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The monca finishes the year strong with ‘Selfie 2020’

Another painting by Arran Harvey that depicts the everyday wearing of masks. Courtesy of the Museum of Northern California Art.
December 15, 2020

The Museum of Northern California Art’s new exhibit, “Selfie 2020,” is a collection of art that reflects how the first 10 months of 2020 has affected the artists. Executive Director, Pat Macias,...

The Yule Logs deliver fun holiday performance at Laxson Auditorium

The Yule Logs' performance at Laxson Auditorium premiered on December 4. Photo credit: Joe Hilsee.
December 12, 2020

The Yule Logs aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from spreading holiday cheer. They recently performed a concert at Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium and the video premiered on Dec. 4. Since...

‘Euphoria’ returns with a two part special

Part one of the
December 8, 2020

The first episode of a “Euphoria” two-part special titled, “Rue” began streaming on HBO Max Dec. 4. The “special episodes” are not to be mistaken as the beginning of the second season; they...

Miley Cyrus looks to the past to reinvent herself today

Miley Cyrus's
December 5, 2020

Music superstar Miley Cyrus has discovered her sound in the most popular sounds of the 1980s pop landscape on “Plastic Hearts.” The 2010s saw Cyrus going through major growing pains. It seems like...

Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ is a home run

Kristen Stewart (right) and Mackenzie Davis (left) star in Clea Duvall's holiday rom-com,
December 2, 2020

“Happiest Season” is a family holiday romcom that should surely be at the top of your list to watch this holiday season. The movie has put its own spin on a frequently used holiday movie theme. The...

‘Freaky’: an homage to the teen slasher genre

December 1, 2020

“Happy Death Day” (2017) director, Christopher Langdon brings a fresh take on a beloved teen horror genre with his newest film, “Freaky.” Structurally presenting something that breaks conventional...

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,...

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