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Is college worth the time, effort?

Is college worth the time, effort?

Karen Limones

February 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

During the middle of the semester, students are in the process of studying for midterms, team projects and have headaches from studying too much. In the midst of all this stress, some start to question if college is even worth the effort. Many students believe that we don’t need it because there...

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Gun laws need to change before students can feel safe

Kendall George

February 20, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

According to Business Insider, 30 mass shootings have occurred in 2018. CNN reports that eight of these have been school shootings. Washington Post states that, on average, two dozen children are shot every day. Statistics published on Vox show that states with more guns have more gun deaths overall,...

CSU students want their tuition money back

CSU students want their tuition money back

Karen Limones

February 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

The California State University Board of Trustees has proposed a 3 percent tuition increase that will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. According to the CSU website, the tuition spike is needed to sustain enrollment, classes and services for current students. Students are concerned bec...

Easy quick recipe for students on a budget: tostadas de pollo

Easy quick recipe for students on a budget: tostadas de pollo

Nicte Hernandez

February 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

College can be rough, from balancing relationships, social life and classes on top of trying to stay healthy and not eating out every day. Cooking can be time-consuming but, here at The Orion, we feel that healthy eating should not be seen as a hassle. Here is a recipe to follow in order to save money...

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

Karen Limones

February 13, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Nearly 800,000 people are living a nightmare. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S. government will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan in March 2018.The Trump administration announced that it will not be considering new applicants but will allow any current DACA recipient...

Steer away from dating apps this Valentine’s Day

Steer away from dating apps this Valentine’s Day

Karen Limones

February 10, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

When someone is longing for a relationship or has recently had a breakup, Valentine's Day is a cruel reminder of reality, according to Psych Central. Sometimes, those who are in a vulnerable state look for satisfaction and acceptance through dating apps.Attraction and desire cannot be predicted by da...

Finding your way back to reality

Finding your way back to reality

Grant Schmieding

January 22, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

By the time December rolls around, most students are salivating at the idea of winter break, pushing through their finals with one thing in mind. Those vacation-like five weeks of decompression to alleviate one's mind, all in different ways. Whether you spend those weeks traveling, partying, picking u...

STDs are being ignored

STDs are being ignored

Rachel Reyes

April 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While the social atmosphere ranges differently from campus to campus, at Chico State, the social life and hookup culture is universal and plays a huge part to some degree in a student’s lifestyle. Despite being a significant part of the college experience, there is also a caution that needs to ...

Trump should go green

Trump should go green

Roberto Fonseca

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Get your medical cards because Trump is aiming his focus at recreational marijuana, according to his press secretary Sean Spicer in his Feb. 24 speech. Trump has been staunch on his disapproval of the use of recreational marijuana and wants law enforcement to agents to enforce federal marijuana laws ...

A little marijuana goes a long way in bed

A little marijuana goes a long way in bed

Rachel Reyes

April 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When combining the prevalent sex culture of college with drug and alcohol use, it might be safe to assume there is a causal relationship between the students and the drugs. According to UCSB, the use of marijuana can elevate mood and arousal for many people, as well as stimulate sexual activity. A s...

Off The Record | Episode 3 | Syria Strike and Higher Education

Off The Record | Episode 3 | Syria Strike and Higher Education

April 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Opinion

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week opinion writers Susan Whaley, and Roberto Fonseca talk about the Syria missile strike and higher education. Link to story: ...

No support offered to the middle class

No support offered to the middle class

Rachel Reyes

April 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Going to college is going to get even harder for students who receive minimal financial aid benefits with governor Jerry Brown's plan to cut out the Middle-Class Scholarship.The scholarship helps families who earn under $155,00 pay for their child’s tuition. The scholarship ranges from about a coup...

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