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Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Ricardo Tovar

January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no substantial proof to the answer of who is right. Despite this, the planet has fostered life for mi...

SMH: Getting credit matters

SMH: Getting credit matters

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret

November 29, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the importance of giving credit when credit is due.The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret can be reached at [email protected] or @Thatoneguycoba on Twitter...

Depressed and down but still around

Depressed and down but still around

Jacob Collier

November 26, 2019

Trigger Warning: This article contains several references to self-harm that may be disturbing to some readers.Everyone feels down sometimes, but for some it can reach a terrifying level. When I was 23, I gave up on trying to fight my sadness and tried to end my life. “What is the point?”...

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

Angel Ortega

September 29, 2019

Shaming men for seeking and receiving mental health counseling and therapy reinforces toxic masculinity. I hate the idea that a man must put on a tough-guy persona if they are going through a turbulent phase in their life. It’s commonly viewed that if a man even so much cries or shows some emot...

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

Kati Morris

September 18, 2019

Listen to the track "The Man" from Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover" and the message it sends is immediately clear. If I was the man, she said, "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type."Swift is no stranger to penning grade-A girl-power bops — her pop debut, "1989" was a self-empowerment album f...

Conversational: On Roommates

Reed McCoy, Opinion Columnist

April 28, 2019

Columnist Reed McCoy talks roommates; the good, the bad and the ugly. Reed McCoy can be reached [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

Streaking will expose you more than what you think

Streaking will expose you more than what you think

Gage Northcutt

April 18, 2019

If you want to be funny, tell a joke. Don't take your clothes off and sprint down the sidewalk and streets.On a personal level, most sensible people wouldn’t want to expose their naked bodies to others in a public setting. If those dreams where you’re in school and somehow lose your pant...

First Impressions Podcast: The Elder Scrolls, Planned Parenthood and more

Rachael Bayuk and Alex Coba

April 15, 2019

What's your first thought? A new podcast from the minds of the Arts and Opinion section editors, Alex Coba and Rachael Bayuk. Discussing the Elder Scrolls Franchise and Planned Parenthood, on a first impression basis. ...

Online games: A toxic toll on my soul

Online games: A toxic toll on my soul

Reed Mccoy

March 26, 2019

Online games, from my own experience, are among the most rewarding types of games to play. Being able to immerse yourself in a fictional world full of real players is a truly awesome experience, especially if you have friends to play with. However, there is a dark side to the fun that comes with online ga...

Letters to: students who hog the parking

Letters to: students who hog the parking

Salma Reyes

March 26, 2019

Do you really need to take your car to school if you live close by?Dear students who live close to campus and decide to drive their cars to campus anyways,Hi, how are you doing? How was your two-minute drive to school? Were you able to find a parking space? I have a serious question for the students who...

Conversationals: Eating Vegan

Conversationals: Eating Vegan

Reed McCoy, Opinion Columnist

March 23, 2019

Reed McCoy can be reached at [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

Trump isn’t the worst dog from the White House

Trump isn’t the worst dog from the White House

Reed Mccoy

March 21, 2019

What do you mean Trump isn't the worst President ever? Have you gone insane?Truthfully, no; while Trump may have a terrible presidential reputation in many social and political circles, it takes more than just a few years to adequately judge the legacy that a person has left behind. History passes judgment...

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