The Orion

Sugaring can be both sweet and sour

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Rayanne Painter

September 18, 2018

Money is tight for those of us in college, or for other adults trying to make their business or career goals workout. Wouldn’t it be great to have some help through the struggles?It’s no secret that sugaring is a hot topic on social media, nowadays for this upcoming generation. For those...

How to cope with long distance relationships

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Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018

Long distance relationships are about as much fun as just about every Ramsay Bolton scene in Game of Thrones. After my own long distance relationship, I would rather go shopping for my own coffin than start another one. Unfortunately, after a year, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert. Just...

‘Love, Simon’ inspires people to be who they are

Nick Robinson plays Simon Spier, a closeted teen who searches for the mysterious classmate under the alias

Julia Maldonado

March 26, 2018

It doesn’t get cheesier than a guy searching for his perfect love story. Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) has a seemingly normal life with a loving family in a picturesque suburban home and a great group of friends to carpool with to school every day. However, Simon has “one huge a** secret:”...

Letters to: My Valentine

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Kendall George

February 15, 2018

Dear Valentine,First off, let me just say that I hate Valentine's Day. In my opinion, this holiday is just a way for big corporations to sell chocolate, roses and sadness to its consumers. I would much rather not celebrate at all but, in the spirit of love and sacrifice, here I am.Secondly, don't expect any...

Soul Mates Playlist

Julia Maldonado

September 11, 2017

1. Hero – Enrique Iglesias – Escape 2. I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing 3. All of Me – John Legend – Love in the Future 4. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson – Thankful 5. Die a Happy Man – Th...

The O Face: College relationships are bound to fail

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Mina Marjanovic

October 21, 2016

It was not until I had moved in with my college boyfriend that I realized I wanted out. Not just out of the house, but out of the relationship. This experience made me realize that most college relationships are doomed. Being a college student is stressful enough. Students attend classes, participate...

Selfies promote self-confidence

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Lorinda Sasan and David Molina

October 13, 2016

Selfies are described as narcissistic and less appealing when viewed by outsiders while the subjects taking selfies rate their own photos as more appealing, according to an article published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science. The study, done by the University of Toronto, recruite...

The O Face: Call me daddy

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Lorinda Sasan

October 11, 2016

Pet name noun: a name that is used instead of a someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity. Familiar pet names used include baby, sweetheart, honey, angel, sugar, darling and daddy. If that last one grossed you out, you’re not alone. I believe people misunderstand the da...

Change our partners, change ourselves

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William Rein

April 5, 2016

There’s a recent trend in absolutism with two main ideas: It’s detestable to critique others, and it’s respectable to never let others change you. This second “stick to your guns” idea has some painful consequences for romantic love, not to mention its embedded conceitedness. It...

Pets are the best therapy

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Brittany Mcclintock

February 23, 2016

Dogs, and animals in general, bring this bundle of happiness that people just can’t deny. When you’re stressed which would you rather see, a litter of puppies or a baby? I bet it would be the puppies. See, I think animals are a form of therapy that is like no other. Dogs are being used now ...

Love is color blind

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Brittany Mcclintock

February 16, 2016

I’ve dated my fair share of boys. However, I’ve maybe only dated one guy that was the same ethnicity as me. My friends always joke that I only date black guys, which isn’t necessarily true, but close enough. I do find myself in interracial relationships rather often. People tend to...

Loving through long-distance relationships

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Brittany Mcclintock

August 25, 2015

When people find out that I’m in a long-distance relationship, most ask why I would ever do that. They ask if it’s hard, or if I miss him, but the most annoying question is if I trust him. Of course I answer yes to all of these. Yes, it’s hard being away from the guy who makes me happiest. Ye...

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