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Therapy dogs come to campus for Valentine’s Day

Event coordinator, Brooke Kogima, smiles with her favorite donut. Photo credit: Danielle Cortes

Danielle Cortes

February 16, 2018

The annual "Dogs and Donuts" event returned to give students a chance to unwind and pet dogs for Valentine's Day this week.The event took place on Wednesday in the Hub from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. All students were welcome to stop by to enjoy a free complimentary donut, while being accompanied by various therapeut...

Ex-orcising unwanted junk with “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff”

Over Valintine's weekend, Goodwill will launch its “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” progrm where people can donate their ex's stuff Photo credit: Yang Dai

Yang Dai

February 13, 2016

Goodwill has launched a program called “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” for Valentine's Day weekend. The “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff” program encourages people to donate things left by their exes to Goodwill. While Goodwill declined to comment on “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff”, Chico State students...

Valentine sweets for Relay For Life

Pam Morrell and Lori Adrian are on table duty selling valentines and desserts to raise money for Relay For Life Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Brittany Mcclintock

February 13, 2015

Peggy Armocido, team caption, recently celebrated her 10th year being cancer free. Erin Wilson said she was inspired after doing an event last year for Relay For Life, and when she heard that her team captain was cancer-free she wanted to do more to help. “It started out doing something for ...

Valentine’s Day guide for the broke college student

Ayman Arara and Yazeed Alsubaie, senior international relations majors Photo credit: Claire Martinez

Claire Martinez

February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day songs to set the mood

Mazi Noble, editor of the University Catalog, wants to jam to his favorite hip-hop song on Valentine's Day. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Nicole Santos

February 12, 2015

Every year, Feb. 14 rolls around symbolizing a time of red roses, romantic Hallmark cards and an endless number of romantic songs.Whether spending Valentine's Day with a loved one, roommates or alone, there are an endless amount of tunes you can blast this upcoming holiday.The Orion asked Chico Stat...

Students embrace solo Valentine’s Day

Kiara Rickson, first year pre-nursing major, is spending her first Valentine's Day single in five years. Rickson said she is excited to explore the holiday without the limitations of a relationship. Photo credit: George Johnston

Alisa Thorsen

February 11, 2015

Many students dread the thought of being single on Valentine's Day, but there are many ways to make this holiday a blast without being in a relationship.Single Chico State students provided four different options on how to make this season of love exciting for those who may be experiencing it solo. 1. Love i...

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

Taylor Severino, first-year undeclared major, had a mishap on Valentine's Day last year when the romantic dinner her boyfriend tried to prepare for her resulted in the need for a fire extinguisher. Photo credit: George Johnston

Blaine Ball

February 10, 2015

As Valentine’s Day nears, Chico State students prep themselves for the holiday by reflecting on some of their past experiences.Dating back to the fifth century, Valentine's Day has challenged many to provide their significant others with flowers, chocolate and memories.The Orion asked Chico Stat...

DIY: Newspaper roses

Midway through the process of creaing newspaper rose creation. Photo credit: Taylor Sinclair

Taylor Sinclair

February 10, 2015

Newspaper roses are a fun and easy way to give out Valentines without the expense of real roses. Here are seven easy steps to making your own paper flowers. Materials needed: Old newspaper Hot glue gun Scissors Pencil Step 1: With an old newspaper, trace out long petal shaped piece...

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Allison Galbreath

February 8, 2015

With Valentine’s Day approaching, there’s a lot of pressure to find that special someone. Nagging reminders pop up constantly, from all the pink and red that’s slathered everywhere to all the deals on flowers, chocolate and gifts for your partner. And even to friends that all seem to be ...

Reach culinary climax with aphrodisiacs

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Grace Kerfoot

February 8, 2015

Whether it is going out to enjoy an expensive dinner with your sweetheart or deciding to stay home and flirtatiously make a messy pizza together, what you eat on Valentine's Day has an undeniable power for setting the mood — especially aphrodisiacs. In short, aphrodisiacs are substances that increas...

Saint Valentine: more than a Hallmark holiday

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Joseph Rogers

February 7, 2015

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching - so is Singles Awareness Day. Whichever people decide to celebrate I hope they know that Saint Valentine is rolling in his grave. Much of the history of the real saint is gone but there is some of it still around. History records that he was beaten, ston...

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Daisy Dardon

February 6, 2015

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be seen reading it since it’s known for its terrible writing. So I downloaded the book on my tablet a...

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