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Chico State's independent student newspaper

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‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin // December 14, 2018

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances...

Swipe left on Tinder U

Swipe left on Tinder U

Brooke Martin // September 9, 2018

Almost every college student is aware of Tinder, the most popular dating app. While there are many dating apps out there, Tinder continues to dominate the field. This is especially true for college...

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Five first dates in five days

Piper Loring // May 13, 2018

People typically imagine themselves meeting a romantic partner organically, through serendipity or within a professional field. But times are changing. It's increasingly difficult to meet someone without...

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College students should embrace hookup culture

Nicte Hernandez // April 15, 2018

Living in a college town is definitely unique. Students not only see each other every day at school but run into one another while shopping, eating out and during the weekends at bars and house parties.When...

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Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding // April 9, 2018

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great...

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Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Danielle Cortes // April 2, 2018

What does dating mean for our generation? I rarely even hear that word in a culture where hooking up is the norm. Dating is very complicated. These days, everybody seems to skip the whole cute dating...

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Letters to: My future boyfriend

Danielle Cortes // February 26, 2018

Dear Future Boyfriend,We haven't met yet but I'm patient. Let’s hope we meet face-to-face and not on some dating app like Tinder. I want to meet my significant other the old-fashioned way.Let me...

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The O Face: College relationships are bound to fail

Mina Marjanovic // October 21, 2016

It was not until I had moved in with my college boyfriend that I realized I wanted out. Not just out of the house, but out of the relationship. This experience made me realize that most college relationships...

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Perks of a Summer Fling

Lorinda Sasan // August 22, 2016

This summer was the first in a long time where I've been single. According to a myriad of Cosmo articles and the personal testaments of my single friends, summer is the best season to be sans-significant...

Dont settle for monogamy

Don’t settle for monogamy

Rachel Reyes // August 19, 2016

Last weekend, my friend and I were having our morning coffee at Starbucks and started discussing the animosity we had towards those who frown upon casual dating.Our loud voices seemed to have triggered...

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A señor’s fresh perspective on love

Miles Inserra // May 11, 2015
The reason why college seniors can date freshman, but high school seniors cannot, is actually pretty simple.
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Tinder ignites casual sex, burns down thrill of chase

Miles Inserra // February 23, 2015
The matchmaking phone app has blown up on college campuses during the past few years, but the appeal has become strictly sexual.
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