The Orion

Y-Generation will change the world

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William Rein

March 12, 2016

There’s a lot of confusion about who is and who isn’t a millennial. Although millennials are the ones writing for Vice, .Mic and other youth-oriented news, half of the people reading this particular article are not millennials. The cut-off is close for all of us at Chico. If you’re about 20-...

Our viewpoints are not our own

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William Rein

February 13, 2016

The most unimaginative and redundant opinions are those most aggressively debated, and the truly important, consequential views are thoroughly ingrained and taken for granted. In any given era, the multitude of opinions possessed by the public is largely owed to the social or philosophical revolutions...

Millennial understanding of technology should be celebrated, not slammed

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Elizabeth Ernster

October 4, 2015

It seems that everything this generation does is inept in the eyes of older generations. They have a preconceived notion that all we are is a poorly-mannered generation glued to our phones with no awareness of anyone but ourselves. It is a hard idea to grasp that our generation has experienced a changin...

Can you hear me now: the distraction of cell phones

Christine Cotterill, first-year nutrition and food science major, and Maddy Walsh, first-year communication design major, talk in person and on their phones. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Eve Dixon

September 24, 2015

  According to a survey by USA Today, 87 percent of millennials say their phone never leaves their side. Another 80 percent say the first thing they do every morning is reach for their smartphones. Text messaging, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all take turns stealing attention with siren ...

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