The Orion

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

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Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018

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...

Cuffing Season: You’re Doing It Wrong

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Rachel Reyes

December 5, 2017

The transition from summer to fall to winter is so obvious in Chico. You go from scorching, sweating heat to piercing cold winds surrounded by yellow, orange and red. If you wanted to find another way to tell the seasons apart, listen to your very happily single friend begin to whine about wanting...

Relationships during holiday season are overrated

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December 10, 2015

Around winter time, single people everywhere begin to feel lonely. With no one to cuddle with, the idea of being single seems less exciting. Come November, cuddle and holiday season is in full effect. Holiday season also serves as a time for students to unwind and take a break from the fall semester....

Single, been ready to mingle

Illustration by Adriana Macias. Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Megan Mann

September 21, 2015

I never thought I'd be here. Three years ago, I was that girl who was still with her high school boyfriend in the dorms.Oh yes, I was the one who annoyed her roommate and friends because I'd drop everything when he'd call and I'd hang on to my phone like a life preserver just in case he did. Now I've been single...

Students embrace solo Valentine’s Day

Kiara Rickson, first year pre-nursing major, is spending her first Valentine's Day single in five years. Rickson said she is excited to explore the holiday without the limitations of a relationship. Photo credit: George Johnston

Alisa Thorsen

February 11, 2015

Many students dread the thought of being single on Valentine's Day, but there are many ways to make this holiday a blast without being in a relationship.Single Chico State students provided four different options on how to make this season of love exciting for those who may be experiencing it solo. 1. Love i...

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Allison Galbreath

February 8, 2015

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 ...

Staying single in college: Benefits of flying solo

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Sophia Xepoleas

February 2, 2015

You sense an alarming stare burning into the core of your soul from across the bar. Glancing over at your significant other, you realize that this accusatory stare is due to the rather extended and intimate conversation that you’ve been having with another member of the opposite sex. You gl...

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