The Orion

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Ricardo Tovar // January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no...

Victims of the fire attended the meeting in Feather Falls for information about what to do next. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis // September 22, 2017

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange...

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Schools skip valuable lessons

Julie Ramos // March 26, 2016

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college....

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Put down Snapchat, live your life

Alex Horne // March 24, 2016

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Life is scripted

Alex Horne // February 25, 2016

You may not know it, but you have been playing the game your whole life. This, of course, is the game of getting ahead. As American society is becoming more and more competitive, we find ourselves pushed...

Illustration by Dongyoung Won.

All my friends are therapists

January 26, 2016

There’s a little saying I saw on a picture frame, friends are cheaper therapy. While yes, friendship is cheaper than a shrink, it doesn’t really mean friends get to become your therapist.Little...

Kevin Crittenden

Shedding light on death in America

Kevin Crittenden // March 31, 2014

Death in America has become nearly invisible. There was a time when it happened at home, in front of everyone. Now dead and dying bodies are stuffed away in retirement homes, mortuaries and hospitals.Accident...

Prin Mayowa

Getting used gets ugly

Prin Mayowa // March 25, 2014

I've always been the type of girl who never assumed boys liked her. I never thought I was attractive and I found myself questioning it. During my first semester of college, I met a guy who made...

Middle of the semester vacations

Prin Mayowa // February 12, 2014

Vacation by definition is a relaxing time, but not for students taking theirs at the beginning or middle of the school year. I happened to be one of those student who went on vacation at the worst possible...

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