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Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

Chico State seeks student opinion on new minor proposal

Chico State seeks student opinion on new minor proposal

George Johnston

March 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A new minor could soon be created at Chico State. In an email sent by the university, Chico State breaks down what this new minor would be to students, "The University is exploring a new minor or certificate program in civic engagement, with an interdisciplinary focus. This program would be used to...

Documentaries: a new frontier

Documentaries: a new frontier

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s an extremely underrated movie genre that people need to start taking note of: documentaries. Documentaries can be considered almost superior to any other genres that we mindlessly search through on Netflix. Audiences need to indulge in films that go out of the boundaries of their usual comf...

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Gonzalez shines as softball team splits double header

Jason Spies

February 23, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State senior first base Desiree’ Gonzalez had a monster day going 4-5 with two RBIs, she reached base seven times and hit a home run as the Wildcats split the double header against Cal State Monterey Bay Feb. 21 at University Softball Field. Gonzalez, Chico State’s all-time home ...

Give ‘The Bachelor’ a chance

Give ‘The Bachelor’ a chance

January 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Considering the recent premiere of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor,” and the great amount of hype and attention surrounding it, I think it’s time that someone defends the regularly dissed reality show. I know both men and women (men in particular) enjoy slamming the show, calling it...

Second semester is the time for redemption

Second semester is the time for redemption

January 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we’ve all returned to Chico for the dreaded start of the new school semester, we must face one of the most inevitable parts of this return: self-reflection on our first semester. In this self-reflection, us students are forced to face the cold, hard truth, which is that we made a lot of mistakes fi...

Finding my way: The Orion

Finding my way: The Orion

December 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Within a year of finding out I would never step foot upon a football field again with pins placed in my shoulder, my mom died from liver cancer during my senior year of high school. Let's fast forward a few months and spare the details. I got a late acceptance letter to Chico State and decided to...

Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

Overcoming the obstacles and navigating the hurdles of sex

December 15, 2015


Filed under Features

For my last and final column, I’ve decided to end on an insightful, call-to-action note: I want to overcome and defeat the social stigmas and judgements that surround young women (and sometimes men) in today’s sexual culture. Choosing to be the sex columnist and openly writing intimate details of my sex life clearly shows t...

Look back at it: Chico 2015

Look back at it: Chico 2015

December 13, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

Another year older, another year wiser. Well at least that's what my parents keep telling me.As this year is coming to a close, let's all take a second to look back what happened throughout 2015 in Chico.We started out the year with:The underground club, Bassmint, takes stage under Peeking's Restaurant.The Ke...

Holiday season events underway in Chico

Holiday season events underway in Chico

December 7, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

There's a chill in the air and crisp leaves are falling to the ground. This can only mean one thing: the holiday season is approaching.Spreading holiday cheer can be a bit tough when you don't know what to do. Living in Chico for school is great, but finding stuff to do around the holidays can be tricky if you don't know what to look ...

The best way to confront a fear is to conquer it

The best way to confront a fear is to conquer it

December 5, 2015


Filed under Features

There comes a time in every person’s sexual career when they must finally face a fear. Depending on the person, each fear can be wildly different and unique. When I say “fear,” I’m referring to those big, scary “imagine if” scenarios that we discuss with our friends w...

Oral sex: The land of inequality

Oral sex: The land of inequality

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 18, 2015


Filed under Features

When it comes to oral sex, I think it’s safe to say that men and women are held to different expectations and pressures in bed. As a girl, I’ve felt a little shortchanged, and I don’t see an equal amount of giving and receiving surrounding oral sex.Reflecting on my sexual experiences, I can recall getting...

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