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Shae Pastrana yelling to family before she walks the graduation stage. Melvin Bui right. Photo taken May 18 by Molly Myers.

CME commencement: Technical difficulties, empty liquor bottles, and smiles 

Mawil Mateo and Molly Myers // May 21, 2023

As Pomp and Circumstance began playing, students stomped through the grass to University Stadium, leaving behind a trail of small single-shot liquor bottles. Most of them were Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.  In...

Male sitting down by the walk about with NASCAR jacket blue pants, and white T-shirt.

Weekly fit check

Troy Johnson, Reporter // May 14, 2023

Name: Tyrek Edwards Major: Construction Management Hometown: Inglewood How do you describe your style?: “Streetwear and vintage.” Fashion icons: A$AP Mob The fit:  Shoes - Jordan...

A magical goldfish journeys to the ocean’s surface to follow her dreams in “Ponyo”. © 2008 Studio Ghibli - NDHDMT

From ‘Ponyo’ to ‘Spirited Away’: Studio Ghibli Fest brings beloved films back to Tinseltown

Kristin Moore, Reporter // May 8, 2023

One of the nation’s highly acclaimed annual film festivals has made its return to Chico. Celebrating some of Japan's most popular animated films in both English and Japanese, Studio Ghibli Fest is underway...

Lunar Market informational flyer, happening May 6th. Flyer credit: Lunar Market Chico

Experience an evening of art, food and fashion at the Lunar Market this Saturday

Kaitlin Moore, Reporter // May 5, 2023

The first Lunar Market of May is coming up tomorrow, May 6, from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Chico. This weekend’s market will be held at Movement Arts of Chico, located at 254 East First St. The event will...

People play “Dance Dance Competition” and “Hoop Fx” during Coin-Op’s hard opening on Thursday. Taken by Ariana Powell on April 27.

Game and drink, never stop, it’s all the same at Coin-Op

Ariana Powell, City Editor // May 1, 2023

The tinkling of quarters, a playlist designed for all generations, sound effects and theme music combined to create a cozy, exciting atmosphere at Chico’s first arcade bar, Coin-Op. At 229 Broadway...

‘Syringe,’ 2021 by Tanja Geis. Photo taken by Katie Callahan.

Exhibition review: ‘Cumulations’ by Tanja Geis

Katie Callahan , Contributor // April 29, 2023

When I walked in for my volunteer shift at 1078 Gallery, I was unsure what the exhibition would be, as ‘Cumulations’ did not give me a lot of information on the content. Unlike the Museum of Northern...

Gold Nugget Days Flyer, Path to Gold. April 27-30, 2023

Celebrating a nugget of history: Gold Nugget Days

Brykelle Lang, Reporter // April 29, 2023

In April 1859, miners found a massive 54-pound gold nugget in the Feather River near Magalia. At the time, it was the largest gold nugget to have been found in California. The discovery sparked a massive...

two outfits

Weekly fit checks: Men moment

Ellie Marty, Copy Editor // April 27, 2023

Name: Stephen Caldes Position at Chico State: Associate Professor, Fall ‘23 Hometown: Westfield, MA How do you describe your style?: “Normcore for sure, but with splashes of sartorial preppy...

Participants holding up their signs in front of the Bell Memorial Union. Photo taken by Gabriela Rudolph on April 20.

Take Back the Night: ‘Chico State has a rape problem’

Gabriela Rudolph, Multimedia Editor // April 25, 2023

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition hosted the annual Take Back the Night march on April 20 to spark a conversation about rape culture in Greek life. The event began with a survivor speak-out...

Interior of Melody Records, there are many rows of records with colorful posters hung over them.

Chico’s Record Store Day gatherings draw vinyl fanatics

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 25, 2023

What does a local record store offer to a community? Record Store Day is intended to inspire people to visit nearby stores and find out for themselves.  On this year’s Record Store Day, held...

People posing with a 2023 sign to take a picture.

Seniors start thinking about their tomorrow

Mawil Mateo, Reporter // April 22, 2023

A warm, sunny day with live music, free food, games, prizes — and burying student’s items which will be underground for 50 years — was all part of the Senior Send Off, an event that’s hosted by...

two navy edits

Weekly fit checks: Navy baby

Ellie Marty, Copy Editor // April 19, 2023

Name: Walker Hardy Major: Public relations with a double minor in art and photography Hometown: Los Angeles How do you describe your style?: “Secondhand and unconventional . . . I mix and match...

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