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Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?

Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?

Erin Holve, Reporter

October 27, 2020

In the last month and a half I have been through a voting registration process that has made me question whether the requirement for American citizens to register to vote is outdated, complicated and essentially, a form of voter suppression.  Over the summer I moved to a new apartment. The joy I...

Lebron and AD are the Lakers’ best duo in team history

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Alex Martin, Reporter

October 25, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned as the NBA champions for the first time since 2010. Winning a championship anywhere is special, but with this season taking over a year to complete, it makes the journey of winning a title all worth it. LeBron James now has his fourth championship and his ...

More fans means more COVID-19 cases

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Nick Despotakis, Reporter

October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has already killed over 200,000 people in the United States and the death toll will continue to rise if fans are allowed at sporting events. With cases continuing to rise throughout the country, the NFL and MLB only care about one thing: money. There’s no question  that sports l...

Los Angeles Lakers chasing first championship since 2010

Los Angeles Laker player takes a technical free throw during a game at Staples Center in a game against the Sacramento Kings.

Alex Martin, Reporter

September 14, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are back in the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-2013 NBA season where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. They are chasing their first championship title since 2010 and their 17th in franchise history. In each round, the Lakers lost the first ga...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Next time if you are thinking about pulling a funny prank and decide to go streaking maybe you should think about the consequences first. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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. ...

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