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Leah McKechnie writing pussy on a mirror with lipstick

Pushing a new perspective on ‘pussy’

Ellie Marty, Copy Editor // March 3, 2023

I don’t have a problem with cursing, but I do have a problem with one word in particular — pussy.  Everyone curses. Whether it be done casually, circumstantially — or in special cases like...

Condoms and birth control pills with purple cheetah print background

Girls get smegma too: Things I wish I learned in sex ed

Molly Myers, News Editor // September 17, 2022

At age 20, I found out pee does not come out of the clitoris. I am a woman with a vagina. Needless to say, the sex education I received in high school was comically brief. Outside of school, my parents...

Cast Members of the Vigina Monologues sitting down while on stage. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter // February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

No more vexed vaginas: Pap smears shouldn’t cause worry

Ashiah Scharaga // March 11, 2015
Thanks to a humorous doctor and a positive attitude, I slid through my first Pap smear (psychologically) unscathed.
Vagina Monologues  were held last weekend.

Local Chico actresses perform in ‘Vagina Monologues’

Salahadin Albutti // February 20, 2015

Local actresses perform "The Vagina Monologues," a play celebrating women's sexuality and strength. Aurora Evans can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

‘Vagina Monologues’ celebrates freedom, beauty

Veronica Hodur // February 15, 2014
AS GSEC brings "The Vagina Monologues" to help women reclaim their vaginas and sense of self.

A guy’s guide to experiencing “The Vagina Monologues.”

Zachary Phillips // February 13, 2014
Healthy tips and reminders for men who planning on braving the monologues.
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