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Chico State hosts Vagina Monologues

Chico State hosts Vagina Monologues

Katherine Feaster

February 16, 2015


Filed under News

The A.S. Gender & Sexuality Equity Center held a performance of "The Vagina Monologues" Friday and Saturday with the focus being against violence toward women. The monologues, originally written by activist and playwright Eve Ensler, told true stories of women’s experiences to call attention to a more...

It’s time to recognize the 3rd gender

It’s time to recognize the 3rd gender

Dylan Dewit

February 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite consistent social activism and progress, the binary of gender identity proves to be one of America’s most inappropriately ingrained conventions. We simply cannot break away from the limitations of male and female. Let’s say students are registering for classes at Chico State.They are asked ...

GSEC hosts 7th annual LGBTQ+ conference

GSEC hosts 7th annual LGBTQ+ conference

Stephanie Schmieding

December 12, 2014


Filed under Features

At first glance LGBTQ+ looks as if it’s only an acronym. However, the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center aimed to humanize the multidimensional elements of its identity with its seventh annual conference, which had as its theme “We Are More Than Just an Acronym.” Eliza Dyer, LGBTQ+ progr...

GSEC films videos with focus on consent

GSEC films videos with focus on consent

Michaela Sundholm

November 14, 2014


Filed under Features

One in five women on Chico State's college campus will be a victim of rape or attempted rape over the course of a five-year college career, according to the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center. One woman is too much, but in five years, over 15,000 women at Chico State will experience sexual assault. T...

Sustainability Day held on campus

Sustainability Day held on campus

Jovanna Garcia

October 23, 2014


Filed under News

Students setup booths Wednesday morning at Colusa Hall in celebration of the campus's 12th Annual Campus Sustainability Day.Celebrated across the U.S., this year's theme is Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community."This event is a cool way for students to learn about all of these opportunities t...

GSEC starts weekly Feminist Fridays event

GSEC starts weekly Feminist Fridays event

Michaela Sundholm

October 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Feminist Fridays is the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s new event held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday on Trinity Commons and will run until Dec. 5. The campaign is aimed to empower and support activists and aspiring activists. The event will have a different theme each week that ties into a bigger m...

Finding my pansexual identity

Finding my pansexual identity

Jessica Candela

August 24, 2014


Filed under Features

I had my first crush on a boy when I was 2 years old. I had my first crush on a girl when I was 5 years old. I had my first crush on an individual who identifies as transgender when I was 19 years old. I identify as pansexual. My chosen definition of pansexuality comes from Oxford Dictionaries: ̶...

A guy’s guide to experiencing “The Vagina Monologues.”

Zachary Phillips

February 13, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

February 14 can be a hectic day for men, and not because of everyone’s favorite love-struck holiday. No, it isn’t the burden of having to buy their significant other heart-shaped boxes of chocolates that has men dreading February. It’s vaginas. Since they were first written in 199...

New restrooms welcome everyone

New restrooms welcome everyone

Mozes Zarate

January 22, 2014


Filed under News

Construction of the first of three gender-inclusive restroom in the Bell Memorial Union wrapped up Monday afternoon. The restrooms were funded by the Associated Students at Chico State and cost around $140,000 to build, said Kory Acosta, vice president of Facilities and Services. The intention is to accommodate gender variant st...

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Lindsay Pincus

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

The annual Queer Week is happening from Oct. 5-11 at Chico State. The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, the Stonewall Alliance and the university collaborated together to put on the events. Sarena Kirk, senior women’s studies and sociology major and LGBTQ+ program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equ...

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