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Millenials too broke to break up

Millenials too broke to break up

Susan Whaley

April 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The cost of living is beyond reach for many millennials. People who are falling behind on their monthly budget might end up leeching off their relationships or being stuck with a person for financial reasons. No one wants to admit to using their significant other for financial assistance. It’s...

Dominant personalities struggle with relationships

Dominant personalities struggle with relationships

Kyra Stemplinger

February 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Chivalry to most guys these days equates to oppression in the minds of women. Men feel they can't do anything right. Women feel they have no voice. Besides the messy hookup culture of our generation, a new epidemic is spreading through modern romance, the fight for the dominant position in the rel...

Healthy relationships week comes to Chico State

Healthy relationships week comes to Chico State

Alejandra Fraga

February 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Safe Place and other associates present healthy relationships week through Feb. 13-17 at Chico State. "Healthy relationships week is more than a feel-good activity" said Alex Brown, Safe Place Advocate and Administrator. This is Safe Place's first time taking the lead on an event like this, they hop...

The death of chivalry in relationships

The death of chivalry in relationships

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In a culture where double-tapping a photo or sending direct messages is a form of showing romantic interest, it’s clear the idea of a knight in shining armor has come to an end.Chivalry is dead and it should remain that way.I think social media is the reason why certain people have such high expecta...

The O Face: Call me daddy

The O Face: Call me daddy

Lorinda Sasan

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pet name noun: a name that is used instead of a someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity. Familiar pet names used include baby, sweetheart, honey, angel, sugar, darling and daddy. If that last one grossed you out, you’re not alone. I believe people misunderstand the da...

Is it time to define the relationship?

Lorinda Sasan

October 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Millennials are scared of commitment. The dating culture has seen a shift in recent decades. A combination of being the generation that grew up with the highest divorce rates and emphasis on continuing education have seen a declining interest in the quest to find the one and settle down early. We...

Why are you still hanging on?

Why are you still hanging on?

Lorinda Sasan

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Love is a drug. It's scientifically proven. When we become close with another person our body releases oxytocin and dopamine. They create good feelings giving us a literal high from being around them. Which can help explain why attachment can feel a lot like addiction sometimes. It's hard to be witho...

Distance makes the heart break

Distance makes the heart break

Rachel Reyes and Briana Mcdaniel

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 start to wonder should I be a smart human being and break off the relationship or should I pretend...

Perks of a Summer Fling

Perks of a Summer Fling

Lorinda Sasan

August 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This summer was the first in a long time where I've been single. According to a myriad of Cosmo articles and the personal testaments of my single friends, summer is the best season to be sans-significant other. The balmy weather makes it so easy to meet people out and about, and for college students co...

Trusting friends with partners

Trusting friends with partners

Joann Chevaillier

May 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of us have no problem trusting our friends with anything that we see as ours: swimsuits, water bottles, cars and more. A question I often find myself asking is can I trust my friends with my partner?A while back I had a friend that would go after a guy even if I admitted that I liked him. She would...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Joann Chevaillier

April 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being in a new relationship is awesome, but I have a bad habit of wanting to spend too much time with my partner. As Debby Herbenick from Psychology Today says, “I like togetherness – most people do, especially in the beginning of a relationship because it gives you both a chance to get to ...

You are what you Netflix

You are what you Netflix

Sarah Strausser

April 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Take the quiz below to find out what your Netflix choices say about your relationship. Sarah Strausser can be reached at [email protected] or @strausser_sarah on Twitter....

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