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‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ is fun and that’s all that matters

‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ is fun and that’s all that matters

Ricardo Tovar

May 15, 2019

The point of any form of entertainment is too entertain. It seems silly to say it like that, it should be obvious, but it's incredible how people forget that.You see critics like Rotten Tomatoes give films like "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" a 64%. They take the review business too seriously when the same s...

My top 15 films of all time

My top 15 films of all time

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

Disclaimer: This list is my personal opinion. While I do feel that there are other films that are much more influential and significant to cinema both thematically and culturally, these films are the ones that have resonated with me the most and deserve recognition. 15. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbi...

My top 15 films of all time

My top 15 films of all time

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

Disclaimer: This list is my personal opinion. While I do feel that there are other films that are much more influential and significant to cinema both thematically and culturally, these films are the ones that have resonated with me the most and deserve recognition. 15. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbi...

“The Intruder”: problematic, distasteful and forgettable

“The Intruder”: problematic, distasteful and forgettable

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

“The Intruder” is the quite possibly the worst film of the year, and its only May. Scott (Michael Ealy) and his wife, Annie (Meagan Good) are elated when they purchase their new home in the Napa Valley to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in San Francisco. However, the forme...

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

An artist has taken it upon himself to paint murals on damaged buildings and homes in Paradise. Shane Grammer, an artist who does both commissioned and freelance artwork for Disney and its parks, has painted murals on many of the damaged and destroyed properties in wake of the Camp Fire that destroyed...

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Angel Ortega and Mitchell Kret

May 7, 2019

  Scarlet Pumps, six months after the Camp Fire, are making a comeback with a record release show on Thursday, May 9. Scarlet Pumps consist of members AJ Dos Santos (vocals, synthesizers), Gabriel Castillo (guitar), Levi McClain (bass, marimba) and Braden Althoff (drums). Both Castillo and M...

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Rayanne Painter

May 4, 2019

Paradise Gold Nugget Days and craft fair persisted into its 41st year on Saturday, despite the Camp Fire and displacement of residents.In the years before the fire, Gold Nugget Days brought thousands into the small town of Paradise, California for what was an all-day celebration down the middle of Skyway...

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Ricardo Tovar

May 4, 2019

Friends for 20 years, Forrest Hartman and Wade Meith have no aspirations of becoming famous off their country/classic rock covers. These two Chico State alumni play for the love of playing music and nothing more."I think you can have a lot of fun regardless of what level you're at," guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Hartman...

SOB x RBE and Hit-Boy collab is good but lacks any development

SOB x RBE and Hit-Boy collab is good but lacks any development

Mitchell Kret

April 30, 2019

SOB x RBE collaborated with producer Hit-Boy for their most recent project, “Family Not A Group.” This came as a surprise to many fans after rumors arose that the collective would be splitting up in late 2018. SOB x RBE is a combination of two groups from Vallejo, CA. It may be difficult...

School of the Arts hosts final choir concert of the semester

School of the Arts hosts final choir concert of the semester

Angel Ortega

April 29, 2019

The Chico State Department of Music and Theatre held a choir concert, featuring Chico State’s Chamber Singers and Acappella Choir, Saturday at the Harlen Adams Theatre. The concert, titled, “And the Earth Sings,” was held in part to commemorate Earth Day, so many of the songs carried t...

Chico State art gallery showcases studies of birds

Chico State art gallery showcases studies of birds

Rayanne Painter

April 29, 2019

A retrospective take on a German Philosopher of Science’s groundbreaking work in the study of birds is up at Chico State’s Masters of Fine Arts Gallery (MFA). Showcasing a collection of sculptures, drawings, photography and belongings from philosopher Freya Vogel, the exhibit “Fraigais...

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Rayanne Painter

April 28, 2019

Thousands of people just spent thousands of dollars to sweat in the California desert. Yes, I’m serious.But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (or, the sand dune) when it comes to the monstrosity that is Coachella. Not only is this music festival really only used as a chance for privilege...

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