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‘Crude Habits’ hits app store

Chico State sophomore Samuel Langon created a fun app called Crude Habits. This game is an adult version of Catchphrase. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Prin Mayowa

May 13, 2014

Samuel Langon, a Chico State sophomore entrepreneurship and small business major, has entered the app development world. “Crude Habits” is a mobile game based on the popular game Catchphrase, a word-based guessing game. But Langon gave it an adult twist. The Orion sat down with Langon to talk about the app’s creation an...

Your Safe Ride Home may come to an end

Matt Riebe, founder of Your Safe Ride Home, is currently struggling with finances to keep his business afloat. Photo credit: Prin Mayowa

Prin Mayowa

May 12, 2014

For many of the solo stragglers walking the streets of Chico in the wee hours of the morning, Your Safe Ride Home has become a haven. It has rescued sober and drunk students from long, lonely, unsafe walks in the dark. However, this safe ride may come to an end. Matthew Riebe, 21, fears the business...

Tips for hair flips

Prin Mayowa

April 23, 2014

There are so many everyday situations that can bring people down. So much so, that it drains them entirely of their happiness. I choose to stand back from it. I choose to hair flip. A hair flip isn't just a way to remove one's hair from their face; it also makes a statement. The hair flip...

Black and white people problems

Prin Mayowa

April 15, 2014

Originally, I was going to do a post on white people problems, but as I pitched it, a colleague tried to make me cop out, reasoning that she couldn't write an article on black people problems. But funny enough, she can. We all have problems that come with our genetic structure, whether it be brought on ...

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

I wish that Sarah McLachlan and her border collie spent less time trying to guilt me into giving money to abused and sheltered animals.I have my own dogs that need to be fed expensive Petco food and groomed, which costs hundreds of dollars every year.I don't know if anyone has noticed yet, but being a broke col...

‘Ugly confidence’ shows hidden strength

Prin Mayowa.

Prin Mayowa

April 3, 2014

It all started with a joke.I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off. This guy was standing across from me at a party. I thought he was really cute, and I wasn’t sure if he felt the same. But why would he? I’m not exactly a ten, and he totally was. By this point in the night I had deve...

Sororities, exploring the unfamiliar.

Prin Mayowa

March 27, 2014

I look nothing like a sorority girl. I may have the height, but that’s it. I’m not exactly poised or coordinated or anything that makes you think “pageant.”I love Pokemon and hate the color pink. Group photos make me nauseated, and fundraising sounds like too much work. "The H...

Getting used gets ugly

Prin Mayowa

Prin Mayowa

March 25, 2014

I've always been the type of girl who never assumed boys liked her. I never thought I was attractive and I found myself questioning it. During my first semester of college, I met a guy who made me feel as though I was funny, intelligent and most importantly — pretty. Little did I know, I ...

‘Hanger’ hits columnist

Prin Mayowa

Prin Mayowa

March 8, 2014

It’s an epidemic sweeping the nation. It hits the disadvantaged and wealthy alike. That’s right — "hanger." "Hanger" is no longer just a plastic or metal object on which one hangs clothes. It is now a state of being that can control the very facets of your existence. When people are ...

Love is losing its leverage

Prin Mayowa

Prin Mayowa

March 6, 2014

Love is no longer a hot commodity. In fact, I'm sure you can buy it from a vending machine in Japan now. The four-letter word of affection has become something so mundane that it no longer has its flash or appeal.Times have drastically changed in terms of how concise speech is. Years ago, saying "I love yo...

Students rally to promote federal program

Rico Ramirez, Kory Masen, Caren Fernandez and Paulina Belmontes celebrate National TRiO Day Feb. 21 in Sacramento with an assembly plaque.Photo credit: Prin Mayowa

Prin Mayowa

March 1, 2014

High school and college students across California rallied at the state Capitol on Feb. 21 for National TRiO Day.TRiO is set of government-funded programs that provide a support staff to disadvantaged students throughout their university careers to ensure success. National TRiO Day is celebrated Feb. 21 with a rally, and a city councilor gi...

Awkward moments arise from cultural misunderstandings

Prin Mayowa. Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Prin Mayowa

February 21, 2014

I'm sure when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of little black boys and girls holding hands with little white boys and girls, he didn't expect it to be this awkward. It feels as though the white masses that make up most of Chico State suffer from something unique to Caucasians — white guilt. ...

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