The Orion

Vegetarians: Follow the golden rule

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Sam Rios and Dongyoung Won

April 21, 2016

So you’ve made the decision to become a vegetarian?One minute you’re feeling high and mighty, the next you catch yourself in a Red Lobster reciting "Finding Nemo" in your head. “Fish are friends, not food.”Damn it, fish aren’t my friends. Ten minutes later you’re ...

Shame on the slut-shamers

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Sam Rios

March 30, 2016

In a world of nipples being flashed to and fro, nude photos being posted consensually online and relationships taking on less-traditional aspects, it’s natural to feel confused living amidst all the change.Values are shifting in a progressive direction and many people feel as if they are being drag...

Slip ‘N Sliding through California’s water supply

Slip 'N Sliding through California's water supply

Miles Inserra

April 27, 2015

Water. Everyone needs it, but the privileged still abuse it. Coming from an upper middle-class, suburban family, I was no exception. But considering California’s current circumstances, even I am shortening my showers. The way I see it, adults today won't bear the full burden of the drought. C...

No simple answers on role of feminism in society

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Allison Galbreath

January 20, 2015

The Internet has provided people with an endless array of spaces and platforms to voice their thoughts and opinions. While it is truly incredible to be able to express oneself, discussions and arguments often break out over the new taboo “F” word — feminism. Many become angry because of the ig...

Navigating the circus of cross-cultural conversation

Zachary Phillips

February 24, 2014

A friend once asked me, "So, are you... like... actively gay?" I'm still not quite sure who was more ignorant in that exchange: them, for asking such a strange question, or me, for sarcastically pulling out a pen and paper and writing down my weekly workout routine. When it comes to cross-cultural exper...

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