The Orion

Serving up social change via social networking sites

Valerie Teegardin

May 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you've taken the concept of dead week quite literally, than you've probably noticed your Twitter stream clogging up with pleas to #BringBackOurGirls.Despite the good intentions of this campaign, Twitter hashtags won't bring back the 230 Nigerian girls who were abducted. What hashtags can do, h...

The price of cool in social media

Matt Murphy

May 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The world has always been obsessed with mass communication. The more people who know about something, the better. In a time since passed, there was a necessity for this mothered invention. The printing press, the telephone and the internet are all forms of mass communication one could argue we cannot live...

New app proves party reputation with pictures

Veronica De La Cruz

April 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many college students have experienced drunken nights when they do something embarrassing and wouldn't want anyone to capture that moment.Faded, an app created by JumpCam, allows students who attend Chico State or the University of Arizona to post pictures or videos of themselves or other individual...

Digital activism lacks real results

Veronica De La Cruz

April 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” read a tweet from @ColbertReport posted March 28. While “The Colbert Report” is widely known for its humor and jokes, this tweet still caused outrage ...

Learning changes stem from technology

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are times when I'm doing my homework and think, "Thank God for the Internet." Actually I’m thankful for the Internet all the time, whether I’m doing my homework or not. As millennials, we have grown up around social media. First Myspace then Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the list g...

Working Wildcat: Building blogs

Working Wildcat: Building blogs

Ariel Hernandez

March 28, 2014


Filed under Features

If you’ve thought about joining the blogging community, you’re definitely not alone. In 2012 there were 31 million bloggers in America, according to Blogging.org. So what does it take to compete in an online world of constant blogger battle? Here are five tips to help create the nex...

Social media can ruin relationships

Veronica De La Cruz

February 16, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media has the potential to ruin any relationship. It’s astonishing that the updates that a new significant other posts, the photos they take or even whose picture or status they “like” will become just as important as the words coming out of their mouth on the first date. Instea...

Social media has changed the way we meet people

Matt Murphy

February 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I see someone in public and recognize them, yet have we've never met. After remembering that we're Facebook friends, I realize that I already know their birthday, interests and have seen pictures of various significant events in their lives.This is what social media has done to social interaction. It ...

Working WildCat: Seven steps for keeping a professional social media presence

Ariel Hernandez

January 18, 2014


Filed under Features

College is a time filled with nights to never forget and nights you never fully remember. These harmless college memories have a tendency to creep into Twitter feeds, Instagram photos and Facebook posts. But are these updates really that harmless? A survey from 2012 by CareerBuilder found that 37 per...

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