The Orion

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Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones // April 18, 2016

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked,...

Illustration by Dongyoung Won.

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern...

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Teens plagued by caring disease

Elizabeth Ernster // August 26, 2015

A person wakes up at 3 a.m. from a buzzing on their phone. Three text messages, two missed calls and one voicemail that all happen to be from the same person. Feelings of irritation rush over because they...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Emoji emotions

Miles Inserra // April 27, 2015

In the midst of a ten hour shift barbacking at San Francisco’s Starlight Room, a couple asked me to capture a moment with their iPhone and it occurred to me, I did not know how to use an iPhone. The...

Putting up walls can thwart real emotional connection

Putting up walls can thwart real emotional connection

Sophia Xepoleas // March 16, 2015

Your 20s are an interesting time. So far, my experience has proven to be one of immense personal growth and understanding. But I recently ran into a conflict when I became close with a group of...

Michael Karp Photo credit: Kasey Judge

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

Michael Karp // April 1, 2014

Insecurities can hinder your sex life and other parts of a relationship. It can happen in a committed or casual relationship.   The 2013 winter break was the first extended period of time...

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Love is losing its leverage

Prin Mayowa // March 6, 2014

Love is no longer a hot commodity. In fact, I'm sure you can buy it from a vending machine in Japan now. The four-letter word of affection has become something so mundane that it no longer has its flash...

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