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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...

Chico Art Festival makes comeback for Mother’s Day weekend

Chico Art Festival makes comeback for Mother’s Day weekend

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 29, 2022

The Chico Visual Art Alliance (ChiVAA) has announced the return of its annual Chico Art Festival. Formerly known as Art at the Matador, the event will showcase local artistic exhibitions and promote community...

Demondra Martin performs her song Affirmations with keyboardist Avi Correa.

Night two of Chico Unplugged brings down the house

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 21, 2022

Chico Unplugged returned for its second round at Madison Bear Garden on April 12 with a new set of performers. The singer-songwriter competition featured 17 artists, the majority of whom performed in...

After leaving the tutorial area players are greeted with a vast open world with multiple paths of exploration.

‘Elden Ring’ lets gaming’s literary roots shine

Christopher Hill, Staff Writer // April 21, 2022

Developer FromSoftware has a reputation of making finely tuned and difficult games for a niche audience of “hardcore” gamers, but something has changed with their new title “Elden Ring,” released...

Four Figures of Michaela by Dr. Kelly Otani

Full Frontal Nudity: deconstructing sexual misconceptions of art modeling

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 16, 2022

I stood in place on a platform covered in plush curtains and pillows. A space heater sent enough warmth to my chest to distract from the draft that attacked my rear.  I hold my arms in a ballet...

First place Chico Unplugged winner Aaron Gee performs his original song ¨I´ll Be Fine¨ at Madison Bear Garden

Chico Unplugged rocks out with three winners

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 11, 2022

The annual singer-songwriter competition Chico Unplugged finished its first round on April 5. It featured 11 artists performing various styles ranging from reggae to pop to rap. The event is open to...

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