The Orion

Fads don’t hold secret to good health

Julianna Eveland

September 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coconut oil pulling, apple cider vinegar, garlic supplements and lemon water. I tried all of these sorts of health fads over the summer in hopes of having a healthy and clean system. But did they really work? Was sliced garlic in tea with lemon, honey and apple cider vinegar really worth the effort?...

Doctors should consider drug alternatives

Veronica De La Cruz

September 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Four days before my 20th birthday, and I got to spend it in the emergency room. About 700,000 people have their gallbladders removed each year, according to Everyday Health. However, many don't get to hear the stories of the people that deal with post-surgery complications.After surgeons introduced laparo...

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Dominique Diaz

March 31, 2014


Filed under Features

A speaker stands in front of a handful of students in the room, their attention drawn to her compassionate and easygoing persona. "I’m like a joy whore," said Debbie Devine, a local marriage and family therapist. "I really want to enjoy life, and I want the people around me to.” Devine introduced a box that held extrinsic and intrinsic meaning....

Genetically modified food damages diet

Genetically modified food damages diet

Matt Murphy

March 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The average college student's diet may soon be forced to drastically change. The advent of genetically modified organisms and the health risks associated with them have led some consumers to reconsider how they shop at the grocery store. College students should follow their lead. A g...

Getting money’s worth at grocery store

Matt Murphy

February 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

One of a college student's largest expenses is at the grocery store. Everyone in college is strapped for cash, but that doesn't mean that a student's shopping cart has to be full of ramen noodles. I hear a lot of people complain about not having money to get groceries, and I think it's because not everyone...

Family planning program cuts benefits

Family planning program cuts benefits

Christine Lee

February 17, 2014


Filed under News

FamilyPACT is changing how mammograms and pregnancy tests are billed to Chico State students. Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment is a Medi-Cal program that assists men and women of childbearing age with covering reproductive health care expenses. Students don’t have to cover their copay or pay out of their own pockets with the program. Students who are u...

Constant comparison corrodes self-confidence

Constant comparison corrodes self-confidence

Julianna Eveland

February 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As young adults we try our best to become the smartest, strongest, healthiest or most accomplished versions of ourselves. Naturally, we look to other people as examples. Following that, we tend to compare ourselves to them. The compulsion to self-critique is said to come from one's compariso...

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

A user-friendly guide to the WREC

Zachary Phillips

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recent graduates are always full of regrets.Whether college seemed to disappear in a flash, or drag on well past its welcome, human nature tends to prompt graduates to look back on their time at Chico State and wish they had experienced more. One of the most common “carpe diem” fails that I tend to h...

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