The Orion

Campus protester doesn’t speak for all Christians

Campus protester doesn’t speak for all Christians

Evan Roberts

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editors note: This opinion article is a response to Students protest campus preacher A preacher from Consuming Fire Ministries visited Chico State Nov. 7 to preach at Trinity Commons on campus. The impression given from The Orion news story and from my friends who heard the man on campus was th...

Porn is damaging the nation

Porn is damaging the nation

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2013, 70 percent of men and 30 percent of women viewed porn. In the same year, 30 percent of the data sent across the internet was from porn websites. Those same websites garnered more monthly users than Amazon, Twitter and Netflix combined. Whatever your views on pornography are, it is a fact tha...

Brick and mortar stores can not compete

Brick and mortar stores can not compete

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Certain products and technologies throughout history have completely revolutionized the market. The printing press vastly changed the process of dissemination of information, the marine chronometer greatly advanced sea navigation and the telephone launched communication speeds forward. Online stores, ...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

Censoring conservative voices

Censoring conservative voices

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries and is a seminal piece of who we are as people. The idea of conveying an idea despite being controversial or unpopular is what has driven the innovation and growth of the country. Over the summer there was some news concerning ...

Being forced to vote for Donald Trump

Being forced to vote for Donald Trump

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

No matter what news channel you tune in to, you’ve likely heard the current presidential election is filled with two choices that not many people want. If you are Liberal you likely wanted Bernie Sanders to be the Democratic nominee, not Clinton. If you are Conservative you likely wanted Carson,...

Changes to housing benefit first-years

Changes to housing benefit first-years

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

September 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Living in the residence halls has always been a mixed bag for those who have experienced it. Some love it, some hate it and most are excited to live off campus at the end of the year. In past years, there's been criticism about housing here at Chico State, whether it be about the alcohol policy or the c...

Artificial intelligence might be on its way

Artificial intelligence might be on its way

Evan Roberts and David Molina

September 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Siri was first introduced in 2011 on the iPhone 4S. When it was first introduced it was fun to play with and receive cute responses from, but it was not too useful. Since then, Siri and its competitors have become increasingly more useful. These phone voice assistants are just a small glimpse of what...

Technology: deteriorating the family

Technology: deteriorating the family

Evan Roberts

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On a weary Wednesday afternoon, a family rests together in their home. A high-school senior sits cross-legged, focused intently on the latest match of Overwatch he’s been playing on the living room TV. His younger sister lies on her stomach next to him with bright white earbuds plugged into her ears,...

Millennials find it harder to Adult

Evan Roberts

August 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Last week I failed to be an adult in several ways. On Tuesday I spent all day in my pajamas and watched the entire season of Stranger Things. On several nights of the week I had a bowl of cereal for dinner, and I still have a load of laundry sitting in the dryer. When did becoming an adult get so di...

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