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Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Nicte Hernandez // April 13, 2018

For a lot of us, social media is part of our everyday lives. Whether we are waking up to direct messages, snaps or if we use Twitter or Facebook as a way to get our news. Social media is prevalent in everyday...

Judy Cline declines Joes Bar GHB rumor. Photo credit: Courtesy of Enloe Medical Center

Enloe denies “date-rape” statistic in Facebook post

Lizzie Helmer // March 6, 2018

In a Facebook post on Feb. 20, Joe’s Bar stated Enloe Medical Center had reported 10 cases of the “date rape” drug GHB in the past two months. Representatives from Enloe Medical Center said they...

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Social media poses a danger for the heavy user

Grayson Boyer // September 3, 2017

Social media is now as much a part of our cultural fabric as anything else. At the time of its creation, we didn't know what this new technology would do to our culture, our relationships or our brains. While...

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Facebook doesn’t mean fact

Nicole Henson // January 24, 2017

The public has taken it upon themselves to create a news source out of none other than their own opinions, and it’s spreading like wildfire because of social media.Facebook stories that say climate...

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Screen junkies killing time

Kyra Stemplinger // January 23, 2017

Free time in the modern age is nothing but an interruption in our phone time. Enjoying anything without texting, tweeting or snapping is a rarity these days, and I’ve been guilty of this crime myself.The...

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Censoring conservative voices

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel // October 3, 2016

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...

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Be civil in Facebook political debates

Brittany Mcclintock // May 3, 2016

Social media is all about sharing personal things or random cat videos. Facebook is the biggest platform to post articles about things that a person typically cares about. And more often than not, people...

#DearMe is a new youtube hash-tag that encourages people to talk the younger version of themselves.

The Orion Vlog: #DearMe

Salahadin Albutti // March 15, 2015

Orion staff and Chico State student answer the question: "If you have a chance to the younger you, what would you say?"

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Taking a break from social media

Daisy Dardon // February 19, 2015

Last week I tried to stay away from all social media. I deactivated my Facebook, uninstalled my Twitter app and even stayed off of Tumblr. Let’s just say it was a very long week. It started out...

Dating hashtags are annoying, hollow

Veronica De La Cruz // August 27, 2014

Hilarious memes and hashtags are constantly changing trends in the social media world. While I usually enjoy most of these amusing trends, I'd be lying if I said that I was a fan of the latest Man Crush...

The price of cool in social media

Matt Murphy // May 12, 2014

The world has always been obsessed with mass communication. The more people who know about something, the better. In a time since passed, there was a necessity for this mothered invention. The printing...

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee // May 6, 2014

Chico State psychology students found that playing video games has positive effects.Playing video games contribute to a person's cognitive, motivational, emotional and social abilities, according to their...

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