The Orion

Good book hunting

Good book hunting

Megan Mann

March 10, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My mother and I have a confession to make: we're addicted to reading. We love that feeling of a smooth book cover in our hands as the smell of ink and dust wafts from the crinkly pages; our eyes and minds devour every last syllable. It's completely intoxicating. Which is why my mother's visits norma...

Fearful of new food adventures

Fearful of new food adventures

Megan Mann

March 3, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I have come a long way from being the picky child I was when I was little. No joke, I used to only eat the beans out of chili and the meat out of stew. Despite still having a completely insane tendency to dislike food if it's been "tainted" or "contaminated" by other food on my plate, I'm rea...

Forced to pick a political side

Forced to pick a political side

Megan Mann

March 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hello, my name is Megan and I'm a Republican.My choice of political party is shocking, right? I mean, what woman in her right mind would back the same political party that tries to control her body and make it impossible to receive certain medical procedures and services? Apparently, this one. Now, I'll be t...

Smokers who flout rules cloud up campus

Smokers who flout rules cloud up campus

Megan Mann

February 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I've had it up to here with the disrespectful nature of cigarette smokers on campus. I am so tired of being stuck behind smokers while I'm walking to class, their toxic and disgusting smoke slapping me in the face and invading my clean air. Also, I am infuriated by people who smoke right in front of building...

Say ‘bye bye bye’ to boy bands

Say ‘bye bye bye’ to boy bands

Megan Mann

February 25, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When I was a kid, I was all about N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. I had their CDs, their posters decorated my walls, and I had a huge crush on Justin Timberlake. So when I heard that both bands were reportedly getting back together (again) to tour (again) and bring Backstreet back (alright!),...

Eduroam crashes and burns

Eduroam crashes and burns

Megan Mann

February 25, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The school's new WiFi server, Eduroam, is more annoying than internet trolls. I've been trying since school started to get Eduroam downloaded on my phone so that I won't piss off my parents by using up all our shared data but it's been fighting me the whole way. I'll finally get the software do...

Living with a heart condition

Living with a heart condition

Megan Mann

February 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was four, my life changed dramatically. I had just had pneumonia and was at my doctor's office for a checkup. Everything was going fine until he began listening to my heart and lungs through a stethoscope. Something didn't sound right, so they did an ultrasound on my heart. The weird murmur-like so...

School spirit is sparse

School spirit is sparse

Megan Mann

February 10, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Coming from a small town, school spirit is everything.Seriously, people go all out. I even used to wear two different colored Converse to match my high school's colors. So imagine my surprise when I went to a Chico State women's basketball game in January and there was almost no one there.Sure, a wh...

Coming home but left behind

Coming home but left behind

Megan Mann

February 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'm just going to come right out and address the elephant in the room. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a real monster and big problem for members of the military. It is not battle fatigue or some screwed-up side effect of honor, but a horrible aftermath of war or other traumatic events. ...

Makeup lover and feminist

Makeup lover and feminist

Megan Mann

February 4, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Does wearing makeup contradict feminism? Buzzfeed tackled this question in one of their latest videos by showing two sisters arguing while the other does her makeup. Essentially, the anti-makeup sister argues that one can't love makeup and be a feminist because wearing it conforms to the patriar...

Dying with dignity: A patient’s choice

Dying with dignity: A patient’s choice

Megan Mann

February 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"You have six months to live and only three will be good."I've given a lot of thought as to what I'd do if I heard those words. After all, living with two congenital disorders really puts mortality into perspective. If I ever found myself face to face with death and was given the choice between dying sl...

Work study program needs help

Megan Mann

January 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office sucks when it comes to the work study program. Seriously though, have you ever heard of the phrase "up shit creek without a paddle?" Yeah, that creek would be the work study program and the paddles would be the necessary information I need to navigate my way through the ...

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