The Orion

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 ...

Reporter helps students negotiate large purchases

The next Adulting 101 workshop will be held on April 14. Illustration by Madison Holmes.

Yoselin Calderon

April 2, 2016

In the sixth installment of Adulting 101, the Career Center, Student Life and Leadership, and the Chico State Alumni Association brought alumnus and consumer reporter Michael Finney, who currently works for ABC7 News. The event happened on March 29.Finney discussed ways to negotiate purchases ranging from bike...

Tampons: Both a necessity, a burden

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Madison Holmes

December 2, 2014

I have done everything in my power to avoid buying tampons since the red wave hit my sophomore year of high school. Instead of being a normal woman who could buy her own feminine hygiene products, I put the burden on others, namely the unsuspecting men in my life, to buy them for me. Count...

People place too much value in possessions

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Matt Murphy

September 16, 2014

I have to get the new iPhone. I don't technically need to get it. My current iPhone is less than a year old and still functions perfectly. There is no logical reason for me to get a new phone. Yet here I am, feeling convinced that my quality of life will be vastly improved if I have a new pho...

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