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Textbooks are so yesterday

Textbooks are so yesterday

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

February 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you ever get that feeling of immense stress weighing you down in hundreds and hundreds of dollars? If so, it sounds like you’re probably a college student needing to purchase textbooks at the beginning of the semester.The price of textbooks are astronomical these days, and I have felt extre...

Rainy weather may make students sad

Rainy weather may make students sad

January 26, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Students avoiding the outdoor world, or feeling unexplained sorrow, may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or depression with seasonal patterns. It is more commonly found in northern regions.Northern regions have less sunlight during winter months. This increases the likelihood of depressio...

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

Three’s company in bed makes for triple the fun

December 6, 2015


Filed under Features

One of the least talked about and most scandalous acts of sexual activity is the elusive threesome. Three-ways: one of the top items on most guys’ bucket lists and a highly avoided topic by most girls. I know I’m being a little stereotypical here, but I’ve yet to meet any girls that are...

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

One-night stands: The good, the bad, the ugly

December 3, 2015


Filed under Features

One-night stands: The awkward, thrilling, scandalous story of many college students’ lives. The majority of people I know experience one-night stands on their nights out and I think it’s becoming a major staple in our sexual culture today.The thing about one-night stands is you have to accept them for what they are...

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Morning encounters of the young and awkward

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 12, 2015


Filed under Features

Rolling over in bed the morning after a wild night out can be met with surprise, shock, awe or enjoyment. Whatever happened the night before, you’re now in another person’s bed and the looming presence of the morning is upon you. The morning after can be a complicated dynamic, and I’ve...

Memorial held for student who died in fatal car accident

Memorial held for student who died in fatal car accident

Dylan Dewit

April 11, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, News

Ned Klein, Nickolas Klein’s twin brother, donned his late brother’s Guns N’ Roses t-shirt as he conducted the commemoration of Nick’s life. He began by sharing his own memories of Nick. “The only thing that brings the most joy is to talk about him,” he said. “I really can’t stop s...

Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

Alumna balances Hollywood dreams, writing for millennial generation

Blaine Ball

March 29, 2015


Filed under Features

Unintentional inspiration from one millennial to another has led to the creation of a magazine that thrives off the voice of a generation.Loner Magazine is a one-month-old online publication founded by four journalists covering current and popular societal topics. From subjects as broad as health and equality to some as controversial as sex and femin...

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Tom Sundgren

February 24, 2015


Filed under Q&As

West By Swan will be coming forth with its experimental rock music at Monstros Pizza on March 20. Bassist Greg Hopkins discusses background influences, the dynamic of the band, where they have been and what is in store for them. What are some of your guys' artist or band influences? Greg: Well, we're older. So you know, a lot of Fugazi. D.C. bands....

AS Sustainability hosts Clothing Swap Extravaganza

AS Sustainability hosts Clothing Swap Extravaganza

Taylor Sinclair

December 14, 2014


Filed under Features

Chico State's Associated Students Sustainability hosted its first Clothing Swap Extravaganza on Dec. 8. At the event students could pick out new clothes that were donated by other students while watching the movie "Elf" and munching on holiday treats. Sarah Anderson, a junior sociology major and marketing intern...

Men’s club volleyball to restack with rookies

Men’s club volleyball to restack with rookies

Ryan Grady

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

With only four returning players, Chico State’s men’s club volleyball team will have some holes to fill.The team’s president, Tanner Ruhlen, said he plans on having a roster size of 12 to 14 total in January. That means over half the team will be new recruits.“We are hoping to have a good pull from t...

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Walk remembers those lost to suicide

Taylor Sinclair

September 30, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=35995]Photos by Brandon Foster "His name was Dustin and he was the funniest, happiest person I had met," said Ariel Ellis, a psychology graduate student. Ellis lost her friend to suicide in high school. She payed tribute to him alongside many who suffered from losing someone to suicide. Chi...

The O-Face: Common misconceptions about sex

The O-Face: Common misconceptions about sex

Michael Karp

May 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Through my journey of sexual exploration, my views about sex have changed dramatically. Things I used to believe simply do not hold true for me anymore.I have also noticed people around me continuing to view sex in some of these ways. Here are a few misconceptions I believe people have about sex: Se...

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