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

Therapy dogs come to campus for Valentine’s Day

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...

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

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

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...

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

Valentine sweets for Relay For Life

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...

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

Valentine’s Day guide for the broke college student

Claire Martinez // February 13, 2015

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

Valentine’s Day songs to set the mood

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,...

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

Students embrace solo Valentine’s Day

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...

Taylor Severino, first-year undeclared major, had a mishap on Valentines 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

Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. reality

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...

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

DIY: Newspaper roses

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...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

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...

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer

Reach culinary climax with aphrodisiacs

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...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Saint Valentine: more than a Hallmark holiday

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...

Illustration by Darian Maroney

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

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...

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