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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...

Bite into Chico culture rain or shine

Bite into Chico culture rain or shine

Madeline Merlic

October 4, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

  Wandering through the Saturday Farmers Market in Chico is like stepping into a different world where the sights and smells of fresh fruits, vegetables and handmade products are amplified. The market is a Chico treasure that brings an array of people to its tents every Saturday throughout the year,...

Mood of the night

Mood of the night

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

October 4, 2015


Filed under Features

Although science has proven it false that different types of alcohol actually affect you in different ways, we all have the stories and nights to show that we do indeed feel different effects-- even if it just is our mind playing tricks on us. Drinking certain types of alcohol can greatly change the course of a person’s n...

Walking through Chico’s history

Walking through Chico’s history

Madeline Merlic

October 3, 2015


Filed under Special Sections

Most cities have a unique history, combined with its culture and people, that define it as a town. Chico is one of these cities. From farming in the north valley to the beginnings of Chico State, these historic events helped shape the present culture. The Janet Turner Print Museum, the Chico Museum and Bidwel...

Sex and heartbreak

Sex and heartbreak

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 21, 2015


Filed under Features

As a sex columnist, I feel somewhat obliged to only write about the positives of sex and portraying it as one of the, if not the most, fun and exciting activities one could partake in. Even though I strongly believe sex is both of those things, I also know there are negatives that come along with the sexual world....

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Clothes during sex aren’t always bad

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Do you ever find yourself sitting around thinking of ways to spice up your sex life or making the whole process more sexy? If you do, then lingerie is your answer.I feel like the term “lingerie” always comes with a negative stigma— a word reserved for the costumes that porn stars, ...

John Hiatt & The Combo to turn Laxson blue

Tom Sundgren

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Taj Mahal, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has worked with the likes of Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder and Howlin' Wolf during his 50-year career. The distinct voice of famous singer-songwriter John Hiatt will be sharing the Laxson Auditorium stage with Majal for this can't-miss event. The show takes place...

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