The Orion

Online course penalty for riding on campus is ridiculous

Online course penalty for riding on campus is ridiculous

Megan Mann

April 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A little while ago, The Orion ran a story about the University Police decreasing fines and punishments for bikers and skateboarders who ride on campus.Is the University Police smoking something? As the current repercussions stand for riding bikes on campus, there's a $200 fine, and the person must ap...

Clinton catastrophe

Clinton catastrophe

Megan Mann

April 21, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Next November, I know for sure that I won't be voting for Hillary Clinton for President. Yes, I know that she'd be the United State's first woman President. Yes, she was the Secretary of State and the Senator for New York. And, of course, she was the first lady while her husband was in office.Obviously...

Unhealthy food is the best food

Unhealthy food is the best food

Megan Mann

April 14, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Breaking news: Kraft Singles are no longer considered a children's health food. Well no duh, Sherlock Holmes, I could have told you that. But you know what, they sure do taste amazing.Just last week I had this discussion with my mom. Well, it was more like she lectured me on how bad for me American cheese ...

Easter plans scrambled by lack of campus accommodation

Easter plans scrambled by lack of campus accommodation

Megan Mann

April 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every year it's the same story: my friends can't go home to celebrate Easter and Good Friday with their families because they live too far away. While I'm fortunate to live close enough that I'm able to celebrate holidays like Easter with my parents, I too am unable to celebrate with my extended...

‘Plus-sized’ perpetuates big issues

‘Plus-sized’ perpetuates big issues

Megan Mann

April 9, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Something really grinds my gears. The fact that the modeling industry demands that there be a division between "regular" and "plus-sized" modeling. Why is there even a difference? Shouldn't modeling be modeling, no size distinction needed? In my perfect world, yes. What's even more an...

Censorship app harms rather than protects

Censorship app harms rather than protects

Megan Mann

April 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Book censorship has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of, especially now that it's as easy as downloading an app. The Clean Reader app is designed to go through unsuspecting works of literature and clean up any curse words or other obscenities.Already this deserves a facepalm.But what's even wo...

Doing it all and not dead

Doing it all and not dead

Megan Mann

March 31, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If I had a nickel for every time I'd been asked how I "do it all" or heard "she does it all" during conversations, I'd probably be able to retire comfortably in Cabo. Apparently, being in a sorority, acting as the advertising manager for the English honors society, taking flute lessons, working ...

People shouldn’t be attacked for religious beliefs

People shouldn’t be attacked for religious beliefs

Megan Mann

March 27, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My mom loves "19 Kids and Counting," so I always keep my eye out for news stories about the Duggar family. Normally I find news about one of the kids getting married or having children of their own. But sometimes I find stories about the Duggars saying or doing something that reflects their religious v...

Genetically modified foods are nothing to fear

Genetically modified foods are nothing to fear

Megan Mann

March 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was one of those people who voted against genetically modified organism food labeling. Why? Well, because I know the truth about GMOs, and I don't buy into the hype that says they're bad or need to be specially labeled. Truthfully, neither should you. I have some knowledge on GMOs beca...

Flag ban flap highlights misguided attempt at inclusivity

Flag ban flap highlights misguided attempt at inclusivity

Megan Mann

March 18, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What the hell was UC Irvine's Legislative Council thinking? On March 6, six of the council members voted to remove all flags, including the American flag, from the student government's office. In less than a week, the decision was vetoed by the Executive Cabinet, the chancellor of UC Irvine released a stateme...

Voting in A.S. elections isn’t just for weirdos

Voting in A.S. elections isn’t just for weirdos

Megan Mann

March 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I don't have to sit here and tell you that we all need to go vote in elections and participate in revenue sharing and blah, blah, blah, blah. What I do need to explain to all of my fellow Wildcats is why it's important to participate in elections. Whether it's running for an office or voti...

Delay debt dread until after graduation

Delay debt dread until after graduation

Megan Mann

March 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By the end of my college career, I will have accumulated about $40,000 in debt from loans. Seem like a pretty high number? A lot of my friends can't even fathom how one racks up so much debt without any credit cards or cute shoes to show for it. Unfortunately, this is the price I'll be paying for my ...

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