The Orion

Undeclared students shouldn’t sweat missing major perks

Valerie Teegardin

April 26, 2014

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

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...

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

I wish that Sarah McLachlan and her border collie spent less time trying to guilt me into giving money to abused and sheltered animals.I have my own dogs that need to be fed expensive Petco food and groomed, which costs hundreds of dollars every year.I don't know if anyone has noticed yet, but being a broke col...

Getting money’s worth at grocery store

Matt Murphy

February 24, 2014

One of a college student's largest expenses is at the grocery store. Everyone in college is strapped for cash, but that doesn't mean that a student's shopping cart has to be full of ramen noodles. I hear a lot of people complain about not having money to get groceries, and I think it's because not everyone...

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez

January 22, 2014

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required." But is it really always necessary to buy the textbook for a passing grade?According to the National...

Oft-broke student cashes in on budget tips

Quinn Western

August 31, 2013

“I have less than $100 in my account and rent is due next week.” That was probably the last thing my dad wanted to hear during a phone call last March. He trusted me to budget my expenses last year and — like many college students — I was short. My father is a banker, and I am a college...

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