The Orion

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

April 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked, “Don’t y'all want to have one of these running around?” My reply is, “Oh, I don’t know,”...

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Brittany Mcclintock

March 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the house, repairing broken things, all center on money. This money stressor is sometimes too much for adu...

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

Local homeless shelter may close its doors

February 7, 2016


Filed under Community, Features, News, Uncategorized

The Torres Shelter has been providing housing and support for homeless men, women, and children since 2003. Amid their current financial crisis, the Orion went inside and toured the shelter to take a look at the facilities and services they provide for the community. No pictures of the guests were taken...

Babysitting is the best form of birth control

Babysitting is the best form of birth control

Elizabeth Ernster

September 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Mind your manners and make sure to listen while we are gone,” says every parent ever leaving their child with a babysitter. Children always smile back and say the sweet words they know will make their parents' hearts jump. The second they hear that door click shut they are off the hook and wreaki...

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