The Orion

Why fitting in can sometimes be okay

Prin Mayowa

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The weird thing about fitting in is that it there are three kinds of people. There’s always that one person who sets the tone for what’s cool or interesting — the trendsetter. These people’s views on the world are of the most importance. Why wouldn’t they? They seem to have been given that power by the...

Slower speech for the sake of smart.

Zachary Phillips

January 30, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When I think of my generation, I think of fear. The fear of awkward silences is what comes to mind, specifically. It paralyzes today’s youth from making phone calls, forcing them to resort to text messaging. It makes them feel the constant need to "do something" whilst hanging out with a fri...

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Night shift workers see rare worlds

Kevin Crittenden

January 29, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I use to wonder what it would be like to live the night owl lifestyle, until I got a taste for it during my stint as a night driver. When working as a cab driver I found that after constant sleep deprivation, nothing surprised me anymore. Weird activities would unfold in front of me and in my cab. But I d...

Here’s to 70 degrees in January

Matt Murphy

January 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's the end of January and I wore shorts yesterday. It's warm outside.I can't tell you why and I certainly can't tell you how, but now we all have to deal with it. Like any difficult situation though, there are upsides and downsides. Let's go through a couple shall we?Upsides:1. It feels like spring...

Give back and gain more

Give back and gain more

Kristina Martinez

January 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Nowadays it is especially hard for college graduates to make their resume stand out from the rest. Volunteer work is one way to always help make a resume stand out from the rest. Volunteering shows a future employer that the applicant is a hard worker and cares enough to give back. Having been abroad he...

Exploring music in Chico

Julianna Eveland

January 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all experienced the frustration that comes from overplayed pop songs on the radio, the annoying advertisements on Pandora and the lack of money to purchase music on iTunes. But right here in Chico there is an underground music world that is just waiting to be explored. Live music...

A conversation about conservation

Zachary Phillips

January 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've most likely heard that California is in a bit of a water crisis. According to the US Drought Monitor, about 99 percent of California is "abnormally dry" or worse. However, that statistic really doesn't do the drought justice as abou...

Eye of the driver

Eye of the driver

Kevin Crittenden

January 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Driving a cab in Chico was the best crappy job I’ve ever had.I gave rides to hookers, lawyers, lowlifes and lonely drunks. I was always surprised at the quality of conversation, the openness of communication my passengers felt riding with me. If it wasn’t for the dangerous people and crazy hours I mig...

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