The Orion

Paradise victims learn to cope with grief

Russ Hanson (right) gives a presentation discussing the process of grief. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Julian Mendoza

February 21, 2019

A support session was held for those struggling with handling grief from the Camp Fire. The event, Wildcats Rise- Managing Through Grief and Loss, focused on what to expect after a tragedy like the Camp Fire. The event covered grief as something someone needs to go through, it can't be avoided according to Russ Hansen, a marriage and family therapist who spok...

Keep your mind active this summer

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Danielle Cortes

May 15, 2018

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a book or two, just to add to your list of summer accomplishments?According to Business Insider, “Science ha...

Don’t forget about transfer students

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Guillermo Felix-Alvor

May 13, 2018

Universities have put a lot of their focus on ethnic diverse groups. While this is important, the transfer student population brings its own diverse group of people in terms of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and educational background. Because transfer students are coming from different...

How to graduate from Chico State without a hitch

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Karen Limones

April 19, 2018

Graduating is a very exciting time for seniors but can be nerve-wracking. As students are preparing for this, they must manage to complete their last semester and apply for graduation. This can result in students being overwhelmed with so many responsibilities to take care of.Seniors are not only stre...

Solutions to common problems students face in college

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Karen Limones

April 17, 2018

College is the time where we create memories and experiences, but at the same time, we are learning how to manage lifestyle tasks. It’s common for students to face an obstacle sometime during their time in school and when we are caught in the mist of these situations; some of us are not aware of...

Learn to live your best life with ‘The Four Agreements’

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Danielle Cortes

March 24, 2018

Finally, warm weather is here and a lot of free time will be spent under the sun. With the bright weather and school starting up again after spring break, why not pick up a book and learn about your inner happiness? The season of spring is a time of change from the gloomy skies to sunshine and the...

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

Pets are cute but they might not be worth the time and money in college. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Nicte Hernandez

March 12, 2018

According to The American Institute of Stress, eight out of 10 college students experience stress frequently or on a day-to-day basis. College can get lonely and stressful at times, miles away from your family and friends. It is a whole new environment that we must get used to. So at times, it might...

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

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Danielle Cortes

March 11, 2018

Flirting can be a fun little game or, for some, it always just seems to be nothing more than a deathly embarrassing scenario. Unfortunately, you can't just go "accidentally" drop a stack of books in front of your crush and as they are helping you pick them up you brush each other's hands and magically...

Rain or shine, Chico has something for you this spring break

What are you doing for spring break? Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Karen Limones

March 9, 2018

Let’s say you were planning to go home for Spring Break and something came up. Change of plans, you’re staying in Chico and so are those other residents who need to stay or live here.One of the best things about Chico is the beauty of the nature that surrounds it. If you haven’t taken advant...

How to deal with illness in college

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Danielle Cortes

March 5, 2018

In college, health should always be your number one priority because it affects many things like our mood, productivity and overall well-being. According to an article published by EverydayHealth, "Living in a closed environment like a college dormitory introduces a whole set of college health issues that college-age kids do not have to deal with at home," said Guy Na...

‘How is life?’

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Kendall George

November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving gave just a glimpse of home-life away from college, surrounded by childhood friends and far-away family. Whether or not you enjoy going home for the holidays, it has come time to face relatives, some for the first time since leaving home. It might be nice to be in your hometown for a ...

How to be a good roommate

Roommates hang out with each other.

Kendall George

October 3, 2017

Are you a bad roommate? Sometimes it's hard to tell. There are plenty of characteristics that can label someone as a "good" or "bad" housemate, but there are gray areas as well. A "bad" roommate usually entail qualities like messy, mean, loud, bad at cooking and bad music taste. Qualities like being...

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