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My silent struggle: a letter to my brain, body and aching hunger

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // April 15, 2022

Last year, I relapsed. I was battling with my body, a silent struggle that defined my eating disorder. Since high school, I've fought with an eating disorder. For me, it came in waves. I'd have phases...

Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is wrong about Ivermectin, but we can do a better job criticizing him

Thomas Stremfel, Opinion Editor // November 19, 2021

On Oct. 13, Joe Rogan had The Cable News Network’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the aptly named “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. Most of the three-hour conversation consisted of...

Student Health Center on Chico States campus.

Who did I kiss?

Mario Ortiz Jr., Staff Writer // October 24, 2021

“I think I'm dying!”  Sweating through the sheets on my mattress, I lay in bed. My body aching, my throat hurting and my head raging, I began to run through all illnesses in my head that could...

Nursing students, Ireland Vallejo (left side) and Katrina Tully (right side) giving out free swag to people who received flu shots on Oct. 14, 2021.

Chico State prepares for possible ‘twindemic’ with free flu shots

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 14, 2021

Chico State students can receive a free flu shot and swag at five pop-up clinics over the next two weeks in the Merriam Library breezeway.  Kimberly Chappell, lead physician of the WellCat Center,...

Front view of Kendall Hall

Butte County Public Health calls out college-age population for COVID-19 surge, Chico State students under investigation

Kimberly Morales, Editor // September 2, 2020

Butte County Public Health announced on Wednesday that within a week, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among people ages 18-24 in Butte County had risen by 557.  Of the 557 cases,...

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // February 29, 2020

On Wednesday, Chico State’s: Safe Place, Title IX department, Associated Students Academic Senate and California Faculty Association hosted a keynote presentation. Chico State’s Department of Health...

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With all these vaping-related deaths, some still believe in its safety

Jack Lewis // October 21, 2019

For years, big tobacco has used shady tactics to get Americans hooked on nicotine. In fact, smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of preventable death in the nation, responsible for over 480,000 deaths...

Anti-Vaxxers are accomplices to murder

Gage Northcutt // April 17, 2019

Due to the surge in parents refusing to vaccinate their children, a measles outbreak has spread across the Pacific Northwest. Not only has this reached Butte County, but specifically the measles outbreak...

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Janette Estrada // February 13, 2019

Name the single most important vanity feature with the potential to change your facial structure. You guessed it: eyebrows.Through thick and thin, the beauty of brows continues to be a popular trend. With...

Five ways to spread holiday cheer, not germs

Brooke Martin // December 14, 2018

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s; these holidays are here but so are sicknesss.Winter is a great season for romance. It’s filled with matching ugly Christmas sweaters, the sexy New...

Condoms one of the many ways to prevent STDs. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

DTF with protection?

Rachael Bayuk // September 25, 2018

We are living in the height of reclamation. Words that were previously used to shame us are now ours to say alone. Slurs that would kill a high school reputation, just five years ago, are now proper greetings...

Self-care is important; stress free phone apps

Rayanne Painter // September 18, 2018

Think about what makes you most happy after a long and stressful week. It could be a hot cup of tea paired with your favorite TV show, a day hike with friends or something as simple as reading a book....

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