The Orion

Heritage deeper than appearances

Megan Mann

October 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's no secret that I'm white. I mean, look at me, I'm practically a ghost. But I have never experienced what this country calls "white privilege." Instead, I feel like I've fallen into more privilege by identifying as Hispanic and Maltese. Take my college application for example. From the...

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Megan Mann

October 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, the "Nerd World." A social universe filled with comics, cosplay, video games and sexism. The sexism portion may be surprising to some, but it is by no means a secret in the geek and nerd community. For years, women have been at the ridicule of men for liking typical "male" things, such as comics and...

Criminal Youtubers must be punished

Megan Mann

October 16, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Groping girl's butts, trying to force kisses out of them and even more types of sexual harassment, all filmed without a consent form prior to the events. Sounds like some great entertainment, right? Wrong. These are the types of videos that are featured on Sam Pepper's YouTube channel. He and his fr...

Sharing tables: it’s OK to say no

Sharing tables: it’s OK to say no

Megan Mann

October 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'm sitting in the library attempting to study for a midterm when a random person comes up to my table. "May I sit here?" they ask, their hand placed firmly on one of the chairs, backpack ready to hit the ground the minute I say yes. What happens next will blow your mind. I say no, giving a b...

Comic nerd life gets expensive

Megan Mann

October 9, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When it was announced that the "Merc with a Mouth" was going to be getting his own movie, I was so stoked. Deadpool has to be one of my favorite comic book characters of all time, regardless of the fact that I haven't read any of his full comics. That's right folks, this huge Marvel and DC fan has n...

Parking on campus is its own adventure

Megan Mann

October 4, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's Tuesday morning, and I'm on my way to work in my mom's Toyota Camry.Normally I'd be in my truck, but a cracked radiator has me in what my family affectionately calls "The Toyota." As I enter the parking structure above the police station, I drive by the R1 permit spots. The Student Financial Servi...

Mission impossible: Aim for 4

Mission impossible: Aim for 4

Megan Mann

September 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whenever I think of graduating within four years, I feel like the lovechild of Indiana Jones and Tom Cruise from "Mission: Impossible." I've managed to fight my way through the massive and dangerous jungle that is the general education program at Chico State: scooting around the sinkholes of wait...

New Follett bookstore is a downgrade

New Follett bookstore is a downgrade

Megan Mann

September 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's no secret that the Associated Students Wildcat Store is, well, no longer the A.S. Wildcat Store. After being purchased by Follett over the summer, the bookstore went through numerous changes to become the Follett Wildcat Store. But what does this Wildcat think of this new store? Well, here...

Tapingo app slows down food lines

Megan Mann

September 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tapingo, or Tap-in-go, has to be one of the stupidest apps on campus.Now don't get me wrong, the concept is amazing. Who wouldn't want to order their lunch or coffee from an on-campus vendor with their phone, pick it up right after class and save the hassle of waiting in line? Unfortunately, it's the...

’50 Shades’ trilogy based on lies, abuse

’50 Shades’ trilogy based on lies, abuse

Megan Mann

September 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sex, abuse and plagiarism. That's pretty much all the "Fifty Shades" trilogy by E.L. James is. Or that's the basics of it since I haven't and won't read something as trashy and blatantly disrespectful as those books. Now, before everyone goes to sharpen their pitchforks and light their torches, I should probab...

People with disabilities deserve respect

Megan Mann

September 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Disabilities are closer to you than you think. Look at the person sitting next to you in class, your roommate, or even your best friend. How would you react if you found out that they had a disability like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, or hemophilia? Would finding that out chang...

Partygoers should respect local families

Partygoers should respect local families

Megan Mann

August 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's Thursday night and my neighbors across the street are at it again. Old Man Jenkins next door is shaking his cane and yelling out the window at a noisy hoard of students. Their music is not only keeping me and my building up, but also a family three blocks away. Mom and Dad had finally got...

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