The Orion

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

April 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked, “Don’t y'all want to have one of these running around?” My reply is, “Oh, I don’t know,”...

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

Brittany Mcclintock

March 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the house, repairing broken things, all center on money. This money stressor is sometimes too much for adu...

Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Corporate created learning is squandering creativity

Alex Horne

February 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You log in, read the e-book, do the Learnsmart and take the online quiz. At the same time your professor is simply watching the grades from all their classes roll in. Professors do this via Learnsmart, an online form of homework that is prefabricated by the corporate learning giant McGraw-Hill. Not lifti...

Owning your student debt

Owning your student debt

Kristina Martinez

October 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Loans. I've had a number of conversations on this topic. Whether it's with peers, parents, the financial aid office or professors, somehow loans always enter the conversation when college is brought up.A huge deciding factor when choosing which college to attend is financial aid. How much did you get? D...

Red-top meters to help homeless

Red-top meters to help homeless

Lauren Anderson

September 15, 2015


Filed under Community, News

  An increase in complaints about aggressive panhandling has caused the Downtown Business Association to take action and provide shelters for the homeless. Melanie Bassett, executive director of the Downtown Business Association, said panhandling has been discouraging people from going d...

Take my advice, learn to budget

Take my advice, learn to budget

Daisy Dardon

March 18, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As I sit here, writing about how to keep a budget in college, I realize that I'm like Rebecca Bloomington from Confessions of A Shopaholic. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I used to be very good at keeping a budget- when I was on my parents money. Now, that I pay for my own things an...

AS postpones vote for for statue funding

AS postpones vote for for statue funding

Madison Holmes

October 14, 2014


Filed under News

Upset students took to Facebook last week in response to a proposal to install a wildcat statue on campus that could cost up to $300,000. Following the negative feedback in the Facebook comment section of a previous Orion report, the A.S. postponed a vote to approve an additional $40,000 contribution from the A.S. ...

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...

Money management gets easier with age

Matt Murphy

October 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Ah, it's that time of the month again. Bills and rent are due and it's time for me to find out just how much I've spent on my weekly Domino's Pizza binges. I dread opening the banking app on my phone. Even when I know how much I've spent, I still don't like to see the number. It's something I'...

For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz

October 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to spend over $400 at the Chico State Wildcat store. Now that I look back at this, I realize how easy it...

Undeclared students shouldn’t sweat missing major perks

Valerie Teegardin

April 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s no surprise that with the high cost of tuition and other various academic fees, students are rushing to get through college as quickly as they can. However, it’s that pressure to get in and out in four years that may be pushing some students to declare majors they aren’t fully c...

Spending financial aid awards wisely

Veronica De La Cruz

April 19, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With only four weeks left in the semester, many students who received financial aid money may find themselves running low.As much as I truly do appreciate my financial aid money, I have first hand experience on having a difficult time managing such a large amount of money.Some people, like myself, beco...

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