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Grey Loo’s set was filled with electrifying music and lighting to match.

Luke Sweeney’s Peace Meal Group serenades their ‘hometown’

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // February 27, 2020

The smell of freshly brewed coffee and the hum of large amps filled Tender Loving Coffee as dozens gathered to watch Luke Sweeney and more perform Friday night.  Red and green fluorescent lights spilled...

Nikki Renaud, artist of the week, with her guitar on Thursday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba // December 12, 2018

Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud...

Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday after receiving criticism for the attire of their employees. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Natalie Hanson // October 3, 2018

Why “breastaurants” are a dying business model For the last month, the newest coffee chain to come to Chico has been generating a lot of buzz. Bottoms Up Espresso began to garner criticism from...

A coffee on top of a table indicating this is another drink in this persons day. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Cutting ties with coffee may be your most difficult breakup

Rayanne Painter // September 26, 2018

If you’re anything like me, an 8 a.m. class is hell on earth.The ritual starts right when you wake up; that first cup of coffee hits your lips within minutes of rolling out of bed and, by the time...

Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday after receiving criticism for the attire of their employees. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Bottoms Up Espresso combines bikinis and coffee

Mathew Miranda // September 26, 2018

Chico’s newest coffee stand is finally open, and the rumors of bikini baristas are true. Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday but had already generated buzz for the last month due to the franchise’s...

Shift Bicycle Cafe Owner and Operator John Hanna-Barton hands a student his freshly made iced mocha. Hanna-Barton can make anything from pour-over coffee to an iced mocha with almond milk.

Shift Bicycle Cafe rides its way onto Chico State

Mathew Miranda // September 5, 2018

Dutch Bros may reign supreme in the minds of Chico State students, but ask almost any local at the Saturday Farmer’s Market and they will tell you which coffee stand is quickly becoming one of the best...

For a brunch day, Great Northern also offers a raspberry white mocha with whipped cream trim, and pastries such as scones.

Local coffee serves up caffeine kick and unique flavors without the guilt

Natalie Hanson // March 17, 2018

It's a competitive land out here in Chico when your caffeine withdrawal sets in. If you have time between classes and need something hot in your hand fast before your face hits the desk, the first thought...

Officer Mark Hoffman, was available to conversate with community members. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis // October 4, 2017

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected...

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Surviving college on coffee

Nicole Henson // April 5, 2017

Alcohol and amphetamines take a hard second to the most abused drug in America, caffeine. Every morning, I hand some fratty-coffee-shop-dude my $1.88 in return for a cup of their Vanilla Nut roast so...

A variety of beer is available for both coffee and beer connoisseurs alike at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi // November 14, 2016

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw;...

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn't have to

I tried some coffee shops so you wouldn’t have to

Mina Marjanovic and Dongyoung Won // November 6, 2016

Coffee is no joke to me. When I first decided to attend Chico State my initial fear was that I wouldn't find a coffee shop that met my expectations. Back in San Diego I have two coffee shops I became...

Designer Siobhan Barrett in her studio. Photo courtesy of Siobhan Barrett

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

Anna Porretta // October 16, 2016

Siobhan Barrett, a body-positive lingerie designer will be presenting a pop-up shop at The Bookstore Oct. 12.Few pleasures in life can compare to the bliss of spending a chilly morning in bed. There's...

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