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Jojo Murphy smiling before the interview took place. Photographed by Wyatt Alpert on March 9.

Jojo Murphy freshman sensation

Wyatt Alpert, Reporter // March 19, 2023

Jojo Murphy, a 6 '2’’ 180 pound guard from Piedmont High School, is Chico State's first men’s basketball California Collegiate Athletic Association freshman of the year since the 2001-2002 season.  Jojo...

Birds fly over the St. James lot on a cloudy day. Photo taken Nov. 6.

The long and wine-ding road: New Clairvaux’s complex history

Noah Herbst, Editor-in-Chief // November 16, 2022

At first glance, the tiny community of Vina in Tehama County may not have much to offer. There’s an elementary school, a railroad that runs right through town and to the untrained eye — not much else....

Zoe DiNardo ready on the court. Photo by Julia Travers, taken Oct. 15.

Love, passion and commitment: An athlete’s journey to an honorable game

Julia Travers, Reporter // October 19, 2022

From her early start in a volleyball grass league at the age of 7, and her mom also having been a volleyball player, Zoe DiNardo switched to the court at the age of 12. After taking a year off due to...

Brown scoring a goal against Holy Names during his first start on Sept. 11.

Kristoffer Brown snags national Player of the Week honors

Jackson Elrod, Reporter // September 24, 2022

At the beginning of the week, sophomore midfielder Kristoffer Brown was still hoping for his first collegiate start. By the end, he was taking home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player...

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Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

December 15, 2015
It's time to loosen the pressures set in today's sex culture, otherwise, we may be doomed.
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Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

December 6, 2015
It's time to finally address one of the most avoided sex topics: threesomes.
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The best way to confront a fear is to conquer it

December 5, 2015
Periods and farts and flaccid penises, oh my!
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One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

December 3, 2015
Today's hookup culture is becoming heavily influenced by one-night stands— a situation with many dimensions.
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Oral sex: The land of inequality

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 18, 2015
It's time for both men and women to realize that oral sex is an unequal exchange in today's society, and we all need to fight for our right.
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Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 12, 2015
The night is always fun, but what about the next morning when you wake up?
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Mood of the night

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // October 4, 2015
Have you ever thought your drink could affect your whole night?
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Sex and heartbreak

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // September 21, 2015
Sex isn't always a good thing— it can leave us riding up and down on an emotional roller coaster.
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