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Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

In our last podcast, we tackle the debate around books that are turned into movies. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

December 19, 2018

In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the Rings" to "Twilight" to comic book adaptations, there's a lot of movies out there that owe it al...

Recommended reading list for college bookworms

Recommended reading list for college bookworms

Jacqueline Morales

August 29, 2018

As a college student, have you ever put off reading books for something more exciting? Or maybe you have not come upon a good read in a while and you're feeling nostalgic? Maybe you just need to restock your bookshelf. Whatever the reason may be, you are reading the right column. According to a...

Keep your mind active this summer

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Danielle Cortes

May 15, 2018

It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a book or two, just to add to your list of summer accomplishments?According to Business Insider, “Science ha...

Learn to live your best life with ‘The Four Agreements’

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Danielle Cortes

March 24, 2018

Finally, warm weather is here and a lot of free time will be spent under the sun. With the bright weather and school starting up again after spring break, why not pick up a book and learn about your inner happiness? The season of spring is a time of change from the gloomy skies to sunshine and the...

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Luke Davies talks about his screenplay for the movie “Lion” at Ziing Recital Hall Thursday night. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018

Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long Way Home", and would then show the corresponding scene from the movie adaptation, "Lion", which h...

Education hindered by overprotective parents

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias

Megan Mann

October 4, 2015

Do you know what really gets my rocks off? A scientific book about a woman whose cervical cancer cells are taken without her knowledge and used to change the course of medical history. Damn. It's better than watching porn on the Internet.Seems insane, right? How the hell can a medical biography be p...

Censorship app harms rather than protects

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Megan Mann

April 1, 2015

Book censorship has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of, especially now that it's as easy as downloading an app. The Clean Reader app is designed to go through unsuspecting works of literature and clean up any curse words or other obscenities.Already this deserves a facepalm.But what's even wo...

Good book hunting

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Megan Mann

March 10, 2015

My mother and I have a confession to make: we're addicted to reading. We love that feeling of a smooth book cover in our hands as the smell of ink and dust wafts from the crinkly pages; our eyes and minds devour every last syllable. It's completely intoxicating. Which is why my mother's visits norma...

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...

Read the book first

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Daisy Dardon

January 17, 2015

I’m watching T.V. and suddenly there’s a movie trailer for a book that I just read. The trailer looks decent and I get excited and think that maybe this time they will actually get it right.I wait with anticipation and the time for the movie to finally premiere comes. I finish watching the movi...

For cheap textbooks, make like a pirate

Veronica De La Cruz

October 3, 2014

Books for free? Sign me up. The price of textbooks is skyrocketing, so it's no surprise that students are seeking different methods of getting the cheapest deal. First semester, I managed to spend over $400 at the Chico State Wildcat store. Now that I look back at this, I realize how easy it...

Challenging the required in required reading

Kristina Martinez

January 22, 2014

It can be a tricky situation for college students when trying to decide what is necessary for you to buy for school and what is not. A textbook is always seen in the eye of the professor as "required." But is it really always necessary to buy the textbook for a passing grade?According to the National...

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