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College relationships? Don’t do it.

College relationships? Don’t do it.

Janette Estrada

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Do not do it.Do not fall in love in college.Do not let your “friends” convince you to go out on a Tuesday night for cheap alcohol and introduce you to a “cute friend.”Not to say love is non-existent, but in college? Please.At the peak of alcohol-induced bravery, it's likely they will...

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Brooke Martin

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends are supposed to build you up and make you a better person, but this is not always the case. It can be hard to let go because you two share so many happy memorie...

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

Brooke Martin

October 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Put those rulers and growth pills away because we don’t care what your penis size is.Our society is obsessed with appearance, looks and being perceived as ‘sexy’. At least five million people in the U.S. suffer from body dysphoria. When people think of body self-esteem issues they usually picture a woma...

Social norms shouldn’t control how you have sex

Social norms shouldn’t control how you have sex

Rayanne Painter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s hard to argue that western culture isn’t completely obsessed with sex, even when references are normalized in children's movies. Sex is everywhere we look. It’s in nearly every Netflix show, mainstream music, social media trends and even some restaurant chains that capitalize off sexu...

Off the Record: Friendships and lubricating in the bedroom

Off the Record: Friendships and lubricating in the bedroom

Karen Limones, Rayanne Painter, Brooke Martin, and Rachael Bayuk

September 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Tweet Talks

This week, columnist Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin hit on topics about friendships in and out of college and using lube in the bedroom.Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Period Sex; don’t knock it till you try it

Period Sex; don’t knock it till you try it

Rayanne Painter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Video, Visuals

Sex is bound to get messy. Bodily fluids, lube and sweat are all mixed up in heavy breathing, tangled hair and hey- maybe you break some furniture once in a while. This is no surprise as sex brings back a primal instinct that mostly all humans have. Except for those who don’t like sex, which is cool...

Four reasons to stop social media stalking

Four reasons to stop social media stalking

Karen Limones

May 8, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

If you ever found yourself clicking on the @ mentions on a social media platform or browsing through a person’s Facebook to get to know them a little better, you may be stalking without even realizing it. Nowadays, the internet has become the biggest form of stalkers to track you, follow you, and researc...

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Danielle Cortes

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does dating mean for our generation? I rarely even hear that word in a culture where hooking up is the norm. Dating is very complicated. These days, everybody seems to skip the whole cute dating part, which is upsetting. This is when real efforts are made through special moments like an evening...

How to cope with long distance relationships

How to cope with long distance relationships

Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Long distance relationships are about as much fun as just about every Ramsay Bolton scene in Game of Thrones. After my own long distance relationship, I would rather go shopping for my own coffin than start another one. Unfortunately, after a year, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert. Just...

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

Danielle Cortes

March 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Flirting can be a fun little game or, for some, it always just seems to be nothing more than a deathly embarrassing scenario. Unfortunately, you can't just go "accidentally" drop a stack of books in front of your crush and as they are helping you pick them up you brush each other's hands and magically...

High school relationships help build a foundation

High school relationships help build a foundation

Grant Schmieding

March 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Anyone who says they truly understand how to maneuver the dating pool, with guaranteed success, is full of it, according to Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. In high school, college or otherwise, we all have our own confusing and frustrating experiences. When it co...

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