The Orion

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

At the end of the day, you are your own person and don’t let anyone stop you from being the safe and sexy hoe that you truly are. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

September 3, 2019

Going back to school can mean a lot of things to the average college student, like getting new classes, making new friends and having more sex. It’s no secret that college involves parties every weekend and that the student body isn't afraid to have fun. Finding an easy hookup can be pretty si...

Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

Students practice the one, two, three; five six, seven-step process for salsa dancing. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 5, 2018

The studio room is illuminated by bright incandescent lights with a soft purple hue. You can see your reflection in the giant wall mirror in front of you and in the shining wood floor beneath you. The sound of shuffling feet is in rhythm with a one, two, three, five, six, seven count. After a few mo...

College students should be conscious consumers

To be ethical and socially responsible is to care and think smart. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Sam Rios

January 24, 2018

The consumption habits of current college students play an important role in the future of our society. College students need to find the vigor within themselves to become consumers that think critically about the purchases they make. Not only should they make smart financial decisions but they need ...

Education in a modern world of technology

Education in a modern world of technology

Sam Rios

January 23, 2018

As technology improves, systems and institutions that are deeply rooted in our society are challenged by the rapidity of the modern world.Some institutions, such as the medical field, have advanced greatly. The Robot-assisted surgeons, wearable health monitors, and gene editors are just a few examples that show the willingness of the medical fiel...

College students and sex interests

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Rachel Reyes

October 31, 2017

At this point in our lives, I’m pretty sure that most people have seen or at least heard of the TV show called Strange Addictions. If you haven’t, let’s just say some people are into weird, crazy stuff. And by weird, I mean really weird.Fetishes are a pretty common topic for people to...

A little marijuana goes a long way in bed

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Rachel Reyes

April 19, 2017

When combining the prevalent sex culture of college with drug and alcohol use, it might be safe to assume there is a causal relationship between the students and the drugs. According to UCSB, the use of marijuana can elevate mood and arousal for many people, as well as stimulate sexual activity. A s...

Tapingo taps out student budgets

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Kristina Martinez

November 16, 2015

A college student's dream— having fast food delivered to your doorstep. The convenience of Tapingo's new delivery service was a godsend to me when I first heard about it. Having fast food delivered is not only a quick, unhealthy option for a meal, but pricy as well. Not every item is on Tapingo's menu...

Do some research before taking drugs

Daisy Dardon

March 5, 2015

Many college students have taken to using Molly, sometimes described as a pure form of MDMA, for recreation. Recently, 10 students at Wesleyan University and two guests were hospitalized because they overdosed on the illegal substance. It's not all that surprising to me. Many people take M...

The pros and woes of pet ownership

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Daisy Dardon

March 5, 2015

I think most people at some point have thought about getting a pet. I certainly have and I did. I got a puppy over Christmas break and it was one of the happiest moments in my life. Until I realized how much work he is. Having a pet is like having a child, no lie. They constantly ne...

Mutual respect should bridge generational gaps

Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

March 10, 2014

Respect should not be defined by how much life experience a young adult has. It should be something that everyone is entitled to, unless their actions prove that they don't deserve it. Transitioning into adulthood is difficult for most college students, but respect is something that everyone ex...

Visible tattoos jeopardize jobs

Veronica De La Cruz

February 23, 2014

Anyone who's ever wanted a tattoo knows how exciting it is to finally turn 18 years old.I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it's finally something we can do that many have been told not to for such a long time.The day I turned 18 years old, I couldn't wait to get my first tattoo. I made an...

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