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STIs: It could be you.

Janette Estrada // April 7, 2019

Let’s talk about sex. The good, the bad and the gossip.Over the past year, California and Butte County have experienced an alarming increase in STI rates. Chlamydia is the most reported in Butte...

O face: Drunk sex kills orgasms

Janette Estrada // April 2, 2019

Spring is here and as the trees and flowers are blooming, so to are the birds and the bees.Congrats on attending one of the biggest party schools in California, where alcohol penetrates livers in a rallying...

Condoms one of the many ways to prevent STD's. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

DTF with protection?

Rachael Bayuk // September 25, 2018

We are living in the height of reclamation. Words that were previously used to shame us are now ours to say alone. Slurs that would kill a high school reputation, just five years ago, are now proper greetings...

On this week's podcast, Racheal Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about two topics; friendships and using lubrication in the bedroom. Photo credit: The Orion

Off the Record: Friendships and lubricating in the bedroom

This week, columnist Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin hit on topics about friendships in and out of college and using lube in the bedroom.Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin...

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STDs are being ignored

Rachel Reyes // April 25, 2017

While the social atmosphere ranges differently from campus to campus, at Chico State, the social life and hookup culture is universal and plays a huge part to some degree in a student’s lifestyle....

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Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

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...

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

STDs on the rise in Butte county

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...

The biology fair was a day dedicated to biology majors and their opportunities in the job field. Photo courtesy of the School Biological of Sciences

Biology job fair discusses gonorrhea

Brianne Mcevoy // February 11, 2015

Students of the biological science department attended a career day on Feb. 6 that revealed a gonnorhea outbreak in Butte and Shasta Counties. "The science department has felt that job fairs on...

Chlamydia test rise warrants awareness

Matt Murphy // December 4, 2014

There are certain words that, when placed together, make one jump to conclusions. A word like "chlamydia," for instance, when placed in a sentence with "increase," will lead to conclusions like, "Oh my...

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