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The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

The O-Face: Bound, blindfolded bedroom fun

Michael Karp

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features

Bondage requires kinkiness and a creative, dirty mind. It’s a realm of sexuality that digs deep into the psyche of those who take part. I don’t know exactly why I get so turned on by restraining my partner. I’ve even entertained being restrained myself, but the power and dominance ...

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Founders Week celebrates campus roots

Dominique Diaz

April 14, 2014


Filed under Features

In the spring of 1887, John Bidwell founded Chico State. In 1909, Charter Day was started. Finally, in 1993, Founders Week took the place of Charter Day and has since continued to make an impact.Founders Week, April 4-13 this year, is a way to uphold campus traditions and commemorate new ones. Joe Wills, direct...

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Dominique Diaz

April 14, 2014


Filed under Features

A Chico State professor is passionate about bringing awareness to a controversial issue — rape culture. Jesse Dizard, an anthropology professor, recently filmed a documentary that specifically targets sexual assault at Chico State, titled "Someone You Know."He was able to use examples that were ready-a...

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

No sophomore slump for softball slugger

April 7, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

Amanda Cordeiro, the Wildcats' starting left fielder, is quietly putting together back-to-back solid seasons during her sophomore year. A 2012 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Cordeiro was a second-team All-Sunset League selection as a senior. As a first-year, she started left field for ...

Being honest about being green

April 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The battle to be green in today's consumer marketplace is an increasingly tough one. It's even tougher to be green in our everyday lives. I recycle, but a stray wrapper or bottle sometimes finds its way into the wrong receptacle. I turn off lights when I leave rooms , but I have no less than four obj...

Learning changes stem from technology

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are times when I'm doing my homework and think, "Thank God for the Internet." Actually I’m thankful for the Internet all the time, whether I’m doing my homework or not. As millennials, we have grown up around social media. First Myspace then Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the list g...

Confident ‘Cats back in rugby playoffs

Confident ‘Cats back in rugby playoffs

Lee Masten

April 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

The 2014 Chico State rugby team move into the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The defending 2013 Pacific West Rugby Conference champions are currently 5-1 and are at it again to earn the title of the Best of the West. It hasn’t been an easy road for the team, as the opponent on the pitch isn&...

Readers, Digest: Cinnamon baked apples

Readers, Digest: Cinnamon baked apples

Christina Saschin

April 1, 2014


Filed under Features

Baking a whole apple pie just for your roommate and yourself is not practical. This apple dessert works great as a single serving and gives you the ability to play with different flavors. I got the idea for making individual baked apples because I like miniaturizing desserts, like with cupcakes. All you ...

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Ryan Grady

April 1, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

Sophomore Dani O'Keefe and senior Sarah McComish did not know they were related until meeting up at Chico State. O'Keefe spent her first year at San Jose State. It wasn't until she was recruited by Chico State that she found out she had a second cousin in the program. O'Keefe's dad informed her, she...

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Julianna Eveland

April 1, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was wearing a complimentary sombrero and eating free ice cream the day I turned 18.The joy and excitement that came from something as simple as free dessert and a cool-looking Chevys Fresh Mex sombrero made me question that I was legally an adult. When I think of being an adult, I think of my pare...

Event explores women’s health

Event explores women’s health

Amanda Hovik

March 31, 2014


Filed under Features

The Heart of a Woman event will provide a chance for women to connect and unwind while learning from health experts. “We are inviting people in to take charge of their health,” said Nicole Johansson, director of marketing and communications for Enloe Medical Center. The sold-out event is presented by Enloe Medical Center and will take place from 5-...

The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

The O-Face: Discovering deeper definitions of sexuality

Michael Karp

March 31, 2014


Filed under Features

The past three years at Chico State have really tested how comfortable I am with my sexuality. The experience has also broadened my perspective on what that truly means. When I hear most people talk about being comfortable with their sexuality, they talk about their sexual orientation. While that is one aspect, I...

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