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Extenders, vibrators and rings: oh my

Extenders, vibrators and rings: oh my

Rachael Bayuk

October 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Piercings have been a part of human nature for centuries, genital piercings are no different. Whether for pleasure, looks or function, they are an undeniable part of subculture.Genital piercings are more common in men than women and for good reason. The piercings started as function and less for aesth...

‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

Brooke Martin

October 30, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There’s a difference between being a ‘loner’ and being lonely.You’re at a restaurant with your friends. You see a girl sitting in the corner booth, mindlessly eating her sandwich while reading a torn-up book. She’s by herself with no friends in sight. You start to feel b...

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Bad news: Greasy food will make your hangover worse

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

You’ve woken up with a headache, nausea and are somehow more tired than before you went to sleep. This isn’t a case of the flu or common cold, but rather a side effect of a few too many margaritas from the festivities of the night before.I can admit that I’ve been in this position ...

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I’m attracted to people regardless of their gender. But no, I don’t want to be in your threesome and I’m certainly not confused about my sexuality.While being heterosexual is the all-time “norm” when it comes to sexual orientations, that doesn’t mean that there are...

Off the Record: Chicoween

Karen Limones, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter, and Brooke Martin

October 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15- Cultural appropriation 2:22- Out-of-Towners5:35- Consent8:30- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

Karen Limones, Rayanne Painter, Brooke Martin, and Rachael Bayuk

October 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the necessity of general neutral bathrooms needed on campus and the men who can't donate blood during the blood drive. 0:01- Introduction0:10- Topics 0:18- Gay men can't donate blood3:20- Gender neutral bathrooms6:45- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at opi...

Healing through the arts

Healing through the arts

Rachael Bayuk

October 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In today's fast-paced tech world, schools are throwing out the arts for the science. While no one can debate math and science's importance in this new age, we can not leave behind the arts. Even if one is not considering art as a craft, the arts still play a vital role in character development and stres...

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Rayanne Painter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you’re reading this, I’m going to make the assumption that you are human. You eat, you drink and if you do both of these things, you will have to dispose of bodily waste.Whether the urge to use the bathroom is at home or in public, most of us don’t have trouble finding a place t...

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471 on Twitter....

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary

Rachael Bayuk

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Halloween in Chico has a deep tradition of being a time for partying. While I have no bone to pick with celebrating, I do have a few tips for staying safe while doing it.Sex is great, but it can be dangerous to get caught up in an exciting hookup. There will be an influx of “out-of-towners” into our ...

Start living in the now

Start living in the now

Brooke Martin

October 23, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

College students are planning for the future, but might be forgetting about the now.Midterms, grades, internships and careers weigh heavily on college students’ minds. Under all of this stress, it’s easy to forget that we are in college, supposedly the best years of your life. Make these years count.College students face an enormous amount of worry. We a...

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

Brooke Martin

October 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Chicoween has become a Chico State tradition, that is well known by more than just students. Every Halloween, many out of towners come up to celebrate. While this can be great, it also escalates the risks of going out. The scary part isn’t the witches or ghosts, it’s the people out of to...

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