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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

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...

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The more the merrier

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...

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Who’s really behind the online catfish?

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...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Understanding which love language enhances relationships

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...

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Etiquette lesson: Having sex while roommates are home

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....

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,...

Michael Karp

The O-Face: Making sexual fantasies a reality

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...

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:...

Michael Karp

The O-Face: Abandoning sexual anxiety

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...

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