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How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

Jessie Imhoff // November 1, 2019

As our society becomes more progressive and accepting of the LGBT community, audiences have grown more accepting as well. Many viewers want diverse characters with experiences that reflect the world around...

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Obama trumped the media

Susan Whaley // February 15, 2017

History seems to be forgotten rather quickly when it comes to American politics. When it comes to Barack Obama, America may have the fastest onset of short term memory loss. Obama may not have publicly...

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Censoring conservative voices

Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel // October 3, 2016

Freedom of speech has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries and is a seminal piece of who we are as people. The idea of conveying an idea despite being controversial or unpopular is what has...

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Mass media is too liberal

Jeff Guzman // April 9, 2016

It should come as a no surprise that media has always had a biased opinion. Whether you are watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, listening to the radio or reading an article online, there is bound...

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sex in society: Stigmas and realities

Sophia Xepoleas // April 19, 2015

I am a female sex columnist for a college newspaper and am fully aware of the implications intertwined with my title. When I tell people what I do, some awkwardly giggle. A few commend me on my willingness...

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Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Allison Galbreath // April 12, 2015

When people use the phrase “standards of beauty,” it is more than likely that they think of women and the various ways media and society create these standards.And it's true. There are a lot...

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Survival guide for season, series finales

Allison Galbreath // April 5, 2015

It is the worst time of the year: finale season. It is difficult living through the break between seasons, especially when they end with cliffhangers, as they so often do. Even harder is dealing...

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Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

Allison Galbreath // March 22, 2015

Plastic surgery is one of the most astonishing accomplishments in the medical world. It basically allows people to alter their body in a way that's closer to what they desire to look and feel like. This...

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Overvaluing beauty diminishes people’s best traits

Allison Galbreath // March 8, 2015

“You know, if you wore makeup, you’d be really pretty!” Believe it or not, I've actually heard this comment, or some variation of it, more times than I care to count. I’m sure that,...

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Celebrity culture detracts from reality

Allison Galbreath // February 22, 2015

I love the entertainment industry. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without my favorite fictional characters. I’d be bored without trying to solve murders alongside the intelligent, discerning...

Feminism ruins everything

Alyssa Dunning // November 30, 2014

I've always considered myself a feminist, but it wasn't until my women's history class at Chico State that I really understood what that meant.Feminism taught me to think critically and scrutinize everything...

Serving up social change via social networking sites

Valerie Teegardin // May 14, 2014

Unless you've taken the concept of dead week quite literally, than you've probably noticed your Twitter stream clogging up with pleas to #BringBackOurGirls.Despite the good intentions of this campaign,...

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