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The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

The O-Face: Neglect numbers, respect relationships

Michael Karp

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

People are commonly judged by their promiscuity. Not surprisingly, this standard is set simply by the number of people one has slept with. I have probably slept with an average or below number of partners by Chico State standards. Much of society would say that if someone’s number was much higher than the average they would be considered...

Social media can ruin relationships

Veronica De La Cruz

February 16, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media has the potential to ruin any relationship. It’s astonishing that the updates that a new significant other posts, the photos they take or even whose picture or status they “like” will become just as important as the words coming out of their mouth on the first date. Instea...

Constant comparison corrodes self-confidence

Constant comparison corrodes self-confidence

Julianna Eveland

February 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As young adults we try our best to become the smartest, strongest, healthiest or most accomplished versions of ourselves. Naturally, we look to other people as examples. Following that, we tend to compare ourselves to them. The compulsion to self-critique is said to come from one's compariso...

Keeping in touch with family during college

Keeping in touch with family during college

Veronica De La Cruz

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Moving away from home doesn't mean the relationships we have with our parents should vanish.Communication between parents and students should be open when expressing viewpoints, but should demonstrate a mutual respect for privacy at the same time.I am originally from Torrance, Calif., and being more th...

The O-Face: Finding satisfaction in strictly sexual relationships

The O-Face: Finding satisfaction in strictly sexual relationships

Michael Karp

February 2, 2014


Filed under Features

I’ve had some of the best times of my life with partners who were strictly no-strings-attached sexual partners, booty calls or friends with benefits. I used to say that these were the perfect college relationships. There is no insecurity about cheating, no drama to handle and there’s still amazing sex to be had. However, since ge...

The O-Face: Addressing the double standard of sexuality

Michael Karp

January 20, 2014


Filed under Features

One of the most controversial aspects of relationships and sexuality between men and women is the existence of the double standard. The double standard arises from the centuries-old stigma about men and women and the fact that women tend to take on a lot more risk than men do when having sex. ...

An introduction from the new sex columnist

Michael Karp

January 18, 2014


Filed under Features

In a brilliant farewell to the sex column, Chantal Richards described her unique experience as the sex columnist. I've heard that I have some big shoes to fill, but I am very excited to be taking over the column. My name is Michael Karp, and I welcome you to another raging spring semester at Chico State and a j...

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