The Orion

HIV/AIDS: The next generation, part 2

Illustration by Trevor Moore
May 10, 2015

I was born at the dawn of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and I ended up testing positive in 2006. Despite medical advances (part one), the social stigmatization of HIV/AIDS still occurs. Stigma and shame Stigma...

Reflections on Chico State

Illustration by Miles Huffman
May 9, 2015

It's been a interesting trip being a student at Chico State. I had come here initially as a cross-enrolled student from Butte College and learned that Chico State sets a higher standard for academic...

HIV/AIDS: The next generation

Illustration by Trevor Moore
May 2, 2015

I was born at the dawning of a plague. HIV/AIDS was always in the news growing up. I’d have figured things would get better and they do — sort of. Medical I’m not going to go into much...

A.S. computers gone bad

Illustration by Miles Huffman
May 2, 2015

The Bell Memorial Union on Chico State’s campus features a basement computer lab for students – computers with a lot of issues. I had run down to the lab to do a quick and final glance of an...

Faculty members should stop co-opting personal student stories

Illustration by Trevor Moore
April 29, 2015

I don’t know how the topic really came up at the smoking area between Butte and Plumas halls, but there was consensus among the three of us who were discussing it: Faculty members are not entitled...

Practicing professionalism

Illustration by Miles Huffman
April 25, 2015

How does a person become a good sports player? A good French hornist? A good writer? Practice. While it may not seem obvious, professionalism is also something that takes practice. For college students...

Let’s move on: Legalize marijuana

Let's move on: Legalize marijuana
April 20, 2015

Personally, I’m really sick of this debate. Marijuana (aka pot, Mary Jane, MJ, dope, etc.) has been in the spotlight for too many years. I’m tired of the back and forth. Four states, Colorado,...

On sagging

Illustration by Miles Huffman
April 18, 2015

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in men’s fashion – shirts are being pulled down, not pants being pulled up. What did the shirt do to deserve the sharp tugging towards the ground? Why...

Religious freedom is not a license to discriminate

Religious freedom is not a license to discriminate
April 18, 2015

I didn’t realize just how much would come up for me with the recent passing of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act — some things I haven’t thought about in years. During my first...

Bribing students to attend diversity events is pointless

Illustration by Trevor Moore
April 12, 2015

There has been a rapid realization in higher education that learning experiences do not always occur in the classroom. This is particularly true with diversity issues. While this may cause a few of my...

Finding time to destress

Illustration by Miles Huffman
April 11, 2015

Spring Break is over. Midterms are over, at least for me. Now it’s the downhill slide into finals week. It is during this time that I notice that “the change” comes over myself and some of...

Respect sidewalks, avoid mowing people down

Illustration by Miles Huffman
April 8, 2015

I’ve been rear-ended twice in my life. The first by, at that time, a Butte College peer. No damage. Not even paint transfer, let alone a dent. The second was more jarring and elicited from me...

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