The Orion

Technology is changing our world

Illustration by Melissa Joseph
March 5, 2020

Over the past 20 years, technology has changed the world in many ways. It has changed the way we communicate, learn, socialize and the way we listen to music.  In the 21st century, listening to...

Study tips for the distracted student

November 12, 2019

When it comes to studying, technology can be our own worst enemy. It’s common knowledge that our generation is glued to our devices. So what are we supposed to do when it’s time to buckle down...

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk
February 12, 2019

The rise of social media is easily one of the most significant changes to have happened in this generation. With all the good, there is also bad. How often have you seen people you know become obsessed...

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

When learning how to code, HTML and CCS markup language and the beginning steps before getting into JavaScript and more advanced coding development programs. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson
October 20, 2018

A Computer Science seminar series was hosted by The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction. Eric Mellum, a 2015 Chico State alumnus, presented on development coding and job opportunities...

Selfies are self-confidence boosters

Photo courtesy of Getty images by Geber86
September 12, 2018

Filters and Snapchat selfies should be celebrated, not looked down on.How many times have you asked someone to take a photo of you and it doesn’t look the way you want it? This is a problem I am...

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Too much technology can be damaging to your grades. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
March 15, 2018

You're checking your phone simply to see your assignment grade that was just posted on Blackboard, next thing you know your scrolling on your Twitter timeline for a good 45 minutes. Sound familiar?...

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
February 2, 2018

With the modern world more connected than ever, social media, smart phones and the web are changing the way we interact with the world around us. Subconsciously, everyone creates a sense of self, an...

Education in a modern world of technology

Education in a modern world of technology
January 23, 2018

As technology improves, systems and institutions that are deeply rooted in our society are challenged by the rapidity of the modern world.Some institutions, such as the medical field, have advanced greatly....

Assault is assault, even if it’s in the virtual world

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
December 5, 2016

This past year has been huge for the virtual reality industry. Companies like Sony, Google and Samsung have all entered into the virtual reality market. The idea that virtual reality is the future of in-home...

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won
November 11, 2016

Technology has seeped into every part of our lives but the one place that technology seems to be discouraged is in the classroom. With technology constantly advancing and becoming more common, it’s...

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
Disfunctioning phone may ruin the company’s capital and reputation
November 2, 2016

How one wrong move might bring the world's top technology manufacturer straight to the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be the year's greatest smartphone. It received some of the...

Propositions need researching

Photo credit: David Molina
October 31, 2016

With Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton polling an average of 23 points ahead of Republican Nominee Donald Trump in California, it is almost guaranteed that Clinton will win all 55 of the States electoral...

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