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‘Ford v Ferrari’ is a technical masterpiece, but lacks substance

Matt Damon and Christian Bale star as Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, respectively in
November 20, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari,” while lacking narrative substance, exhibits some of the best sound editing and mixing. Directed by James Mangold, “Ford v Ferrari” takes place in the 1960s, where...

‘Eli’: great idea, flawed execution

Eli (Charlie Shotwell) has a condition where he gets allergic conditions from the outdoors. Dr. Isabella Horn (Lili Taylor) claims she can cure him.
November 13, 2019

What could have been a great horror film in “Eli”, was regressed by poor writing and mundane performances. Directed by Ciarán Foy, “Eli” is about a boy named Eli (Charlie...

‘The Lighthouse’ is beautiful yet upsetting

Willem Dafoe (left) and Robert Pattinson (right) star as Thomas Wake and Ephrain Winslow, two lighthouse keepers stuck on an island for four weeks off the coast of New England, in
November 5, 2019

With its standout performances and unique approach to cinematic horror, “The Lighthouse” is one of the best horror films of the decade. "The Lighthouse" is the newest film from director Robert...

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is funny, but not much else

Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), Wichita (Emma Stone), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) continue to fight for survival in Zomebieland, 10 years after the events of the first film.  
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Publicity.
October 23, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is all flash and no substance.Taking place 10 years after the events of the first film, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail...

Video: Chico State v.s. San Bernardino

Chico State taking advantage of their possession of the ball. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
October 19, 2019

Reporter Karina Cope interviews midfielder Camille Lidster about the team’s victory over Cal State San Bernardino. Karina Cope can be reached at [email protected] or @KarinaICope on Twitter....

Video: Chico State men’s soccer v.s. Cal Poly Pomona

Both teams wait for the kick as the end of the game approaches. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera
October 13, 2019

Reporter Wesley Harris interviews Midfielder Alex Fluitt and Forward Noah Ross about the team's loss to conference leader Cal Poly Pomona on Friday night. Wesley Harris can be reached at [email protected]

Community members look toward the future of Paradise

Paradise locals gather into groups and each member take turns placing dots on the Paradise map. The dots signify the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Paradise, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera
February 25, 2019

Cheers erupted from over 100 people in the Paradise Alliance Church on Friday, as community members received a promise that their town will be rebuilt after the Camp Fire disaster. The Paradise Town...

Humans of Chico State: Friends

Melissa Herrera, left, an undeclared freshman, and Jacqueline Fernandez, right, a freshman criminal justice major, talk about a friendship that started before they came to Chico State. Photo credit: Annie Paige
October 11, 2014

"We lived in the same hometown in high school. We just kinda ate lunch together and then we kept eating lunch together and we never left each other after that." - Melissa Herrera, left"That was in ninth...

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