The Orion

Chico State should diversify decorations

Veronica De La Cruz

December 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I was speed walking past the Bell Memorial Union to get to the Performing Arts Center with my friend Julia for our history class, I couldn't help but notice how her eyes were glued to all the Christmas decorations. I didn't blame her. What better way to show that Chico State is in the holiday spiri...

Embracing eustress

Veronica De La Cruz

December 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Countless hours in the library, sleepless nights, major bags under our eyes and the lovely realization that with finals just around the corner, the stress is only going to get more real.It's no surprise that in order to be successful and grow, one must endure the struggle and stress that comes with ...

Tinder doesn’t bring true love

Tinder doesn’t bring true love

Veronica De La Cruz

November 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While some people fall in love at first sight, most young adults are now falling in love at first swipe. But is it really love? I know I'm not the first one to admit I've tried an app like Tinder. All my single friends were talking about it, so I thought, why not? I'll give it a try. It see...

Anonymous app humors, harms students

Anonymous app humors, harms students

Veronica De La Cruz

November 16, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As if Chico State didn’t get enough negative attention from apps like Fade, now Yik Yak wants to join the fun. Similar to Fade, Yik Yak draws in eager young adults with its anonymity. The app connects users within a specific area and lets them engage in conversation without revealing their i...

College students discuss drinking habits

Veronica De La Cruz

November 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "Party culture: how much is too much?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Veronica De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected] or @Veronica_dlc on Twitter....

‘Basic’ shouldn’t exist

Veronica De La Cruz

November 14, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

According to Urban Dictionary, the word basic is used to describe any person, place, or activity involving obscenely obvious behavior, dress, and action.The other day, I came across an illustration in The Exponent ––Purdue's student run newspaper––that displayed the anatomy of a...

Nude photos are best left untaken

Nude photos are best left untaken

Veronica De La Cruz

November 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A person takes a picture, it gets sent out, then disappears within a matter of 10 seconds. Throw in a long list of privacy features, and it's no wonder college students rely on apps like Snapchat to sext. It's the perfect app for sending nude photos without them getting into the wrong person's hands....

‘Yes Means Yes’ is full of holes

‘Yes Means Yes’ is full of holes

Veronica De La Cruz

October 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[View the story "Dissecting the new "Yes Means Yes" bill" on Storify] Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going. Veronica De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected] or @Veronica_dlc on Twitter....

For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz

October 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to spend over $400 at the Chico State Wildcat store. Now that I look back at this, I realize how easy it...

Hangover supplements fail to soothe

Veronica De La Cruz

September 25, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The morning after a night out on the streets of Chico, many students may be regretting all the alcohol they've consumed the night before. There are all sorts of remedies out there for a hangover, but do they really work?Some popular ones include eating greasy food or the popular route of drinking awa...

‘Organic’ labeling isn’t what it seems

‘Organic’ labeling isn’t what it seems

Veronica De La Cruz

September 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If eating quality food means spending $250 every two weeks on groceries, then I'm all for it. Despite the fact that I may not have a ton of extra spending money, I always make it a priority to buy organic produce, and I think others should do the same. After participating in a live Twitter...

Musical movement promotes education and peace.

Veronica De La Cruz

September 18, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Regardless of the genre that one is into, it's safe to say that some music has the ability to lift the spirits of people all over the world.The founders of the Play for Change movement share a similar belief. Since 2002, Play for Change has hosted hundreds of concerts in the hope of raising money to ...

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