The Orion

Serving up social change via social networking sites

Valerie Teegardin // May 14, 2014

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,...

Ivy league all-star follows passions to Yale.

Valerie Teegardin // May 6, 2014

After being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, as well as several other New York State colleges, 17 year-old Kwasi Enin has decided to attend Yale University.According to The Huffington Post,...

Undeclared students shouldn’t sweat missing major perks

Valerie Teegardin // April 26, 2014

It’s no surprise that with the high cost of tuition and other various academic fees, students are rushing to get through college as quickly as they can. However, it’s that pressure to get...

Boost brain cells by beating games

Valerie Teegardin // April 8, 2014

Living in a capitalist society, I'm constantly engulfed in thousands of advertisements plastered with deceitful lies and fake claims to get people to buy more. Nonetheless, I couldn't help but be intrigued...

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Sexist messaging app misleads relationships

April 7, 2014

What do fireworks, hand grenades and gender-specific apps have in common? All three are pieces of technology that, when put in the hands of stupid people, will blow up in their faces. Thanks to...

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Intelligence isn’t limited to IQ

Valerie Teegardin // April 4, 2014

Hot-cold, up-down, left-right, there's already enough dichotomies in society; smart-stupid shouldn't be one of them. Yet that's exactly how the education system views intelligence, like it's some black...

Non-traditional ways to handle neighborly nuisances.

Valerie Teegardin // April 1, 2014

I consider myself to be fairly flexible when it comes to neighborly nuisances; this is a college town and I am surrounded by college kids after-all, but my patience has a limit.In my living situation,...

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Online classes offer opportunities, obstacles

Valerie Teegardin // March 24, 2014

As the last half of the semester draws near, enrollment for classes next fall looms overhead. Before signing up for online courses, consider why getting an education over the web may cost you a...

Stop striving for straight-A’s

Valerie Teegardin // March 11, 2014

After years of schooling, students are now conditioned to believe that good grades will get them a good job; as if an A is equivalent to success. If that's truly the case, then it's reasonable to...

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Finding productivity in procrastination

Valerie Teegardin // March 5, 2014

Targeted as a roadblock to success needing to be demolished, procrastination has been tied to laziness and wasted time. It's a slacker's defining quality. If it's so bad, then why does college continue...

Don’t stress over dilemmas

Valerie Teegardin // February 25, 2014

Reflect on your current situation as it is right now; not two days from now, not even five minutes from now, but right at this particular moment. Is your apartment flooding? Is someone breaking into...

Redefining importance of appearances

Valerie Teegardin // February 18, 2014

Once dubbed "the ugliest woman in the world," Lizzie Velasquez has been turning heads ever since her TED talk this past December when she addressed her rare disease that makes it impossible to gain any...

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