The Orion

Don’t diet for image

Don’t diet for image

Allison Galbreath

February 15, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

  It seems everyone either wants to be or is on some kind of diet, whether it be Atkins, South Beach or some self-created set of restrictions. All these have one thing in common: they promise results and happiness to those unsatisfied with their appearance and body. Having those stark, un...

Educated and totally unprepared for the real world

Educated and totally unprepared for the real world

Allison Galbreath

February 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I feel like I’m standing on a ledge. Behind me is the realm of school, and in front of me is the real world. There’s no parachute or gear — just the deep, terrifying abyss in front of me. I feel completely unprepared for what’s to come. I've been in school for 17 years now. That mean...

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Allison Galbreath

February 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Valentine’s Day approaching, there’s a lot of pressure to find that special someone. Nagging reminders pop up constantly, from all the pink and red that’s slathered everywhere to all the deals on flowers, chocolate and gifts for your partner. And even to friends that all seem to be ...

Not “Guilty” Pleasures

Not “Guilty” Pleasures

Allison Galbreath

February 8, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Everyone has at least one guilty pleasure, whether it be a show or pastime or some other rarely admitted secret that is a bit embarrassing to admit. For instance, one of my guilty pleasures is the show Pretty Little Liars. I love it. But to only a select few will I admit I watch it. I’ve...

Teaching shouldn’t be a backup career plan

Teaching shouldn’t be a backup career plan

Allison Galbreath

February 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let’s face it. Some people really should not be teachers.Unfortunately, it’s all too common to have teachers that really don't want to be in class — teachers that would rather be doing anything but teaching.This inevitably and unavoidably affects the class and students. A teacher can make or brea...

Common Courtesies at the WREC

Common Courtesies at the WREC

Allison Galbreath

February 1, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Wildcat Recreation Center is one of the great advantages of attending Chico State.With so many machines, weights and free classes to choose from, it's full of great opportunities for exercising and de-stressing. However, there are some common courtesies that people should be aware of when attending...

Dorm living as a senior

Dorm living as a senior

Allison Galbreath

January 25, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

By the end of this year, I will have been in housing for four years. My first year was spent at Whitney Hall and the last three years at University Village. The first question I get when I admit I’m a senior in student housing is a thoroughly confused, “Why?” Because many are dismayed b...

Introverts often unfairly labeled as anti-social

Introverts often unfairly labeled as anti-social

Allison Galbreath

January 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Plenty of assumptions and stereotypes exist about introverts, many of them false. Some equate introversion with being: shy unfriendly anti-social socially awkward All of these, while commonly linked to introversion, are not actually what being an introvert means. In reality, an introvert is s...

No simple answers on role of feminism in society

No simple answers on role of feminism in society

Allison Galbreath

January 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Internet has provided people with an endless array of spaces and platforms to voice their thoughts and opinions. While it is truly incredible to be able to express oneself, discussions and arguments often break out over the new taboo “F” word — feminism. Many become angry because of the ig...

Dining difficulties for students with allergies in Sutter

Dining difficulties for students with allergies in Sutter

Allison Galbreath

January 18, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I walk into Sutter Residential Dining Center, hoping that I’ll be able to find something to eat. As a vegetarian with many food restrictions, eating is always difficult but the challenge is doubled in Sutter due to its limited options. After placing my bag on one of the tables, I head to the fi...

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