The Orion

Hogwarts house havoc

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

May 3, 2015

Ah, Hogwarts. What kid didn’t wait for their letter? Didn’t imagined picking out a wand? Didn’t wonder what house the Sorting Hat would place them in? Well ... at least I know I did. It is an essential part of attending Hogwarts, being placed into one of the four major groups: G...

A distinct type of social outcast

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

March 15, 2015

Because this is a subject long debated, I thought I’d give my views of the differences between a nerd, geek, dork and dweeb. This is a matter of serious importance as it is critical to properly classify and segregate people into further categories and subcategories.Geek: someone almost specialized and/o...

Geek culture is a stronghold for sexism

Illustration by Rachel Dugo.

Megan Mann

October 17, 2014

Ah, the "Nerd World." A social universe filled with comics, cosplay, video games and sexism. The sexism portion may be surprising to some, but it is by no means a secret in the geek and nerd community. For years, women have been at the ridicule of men for liking typical "male" things, such as comics and...

Comic nerd life gets expensive

Megan Mann

October 9, 2014

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...

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