The Orion

Playlist: The perfect study vibes

Illustration of a girl listening to music while studying

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

With midterms around the corner, this situation happens to me all the time.  After sitting down to read the incredibly dense textbook in front of me, I put on my favorite playlist and start reading. A couple pages in, I realize I'm thinking about the lyrics of the song, more than the words on ...

Study smarter, not harder

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Rachel Reyes

December 7, 2017

The weeks that fall between Thanksgiving and Winter Break are probably the most hectic for students.Knowing how to get through finals week varies for most people, but there are very common preparations that many students do that can actually help increase final scores.No one should cram for finals week....

Midterms; After-hours

King Krule- The Ooz

Sean Martens and Nicole Henson

October 24, 2017

After Hours - Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue - After Hours EP Czech One - King Krule - The OozPrisoner - Ryan Adams - PrisonerNancy From Now On- Father John Misty- Fear FunContinental Breakfast - Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett - Lotta Sea LiceFool's Errand - Fleet Foxes - Crack-UpDon't Try - Toro y Moi - Boo B...

Part time worker, full time student

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Daisy Dardon

January 29, 2015

My first year in college I struggled financially and it was very stressful. My parents would try to help as much as they could but sometimes it just wasn’t possible. My father even got a second job so that I could stay in college and knowing this just made me even more determined to get a job ...

Library Etiquette 101

Veronica De La Cruz

December 14, 2014

Finals are coming up, so that means huge crowds of people trying to find spots to study at the library. I usually have long breaks during my schedule, so I can easily say that I spend the majority of my time there already. With that being said, there's nothing more annoying than being in the library dur...

Sharing tables: it’s OK to say no

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Megan Mann

October 10, 2014

I'm sitting in the library attempting to study for a midterm when a random person comes up to my table. "May I sit here?" they ask, their hand placed firmly on one of the chairs, backpack ready to hit the ground the minute I say yes. What happens next will blow your mind. I say no, giving a b...

Students still flock to libraries

Kristina Martinez

April 9, 2014

The library is more than a place for students to go and get books or study. The library serves as a place where all of the distractions of the real world go away.My friends and roommates can get twice as many things done in the library for two hours than they can sitting at home.The stereotype that this...

Classical music aids studying

April 6, 2014

With the end of the semester just around the corner, it's safe to say the homework load's only continuing to pile up.I've found it useful to try different methods of studying to ease some stress off my busy schedule. To my surprise, listening to classical music while studying has not only helped me co...

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