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No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

No Plan B vending machines at CSUEB

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Gone are the days of embarrassing store purchases and unnecessary physical examinations; buying condoms, pregnancy tests or emergency contraceptive is now as simple as shoving some bills into a vending machine, at least at UC Davis. On April 21, a project headed by senior Parteek Singh to make re...

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For generations, women have had the responsibility of preventing pregnancy. Sure, men have their options as well, but nothing as secure as birth control that women have taken for decades. Men have had three primary methods of birth control in condoms, pulling out or the dreaded vasectomy. ...

California catches chlamydia, STDs on the rise statewide

California catches chlamydia, STDs on the rise statewide

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The test results are in and the diagnosis is alarming: California is leading the nation in sexually transmitted disease rates, a 2015 report by the California Department of Public Health revealed last month. The report found that cases in syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased 11.6 pe...

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a 23-year-old female who rebelliously popped her first Yaz birth control pill at age 14, unbeknownst to my parents, I feel like a contraceptive connoisseur. I’ve become seasoned in the art of skipping periods by avoiding the week of little pink pills at the end of the month and gettin...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The general election is just four weeks away and voters are beginning to feel the pressure. California voters specifically will have a number of major decisions to make concerning issues in their state on Nov. 8. Seventeen new propositions are on the ballot this year and range from death penalty pr...

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