The Orion

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

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Jeff Guzman

April 29, 2016

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will affect over 5 million workers. While there is a ton of support for this bill coming from different places and while Brown emphasizes the moral purpose...

Campus bike rules are for the best

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Jeff Guzman

April 22, 2016

In 2007, the chief of University Police introduced the "No Riding" Policy here at Chico State. The policy restricts riding any sort of vehicle on campus. The policy specifically targets bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and scooters. At first this rule seems a little unwarranted. How ...

Mass media is too liberal

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Jeff Guzman

April 9, 2016

It should come as a no surprise that media has always had a biased opinion. Whether you are watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, listening to the radio or reading an article online, there is bound to be a hidden agenda behind the communication. In recent times though, it looks as if media has be...

CSU faculty strike shows college turning into business

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Jeff Guzman

April 4, 2016

News of a faculty strike on California State University campuses has confirmed all suspicion that college has turned into an institution with a bigger view of their profit margins than their students. CSU faculty members will be going on strike this April. The strike will take place April 13-15 and...

Gayle Hutchinson is one of us

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Jeff Guzman

March 28, 2016

When it was announced last fall that the search for Chico State’s next president would be a confidential search, staff members became worried that the community would not be heavily involved.Well we have got some good news. Chico State has recently appointed a new president to succeed President...

Trump is here to help

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Jeff Guzman

March 18, 2016

Every time I check in on social media I come across a new meme or video trying to ruin Donald Trump's image. The amazing thing though is that as the media tries more and more to ruin his image, Trump still wins and becomes more and more popular. Even after he insults people and condescendingly calls Mar...

Politicians should revisit children’s stories

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Jeff Guzman

March 11, 2016

The presidential election is approaching this year. This will be the first election that I will be old enough to participate in and I’m debating whether any candidate is worthy of my vote. I don’t seem to prefer any candidate, not necessarily because of a stance the...

General education classes ruin learning

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Jeff Guzman

February 28, 2016

Right around the time I was finishing high school, there was one piece of information about college that every adult filled me in on. Everyone claimed that a benefit about college is it’s not like high school where you have to take algebra when you would rather learn about English literature. Yo...

Political correctness kills conversation

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Jeff Guzman

February 20, 2016

Over the past couple years there has been a surge in a new culture. This culture, known as the politically correct culture, has been given a strong voice in the public eye recently, especially on college campuses. While most people would like to believe that this is good, that this sparks a ...

Entertainment lacks originality

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Jeff Guzman

February 13, 2016

If you look at the box office right now, a brief list of those based on a true story – or at least inspired by one - would include these movies: "The Revenant," "The Finest Hours," "13 Hours," "The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Joy," "Bridge of Spies" and "Concussion."The movie list above is just ...

The importance of being introverted

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January 26, 2016

There is real value in spending time with others. There is a certain joy and feeling of fulfillment when with friends. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the partying. Or all the lounging around with friends on the weekends. In college especially you can get lured into putting off homework for the...

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