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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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

Valentine’s Day guide for the broke college student

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

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
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...

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
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...

DIY: Newspaper roses

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

Stop the stigma surrounding staying single

Illustration by Darian Maroney
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...

Reach culinary climax with aphrodisiacs

Illustration by J.Q. Hammer
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...

Saint Valentine: more than a Hallmark holiday

Illustration by Miles Huffman
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...

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Illustration by Darian Maroney
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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