The Orion

Pageants reign supreme despite Miss USA flop

Photo credit: Nicole Jackson

Megan Mann

August 31, 2015

  I have to admit, I was kind of sad when Univision decided not to air the Miss USA pageant this summer. Sure they only pulled the pageant because Donald Trump, the pageant's part-owner, said horrible and malicious things about Mexican immigrants during one of his political speeches, bu...

Student enriches mind, soul through Miss America pageants

Caelin Nieto, a junior communication studies major, greets and talks with children at the Read Across America event this year in Gilroy. Photo courtesy of Caelin Nieto

Alisa Thorsen

May 11, 2015

After learning she wouldn't be able to attend college because of financial restrictions, Caelin Nieto turned to Miss America competitions, something she thought she would never do. However, after only a few years doing the pageants, her view on the contests completely shifted, she said. “If your dreams aren’t scaring you...

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