The Orion

Grocery shopping tips for broke Chico State students.

Basket of delicious groceries. Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Danielle Cortes

October 3, 2017

Who says you have to eat a 20 cent package of ramen noodles or drink a seven dollar bottle of Burnett's every weekend? Well, this is college. We understand that sometimes it's necessary.Good news, however. Learning how to properly manage your money when grocery shopping will prevent you from eating fa...

Get better grades without more studying

Getting betting grades is easier than you think. Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Nicole Ritchie

September 18, 2017

Getting better grades without the investment of more studying is simple. Be likable.True, teachers rely on exams, papers and homework in determining a student’s grades. However, there is also a percentage of the grade that is subjective. Yes! A teacher who likes a student is most likely going to ...

All my friends are therapists

Illustration by Dongyoung Won.

January 26, 2016

There’s a little saying I saw on a picture frame, friends are cheaper therapy. While yes, friendship is cheaper than a shrink, it doesn’t really mean friends get to become your therapist.Little known fact about me, I suffer from depression. I have just about my whole life. I’ve seen...

How to get through college successfully

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Allison Galbreath

April 26, 2015

As my time in college comes to a close, I've been thinking about my years at Chico State. And the time has come for me to pass on what I've learned to other students about the rest of their college careers. Obviously my experience and thoughts dictate my views and opinions, so take everything with a ...

Don’t shy away from asking parents for help

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Daisy Dardon

March 24, 2015

In the two years that I've been at Chico State, I've noticed that not many people are close to their parents. I'm fortunate to say that I am. I can tell my parents anything — even about the times that I do stuff that I'm not suppose to. My mom and I text almost every day. She either remi...

Students skim to success

Veronica De La Cruz

January 27, 2014

A new semester calls for a new, heavy workload.Some students have no issue being assigned 50-plus pages to read a night. However, others definitely feel the stress when they are involved in other activities that require a significant amount of their time.They may partake in many different activities such ...

The O-Face: Addressing the double standard of sexuality

Michael Karp

January 20, 2014

One of the most controversial aspects of relationships and sexuality between men and women is the existence of the double standard. The double standard arises from the centuries-old stigma about men and women and the fact that women tend to take on a lot more risk than men do when having sex. ...

The lost art of voice mails

Kevin Crittenden

Kevin Crittenden

January 18, 2014

Voice mails are dying. A mass transition from calling to text messaging means the voice message is losing its territory to the newer species of information exchange. Remember voice mails? They are like audio post cards. They give you a chance to rant. This is something invaluable to the neurotics am...

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