The Orion

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“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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