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Greenhouse founders Benny Gutierrez (left) and Natalie Katsikas (right) at the 2021 Summer Art Fair

Student-run Greenhouse sprouts seeds of awareness

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // January 13, 2022

From racial disparities to prison reform, social issues are addressed through many lenses. But art could hold a key to the community enrichment needed to make progress on such issues. Chico State student...

Hypnotique Productions owner and founder Kelsi Judge (center) with cast and crew.

Myriad of love: new burlesque company Hypnotique’s upcoming temptation

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // January 4, 2022

The story of the Garden of Eden is commonly referred to as “the fall of man.” But what does that story’s outcome mean for woman? Hypnotique Productions, a new burlesque company, invites guests...

The Pageant Theatre on the corner of Sixth and Flume Street

Pageant Theatre returns with guest Jonathan Richman for Q&A

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // December 9, 2021

The Pageant Theatre lit up their projection screen to astound attendees for the first time since the pandemic. The Modern Lovers’ founder Jonathan Richman showcased at the theatre from Nov. 26-27...

Graphic by Jolie Asuncion

10 albums to keep you cozy this winter season

Jolie Asuncion, Social media editor // December 7, 2021

The winter season predicts cold temperatures, shortened days by the sun and the stress of final  10 albums to keep you cozy this winter season exams. As another long year is coming to an end,...

The third studio album from Brooklyn based rock band Best Breakfast.

Best Breakfast tackles pandemic anxiety in ‘Panacea’

Michaela Harris, Reporter // December 4, 2021

While dealing with isolation and global anxiety from the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn-based indie band Best Breakfast was formed. The band released its third album “Panacea” on Nov. 19. Originally...

Chris Keene performing in the band Surrogate on Arguss outdoor patio.

Spirit of Chico’s Valley Fever rises from grave as new LP

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // December 1, 2021

A key chapter of Chico’s downtown live-music story has been rekindled with a successful benefit the first weekend of November. Music promoter DJ Jake Sprecher organized an LP-release event, which...

Postmodern Jukebox full cast

Postmodern Jukebox blasts brass and tap at Laxson

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 30, 2021

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox made a live appearance at Laxson Auditorium on Nov. 13. Playing “today’s hits, yesterday,” the touring group premiered a set of pop and rock songs in the tune...

Archie Yates as Max in HOME SWEET HOME ALONE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by courtesy of Disney+. © 2021 20th Century Studios.

‘Home Sweet Home Alone’: a disappointing retelling of a holiday classic

Carrington Power, Reporter // November 29, 2021

“Home Sweet Home Alone” was released Nov. 12 on Disney+, a reboot of the beloved ‘90s holiday film franchise “Home Alone” starring Macaulay Caulkin.  "home alone" by s_herman is licensed...

The stage of Chico Unplugged.

Turn it up at ‘Chico Unplugged!’

Jolie Asuncion, Social Media Editor // November 15, 2021

Madison Bear Garden was packed on Nov. 9 after “Chico Unplugged,” the annual acoustic singer-songwriter competition held by Chico State’s School of the Arts. The second event will take place on...

Braison Cyrus promotes his new album and music career.

Braison Cyrus releases haunting debut album ‘Javelina’

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 15, 2021

Despite coming from a musical family, Braison Cyrus never envisioned himself as a musician. He dislikes being in front of a camera and has a deeper relationship with story telling rather than song writing....

The Indian Mesmerizers finishing off their performance.

Lights, Camera, MACtion

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // November 12, 2021

MAC Night — short for Multicultural Night — is back at Chico State, thanks to The Associated Students and their hard work. It’s a night where Chico State celebrates the different cultures and...

David Sedaris: author, essayist and comedian.

Sedaris talks pretty for one night

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 9, 2021

After signing a small portion of his own material, best-selling author and humor savant David Sedaris stood in place behind a lectern in gold, rose-patterned culottes. On Nov. 2, Sedaris made an appearance...

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