The Orion

‘Ugly confidence’ shows hidden strength

‘Ugly confidence’ shows hidden strength

Prin Mayowa

April 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It all started with a joke.I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off. This guy was standing across from me at a party. I thought he was really cute, and I wasn’t sure if he felt the same. But why would he? I’m not exactly a ten, and he totally was. By this point in the night I had deve...

Pathways put student priorities in peril

Pathways put student priorities in peril

Matt Murphy

March 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The ideology that general education is built on is solid: a well-rounded education creates well-rounded individuals who will become well-rounded members of society. This is why everyone has to take a history class.But that wasn't enough for the administrators of the California State University sy...

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Valerie Teegardin

March 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As the last half of the semester draws near, enrollment for classes next fall looms overhead. Before signing up for online courses, consider why getting an education over the web may cost you a lot more than the enrollment fees. High failure rate Having taken a math course online through C...

Financial aid leaves middle-class students behind

Financial aid leaves middle-class students behind

Matt Murphy

March 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There was a time, in a galaxy far, far away, when the words "public education" meant more than they do now. Putting the word public next to an institution's name used to mean that it was accessible and affordable to the largest group of applicants, different from a private university.But at some poin...

Making excuses marks lack of maturity

Making excuses marks lack of maturity

Kristina Martinez

March 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is a great time to grow, learn and overcome bad habits and tendencies, like making excuses. It is often easier to think of ways to explain an action than to just admit that it was wrong. People tend to think that all of their actions, even the bad ones, can somehow be justified. Responsibility comes ...

Six reasons for a six-state split

Six reasons for a six-state split

Zachary Phillips

March 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With its sunny beaches, fertile farmland and bustling cities, California is nothing if not newsworthy. The most recent story hovering over the state involves Silicon Valley businessman Tim Draper and his proposition to split California into six different states. Draper’s new boundaries have...

Friends form tighter bonds in college

Julianna Eveland

February 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is a unique time in life when making friends comes naturally. Having the ability pick and choose who to spend time with makes it less challenging to find the right group of people. Whereas in high school, a smaller setting, it feels more like a "making the best with what's around" type of situ...

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 ...

The four C’s of using profanity in writing

Valerie Teegardin

February 11, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

CommunicateWhen mere words simply are not enough, profanity, if applied properly, can deliver a powerful reaction. It can be so powerful, that even the driest of sentences will have emphasis and emotion. Take, for example, "I don't care" versus " I don't give a fuck". Although both contain the same message, it'...

Reading is a last resort of entertainment for college students

Kristina Martinez

February 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With so much going on in a college student's life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read something other than a textbook. It seems reading for fun might be a thing of the past for students, even after they're not too busy reading textbooks. According to research done in 2013 by StatisticB...

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