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The band, Mark 3 performing at the Battle of the Bands.

A night far from off-key

Walker Hardy, Reporter // September 22, 2022

Red and purple stage lights glared into the eyes of faculty and students on the evening of Sept. 6. From red drums to a bright-green electric guitar, the rock-hard melodies shook the KCSC stage, while...

Jean-Luc Godard examining a reel of film while smoking.

Jean-Luc Godard: a revolutionary in film and in life, 1930-2022

Christopher Hill, Contributor // September 19, 2022

French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard died Sept. 13 at the age of 91. You may not know his name, but your favorite director does, as he helped change the face of film in the 20th century. A life-long...

Dustbowl Revival performs in Laxson Auditorium.

Stepping through the history of Americana: Dustbowl Revival comes to Chico

Walker Hardy and Jolie Asuncion // September 17, 2022

Consisting of 25 people and 15 different instruments, American soul group Dustbowl Revival rolled into Chico to show musical history through the theme of Americana. From headlining festivals to...

University President Gayle Hutchinson plays Mario Kart with students. Photo taken by Sam Kyes on Sept. 1.

Chico State opens esports gaming lobby on campus

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // September 7, 2022

Chico State’s Wildcat Gaming Lobby had its official opening on Sept. 1, drawing in many gaming-enthused students and staff alike. Whether playing competitively on PC or playing rounds of Smash Bros.,...

Acrylic linen piece Hilby Ave, by Natalie Jenkins. Photo by Carrington Power, taken August 25

Four Wildcats display emotional vulnerability through paint brushes

Walker Hardy, Reporter // September 7, 2022

California State University Chico students have partnered with CSU’s Art History Collective for a Metamorphosis Theme. Allowing students to engage with one another, Chico State’s Art History Collective...

25 Cent flipping Dylan Michaels, and Tiffany Payne (referee). Photo taken by Mario Ortiz on June 17.

Wrestling fever : Chico indulges in dwarf wrestling

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // July 25, 2022

It's an oddly cold, rainy night in the middle of June, and Chico's The Tackle Box Bar and Grill is hosting Micro Mania, also known as the “Biggest Little Show In The USA."  With tickets only...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.

Imágenes de nuestros ancestros chicanos: una entrevista con el muralista Javier Barajas Villanueva

Christopher Hill, Redactor // June 4, 2022

Escondido en una sala de reuniones en el tercer piso de la BMU hay un mural que muchos estudiantes probablemente nunca antes habían visto. Dedicado para el Cinco de Mayo de 1995, el mural recuerda las...

Barajas painting the mural in the BMU.

Honoring Chicano ancestors: An interview with Mexican muralist Javier Barajas Villanueva

Christopher Hill, Staff Writer // June 4, 2022

Hidden in a meeting room on the Bell Memorial Union’s third floor is a mural that many students have likely never seen before. Dedicated for Cinco de Mayo in 1995, the mural memorializes the struggles...

Roni Jean performing live at Freebird Yoga

‘Resting Sad Face’ paves way for up and coming Chico legend

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // June 1, 2022

Lush and intoxicating are words that best describe the music of Chico State's own Roni Jean and their debut album, “Resting Sad Face.”  Roni Jean proves to be not just another face in the crowd...

Artistic graphic of factories polluting the air, with flames in the back

‘Don’t Look Up’: We have 11 years to fight climate change

Carrington Power, Reporter // May 16, 2022

Humanity has 11 years to cut carbon emissions and adopt sustainable practices before we see irreversible damage from climate change. Activists and scientists are so desperate for people to understand...

Hurricane Fran performing.

The art of tease and burlesque: Hurricane Fran

Gabriela Rudolph, Reporter // May 15, 2022

Many might initially think of the 2010 movie starring Christina Aguilera when the term “burlesque” arises. However, Hurricane Fran assures that it’s not an accurate representation. For those going...

(Left to right) Anthony Coseo, David R. Bygum and Matt Crocco. Photo by Bode Scott.

Jamm fiercely fires up a full crowd on Seventh Street

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // April 29, 2022

Reggae-rock band Jamm lit the stage ablaze on April 23 with crowd members pushed shoulder to shoulder. What seemed like a casual house show turned into a four-man band overmatched against a crowd of nearly...

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