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STDs are being ignored

STDs are being ignored

Rachel Reyes

April 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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. Despite being a significant part of the college experience, there is also a caution that needs to ...

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Chico

Michael Catelli

April 27, 2016


Filed under Community, News

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 over 3,000 lab test requests for chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

STDs on the rise in Butte county

STDs on the rise in Butte county

Sarah Strausser

September 11, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Biology job fair discusses gonorrhea

Biology job fair discusses gonorrhea

Brianne Mcevoy

February 11, 2015


Filed under News

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 campus cater more to business majors," professor Troy Cline said, "biology majors need to be aware of possible empl...

Chlamydia test rise warrants awareness

Matt Murphy

December 4, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 god, Chico State is being overrun with chlamydia." This may or may not have been my brash reaction aft...

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