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It’s cold out, here’s some songs to listen to until it’s not.

Winter can be a time for self-reflection as well as being cozy. Here are some songs to capture the different feelings cold weather can bring. Photo by Danielle Kessler.
November 23, 2020

As much as I try to keep warm during the winter, there is something oddly alluring to embracing the bitter cold every once in a while. Why? I can’t say for sure, maybe to remind myself why I bundle...

Chico State’s Tribal Relations presents ‘Misconceptions of Identity: The Native American Experience’

The office of Tribal Relations hosted a Zoom presentation on Nov. 19 in response to Native American Heritage month. Photo credit: Danielle Kessler
November 22, 2020

On Thursday, Chico State’s new Office of Tribal Relations hosted a presentation via Zoom to hold conversations regarding the Native American experience. The presentation was led by a group of individuals...

System of a Down releases new music for the first time in 15 years

System of a Down Creative Commons (Kieran Krud Photography)
November 20, 2020

The Armenian American metal band System of a Down has released two new songs, their first release since the two albums released in 2005, titled “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize.” The two new songs,...

‘The Laramie Project’ tells a universally powerful story

November 20, 2020

“The Laramie Project” premiered via livestream on Nov. 11 courtesy of the department of music and theater. It was second in the series of virtual performances that the department has put on this semester. The...

Ben Wheately’s adaptation of ‘Rebecca’ falls short

November 19, 2020

Filmmaker Ben Wheately’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s tale of second-wife blues is hollow and in desperate need of assistance.   The film starts with a chance encounter between the...

On the Camp Fire’s second anniversary, Paradise looks to a brighter future with ‘The Hope of Daffodils’

On Nov. 8, a wall of art in Nic's depicts local artists expressions of hope for the future of Paradise and it's residents.
November 18, 2020

Nov. 8 marked two years since the Camp Fire that ravaged the town of Paradise, a horrific event that garnered coverage across the globe. While Paradise has still been recovering even after all this time,...

Artist Shane Grammer revisits Paradise two years after Camp Fire

A mural titled
November 16, 2020

Two years ago the Camp Fire ravaged the Paradise community and caused many people to lose their homes. Shortly after the fire, artist Shane Grammer returned to Paradise to comfort some of his friends...

Pat Hull performs at The Barn at Meriam Park

Pat Hull performing at The Barn at Meriam Park on Friday, Nov. 6. Photo credit: Kelsey Ogle
November 15, 2020

On Friday, Nov. 6, local musician Pat Hull played a concert at The Barn at Meriam Park, a new venue in the Meriam Park planned community. Meriam Park is a new self-contained community with apartments,...

Small town boy on the world stage: An exclusive with Dutch pop artist Duncan Laurence

November 14, 2020

Duncan Laurence is a singer-songwriter hailing from the Netherlands, and he’s had an exciting 2020 to say the least. With one of his singles, “Arcade” becoming a trend on TikTok as well as his debut...

Bill Murray steals the show in Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray are the stars of Sofia Coppola's newest film,
November 12, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s newest film “On the Rocks” is a bittersweet father-daughter comedy set in the bustling city of New York. Coppola casts actors Bill Murray and Rashida Jones who play a loving father-daughter...

“Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic” is virtual theatre for the COVID-19 Age

November 7, 2020

“Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic” is a new video-on-demand play from Chico State’s department of music and theatre that tells the stories of people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Throwback kid’s movies that are good for adults, too

Here are five nostalgic movies from the '90s and 2000s that can be enjoyed by kids, teens and adults. Graphic by Danielle Kessler
November 6, 2020

Have you ever watched a movie that was one of your favorites as a kid or teenager, but it’s just not as funny or entertaining to watch as an adult? In no particular order, here are five nostalgic movies...

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