The Orion

Focusing on the right majors

Focusing on the right majors

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The stigma against math extends far beyond the realm of high school nightmares and exams. One in three Americans feels anxiety when faced with solving a math equation, according to a study by the organization Change the Equation. Despite the fear most Americans reported, STEM occupations are growing at 17 pe...

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

Jeff Guzman

November 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Technology has seeped into every part of our lives but the one place that technology seems to be discouraged is in the classroom. With technology constantly advancing and becoming more common, it’s time schools embrace the technological revolution. PowerPoint presentations and online homework are a...

Student employees deserve better benefits

Student employees deserve better benefits

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

October 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the past few years, California State University academic student employees have been bargaining with the CSU board of trustees for a better work environment. It was only recently that an agreement was reached between the CSU system and the union workers. Looking at the living conditions of some...

Race relations are moving backward

Race relations are moving backward

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

October 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Race relations in the U.S. are starting to move backward. Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that race relations in the United States are generally bad and that a majority of Americans think that race relations are getting worse, according to several polls by the Washington Post. Anywhere in the country, whether it’s Ferguson, Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago or Milwaukee, the dissatisfaction is clear. As the first African-Am...

Advertisements plague consumers

Advertisements plague consumers

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether it's scrolling through Facebook or watching the latest sporting event someone is constantly trying to sell something.In the last few years, advertisements are more out of control than ever before and the flood of information is harming our society. The number of products advertised to us has gotten...

Why college students should vote

Why college students should vote

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This will be the first presidential election that I will be eligible to participate in. I plan on voting, and I believe all college students should do their best to get involved too. The life of a college student isn’t the most difficult role in society. Most of our time is spent worrying about...

Apple is losing innovation

Apple is losing innovation

Jeff Guzman and Briana Mcdaniel

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many people don’t know this, but Apple was the first company to bring the mouse to modern computers. Apple is also responsible for changing the music industry when they released the iPod, making thousands of songs available right in your pocket.This company brought touchscreen devices to the marke...

Students should grade teachers

Students should grade teachers

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

September 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When it comes to school, the force that drives most people to do well and give a strong effort is the final letter grade. Making sure that you are learning something from a class is more important, but the reason grades exist is to help show how much a student has learned from a course. Something th...

Freshmen move-in day

Freshmen move-in day

Jeff Guzman

August 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In July Chico State announced their plan to change the move-in day to August 18 for all first years. Traditionally first years would move in over the course of a week, and with well over 2,000 students moving into the dormitories, the idea of moving them in over the course of one day is ha...

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Visit from Chancellor White reveals failed leadership

Jeff Guzman

May 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On May 4th, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White visited Chico State as a part of his “Innovations in the Learning Environment” tour of all 23 CSU campuses. The tour was meant to discuss the new six-point mission, Touchstones, which addresses student success, public good, diversity, innovation, quality, and sust...

Dead week not so dead

Dead week not so dead

Jeff Guzman

May 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The week before finals is informally known as “dead week.” During dead week professors are expected to spend most of lecture time reviewing old material rather than introducing new material, and less work is given out to students all in an attempt to lighten the load right be...

Gender neutral restrooms are step in right direction

Gender neutral restrooms are step in right direction

Jeff Guzman

May 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Conversation across the country has been focused on gender neutral restrooms. New legislation such as the Transgender Public Accommodation bill in Massachusetts or the House Bill 2 in North Carolina has people thinking about whether gender neutral public facilities are a good idea. While this shi...

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