The Orion

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

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Ricardo Tovar

January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no substantial proof to the answer of who is right. Despite this, the planet has fostered life for mi...

Pizza Riot introduces new location for vegan pizza

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Angelina Mendez

October 18, 2019

In early November, a new vegan-style restaurant named Pizza Riot located on Walnut St and 2nd St. will open to the city of Chico.Chico State students can now enjoy the fresh plant-based and organic non-genetically-modified organism (GMO) ingredients in the restaurant's pizza creations. Pizza Riot has ...

Growing up vegetarian

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Reed Mccoy

April 4, 2019

Growing up, this was by far one of the most common questions asked to me whenever someone found out I was vegetarian. It wasn't my choice if we are going to be truthful about it. The story begins when I was born. No, seriously. From the day I was born, I was a vegetarian. My mother had decided when my...

Conversationals: Eating Vegan

Conversationals: Eating Vegan

Reed McCoy, Opinion Columnist

March 23, 2019

Reed McCoy can be reached at [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

We all are responsible for reversing climate change

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Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018

The Earth as we know it is disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate. I know it, you know it and we need to stop ignoring it.Over the past decade, there’s been no secret about the fact that our climate is rapidly changing and becoming too hot for the earth to remain sustainable. Coral reefs once full of vib...

Podcast: Kegels, being a vegan student and having pets in college

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk, and Karen Limones

September 11, 2018

This week Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about Kegels, what it's like being a vegan student and having pets in college. Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Vegan student on a budget; tips and tricks

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Rayanne Painter

September 6, 2018

With many college students struggling with issues such as housing or food insecurity, or just struggling to pay for tuition and textbooks, it’s reasonable when college students eat what they can to get by. There are many students whose main reason for not trying out a vegan diet is because of the cos...

Go Vegan

Go Vegan

Danielle Cortes

September 12, 2017

Since 2014, veganism has grown a whopping 500 percent just in the U.S alone, according to a report done by GlobalData. Veganism is very trendy amongst millennials right now. Many social media accounts promote this healthy lifestyle. In addition, many celebrities are following this diet which gives in...

Vegan pizza options can’t be topped

Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

March 28, 2017

One of the hardest things about giving up dairy was ditching the cheesy goodness of pizza. However, thanks to all the vegan accommodating alternative foods, pizza is still very available. Here’s what I used:   Ingredients Organic Pizza Crust (Trader Joe’s) 1 cup Marinara Pasta Sauce 1 ½ cups Daiya Mozzarella Style...

Surviving as a vegan in college

A vegan salad available in Sutter Dining hall. Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Susan Whaley

January 30, 2017

As I drive down Esplanade, nibbling my carrot for breakfast, I wondered why being vegan feels like such a struggle at times when I know it doesn't have to be. Despite the various options available, I still got stuck with a carrot for breakfast. It isn't always fun or easy being a vegan, especially...

Vegetarians: Follow the golden rule

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Sam Rios and Dongyoung Won

April 21, 2016

So you’ve made the decision to become a vegetarian?One minute you’re feeling high and mighty, the next you catch yourself in a Red Lobster reciting "Finding Nemo" in your head. “Fish are friends, not food.”Damn it, fish aren’t my friends. Ten minutes later you’re ...

Veggie lovers’ toolbox

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Carly Plemons

April 5, 2016

For most people who take on a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, the first reaction most people have is “What do you even eat?” The truth is, there is actually so much to eat. Even when going out or buying junk food, many things are conveniently vegan, such as Oreos or a variety of your favorite ch...

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