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Battling to accept our bodies in a toxic society

Battling to accept our bodies in a toxic society

Alexis Harvey, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

Body image is a term that is thrown around a lot in today's society, but what does it really mean? Body image describes our perceptions and attitudes towards our own physical appearance. It's how you...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Don’t diet for image

Allison Galbreath // February 15, 2015
Diet should be a way of life not a formula for achieving the perfect body.
Illustration by Trevor Moore

Guide to gay men’s body types

Joseph Rogers // February 7, 2015
What is the difference between a twink and a bear? A cub and an otter? Our columnist breaks it down.
Illustration by Darian Maroney

All types of breasts need support

Daisy Dardon // January 29, 2015
People should learn to appreciate all boobs regardless of shape or size.
Lay off of Barbie, blame the parents

Lay off of Barbie, blame the parents

Megan Mann // December 6, 2014
The new "normal" Barbie doesn't really address the real issue with our culture.

Bizarre beauty fads boggle my mind

Alyssa Dunning // December 6, 2014
Is no body part safe from scrutiny?

Tattoos can wait

Julianna Eveland // October 10, 2014
Tattoo envy had me wanting one for a while, but I realized the permanence factor is a little too much for me now.
Debbie Devine, a local marriage and family therapist, answered questions about eating disorders for Chico States Embodied club. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Dominique Diaz // March 31, 2014
A local marriage and family counselor spoke to students about eating disorders and body image.
Michael Karp

The O-Face: Ponderance of pubic hair

Michael Karp // March 19, 2014
The sex columnist cuts to the chase — societal pressure to remove the "'fro down low."
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The O-Face: Better body image improves sex

Michael Karp // March 1, 2014
Self-perception can help or harm bedroom performance.
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