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A graphic with a hand holding a phone displays texts from a human and an AI-generated chatbot. The graphic was created by Nadia Hill on April 22, 2024.

Pros and cons of artificial intelligence and online dating

Nadia Hill and Shane Aweeka // April 27, 2024

Pro By: Shane Aweeka You continue to try and reword the sentence. After nearly five minutes of making little headway, you capitulate and turn to ChatGPT. It's not cheating. The idea remains unaltered,...

Woman in red shirt and blue jeans grabbing an orange peach in a dense green orchard

New AG communication and leadership option sees first grads, looks to expand

Natalie Ernandes, Contributor // April 20, 2023

Michelle Borges committed to Chico State knowing she wanted to study agricultural communications and leadership. The problem? Chico State didn’t have the program she wanted. The solution? Borges...

The discussion tables held in the BMU Auditorium.  Students shared their experinces, suggestions and ideas on what can be done to improve safety in the city. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Students speak on their concerns about safety

Julian Mendoza // April 6, 2019

Within the last year, student safety has been a rising concern among students. Campus communication with students has been highly criticized by students, and after recent events such as the Camp Fire and...

Photo credit: David Molina

The O Face: When ‘sexpectations’ lack

Lorinda Sasan and David Molina // September 26, 2016

What’s the first step in becoming a god/goddess in the bedroom? Perhaps it’s recognizing that you’re not as good at it as you think. Too many people engaging in casual sex are ultimately unsatisfied....

Photo credit: Helen Suh

The language of gender

Brittany Mcclintock // April 27, 2016
Being bilingual means speaking two different languages. That doesn't mean just speaking both Spanish and English, but speaking both masculine and feminine.
Photo credit: Bobbie Rae Jones

The more the merrier

Joann Chevaillier // April 3, 2016
Shedding light on polyamory and pansexuality.
Photo credit: Helen Suh

Who’s really behind the online catfish?

Sam Rios and Helen Suh // March 23, 2016
Don't let catfishes drive you away from online dating.
Illustration by Darian Maroney

Understanding which love language enhances relationships

Allison Galbreath // April 19, 2015
Knowing the way oneself or a partner demonstrates love can deter future arguments and minimize miscommunication.
Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

Sophia Xepoleas // March 9, 2015
When it comes to bringing sexy time into a house full of roomies, it can be a completely acceptable endeavor or a completely awkward scenario.

Students chalk down their feelings about rape

May 12, 2014
Students and Chico community members gathered Saturday at the the bike bath through campus often nick-named the "rape trail" to change the perception of widely used bike bath. People used chalk to write messages about consent and spread awareness on sexual assaults.
Faces in the Crowd: Former professor tutors, cheers for baseball team

Faces in the Crowd: Former professor tutors, cheers for baseball team

Nicholas Woodard // February 26, 2014
A retired communications professor enjoys watching the young men she tutors play baseball.
Michael Karp

The O-Face: Making sexual fantasies a reality

Michael Karp // February 24, 2014
Sharing private fantasies with a partner can lead to a night of creative play.
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