The Orion

Millenials searching for mental vacations

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Nicole Henson

April 29, 2017

It may seem that millennials have a more laissez-faire attitude when it comes to recreational drugs compared to their parents. But in all honesty, we're just as lost as previous generations, or even more so. We have been told since we were in elementary school that drugs are bad and were forced to...

Is it time to define the relationship?

Lorinda Sasan

October 8, 2016

Millennials are scared of commitment. The dating culture has seen a shift in recent decades. A combination of being the generation that grew up with the highest divorce rates and emphasis on continuing education have seen a declining interest in the quest to find the one and settle down early. We...

Millennials find it harder to Adult

Evan Roberts

August 19, 2016

Last week I failed to be an adult in several ways. On Tuesday I spent all day in my pajamas and watched the entire season of Stranger Things. On several nights of the week I had a bowl of cereal for dinner, and I still have a load of laundry sitting in the dryer. When did becoming an adult get so di...

Put down Snapchat, live your life

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Alex Horne

March 24, 2016

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds clean of all social media distractions can't seem to part with this app. Snapchat was likely an...

Stop listening to bad music

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Sean Daly and Dongyoung Won

March 23, 2016

You walk into a party and hear "Ass so big I told her look back at it, look back at it, look back at it, then I put a fat rabbit on the Craftmatic, I am so high ... attic, I am so high like an addict." The music sounds good and it makes for a fun setting so it doesn't really bother you.In any other c...

A case against autokorect

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Sam Rios

February 5, 2016

Languages have progressed along with changing cultures, adapting to new generations. With our generation, the millennials, we see a halt of adaptation. Instead, our language is being drowned out because of the simple style of communication through the smartphone.Whether you like it or not, you most l...

Millenials founded nation of gratification

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Katelyn Martin

September 28, 2015

As the generation of millennials grows older and sets out to find careers, there is a pattern forming. Many young, hip millennials are looking for a fairly different gratification in all areas of their lives.To one degree, this generation, my generation, is looking for fulfillment from technology. We are used ...

Defining a generation of millennials

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Whitney Urmann

August 25, 2015

Everyone in this generation are millennials. But who are we, and what defines our generation? We are categorized as the generation reaching young adulthood in the early 2000s. This description tells us little about our cultural identity, possibly because our generation is so difficult to define. Cul...

Millennials transcend their entitled reputation

Miles Inserra

January 18, 2015

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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