The Orion

Graduating on time is hard

Graduating on time is hard

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

November 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2013, only 59 percent of Chico State students graduated within six years. The four-year graduation rate was likely even lower.Schools don't do enough to help students graduate in four years. In fact, the university directly inhibits students from graduating on time in some cases.Chico State curre...

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Carson Predovich

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How one wrong move might bring the world's top technology manufacturer straight to the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be the year's greatest smartphone. It received some of the best reviews of any device of 2016, beating the iPhone 7in many cases. There was just one flaw wit...

How to weather the wrath of winter

How to weather the wrath of winter

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

October 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is finally the time of the year in Chico where shorts and flip-flops no longer cut it. Everything is perfect in terms of weather but it will not last. Autumn in Chico is gorgeous, the leaves change colors and the intense heat dies down. However, once December comes around people will long for fa...

5 Wildcat email discounts

5 Wildcat email discounts

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows about student discounts, but did you know about these 5 things that can save Chico State students almost $700 in one year?Saving money wherever possible is very important, especially as a college student. Your Chico State email can be used to save you hundreds of dollars a year, and I t...

Chico State serves rotten dining options

Chico State serves rotten dining options

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In recent years, colleges have spent millions of dollars to improve campus life. These expenditures include new recreation centers, state of the art learning facilities and high-quality dining experiences.Chico State has followed suit with most of these trends but is seriously lacking when it comes to di...

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Chico Tuition: A bargain compared to other schools

Carson Predovich and David Molina

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If there is one thing that most college students across the nation can agree upon, it’s that they hate the cost of tuition. Many students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, and tuition is the main source of that debt.One important thing to note about college tuition is that it v...

Smoking should be banned on campus

Smoking should be banned on campus

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

September 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling. What you shouldn’t have to be prepared for is inhaling a cloud of someone else's secondhand sm...

Life in ‘the aves’

Life in ‘the aves’

Carson Predovich

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Commonly known as “the aves,” the north campus neighborhood is primarily populated by students, but it is unique from other student communities. At first glance, the aves don't look very different from the south campus neighborhood. There are old Victorian and craftsman houses, apartment complexes...

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

Carson Predovich

August 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you ask any Chico State student about the school Wi-Fi, chances are their response will be somewhere along the lines of “I hate it.” Most people complain that it is too hard to connect to and that it was better before when you could just connect to it the same way you would to your home Wi-Fi....

Mt. Lassen: A volcanic wonderland in our own backyard

Mt. Lassen: A volcanic wonderland in our own backyard

Carson Predovich

August 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When I tell people I go to Chico State, they usually respond with “Where’s that?” or “Isn’t that in the middle of nowhere?” The reality is, Chico is a large, thriving community with an endless supply of things to do. When you want to get outside and do something, there are some obvious...

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