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First Impressions Podcast: The Elder Scrolls, Planned Parenthood and more

Rachael Bayuk and Alex Coba

April 15, 2019

What's your first thought? A new podcast from the minds of the Arts and Opinion section editors, Alex Coba and Rachael Bayuk. Discussing the Elder Scrolls Franchise and Planned Parenthood, on a first impression basis. ...

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

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Michael Catelli

April 27, 2016

In a survey of 74 Chico State students, 34 percent responded either rarely or never practicing safe sex. This could explain why in the 2014-2015 year, the Student Health Center Annual Report recorded over 3,000 lab test requests for chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Presidential election vital to women’s rights

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Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 4, 2016

With all the news surrounding this year’s election, it seems as if everyone is honed in on the candidates' stances on our nation’s most controversial issues. One of the most talked and argued about topics throughout this campaign has been that of abortion rights - a topic I find to be ex...

The “F” word: Feminism is necessary

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Katelyn Martin

October 10, 2015

We’ve all heard it becoming a more prominent word discussed in the media, the dirty little “F” word that no one necessarily wants to say— feminism. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defined it best in both her TED Talk and Beyonce’s famed song, "Flawless." Feminist: "The person who beli...

The truth about Planned Parenthood

Sarah Strausser

September 21, 2015

Planned Parenthood has been in the hot seat recently as an audit was called to try to stop state funding for the corporation following accusations of staff illegally selling fetuses without the consent of patients. In light of these allegations, Planned Parenthood claims to offer patients the opportunity to donate aborted fetuses to medical research, according to Beth H. Parker, chief legal council of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. Aborted fetuses have been used since the 1930s for research of vaccines and stem cells, which can lead...

Masturbation enhances sexual education

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Sophia Xepoleas

February 22, 2015

The hierarchy growing up in the Xepoleas family went as such: We lived our day-to-day lives until one of us royally screwed up, in which case my dad would call a family meeting. This generally consisted of us sitting in our family room and respectfully listening to each other talk until it was time ...

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