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High school relationships help build a foundation

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Grant Schmieding

March 5, 2018

Anyone who says they truly understand how to maneuver the dating pool, with guaranteed success, is full of it, according to Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. In high school, college or otherwise, we all have our own confusing and frustrating experiences. When it co...

Long distance relationships don’t work in college

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Danielle Cortes

August 22, 2017

Long distance relationships are difficult. Short distance relationships are difficult. All relationships are difficult. Even though there are those few rare couples who make it work, you are creating your own journey by moving away to college. Creating your own journey will force you to make some hard decisio...

Graduation breaks up students

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Marrion Charissa Cruz

May 16, 2017

With graduation approaching for Chico State seniors, figuring out whether to break up or stay together after college is the tough decision couples need to make. Most people choose not to stay in Chico to return back home or find a steady job somewhere else. This can create conflict if a person's partner...

Millenials too broke to break up

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Susan Whaley

April 2, 2017

The cost of living is beyond reach for many millennials. People who are falling behind on their monthly budget might end up leeching off their relationships or being stuck with a person for financial reasons. No one wants to admit to using their significant other for financial assistance. It’s...

Dominant personalities struggle with relationships

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Kyra Stemplinger

February 14, 2017

Chivalry to most guys these days equates to oppression in the minds of women. Men feel they can't do anything right. Women feel they have no voice. Besides the messy hookup culture of our generation, a new epidemic is spreading through modern romance, the fight for the dominant position in the rel...

Healthy relationships week comes to Chico State

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Alejandra Fraga

February 13, 2017

Safe Place and other associates present healthy relationships week through Feb. 13-17 at Chico State. "Healthy relationships week is more than a feel-good activity" said Alex Brown, Safe Place Advocate and Administrator. This is Safe Place's first time taking the lead on an event like this, they hop...

The death of chivalry in relationships

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Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016

In a culture where double-tapping a photo or sending direct messages is a form of showing romantic interest, it’s clear the idea of a knight in shining armor has come to an end.Chivalry is dead and it should remain that way.I think social media is the reason why certain people have such high expecta...

The O Face: Call me daddy

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Lorinda Sasan

October 11, 2016

Pet name noun: a name that is used instead of a someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity. Familiar pet names used include baby, sweetheart, honey, angel, sugar, darling and daddy. If that last one grossed you out, you’re not alone. I believe people misunderstand the da...

Is it time to define the relationship?

Lorinda Sasan

October 8, 2016

Millennials are scared of commitment. The dating culture has seen a shift in recent decades. A combination of being the generation that grew up with the highest divorce rates and emphasis on continuing education have seen a declining interest in the quest to find the one and settle down early. We...

Why are you still hanging on?

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Lorinda Sasan

September 9, 2016

Love is a drug. It's scientifically proven. When we become close with another person our body releases oxytocin and dopamine. They create good feelings giving us a literal high from being around them. Which can help explain why attachment can feel a lot like addiction sometimes. It's hard to be witho...

Distance makes the heart break

Distance makes the heart break

Rachel Reyes and Briana Mcdaniel

September 7, 2016

So you fell in love with your summer fling or high school sweetheart and now you’ve decided that you’re going to spend the next four years at a college over 100 miles from where you live. You start to wonder should I be a smart human being and break off the relationship or should I pretend...

Perks of a Summer Fling

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Lorinda Sasan

August 22, 2016

This summer was the first in a long time where I've been single. According to a myriad of Cosmo articles and the personal testaments of my single friends, summer is the best season to be sans-significant other. The balmy weather makes it so easy to meet people out and about, and for college students co...

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