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Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

Chico State's independent student newspaper

The Orion

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University rankings don’t measure success

Rachel Reyes and David Molina // October 23, 2016

When deciding which college to attend, high school graduates and transfer students consider aspects such as the location of the college, the prices of tuition and most importantly, the school’s reputation. The...

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The O Face: Drinking to mingle

Rachel Reyes // October 16, 2016

Some people drink to have fun with friends, some to suppress emotions, some to fit in and some most importantly to have sex. It’s portrayed in films, TV shows, social media and commercials. Sex and...

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Technical difficulties

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won // October 4, 2016

People can’t seem to put their phones away.A majority of students are always facing downward at a small lit screen. Most conversations take place via text messages or social media nowadays, which...

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The O Face: Virginity, an outdated concept

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won // October 2, 2016

If you’re anything like me, watching a lot of TV shows and movies from the 80s and 90s can create this idea that losing your virginity before marriage, or at all, is the deadliest sin in the world....

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Fun in the Aves

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won // September 23, 2016

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday and the streets of Chico are quiet but not for long. Students often rushing home to get things done and still be able to make it to the pregame they just got a text about.One...

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The O Face: Verbal foreplay

Rachel Reyes and David Molina // September 15, 2016

Sex isn’t the time or place to chat. Believe me, as someone who often mingles constantly with so many people throughout the day — conversations fall flat in the bedroom.I get it, people often...

Distance makes the heart break

Distance makes the heart break

Rachel Reyes and Briana Mcdaniel // September 7, 2016

So you fell in love with your summer fling or high school sweetheart and now you’ve decided that you’re going to spend the next four years at a college over 100 miles from where you live. You...

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When orgasms are hard to come by

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won // August 30, 2016

In every girlfriend group, you can find five individuals (so to speak) who are all going through many different situations in their lives but what they share most often is the bond between their sex lives. Yes,...

Dont settle for monogamy

Don’t settle for monogamy

Rachel Reyes // August 19, 2016

Last weekend, my friend and I were having our morning coffee at Starbucks and started discussing the animosity we had towards those who frown upon casual dating.Our loud voices seemed to have triggered...

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