The Orion

A farewell to The Orion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor. Photo credit: Stephanie Schmieding

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 18, 2016

It had become the worst year of my life.In 2014, a massive earthquake struck my house back home in August. In July, I lost a family friend who my mom knew for over 30 years. Two of my cousins passed away, one in May and the other in October. In February, I lost my grandmother, "Nonnie," who I would visi...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

Joann Chevaillier

April 23, 2016

Being in a new relationship is awesome, but I have a bad habit of wanting to spend too much time with my partner. As Debby Herbenick from Psychology Today says, “I like togetherness – most people do, especially in the beginning of a relationship because it gives you both a chance to get to ...

Senior rock climber reaches new heights

Tim Whitaker, senior computer science major, boulder climbs in the outdoors. Photo courtesy Tim Whitaker.

Stephanie Schmieding

December 12, 2014

The clouds grew dark and the wind picked up as Tim Whitaker continued his perilous climb to the summit of Mount Conness, a prominent peak in the Sierra Nevada range. Shivering from head to toe, he reached the last steep section of the climb, only to be engulfed by clouds and 70 mph winds, a moment h...

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