The Orion

Stay at home ‘baby daddies’

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Brooke Martin

October 31, 2018

When calling him ‘daddy’ turns literal.There’s always been a stigma that men are the providers, the ‘breadwinners’. They are in charge of providing financially, while women are the caregivers. Women give the kids love and affection. When women get pregnant in college they...

Money talks, just not in front of the kids

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Brittany Mcclintock

March 1, 2016

Money can be a stressful thing to talk about. Whether you have a lot of money or not much at all, it can be the main topic of concern. When you’re getting paid, paying bills, buying things for the house, repairing broken things, all center on money. This money stressor is sometimes too much for adu...

Parental guidance no longer needed for gift-giving

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December 4, 2015

The season of giving can be particularly difficult for money-strapped college students— especially when it comes to buying a gift for parents. After all, what could possibly be enough for the people who have given you everything?Typically, when seeking advice for gifts, other people always suggest making something for parents. Unfo...

Owning your student debt

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Kristina Martinez

October 10, 2015

Loans. I've had a number of conversations on this topic. Whether it's with peers, parents, the financial aid office or professors, somehow loans always enter the conversation when college is brought up.A huge deciding factor when choosing which college to attend is financial aid. How much did you get? D...

Convincing parents to choose Chico

Julianna Eveland

March 6, 2014

Party School: “A school known more for its party-loving students than its academics,” as defined by Urban Dictionary. Chico State has done a fine job in parting with this title but we all know it is still referred to as a part school quite frequently. So what impact does this have on parentsR...

Keeping in touch with family during college

Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

February 6, 2014

Moving away from home doesn't mean the relationships we have with our parents should vanish.Communication between parents and students should be open when expressing viewpoints, but should demonstrate a mutual respect for privacy at the same time.I am originally from Torrance, Calif., and being more th...

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