The Orion

The O Face: For eye-opening sex, grab a blindfold

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016

It used to be an old wives tale that blind people inherit enhanced perceptual skills as a compensatory adaptation. Recent studies on sensory deprivation suggest however that by removing one of the senses, the others are effectively heightened. Other beneficial claims include relieving stress, boosted crea...

STDs on the rise in Butte county

Lisa Almaguer, Communications Manager at Butte County Health Department, provides insight on sexually transmitted infections in light of recent statistics. Photo credit: Sarah Strausser

Sarah Strausser

September 11, 2015

According to the Butte County Health Department, the number of confirmed cases of gonorrhea in Butte County in 2014 alone was 300. The numbers from 2015 are not in yet, but according to experts, they are going to be even higher. Lisa Almaguer, Communications Manager at Butte County Health Department, said the average age of repor...

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