The Orion

Constant “Crack!” of explosives has students on edge

Constant “Crack!” of explosives has students on edge

Miles Inserra

February 9, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I'm lying on the carpet of my bedroom, face down, hands covering my head, knees glued to the ground. I was so quiet in the aftermath that my first real breath in minutes startled me. It was only a firecracker. I live nine blocks away from campus - far enough to avoid the ruckus of Ivy St and c...

Some parents need vaccination education

Some parents need vaccination education

Miles Inserra

February 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Too many parents across the country still refuse to get their children vaccinated.This issue is evident from the recurrence of diseases thought to have been largely eliminated, like the measles outbreak in Disneyland that occurred earlier this month. Parents who do not vaccinate their children do so ...

Sellouts are the modern hustlers

Sellouts are the modern hustlers

Miles Inserra

February 2, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Sellouts are generally condemned in our society for misrepresenting themselves.The act of going against one’s own beliefs or values for capital gain, and actually succeeding, can undermine the reputation of the most respected figures in American culture. But is selling out always wrong?Establishing mo...

Mixed heritage diversifies student body

Mixed heritage diversifies student body

Miles Inserra

January 30, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The percentage of the world population that comes from mixed heritage is increasing with the birth of each new generation. Unless native to America, the founders immigrated from one of six other continents. America's forefathers identified with single ethnic groups based on their ancestry. With ...

A reputation ravers can’t shake

A reputation ravers can’t shake

Miles Inserra

January 26, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Ravers do not have the greatest reputation. The Los Angeles Times ran an article in February 2013 titled “A fatal toll on concert goers as raves boost cities’ income.” Rolling Stone ran an article in September 2013 titled, “Drugs, Death and Dance Music.” And in August of 2014 the ...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Miles Inserra

January 19, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As the students of Chico State return for spring semester, it's hard not to feel nostalgic towards home. Perhaps some finally feel at home here in Chico. I have a hunch, however, that most can't erase the image of the home or homes in which we grew up. Looking to the semester ahead builds exc...

Millennials transcend their entitled reputation

Miles Inserra

January 18, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Millennials have been coined as the generation of entitlement, who take luxuries for granted and expect rather than appreciate. In their younger years this may be true, but come adulthood, millennials have the potential to accomplish more in the world than any generation before. Millennials a...

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