The Orion

Take time to talk with teachers

Take time to talk with teachers

Julianna Eveland

September 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most teachers note at the beginning of the semester that students are welcome to visit with them whenever they want. At the beginning of the semester, this isn't usually on a high-priority list for most students. "Nothing's due so far," and, "it's the first few weeks of school," are the typic...

Fall semester secret to success

Julianna Eveland

September 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fall semester has never been one of my finest moments academically. My studies have suffered in the fall ever since I was a first-year, and I think I've finally figured out why. At first I thought it was just my personality. I'm not sure if I believe in all that astrology stuff, but I'm an Aries; born in the spri...

The American dream is still worth the work

Julianna Eveland

September 8, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The American dream is a beautiful concept, but I'm not sure this generation still believes in it. Defined by the Library of Congress, the American dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achiev...

Thoughts come and go, notes are forever

Julianna Eveland

September 4, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a brilliant idea leave my head as quickly as it came. It took me till my senior year to put an end to this frustration when I finally learned the importance of writing things down. One moment I have a great idea for a column, the next it’s gon...

Negative news can be overbearing

Negative news can be overbearing

Julianna Eveland

September 2, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is one thing that can always be expected in the news, and that’s bad news. On one hand, half the time I hesitate to look at major news sites from fear of what I’ll find. On the other hand, when there are no catastrophes, disasters or major crimes to report on, the news seems a bit du...

Unpaid internships still have value

Julianna Eveland

August 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I think of the word internship, two words come to mind: paid or unpaid. Most companies looking for interns understand college students’ desperate need to gain some work experience before graduation. By that, companies are confident that future interns will be ready and will...

Male violence goes overlooked

Julianna Eveland

May 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The act of admitting assault can come at a high price to a male's masculinity. We focus much of our attention on the safety of women, the prevention of rape and other such issues of violence toward women. But this is not the only problem that should be a focus at Chico State. Violence against...

Abortion attitudes need adjusting

Julianna Eveland

May 9, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Unplanned pregnancy can become a haunting reality for anyone that is sexually active. With abortion, women can avert the crisis of having to raise a child in unpredictable and unstable circumstances. But does having the option to abort a child give women a false sense of security? I've enco...

Confession wall comes with cruelty

Julianna Eveland

May 4, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

"Just for fun," is the description you can find above the Chico College Confession Facebook page. But is it really just for fun? I started following the page last year after hearing my friends talk about how entertaining it was. They were right.Stories about people's weekend misfortunes and embarrassing ...

Growing up globally crafts perspective

Growing up globally crafts perspective

Julianna Eveland

April 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was almost 11 p.m. when the lights flickered, the walls shook and the earthquake had reached our Bay Holdings apartment in Baku, Azerbaijan. The earthquake read 6.3 on the Richter scale — Azerbaijan’s largest in 160 years. My family has always had a keen taste for adventure. The way I think abou...

Learning changes stem from technology

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are times when I'm doing my homework and think, "Thank God for the Internet." Actually I’m thankful for the Internet all the time, whether I’m doing my homework or not. As millennials, we have grown up around social media. First Myspace then Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the list g...

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Julianna Eveland

April 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was wearing a complimentary sombrero and eating free ice cream the day I turned 18.The joy and excitement that came from something as simple as free dessert and a cool-looking Chevys Fresh Mex sombrero made me question that I was legally an adult. When I think of being an adult, I think of my pare...

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