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Period Sex; don’t knock it till you try it

Period Sex; don't knock it till you try it

Rayanne Painter

September 4, 2018

Sex is bound to get messy. Bodily fluids, lube and sweat are all mixed up in heavy breathing, tangled hair and hey- maybe you break some furniture once in a while. This is no surprise as sex brings back a primal instinct that mostly all humans have. Except for those who don’t like sex, which is cool...

Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

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Rachael Bayuk

September 3, 2018

Self-confidence can be compared to a light bulb. It is not always on, sometimes it dims and eventually you’ll have to change it out. It is perfectly normal to not always feel a hundred percent. Don’t feel bad and wish you could be like –insert ones favorite icon here—because I guarantee you,...

Letter to: transfer students

Two polaroid images to express memories made at Chico State Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Rachael Bayuk

August 29, 2018

Dear Transfer Students, First off, let me say welcome to the family; you have just started the rest of your life. At Chico State you can be whoever you want to be. Your past doesn’t have to define you if you don’t want it to. Transferring offers you a unique opportunity to redefine yourself ...

College students lack sufficient mental health resources

Group of People with differing personalities.
Getty Images photo by Chris Madden

Rayanne Painter

August 28, 2018

Everybody deals with their own personal lows during college. Many students may find themselves devastated over failing a difficult exam, or heartbroken over falling out with friends or partners. For anybody who’s experienced these things, they know that it can often make life harder than it needs to...

Social media consent becomes the new get-out-of-jail free card

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Brooke Martin

August 26, 2018

When talking about “social media consent” you have to wonder if consent even exists anymore. If anyone else has access to certain content, then the original owner’s ability to give consent for the content going public has been lost. When consent is lost, unfortunate repercussions can take place. This...

Can we count on the Wildcat Pantry to keep starving students nourished?

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Karen Limones

May 16, 2018

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry staff has just come to show how much of an importance keeping students well-nourished does not matter when they decide to keep expired labels out for grabs. The goal is to provide food for students who can’t afford to purchase groceries or a meal. Yet, the free groceries...

Keep your mind active this summer

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Danielle Cortes

May 15, 2018

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a book or two, just to add to your list of summer accomplishments?According to Business Insider, “Science ha...

Roar against wildcat statue has my vote for student involvement

The Wildcat Statue continues to create controversy among students over the cost. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Karen Limones

May 14, 2018

If you’re thinking “another article about the Wildcat Statue?,” I know, me too. But I’ve been thinking about all those times I’m in the elevator or walking alongside the Bell Memorial Union when I hear people comment on the statue. It’s still a ruckus and students st...

Five first dates in five days

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Piper Loring

May 13, 2018

People typically imagine themselves meeting a romantic partner organically, through serendipity or within a professional field. But times are changing. It's increasingly difficult to meet someone without the shield of technology screens. Busy schedules filled with school, work and extracurriculars...

Don’t forget about transfer students

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Guillermo Felix-Alvor

May 13, 2018

Universities have put a lot of their focus on ethnic diverse groups. While this is important, the transfer student population brings its own diverse group of people in terms of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and educational background. Because transfer students are coming from different...

The importance of traveling

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Nicte Hernandez

May 11, 2018

Traveling is seen as a leisure and can seem a bit unattainable though that does not always have to be the case. With thorough planning, traveling in your twenties is not impossible and we should all take advantage of this time in our lives, a time when we don't have as many responsibilities holding us...

Letters to: Parents Back Home

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Danielle Cortes

May 10, 2018

Dear Mom and Dad,Hey folks, guess what? The semester is coming to an end and you know what that means… I am moving back for the summer!I wish I could stay here, to be honest. Don't take it personally, I miss being back home but at the same time I'm going to miss my freedom and independence even...

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