The Orion

Students speak on their concerns about safety

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

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 a man on campus asking suspicious questions, student concerns have only risen."I think because within this last year, we've just had a lot of issues come up that is around safety," Ka...

The O Face: When ‘sexpectations’ lack

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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. It’s not because one or both partners were bad. It’s these awful sexual expectations that...

The language of gender

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Brittany Mcclintock

April 27, 2016

When someone says they’re bilingual, they typically mean they speak two languages. Like in America, it’s most common for someone to speak both Spanish and English. That way, it’s easier for that person to communicate with someone whose first language is different than what is normal...

The more the merrier

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Joann Chevaillier

April 3, 2016

There are so many different styles of relationships and sexual attraction, and all have their pros and cons. There are two that are currently gaining popularity and I wish I understood more: polyamory and pansexuality. I typically learn through experience, but this style of relationship and sexual...

Who’s really behind the online catfish?

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Sam Rios and Helen Suh

March 23, 2016

With most interactions occurring online, it is likely to encounter individuals that are not honest about their identity. This can be scary for people searching for online relationships.Fifteen percent of Americans used an online dating app or website in 2015 and that number is only going to increase as the younger, more tech-savvy generation filter...

Understanding which love language enhances relationships

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Allison Galbreath

April 19, 2015

Miscommunication is one of the most common reasons for arguments in relationships. Whether with a best friend, partner or parent, misinterpretations of people's intentions in words or actions is often the root cause. Many arguments in a relationship revolve around demonstrations of love and romance. For instance: a wom...

Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Sophia Xepoleas

March 9, 2015

Your hormones are raging, your blood is pumping and you're ready to go. You're about to be taken down a road of sexual exploration and are nothing short of pumped. You're about to enter pound town. Population: you and your plus one. But then it dawns on you. Your roommates are home. Roommates ...

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

Meet Madeline Keaveney. Keaveney, 68, is a retired communications studies professor that happens to be a dedicated baseball fan. Her favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox and Chico State Wildcats. Keaveney, originally from Boston, moved to California in 1974 to teach at Chico State she’s caught a few games since the...

The O-Face: Making sexual fantasies a reality

Michael Karp

Michael Karp

February 24, 2014

From the French maid to wild domination fetishes, the human race has taken sexual acts to every possible level. About 95 percent of people have sexual fantasies, according to a study from the University of Granada.   I have dozens of sexual fantasies. When I worked as a lifeguard, I always fantasized about seeing a girl...

The O-Face: Q&A with sex shop manager

Michael Karp

February 23, 2014

The Orion sat down with Rebekah Higgins, manager and six-year employee of Playtime 4 You, a local adult shop, for a humorous and insightful interview. The Orion: How did you start working here?Higgins: I was already working on my degree in psychology. So I was like, human sexuality is the perfect lead-in to...

The O-Face: Abandoning sexual anxiety

Michael Karp

Michael Karp

February 9, 2014

As I walk over to her house my thoughts are consumed with nervousness and apprehension. Am I going to get hard enough? Am I going to be able to keep it up long enough? Am I even going to be able to pleasure her? Maybe I’m still traumatized from getting whiskey dick while losing my virginity. Sex is an amazing part of life, but sexual anxi...

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