The Orion

Cutting ties with coffee may be your most difficult breakup

A coffee on top of a table indicating this is another drink in this persons day. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Rayanne Painter

September 26, 2018

If you’re anything like me, an 8 a.m. class is hell on earth.The ritual starts right when you wake up; that first cup of coffee hits your lips within minutes of rolling out of bed and, by the time you finish your morning classes or morning shift at work, you might be on your third or fourth cu...

Too much true crime

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Alex Horne

February 19, 2016

Finally comfortable, you close your eyes in your soft warm bed and begin to drift asleep. Then your eyes open. You remember you just finished watching "Dateline."Quickly arising, you check every window and door and close all the blinds. You would nail wood over every door but you don’t have wood or na...

Coffee high

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Sam Rios

February 18, 2016

Just take a look around campus on any given morning. Lattes, cold brews and iced coffees. Students line up like zombies just to get their morning fix. No matter how they are consumed, these drinks are feeding a bigger problem: outrageously high caffeine tolerances among college students. This is not just an ...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Illustration by Dongyoung Won.

January 26, 2016

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

Attending class: Students’ first priority

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Kristina Martinez

September 30, 2015

As the first month back in school comes to an end, it often leads me to do some self-reflecting. How many classes have I missed so far?I can't stand missing class. As much as I would prefer to sleep in on Tuesdays and Thursdays I can't because my biology lab is waiting to start at 8 a.m.— with or without ...

Better to shut up than one-up.

Alyssa Dunning

September 29, 2014

The trend of one-upping one another is annoying, more annoying than any other trend. It's Tuesday morning and I am exhausted. Although it is my own fault for procrastinating, I had to work on a paper until two in the morning. After three cups of coffee I am still struggling to keep my eyes open. I ...

The dangers of coffee dependency

Kristina Martinez

February 20, 2014

The way people talk about coffee and their dependance on it is similar to how drug addicts refer to drugs. Coffee is not something needed in order for the human body to function. But it seems that the more people use coffee as a wake up call, the more the brain reacts to coffee as the only thin...

Manage time better to sleep more

Kristina Martinez

February 6, 2014

Those last few minutes of sleep after hitting the snooze button is some of the most precious time in a college student’s day. As important as sleep is, it is often one of the last things on our minds. Getting a full night’s sleep has become hard for most students to achieve. It seems imposs...

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