The Orion

The “F” word: Feminism is necessary

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Katelyn Martin

October 10, 2015

We’ve all heard it becoming a more prominent word discussed in the media, the dirty little “F” word that no one necessarily wants to say— feminism. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defined it best in both her TED Talk and Beyonce’s famed song, "Flawless." Feminist: "The person who beli...

Celebrity beef just another ploy to make money

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Brittany Mcclintock

September 4, 2015

In the wake of the VMAs, viewers anticipated how Nicki Minaj would react to Taylor Swift. No one expected the two to open the awards show together. Instead, Minaj took a nice jab at host, Miley Cyrus.The internet went crazy. Gifs and memes of Minaj shouting, “Miley what’s good” at Cyrus had surfaced before the w...

Rimming’s renaissance: Tossing salad no longer taboo

Illustration by Miles Huffman

William Rein

March 27, 2015

I eat ass.That’s right — I toss salad, arguably better than you will see at Sutter Dining.I might as well drop out of college, because I’ve already got my career figured out. I’m an asstronaut. I take trips to the moon.I’m an ass eater, and you should be too. Recently, r...

Body image: Big is still not beautiful

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Julianna Eveland

October 6, 2014

  There is a ton of weight put on the subject of having the right body type. And by weight, I mean literal weight. Chubby, fat, heavy, obese – whatever you want to call it – being overweight has become increasingly stigmatized. At least that is how I felt when I had a bit of weigh...

Weight stigma favors the curvy

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Veronica De La Cruz

October 5, 2014

"Wow, you've gotten so skinny, do you even eat?" It's comments like these that make me wonder why bigger girls think it's not offensive to critique others' bodies. Since my first year, I've lost 30 pounds. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome getting compliments about how good I look, but I'll ...

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