The Orion

Recognize and remove obstacles to effective listening

Recognize and remove obstacles to effective listening

William Rein

March 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Taking a child development class this semester was the most useful decision I’ve made at Chico State so far. I entered the relationship workshop having innumerable issues with communication and trust and finished with a more refined perspective on relationships. I gained knowledge on the art of ...

The awkward ambiguity of friendship

The awkward ambiguity of friendship

Allison Galbreath

March 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, relationships. They make life worthwhile, don’t they?And I don't mean just romantic relationships here. Although those are great. I’m actually talking about all types of relationships: from familial to romantic to friendships. They all have the potential to provide support, comfort, understan...

Why nice guys actually finish last

Why nice guys actually finish last

Allison Galbreath

March 1, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Too often have I heard the bitter complaint, “nice guys always finish last”. And who is to blame for this terrible mistreatment? Girls. It's because, of course, girls are always choosing the wrong guys. The jock, the jerk, the bad boy, the musician. . . Because clearly all of these types...

Blood is still thicker than water

Blood is still thicker than water

Joseph Rogers

February 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While walking home earlier this semester, I had the dubious pleasure of listening to a young woman argue with her mother. Most of the people walking on that block of Warner Street shared that same pleasure. Apparently the mother had seen some social media posts of this young lady at a party and called her ab...

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Allison Galbreath

February 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Valentine’s Day approaching, there’s a lot of pressure to find that special someone. Nagging reminders pop up constantly, from all the pink and red that’s slathered everywhere to all the deals on flowers, chocolate and gifts for your partner. And even to friends that all seem to be ...

Vibrators: boyfriend’s friend or foe?

Vibrators: boyfriend’s friend or foe?

Dylan Dewit

January 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I got off the bus, tired. I had just finished up a full day of work and essays for my courses. That morning I woke up at 6 a.m. to take a run and finish up some last-minute assignments. I hadn’t eaten anything but a granola bar and some Rolos the old lady in the office had set out to share. I w...

In relationships, there is nothing more important than support

In relationships, there is nothing more important than support

Dylan Dewit

January 23, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

My girlfriend and I made the drive up to Portland for her grandfather’s funeral. The trip was last-minute, and was undeniably difficult for her. For a long time now, we have planned to travel to Portland some day. But when the time finally came, I understood right away that this trip wasn’t ...

The upside of anger: makeup sex

The upside of anger: makeup sex

Tj Carter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Features

When in a relationship, a couple can hit rough times. An argument can start over something small and escalate into a yelling match in less than five minutes. My wife and I get into small arguments every once in a while, just like everyone else. After all the screaming is done and the underlyi...

Tinder doesn’t bring true love

Tinder doesn’t bring true love

Veronica De La Cruz

November 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While some people fall in love at first sight, most young adults are now falling in love at first swipe. But is it really love? I know I'm not the first one to admit I've tried an app like Tinder. All my single friends were talking about it, so I thought, why not? I'll give it a try. It see...

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

The O-Face: Rid relationships of insecurity

Michael Karp

April 1, 2014


Filed under Features

Insecurities can hinder your sex life and other parts of a relationship. It can happen in a committed or casual relationship.   The 2013 winter break was the first extended period of time that I spent away from my girlfriend. It was also when I first felt any type of relationship inse...

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

The O-Face: Stepping from one-night stands to relationships

Michael Karp

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

You wake up in the morning next to a person you’ve just met, attempting to relive the events of the night before.It is at this point that the potential relationship teeters on the edge of a cliff.Whether it falls off or carries along its merry way may be determined by a number of things.Here are some questions to ask before developing a one-night stand into a relati...

Deleting contacts doesn’t bring closure

Julianna Eveland

February 28, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Constant back and forth text messaging, “likes” and “follows” on Instagram and occasional Facebook check-ups are what keep my social life going. But what happens when a relationship goes awry? And I’m not talking about a friendship; I’m talking about a romantic interest. Is...

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