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Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Alicia Brogden

November 16, 2015


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What do you hope to achieve with your master's degree project?"I want to aid in economic redevelopment through sustainable technology in a local town." —Charlie Pooler, sustainable manufacturing lecturer and professional sciences master's program studentWhat is your favorite part of traveling? "I love to see all of the history and the old ...

Sexual destinations: Where will you be taken next?

Sexual destinations: Where will you be taken next?

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

November 10, 2015


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The type of sex you have is dependent on certain elements: the who, what, where, when and how. I’ve decided to take a closer look at the “where” part of the whole thing and how it affects one’s sexual experience. Many people I know have not yet explored the world of sex outside of a bed, w...

Slacklining doubles as stress reliever, workout

Slacklining doubles as stress reliever, workout

Sabrina Grislis

November 9, 2015


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Considering how busy college students' lives can get with school, work and homework, finding something that can double as a stress reliever and a workout is hard to come by. For some Chico State students, like senior outdoor education major Riley Cox, they've found their happy medium— slacklining. A slackline is a piece of webbing, typically about one inch wide, slung betwe...

Horoscope for Nov. 8-15

Horoscope for Nov. 8-15

Megan Moran

November 8, 2015


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Aries- The time for movie marathons and hot chocolate is upon us. You don’t regret being lazy and laying in bed until noon— What a beautiful time of the year. This week will be low key, so don’t expect any surprises thrown your way. For now, go out and get yourself a fuzzy blanket and lay l...

Almost-instant ramen

Grace Kerfoot

November 7, 2015


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Top Ramen and Cup Noodle might be cheap, but constructing a bowl of homemade ramen is easier than you think and more delicious than any bagged soup sitting in your pantry.Real ramen— not ramen that comes dehydrated with a little "flavor packet"— is somewhat of an art form. Its synergistic bowl of ...

Vol. 75 Issue 8

Alisa Thorsen

November 4, 2015


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Oral sex: The land of inequality

Oral sex: The land of inequality

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 18, 2015


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When it comes to oral sex, I think it’s safe to say that men and women are held to different expectations and pressures in bed. As a girl, I’ve felt a little shortchanged, and I don’t see an equal amount of giving and receiving surrounding oral sex.Reflecting on my sexual experiences, I can recall getting...

Chico-based clothing company grows, gives back

Chico-based clothing company grows, gives back

Nathan Graves

October 14, 2015


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There is a multitude of clothing brands that represent different places. San Francisco, Venice Beach and New York are examples of cities commonly reflected in people’s styles. While big, well-known locations generally have this effect, Chico locals may have noticed shirts, tanks or hats with fe...

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 12, 2015


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Rolling over in bed the morning after a wild night out can be met with surprise, shock, awe or enjoyment. Whatever happened the night before, you’re now in another person’s bed and the looming presence of the morning is upon you. The morning after can be a complicated dynamic, and I’ve...

Understanding different pasta varieties

Understanding different pasta varieties

Grace Kerfoot

October 11, 2015


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In all of its cheap and carbohydrate-heavy glory, pasta noodles are a staple to the college diet.Pasta understands when you have friend drama, bills to pay or midterms; pasta asks for nothing more in return aside from some rudimentary cooking skills, a sexy sauce and maybe some Parmesan cheese. While boiling water is...

Horoscope for October 11-18

Horoscope for October 11-18

Megan Moran

October 10, 2015


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Aries- Monday means a fresh start— time to forget any embarrassing things that may have happened over the weekend. With how much alcohol you consumed, you may have already forgotten. Start Monday off with a clean slate. Get organized, go to the gym or try eating healthier for a few days until th...

Humans of Chico State: Bucket list

Humans of Chico State: Bucket list

Jenelle Kapellas

October 9, 2015


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What is something you've always wanted to do but are too scared to try?"I want to study abroad but I'm kind of nervous because I've never been out of the country and I haven't been away from my family and friends for that long. College has been an experience where you really have to put yourself out there and I've gotten better at ...

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