The Orion

Dispelling arguments against veganism

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Nicole Henson

March 1, 2017

The stereotype of vegans is heavy and for good reason. No one enjoys PETA videos of baby calves being murdered on their social media pages or being scrutinized in restaurants because they asked for extra bacon.Maybe this in-your-face approach is the result of a fad taken too far by modern day flower ch...

BMU dining offers healthier options

A vegetarian meal offered at the BMU featuring shredded carrots, cucumbers, daikon sprouts and avocado. Photo credit: Sophia Robledo-Borowy

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 30, 2017

Chico State students might be looking for healthier options after surviving last semester on a steady diet of energy drinks and Cup Noodles. The Marketplace Cafe in the BMU offers vegan options for students who are trying to eat healthier. Not only are the salad options helpful in preventing or gettin...

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...

Vegetarians are less ethical than omnivores

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William Rein

February 25, 2016

Eating meat is a choice humans can make. My only real opinion, about anything, is that no one should make a choice for someone else, being a believer in the preservation of human dignity concerning voluntary decisions.However, in the contemporary meat-eating debate, there are certain uncontested ethics wh...

The advantages of giving up meat

Veronica De La Cruz

April 2, 2014

Students who choose to eliminate meat products could experience more than just health benefits. I recently underwent a surgery to remove my gallbladder. Since then I’ve been forced to completely change my diet since I no longer have the help of that intestine to break down fatty foods. I’ve always enjoyed eating every...

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