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¡Viva chilaquiles for Mexican Independence Day!

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // September 16, 2021

More than 200 years ago, Mexicans started their journey for independence against Spain. After countless years of allowing Spain to be in charge, the Mexican people were tired of the corruption. Now on...

‘Clue, On Stage!’ at Chico Theater Company: Resurrecting the magic of theater

‘Clue, On Stage!’ at Chico Theater Company: Resurrecting the magic of theater

Jolie Asuncion, Social Media Editor // September 13, 2021

‘Clue, On Stage!’ at Chico Theater Company: Resurrecting the magic of theater Based upon the 1985 cult-classic film and board game, “Clue, On Stage!” is the next show to come from Chico Theater...

This year at MONCA: from ‘nightclub atmosphere’ to young, hidden voices

This year at MONCA: from ‘nightclub atmosphere’ to young, hidden voices

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // September 12, 2021

Bars can be boring, however drinking isn't to blame. The dealbreakers are the bartenders who  don’t consider my napkin doodles to be works of art.  Instead, Chico’s Museum of Northern...

Honey mustard, bacon, pickle and provalone crispy chicken sandwich with fruit salad. Photo by Ian Hilton, 9/8/2021.

Crispy chicken in a bun: crunchy, salty and honey mustard sweet

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 10, 2021

KFC does it, McDonald’s does it, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Chick-fil-A and even Taco Bell does it. Corporate food chains have capitalized on what Americans have craved since time immemorial: the crispy...

Up-and-coming indie artist drops album of the summer

Carrington Power, Reporter // September 9, 2021

She gathers the screams of her fans and adds them in the middle of a track. She takes risks, she thinks outside the box, she writes about heartbreak. It’s hard to describe Indigo De Souza’s music....

He's All That promotional poster, photo by Netflix

Netflix’s ‘He’s All That’ encapsulates the zoomer romcom revival

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 5, 2021

Mark Waters’ “He’s All That” began streaming on Netflix on Aug. 25, bringing in mixed reviews comparing it to the 1999 original, “She’s All That.” The attempt to modernize the film is ultimately...

Sesame, herb and parmesan breaded cod, corn salsa and steamed green beans.

Breading better

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 3, 2021

Welcome back, Wildcats! Transitioning back to in-person classes has been a challenge, so let’s simplify a versatile kitchen technique – breading. By “breading,” we’re talking about coating...

Get your kitchen prepped! This fall's bound to hit. Photo by Ian Hilton, 5/10/2021.

The high-speed low-drag complete college kitchen

Ian Hilton, Reporter // May 12, 2021

This past year hasn’t been ideal for most of us students. Our inability to live on campus has kept us from an aspect of college life synonymous with attending a university, but we’re coming back this...

Lonewolf was one of several performers scattered throughout the Thursday Night Market on May 6.

The return of the Thursday Night Market

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // May 12, 2021

Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market is back for the first time since the pandemic began. Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m., the market will occupy Broadway Street, between 2nd and 4th Street where people...

Staind released the second part of their concert series on Saturday, May 8.

Staind release second concert in livestream series, celebrate 20th anniversary of ‘Break The Cycle’ album

Kelsey Ogle, Arts and Entertainment Editor // May 12, 2021

"It's (not) been a while" since Staind's last livestream event. The first concert in the two-part series debuted on May 1 and the second was on Saturday. The second concert was recorded at Mill 1 in...

Staind premiered never-before-seen concert footage on Saturday, May 1. Photo credit:

Staind delivers in first part of two-part comeback concert series

Kelsey Ogle, Arts & Entertainment Editor // May 8, 2021

On May 1, Staind shared previously unreleased concert footage from their 2019 reunion show via a global livestream event.  The concert took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut,...

Chicken piccata on garlic butter pasta, topped with lemon juice and parmesan. Photo by Ian Hilton, 5/6/2021.

Chicken piccata fo’ yo’ mama

Ian Hilton, Reporter // May 8, 2021

Celebrate the moms! If you’re fortunate enough to spend time with yours this Mother’s Day, don’t stop with a measly card. All moms appreciate being appreciated, and a surefire way to impress is...

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