The Orion

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Young woman holding pet ball python at home
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Brooke Martin

October 10, 2018

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends are supposed to build you up and make you a better person, but this is not always the case. It can be hard to let go because you two share so many happy memorie...

Live naturally

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Sam Rios

March 16, 2016

You walk outside in the middle of the night and look at the ever-expanding sky. See the stars, these little balls of light billions of miles away, their light traveling light years just to twinkle for your eyes. Then your gaze moves down past the silhouette of trees to your hands. Your hands, mandibles...

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Love and friendships: A balancing act

Sophia Xepoleas

April 6, 2015

I was head over heels in love. It was finally here, the moment I had been waiting for and never believed would arrive. I was completely enamored with this boy I could now call my own, and nothing else mattered. I spent every spare moment in his presence, and although we fought more than we got al...

Purposeful pursuit of happiness

Kevin Crittenden

Kevin Crittenden

March 26, 2014

  Among the unalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness always stuck in my mind like a song I couldn’t shake. Although the political context in which the declaration was written was much different than the world I live in now, the phrase implies happin...

The O-Face: Dig deep for meaning this holiday

Michael Karp

Michael Karp

February 11, 2014

Hate it or love it, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If you are single, odds are you either dread Feb. 14 or are indifferent. If you are in a relationship, you’re probably either excited or stressing about planning for it. In 21 years, I have never had a Valentine. I was always largely indifferent to the holiday, but deep down I would not have minded having someone to spend it with...

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