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Silent disco provides a unique social experience

Silent disco at the El Rey Theatre

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The El Rey Theater held a silent disco event this past Thursday night. With different music genres available, the night was a fun experience for regular and casual silent disco-goers. There were three music channels to choose from, playing music ranging from EDM, hip-hop to a more random genre chan...

Infamous Stringdusters play bluegrass for non-bluegrass fans

The Infamous Stringdusters performing

Danielle Kessler

January 28, 2020

Grammy award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, put on a genre-bending show on Wednesday at the Senator Theatre. With songs varying from classic bluegrass to a more contemporary sound, the band played an experimental show for the audience. The band performed a full-length show where they exhibited the d...

‘1917’ brings viewers to the front lines

Still image from the film, 1917

Danielle Kessler

January 27, 2020

With beautiful cinematography, technical work and raw emotion, “1917" takes the war movie genre to a new level. The film takes place during WWI and focuses on two British soldiers, Corporal William Schofield (George MacKay) and Corporal Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), as they try to complete the...

‘American Horror Story’ is back in classic 80s horror fashion

American Horror Story

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for “American Horror Story: 1984”“American Horror Story” premiered its ninth season “1984” and there is a lot to discuss. In celebration of the first episode and in hopes that this season doesn’t disappoint, I wa...

Chico State student gallery displays unique interior architecture

Danielle Kessler

September 22, 2019

Interior architecture students got a chance to showcase their work on Thursday in the BSO gallery of Ayres hall. Focusing on student-made furniture designs, the gallery emphasized the hard work and talent that these majors bring to the table.The gallery featured models of furniture designs created b...

Circus Vargas enchants audiences of all ages

Photo provided by Circus Vargas.

Danielle Kessler

September 16, 2019

Circus Vargas brought a little magic to the Chico Mall Thursday night, for its 50th anniversary, "Greatest of Ease" show. With talent varying from tightrope walking, juggling and to aerial silk acrobatics, there was entertainment for everyone.Immediately, the show was set up to pay homage to circus tr...

Black Flag plays a perfectly chaotic show

Theo shredded on the guitar and moved all around the stage during his performance. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Danielle Kessler

September 8, 2019

Punk fans of all ages gathered at The Senator Theatre in Downtown Chico on Thursday night to see Black Flag perform. As at staple of classic punk rock for four decades, to many this set was much more than just a performance.The show kicked off with an opening performance from the London-based band, ...

New art exhibit celebrates faculty artists

Danielle Kessler

August 30, 2019

The Janet Turner Print Museum has a new collection, “Drawn In-By Hand," which includes pieces curated by various art professors at Chico State. The intention of this exhibit is to show each instructor’s own diverse teaching philosophy while also expressing the importance of drawing for print...

Local artists jam with Chico LGBTQ community for pride week

Wizard Apprentice giving an interesting performance, combining music, visuals, and movement.

Danielle Kessler

August 29, 2019

Blackbird Café held a concert dedicated for Chico’s pride weekend on Saturday.It was a night of music spanning all genres and featuring local and out-of-town artists, encapsulating an environment of inclusion for people of all kinds.The evening began with the experimental Bay Area-based a...

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