The Orion

Limit alcohol consumption, not standards

Veronica De La Cruz

March 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's called beer goggles, and most can agree that it’s something that should be completely avoided when drinking alcohol. Beer goggles are an illusion some people get when they’re intoxicated. It results in believing that someone is more attractive than they actually are. With my exper...

Mutual respect should bridge generational gaps

Mutual respect should bridge generational gaps

Veronica De La Cruz

March 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Respect should not be defined by how much life experience a young adult has. It should be something that everyone is entitled to, unless their actions prove that they don't deserve it. Transitioning into adulthood is difficult for most college students, but respect is something that everyone ex...

The importance of Teacher Assistants

Veronica De La Cruz

March 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Teacher Assistants are able to relate to students due to the fact that some of them may still be in school.As students themselves, they understand the pressures and stress that come with being a college student, and their ability to relate to students provides a fun and interesting learning experience. T...

Avoiding the sugar rush

Veronica De La Cruz

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the high cost of tuition, students often find inventive and sometimes morally grey solutions to pay for school. Dating a sugar daddy is one of the options for women. Money is tight for most students. Going on a date in exchange for monthly allowances of thousands of dollars could be worth it for youn...

The downfall to the addictive ‘smart drug’

Veronica De La Cruz

February 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for midterms.This becomes any student’s nightmare that has to cram in all the material they’ve learned so far.   This also makes it easier for students to rely on medication like Adderall to get their work done as quickly as possible. Adderall ...

Visible tattoos jeopardize jobs

Veronica De La Cruz

February 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Anyone who's ever wanted a tattoo knows how exciting it is to finally turn 18 years old.I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it's finally something we can do that many have been told not to for such a long time.The day I turned 18 years old, I couldn't wait to get my first tattoo. I made an...

Keeping in touch with family during college

Keeping in touch with family during college

Veronica De La Cruz

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Moving away from home doesn't mean the relationships we have with our parents should vanish.Communication between parents and students should be open when expressing viewpoints, but should demonstrate a mutual respect for privacy at the same time.I am originally from Torrance, Calif., and being more th...

How to tell a good roommate from a bad one

Veronica De La Cruz

January 31, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It's about that time again — time to look for a place to live and new roommates to live with. I've had my fair share of bad roommates so I know how difficult it is to live with someone you can't get along with. Despite any negative experiences I may have encountered, at least now I know what to loo...

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