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Smartphone users represent new face of addiction

Matt Murphy

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Nothing that makes up society is static. As society progresses and new technology becomes available, people have become dependent on a device that didn’t even exist 10 years ago — the smartphone. Changes are always happening. Even the definitions of words are fluid and always morphing....

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

David Kahn

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Come witness the show American Theater Magazine calls “Original, exciting and highly theatrical.” L.A. Theater Works and Chico Performances present The Graduate, a live radio theater event at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.Based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb and the 1967 film by the same name,...

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Sergio Sanchez

February 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Al Pacino gave a speech to his team in “Any Given Sunday” that resonates with every athlete hoping to beat competition in unfamiliar territory. “The margin for error is so small,” Pacino said. “I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, and you don’t ...

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 ...

The Orion Wants to Hear from You: Student Safety

February 10, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Video

Two sexually aggressive acts have taken place within the last two weeks. Student Escapes Attempted Kidnapping (2/7/2014): https://theorion.com/blog/2014/02/08/s... Student Attached outside of Holt Hall (1/31/2014) https://theorion.com/blog/2014/01/31/b... We want to hear from you: 1)How can...

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Climbing costs keep students from exploring courses

Matt Murphy

February 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Have you ever had to pass up a class outside of your major that seemed interesting because of high tuition costs? I have faced this dilemma many times before. I came to college with a plan. I fell in love with writing my junior year of high school and knew I wanted to study journalism in coll...

How effective are campus emails

Veronica De La Cruz

February 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You've got mail.Readers are probably familiar with the student announcement emails that Chico State sends out every Tuesday and Thursday, but how many students actually take the time to open and read them?I will admit, there has been plenty of times, I didn't bother reading through them, and just sent the...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Sergio Sanchez

February 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

Getting ready to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics

Greg Silvia

February 4, 2014


Filed under Sports

The United States heads into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with the biggest team in the history of the games. With 230 members comprising Team USA, the team plans to break the record of 37 medals overall, a record it set in the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Sochi Games kick off with the opening cerem...

Autocorrect saves time, causes problems

Autocorrect saves time, causes problems

Matt Murphy

February 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

1993 was a momentous year, for more than just the fact that it’s the year that I was born. It was also the first year Microsoft Word included the autocorrect feature. Once the first iPhone was released in 2007, autocorrect became a key selling point for the device and others like it. I’m ...

How to enjoy the Superbowl without your team

Matt Murphy

February 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

On the eve of the biggest sporting event in the country, it's likely that you may be waking up knowing your favorite team isn't playing. I am also a passenger on this boat as my beloved 49ers came up short two weeks ago. Here's how you can still enjoy Superbowl Sunday. 1. Pick a side: Yes, I'm a lit...

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Local artist is the man behind the dots

Emma Wood-Wright

February 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Acrylic giraffes smile down from the living room window like stained-glass saints, three koalas cling to a branch and a woman holding a cluster of balloons keeps steady on her bicycle. Norm Dillinger, 76, has created hundreds of companions, born from perfectly placed dots of acrylic paint, to share th...

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