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Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

December 15, 2015


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For my last and final column, I’ve decided to end on an insightful, call-to-action note: I want to overcome and defeat the social stigmas and judgements that surround young women (and sometimes men) in today’s sexual culture. Choosing to be the sex columnist and openly writing intimate details of my sex life clearly shows t...

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

December 6, 2015


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One of the least talked about and most scandalous acts of sexual activity is the elusive threesome. Three-ways: one of the top items on most guys’ bucket lists and a highly avoided topic by most girls. I know I’m being a little stereotypical here, but I’ve yet to meet any girls that are...

The best way to confront a fear is to conquer it

The best way to confront a fear is to conquer it

December 5, 2015


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There comes a time in every person’s sexual career when they must finally face a fear. Depending on the person, each fear can be wildly different and unique. When I say “fear,” I’m referring to those big, scary “imagine if” scenarios that we discuss with our friends w...

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

December 3, 2015


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One-night stands: The awkward, thrilling, scandalous story of many college students’ lives. The majority of people I know experience one-night stands on their nights out and I think it’s becoming a major staple in our sexual culture today.The thing about one-night stands is you have to accept them for what they are...

Oral sex: The land of inequality

Oral sex: The land of inequality

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 18, 2015


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When it comes to oral sex, I think it’s safe to say that men and women are held to different expectations and pressures in bed. As a girl, I’ve felt a little shortchanged, and I don’t see an equal amount of giving and receiving surrounding oral sex.Reflecting on my sexual experiences, I can recall getting...

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 12, 2015


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Rolling over in bed the morning after a wild night out can be met with surprise, shock, awe or enjoyment. Whatever happened the night before, you’re now in another person’s bed and the looming presence of the morning is upon you. The morning after can be a complicated dynamic, and I’ve...

Mood of the night

Mood of the night

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 4, 2015


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Although science has proven it false that different types of alcohol actually affect you in different ways, we all have the stories and nights to show that we do indeed feel different effects-- even if it just is our mind playing tricks on us. Drinking certain types of alcohol can greatly change the course of a person’s n...

Sex and heartbreak

Sex and heartbreak

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 21, 2015


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As a sex columnist, I feel somewhat obliged to only write about the positives of sex and portraying it as one of the, if not the most, fun and exciting activities one could partake in. Even though I strongly believe sex is both of those things, I also know there are negatives that come along with the sexual world....

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos

May 12, 2015


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It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for my column and wrote about their experiences at Chico State, postgraduation plans and passions. Now...

Senior Spotlight: Entrepreneur creates app to transform how people donate

Senior Spotlight: Entrepreneur creates app to transform how people donate

Nicole Santos

May 6, 2015


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Growing up with parents who’ve always created their own successful businesses, Chase Palmieri, a senior entrepreneurship and small business management major, knew that there was a benefit to being an entrepreneur. “My dad and my mom are both serial entrepreneurs,” he said. “So from a young ag...

Senior Spotlight: Student engineers promising future

Senior Spotlight: Student engineers promising future

Nicole Santos

April 12, 2015


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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Burj Khalifa in Dubai caught Victoria Goernert’s eye in an instant. “I’ve always marveled at bridges and large buildings and how they were built,” she said. “I knew from a young age that I would love to do that.” Goernert, a senior civil engineering major, has participated i...

Senior Spotlight: Student keeps radio music philosophy in tune

Senior Spotlight: Student keeps radio music philosophy in tune

Nicole Santos

April 2, 2015


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Angel Huracha doesn’t have a musical preference. If it makes his heart beat, his leg move and his head swing, he’s sold. “Usually this is the part in the interview when someone rips country music or teenybopper central,” he said. “But I would be lying if I didn't break into a Britney Spears tune or admit that Dolly Parton is m...

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