The Orion

Schools skip valuable lessons

Schools skip valuable lessons

Julie Ramos

March 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college. A minimum of 17 years of our lives are spent in the school system practicing academics to prepare us...

Real World: Adulting

Real World: Adulting

Megan Mann

August 31, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My hands are cold and clammy. My heart's racing I'm pretty sure I'm on the brink of having a panic attack. I click on the online link and meticulously scan the article, devouring every word as my hair starts to fall out from the anxiety. It seems like I can't breathe until I get to the end, at which ...

Millennials transcend their entitled reputation

Miles Inserra

January 18, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Millennials have been coined as the generation of entitlement, who take luxuries for granted and expect rather than appreciate. In their younger years this may be true, but come adulthood, millennials have the potential to accomplish more in the world than any generation before. Millennials a...

Family will always stay number one

Julianna Eveland

October 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My mom said something to me the other day that made me think about the connections I'll keep with my family as I get older. "Janie, I'm not always going to be here to help you take care of these things," she said. She was speaking in reference to sending off my passport to get a new visa for Saudi A...

Commitment scares me to death

Matt Murphy

October 20, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nothing makes me feel light-years away from adulthood like hearing about young marriage. My parents met as undergrads, and if memory serves me right, I was born before my mom finished graduate school. I don't think that was so uncommon for my parents' generation. People started their lives...

Coping with adulthood is difficult

Matt Murphy

September 11, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I dislike responsibility. Traditionally, I have done my best to shirk it wherever I can. It's scary and I've concluded that I would be much better off without it. It's quite unfortunate for me to report that at this point in time, given my status as a normal person who was not born with a trust fund, it's ...

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Julianna Eveland

April 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was wearing a complimentary sombrero and eating free ice cream the day I turned 18.The joy and excitement that came from something as simple as free dessert and a cool-looking Chevys Fresh Mex sombrero made me question that I was legally an adult. When I think of being an adult, I think of my pare...

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