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Rappers aren’t the problem, big pharma is.

Rappers aren’t the problem, big pharma is.

Mitchell Kret

January 10, 2020

Hip hop has a pill problem. This has been the case for years. However, the recent death of rapper Juice WRLD brought the issue to light yet again. The rapper passed away in Chicago after having seizures in Midway International Airport. Authorities, media stations and fans are speculating how drugs may...

Playlist: best songs of 2019

Playlist: best songs of 2019

Kati Morris

December 13, 2019

2019 had plenty of brilliant tracks, largely made up by a number of impressive pop songs by women -- Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Carly Rae Jepsen, to name a few. The following is just a list of some that I felt were exceptional, going above and beyond in some way. 1. Angel Olsen - LarkThe opening track f...

Ingrid Keriotis Poetry Reading

Ingrid Keriotis Poetry Reading

Abram Melendez

December 13, 2019

Ingrid Keriotis read some of her poetry from her debut collection titled "It Started with the Wild Horses" at the Writer’s Voice in Zingg Recital Hall. Her readings ranged from poetry about rain and water to a heartfelt parallel between Mexican immigrants struggling to find passage to the Unite...

Is nostalgia, price of Disney Plus worth it?

Danielle Kessler

December 13, 2019

It’s been almost a month since Disney launched their newest platform, Disney+, a streaming service similar to Netflix and Hulu but with all of the company’s owned content. As it’s been out, I’ve tried to get a better sense of what this platform really is, and more importantly, if it is ...

Featured Artist: Will Mobley

Featured Artist: Will Mobley

Abram Melendez and Hana Beaty

December 10, 2019

On Thursday, Chico State student Will Mobley presented his Bachelor of Fine Arts culminating exhibition. The exhibit, "Digicom," focused on the "13 faces" that control the current state of the internet and the misinformation that is spread throughout. The faces displayed were distorted digitally, d...

Best games of 2019: Feature remakes, new games and anticipated sequels

Best games of 2019: Feature remakes, new games and anticipated sequels

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2019

2019 was an outstanding year for gaming. The remake trend, new independent projects and some long-awaited sequels reigned supreme. After a great year of games, it's only right that we look back at some of the year's best.With games like "Final Fantasy 7 Remake," "The Last of Us II," "Halo Infinite" and "Cybe...

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

Melissa Joseph

December 9, 2019

This past weekend, small almond blossoms, a magical toy maker and a daunting mouse king graced the stage in Laxson Auditorium. There’s only one ballet this time of year that encapsulates all of the aforementioned, "The Nutcracker."Friends of the Chico Community Ballet, Chico Performances and Chico...

Community comes together for World AIDS Day

Jacob Collier

December 8, 2019

Group organizers from Stonewall Alliance Chico, Caring Choices and the Lutheran Faith Church gathered community members on Sunday to memorialize the fight against AIDS. Around twenty residents of Chico showed their support during the event by sharing personal, emotional stories and information. As everyone ...

‘Parasite’ is an introspective thriller

‘Parasite’ is an introspective thriller

Angel Ortega and Melissa Herrera

December 2, 2019

“Parasite” is one of the most thrilling pieces of cinematic social commentary in years. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite” is a foreign film from South Korea where a symbiotic relationship is formed between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim family when Kim Ki-woo (...

‘She Kills Monsters’ is a dark comedy must-see

‘She Kills Monsters’ is a dark comedy must-see

Emily Neria

November 26, 2019

With daring heroes, crazy monsters and heavy emotional beats, “She Kills Monsters” appeals to those young and old, nerds and theater-goers alike.Written by Qui Nguyen in 2011, the play follows a 24-year-old school teacher named Agnes (Zoe Stamos) who plays her deceased younger sister’s "Dungeons...

Annual Womxn’s Conference embraces femininity

Danielle Kessler

November 26, 2019

The 21st annual Womxn’s Conference was held on Saturday and presented by the Gender Sexuality Equity Coalition, themed “Reclaiming Femininity."Womxn’s program coordinator Bri Guerrero and intern for the inclusivity program, Talia Vargas explained what the conference means for GSEC....

‘Daybreak’ an excellent appeal to Generation Z

‘Daybreak’ an excellent appeal to Generation Z

Emily Neria

November 26, 2019

Netflix's latest post-apocalyptic teen drama-comedy is a heart-warming roller coaster of subverted expectations and sincere parody. Beyond that, "Daybreak" Season 1, released on Oct. 24, is a great model of where television may be headed, in a world increasingly populated by Generation Z.The show follows a...

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