The Orion

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Overcoming racism made me stronger

Daisy Dardon

April 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've experienced racism many times throughout my life but not here in Chico — not until Cesar Chavez weekend. I thought I would be used to it by now, hearing the offensive things people had to say about me based on how I looked. But instead it just reminded me how much it actually hurts. ...

Take my advice, learn to budget

Take my advice, learn to budget

Daisy Dardon

March 18, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As I sit here, writing about how to keep a budget in college, I realize that I'm like Rebecca Bloomington from Confessions of A Shopaholic. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I used to be very good at keeping a budget- when I was on my parents money. Now, that I pay for my own things an...

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Daisy Dardon

February 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be seen reading it since it’s known for its terrible writing. So I downloaded the book on my tablet a...

The struggle of being forgetful

The struggle of being forgetful

Daisy Dardon

February 5, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I have a tendency of being very forgetful. An 80 year old man probably has better memory than I do. Just last week I thought I had lost my debit card so I called to freeze my account for the second time. When I hung up I realized that I had placed my debit card by the side of my bed. I do...

All types of breasts need support

All types of breasts need support

Daisy Dardon

January 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have small breasts — and I love it. A year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to say that, but I have finally come to terms with my breasts and their size. I had hoped that I would be blessed with bigger boobs since everyone in my family has a cup size larger than my own. It seems that I may be ado...

Part time worker, full time student

Part time worker, full time student

Daisy Dardon

January 29, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My first year in college I struggled financially and it was very stressful. My parents would try to help as much as they could but sometimes it just wasn’t possible. My father even got a second job so that I could stay in college and knowing this just made me even more determined to get a job ...

Students discuss being mistaken for other ethnic groups

Daisy Dardon

January 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

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Goodbye teenage years

Goodbye teenage years

Daisy Dardon

January 22, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On November third I turned 19. I cried myself to sleep thinking about how almost a quarter of my life had just passed by. I cried knowing that this would be my last teenage year.What have I done with my life? Not as much as I would have liked. The thought of this year being my last year as a teen has r...

Ask before assuming about someone’s ethnicity

Ask before assuming about someone’s ethnicity

Daisy Dardon

January 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I can't count the number of times that people have assumed that I’m Mexican. Whether it’s because of the color of my skin or my accent, it’s always been assumed that I'm Mexican, as if Mexico were the only country in the world with Spanish-speaking or brown-skinned people. When it is revealed t...

Read the book first

Read the book first

Daisy Dardon

January 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I’m watching T.V. and suddenly there’s a movie trailer for a book that I just read. The trailer looks decent and I get excited and think that maybe this time they will actually get it right.I wait with anticipation and the time for the movie to finally premiere comes. I finish watching the movi...

Nursing, recording arts students consider backup major

Nursing, recording arts students consider backup major

Daisy Dardon

September 2, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State nursing students are considering alternative majors as a backup plan in case they don't get into the program.There are more than 900 students declared as nursing majors at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate levels, said Allan Bee, director of the office of admissions.Recording arts and nursing are the two most i...

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