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Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Kegels are the next best thing to better sex

Brooke Martin

September 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Tweet Talks

It’s no secret that lots of men are attracted to virgins.If a girl hasn’t had her “cherry popped” yet, then having sex with her will feel different, right? Wrong.Some men (and women) are still under the impression that all virgins have intact hymens, which makes their vagina fee...

Five first dates in five days

Five first dates in five days

Piper Loring

May 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

People typically imagine themselves meeting a romantic partner organically, through serendipity or within a professional field. But times are changing. It's increasingly difficult to meet someone without the shield of technology screens. Busy schedules filled with school, work and extracurriculars...

The morning-after pill probably won’t kill you

The morning-after pill probably won’t kill you

Nicole Henson

May 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Uncategorized

What happens inside the body when taking Plan B, an alternative contraceptive to birth control, sounds a lot riskier than it actually is. Plan B, with its painfully un-ironic brand name, is a pill that can be consumed up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It’s known to many...

Ghosting shows how mature people can’t be

Ghosting shows how mature people can’t be

Karen Limones

May 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re exchanging messages with someone and it comes to the point where you find yourself enjoying their company, but they suddenly fall off the face of the earth? It’s not your typical they “left me on read” scene. It means no phone ca...

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Nicte Hernandez

April 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

It's Friday night, you're ready to get drunk off of the $10 in your bag. Riley’s is the place you know you will at least be able to mingle since you will somehow be connected or know a majority of the other students there. You have been getting ready for the past two hours and are finally at your destination,...

College students should embrace hookup culture

College students should embrace hookup culture

Nicte Hernandez

April 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Living in a college town is definitely unique. Students not only see each other every day at school but run into one another while shopping, eating out and during the weekends at bars and house parties.When you have such a prevalent drinking culture at Chico State, or at any college campus, the hooku...

Dating in the dorms

Dating in the dorms

Grant Schmieding

April 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“This has been fun, can we go back to your place?” she says, as my heart skips a beat. Now comes the hard part. “Sure, let me just get you a wristband,” I say, feeling like we’re off to Great America. “Did you bring a valid form of ID?” Entering the dorms for the first time feels...

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Reliance on technology takes meaning away from real dating

Danielle Cortes

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

What does dating mean for our generation? I rarely even hear that word in a culture where hooking up is the norm. Dating is very complicated. These days, everybody seems to skip the whole cute dating part, which is upsetting. This is when real efforts are made through special moments like an evening...

How to cope with long distance relationships

How to cope with long distance relationships

Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Long distance relationships are about as much fun as just about every Ramsay Bolton scene in Game of Thrones. After my own long distance relationship, I would rather go shopping for my own coffin than start another one. Unfortunately, after a year, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert. Just...

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

How to flirt like a pro, build confidence

Danielle Cortes

March 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Flirting can be a fun little game or, for some, it always just seems to be nothing more than a deathly embarrassing scenario. Unfortunately, you can't just go "accidentally" drop a stack of books in front of your crush and as they are helping you pick them up you brush each other's hands and magically...

High school relationships help build a foundation

High school relationships help build a foundation

Grant Schmieding

March 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Anyone who says they truly understand how to maneuver the dating pool, with guaranteed success, is full of it, according to Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. In high school, college or otherwise, we all have our own confusing and frustrating experiences. When it co...

Don’t let living with roommates lead to boring, quiet sex

Don’t let living with roommates lead to boring, quiet sex

Nicte Hernandez

February 25, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

The music has been turned up in your roommate's room, the moans get louder and louder and then the bed starts to pound against the wall. No matter how loud the music is, nothing can drown out your roommate and the excitement they feel when their significant other comes over. Cheap apartments with...

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