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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Parents billed for children’s jail time

Parents billed for children’s jail time

Rachel Reyes

March 18, 2017

Although going to jail as a child seems like a harsh punishment, the actual burden is being placed on the parents who are forced to pay a bill for the incarceration. Parents must pay a nightly rate for the detention, as bills run up to $1,000 a month in places like Philadelphia, according to the Wa...

Political celebrities

Political celebrities

Rachel Reyes

February 12, 2017

In the realm of social media and fast access to the internet, there are two major topics millennials often discuss daily: celebrities and politics. With people aligning their views to their favorite celebrities, people are often criticized for being followers.There's nothing wrong to agree with cele...

Refining the art of sexting

Refining the art of sexting

Joann Chevaillier

May 8, 2016

I think we are losing the art and ability to seduce our partners with words, wit and intellect. Yes, a nice body is fun to look at or take for a spin, but what is going to make me stay? How is this person going to communicate with me? When I am not near, how does this person keep me on the hook when I ...

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