The Orion

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Joann Chevaillier

March 20, 2016

This past year has been an interesting exploration for me. I have been actively enjoying my sexuality and exploring my fantasies along with experiencing some things that are considered kinky. Some of these things would have seemed taboo or shameful when looking at different fantasies from a vanilla sex or vanilla frame of mind. This was a very ha...

Can you hear me now: the distraction of cell phones

Christine Cotterill, first-year nutrition and food science major, and Maddy Walsh, first-year communication design major, talk in person and on their phones. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Eve Dixon

September 24, 2015

  According to a survey by USA Today, 87 percent of millennials say their phone never leaves their side. Another 80 percent say the first thing they do every morning is reach for their smartphones. Text messaging, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all take turns stealing attention with siren ...

Navigating the circus of cross-cultural conversation

Zachary Phillips

February 24, 2014

A friend once asked me, "So, are you... like... actively gay?" I'm still not quite sure who was more ignorant in that exchange: them, for asking such a strange question, or me, for sarcastically pulling out a pen and paper and writing down my weekly workout routine. When it comes to cross-cultural exper...

English’s strangest speech trends

Zachary Phillips

February 19, 2014

  The English language is full of bizarre trends that are better off forgotten. Whether it was an ecstatic "Booya!" after scoring a soccer goal, or ending an argument with the ever-sassy "Talk to the hand," English speakers have had their fair share of dark days in regards to speech trends. ...

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