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  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

  • Tasha Alexander gardening. Photo Courtesy of Tasha Alexander.

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    Tasha Alexander: inspiring educator, alumna

  • Pacientes y estudiantes pueden quedarse en la sala de espera antes de su cita. El laboratorio de Wellcat está dentro del centro de salud. El laboratorio realiza una variedad de pruebas incluyendo para ETS y otros problemas de salud.

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    Una nueva ETS está en el pueblo: ¿Que debería saber?

  • Patients or students can stay in the waiting area before appointments. The Wellcats lab is located inside the heath center and performs a variety of tests including for STDs and other health issues. Taken by Milca Elvira Chacon.

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    New STI just dropped: What should I know?

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At the end of the day, you are your own person and don’t let anyone stop you from being the safe and sexy hoe that you truly are. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

O-Face: Getting real about safe casual sex

Melissa Joseph // September 3, 2019

Going back to school can mean a lot of things to the average college student, like getting new classes, making new friends and having more sex. It’s no secret that college involves parties every...

Students practice the one, two, three; five six, seven-step process for salsa dancing. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Ballroom dance is a beneficial art form for students

Olyvia Simpson // November 5, 2018

The studio room is illuminated by bright incandescent lights with a soft purple hue. You can see your reflection in the giant wall mirror in front of you and in the shining wood floor beneath you. The...

To be ethical and socially responsible is to care and think smart. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

College students should be conscious consumers

Sam Rios // January 24, 2018

The consumption habits of current college students play an important role in the future of our society. College students need to find the vigor within themselves to become consumers that think critically...

Education in a modern world of technology

Education in a modern world of technology

Sam Rios // January 23, 2018

As technology improves, systems and institutions that are deeply rooted in our society are challenged by the rapidity of the modern world.Some institutions, such as the medical field, have advanced greatly....

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

College students and sex interests

Rachel Reyes // October 31, 2017

At this point in our lives, I’m pretty sure that most people have seen or at least heard of the TV show called Strange Addictions. If you haven’t, let’s just say some people are into...

Photo credit: Chase Falk

A little marijuana goes a long way in bed

Rachel Reyes // April 19, 2017

When combining the prevalent sex culture of college with drug and alcohol use, it might be safe to assume there is a causal relationship between the students and the drugs. According to UCSB, the use...

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Tapingo taps out student budgets

Kristina Martinez // November 16, 2015
Tapingo's delivery service isn't as convenient as students think.

Do some research before taking drugs

Daisy Dardon // March 5, 2015
If used incorrectly, Molly can cause severe overheating of the body, which can induce organ damage.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

The pros and woes of pet ownership

Daisy Dardon // March 5, 2015
College students should own a pet if they can be responsible enough to do so.
Veronica De La Cruz

Mutual respect should bridge generational gaps

Veronica De La Cruz // March 10, 2014
Age shouldn't determine the respect college students receive.

Visible tattoos jeopardize jobs

Veronica De La Cruz // February 23, 2014
Being able to hide tattoos could save future job opportunities.
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