bratz became known as the most influential fashion doll for young gi...

Why aren’t Californians talking about Calexit?

Why aren’t Californians talking about Calexit?

Gage Northcutt

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Calexit - there seems to be a lack of coverage over this movement and critics seem to either be confused or ignorant to the facts surrounding California’s possible independence. So, I'd like to spark a conversation as well as share some much-needed information. 1. Secession is not illegal. According to Eva...

Letter to: slow walkers

Letter to: slow walkers

Janette Estrada

February 6, 2019


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Dear you,Disclaimer: If you easily get offended, please feel free to stop reading this open letter to all the slow walkers who mess with my tranquility.And no, this rant is not for those who have a legitimate reason to travel by the step, a.k.a the elder folks. I like you. I am talking about the ones w...

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Politics may be messy cesspools but they can’t be ignored

Reed Mccoy

February 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

These days it is nearly impossible to watch the news without hearing a mention of President Trump or the US Government's single-minded incompetence in solving today's issues. You may be thinking "does this really matter to me-all this awful stuff-as an individual?"Would it be surprisin...

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