The Orion

Contemplating cautions, charisma of Craigslist

Contemplating cautions, charisma of Craigslist

Kevin Crittenden

February 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Craigslist is the online frontier for all manner of weirdness. It’s a perfect example of the glory and horror of the digital age.The name is soiled with associations of murder, prostitution and trickery.But I believe people are mostly good, that they want to connect with each other and take part in life. Nonetheless, the anonymity of the Internet makes it easy to ride the fen...

Drinking in moderation

Julianna Eveland

February 21, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s no secret the drinking culture is rich here in Chico. Some enjoy a nice cold Sierra Nevada with their Bear Burger. Some prefer to indulge in the comfort of their home, in a bar or at a house party.And then there are some who see these drinking habits as a problem for college students. ...

Focusing on personal growth in college

Zachary Phillips

February 17, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As a Freshman in 2011, I came to Chico with a few suitcases full of clothes, a pillowcase stuffed with goodbye cards and well wishes, and a brain burning with ambition. Barring the occasional breakdown when Adele's "Someone Like You" came on the radio, I entered my first year with a confidence ...

Chico isn’t all that weird

Chico isn’t all that weird

Kevin Crittenden

February 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  “Let’s get weird!” is a mantra used for a wide range of purposes, from booze-drenched revelry to neon hula hooping. In Chico, this slogan has given way to a new one — “Keep Chico Weird.” But can Chico really be appropriately described as weird? Don’t get me wrong — by North Valle...

Shop reopening features local wearable art

Shop reopening features local wearable art

Ashiah Scharaga

February 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Oroville artist Christian Laney-Clark, also known as Archaic Revival, fashioned a seat belt onto one of the hiking backpacks that he designed. He tore his own backpack apart to figure out how to do it when he first came up with the idea. The backpacks and other handmade products from local artists Sadiedelu...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz

February 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I will admit, there has been plenty of times, I didn't bother reading through them, and just sent the...

Keeping in touch with family during college

Keeping in touch with family during college

Veronica De La Cruz

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Moving away from home doesn't mean the relationships we have with our parents should vanish.Communication between parents and students should be open when expressing viewpoints, but should demonstrate a mutual respect for privacy at the same time.I am originally from Torrance, Calif., and being more th...

Chico dehumanizes homeless population

Zachary Phillips

February 4, 2014


Filed under Columns

In “Purgatorio,” part one of Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” the fourth level of purgatory is reserved for those afflicted by sloth — a lack of action in response to others’ needs. The men and women occupying this terrace are eternally tasked with constant movement, damned to never a...

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Ashiah Scharaga

February 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews

There's only one place where you'll find a freak-folk artist, female illusionist and hula-hoop dancer on the same stage in one night: The Keep Chico Weird Talent Show, held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the El Rey Theatre in Chico. Though the show ran for about three hours and had technical issues and delays, the host, contestants and judges remained engaging and entertaining. The show, presented by Chico News & Review and Feather Fal...

Reasons why lying is great

Prin Mayowa

February 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Lying is great. It's one of those things people do just because it's easier to live with. Everyone loves easy living and being dishonest can help. Think about it, lying can improve one’s quality of life and here's how: 1. Lying to people is a great way to gain their trust and friendship. Peo...

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Skipping class cheats students out of success

Julianna Eveland

February 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Congratulations! It’s midway through the third week of school and we’ve successfully crossed over to February.To some, this is enough time to decide whether a class seems worth attending or if it can be easily passed with infrequent visits to the classroom. To me, every class is always worth attend...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's about that time again — time to look for a place to live and new roommates to live with. I've had my fair share of bad roommates so I know how difficult it is to live with someone you can't get along with. Despite any negative experiences I may have encountered, at least now I know what to loo...

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