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O-face: let’s talk about female masturbation, baby

O-face: let’s talk about female masturbation, baby

Emily Neria

October 16, 2019

Talking about masturbation can be hard, no pun intended. Lots of women masturbate these days. A recent study found that 81.6% of women between the ages of 18 and 22 may have orgasmed from masturbation in the last year. I definitely fall into this group.Many of my friends, however, belong to the 18.4% of women who have not orgasmed f...

Increasing expectations on students are destroying self-care habits

Increasing expectations on students are destroying self-care habits

Natalie Hanson

October 15, 2019

With the weight of everything expected of a college student in 2019, it's no wonder we're losing basic self-care habits like eating proper food.Tuition costs are higher than ever. The costs of PG&E, cell phone bills, car insurance and internet are still rising. Here in Chico, rent is skyrocketing and avail...

Big Mouth gets bisexuality all wrong – here’s why it matters

Big Mouth gets bisexuality all wrong – here’s why it matters

Kati Morris

October 15, 2019

In the wake of a recent controversy surrounding Netflix series "Big Mouth," co-creator Andrew Goldberg came out and apologized for an episode the show aired regarding bisexuality. Until now, the series had garnered a positive reputation for its honest portrayal of topics regarding sex and teenage a...

Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Chico State needs better counseling opportunities post-Camp Fire

Natalie Hanson

October 8, 2019

For the past year or more, getting counseling when you need it has become more and more of a struggle at Chico State. If you need to go through the Student Health Center, getting a same-day appointment requires being ready before 8 a.m. to call ahead and try to get in on cancellations. Otherwise, you're left wait...

We shouldn’t forgive and forget the Disney/Sony fiasco

We shouldn’t forgive and forget the Disney/Sony fiasco

Jessie Imhoff

October 7, 2019

When it was announced that Spider-Man was coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for at least one more solo movie, people across the world rejoiced. As a big fan of the MCU and the newest Spider-Man movies, I was really excited.However, we shouldn’t ignore the major problems that star...

O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it

O-face: Antidepressants might be affecting your sex drive but nobody is talking about it

Melissa Joseph

October 6, 2019

When I’m stuck in a pit of wallowing depression, having sex isn’t first on my list of priorities, especially if I’m taking my antidepressants.At the age of 13, I was “diagnosed” with depression. I use air quotes because therapists don’t straight up say “you have seve...

TikTok innovative, but reinforces stereotypes

TikTok innovative, but reinforces stereotypes

Danielle Kessler

October 6, 2019

Since TikTok was launched in 2017, the world has never been the same. Well, not exactly, but it has had a huge impact on Gen Z culture and on mainstream media in general. But with every new social media app that comes out, however, it seems that we see the same trend of younger girls being at the re...

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Mitchell Kret and Rayanne Painter

October 6, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor in Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss an editorial piece about a recent incident involving Border Patrol on Chico State campus. Natalie Hanson and Rayanne Painter can both be reached a...

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

Mitchell Kret

October 3, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson’s editorial piece about why parking, and student safety, is a problem at Chico State. Natalie Hanson and R...

Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Chico State doesn’t value diversity

Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2019

By now I think most of the campus probably knows that this past Wednesday, California Customs and Border Patrol officers were on campus, recruiting at the Career Fair in the BMU. At the same time this was going on, the first in the "Diversity Talks" series, by Richie Reseda, was also taking place...

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

Angel Ortega

September 29, 2019

Shaming men for seeking and receiving mental health counseling and therapy reinforces toxic masculinity. I hate the idea that a man must put on a tough-guy persona if they are going through a turbulent phase in their life. It’s commonly viewed that if a man even so much cries or shows some emot...

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Paper straws are the absolute worst

Alex Coba

September 24, 2019

Starting school at Chico State marked my initiation to the world of paper straws. I remember the first time I encountered this monstrosity like it was yesterday:It was a hot summer day during the first week of school. I had just come out of my first journalism class here at Chico State. I was thirsty--...

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