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Tune-Yards embrace sunshine-infused indie pop on

Tune-Yards’ ‘sketchy.’ is indie pop for everyone

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 12, 2021

Coming a few years after their last full-length album, the indie oddity Tune-Yards has returned with some of their most unabashedly fun music on “sketchy.” The group’s 2018 “I Can Feel You...

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Simply Salmon

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 11, 2021

Salmon: the other red meat. Well, kind of. Salmon gets its red color from a pigment called astaxanthin — rhymes with shasta-dancin’ — either naturally or unnaturally. We’ll get into that later. I...

Maria Alquilar's collection is made of of various pieces that reflect a surreal and alternate reality. Photo by Sophia Pearson

monca celebrates reopening

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // April 8, 2021

The Museum of Northern California Art reopened on March 12. This grand reopening marks almost a year to the day when the museum had to shut down for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The...

The Truckee River flowed right between the train tracks and the mountains.

‘Zephyr’ Amtrak from Sac to Reno even more fun and scenic than expected

Kelsey Ogle, Arts & Entertainment Editor // April 7, 2021

I recently took a train trip to Reno, Nevada, on the Amtrak for a vacation to celebrate my birthday. I picked Reno as my destination because I wanted to go somewhere with less COVID-19 restrictions, somewhere...

Shredded pork shoulder, mushroom, red onion and basil pan pizza.

Pan pizza perfection

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 3, 2021

I flipping love pizza. When I don’t feel like cooking, ordering from Celestino’s or grabbing a take-and-bake from Papa Murphy’s suffices just fine. I also love take-and-bake because a cheese pizza...

Happy National Tater Day! Photo by Rebeca G. Sendroiu. https://unsplash.com/@rebeckagsendroiu?

A tribute to taters

Ian Hilton, Reporter // March 28, 2021

March 31 is a day dedicated to one of my favorite foods: potatoes. National Tater Day celebrates the starchy spud, and whether you prefer reds, purples, whites or goldens, a plethora of methods can enhance...

Students and alumni of the Department of Music and Theater gathered March 11 on a virtual platform to talk about and share original pieces of music.

Student composers share original work on virtual symposium

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // March 25, 2021

CSU Chico’s very own musicians and composition students shared insight about their music-making process and the music itself. This year’s music symposium, which is normally an in-person event, made...

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Corned beef and cabbage crescendo

Ian Hilton, Reporter // March 14, 2021

You don’t have to come from County Cork to cook critic-convincing corned beef and cabbage. For St. Patrick’s Day, we’re going traditional with a mainstay dish I didn’t really appreciate until...

Jayna Feldman, for her new single

Jayna Feldman doesn’t want to!

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // March 12, 2021

“It’s kind of like throwing a little adult fit.” This is how musician and recent CSU, Chico graduate Jayna Feldman encapsulated her new single, “i don’t want to!”  The song was released...

Director Will Wernick disappoints with his newest film,

Quarantine thriller ‘Safer at Home’ flops

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // March 10, 2021

Director Will Wernick disappoints in Prime Video’s thriller “Safer at Home” on Feb. 26. The film takes place in a world where the COVID-19 pandemic has lasted two years. A group of friends gather...

You can't celebrate National Meatball Day without them. Sweet, salty and savory meatballs cannot disappoint. Photo by Ian Hilton, 3/4/2021.

Mastering meatballs

Ian Hilton, Reporter // March 8, 2021

Yes! It is the long-awaited recipe you undoubtedly marked on your calendars last March 9 —  a recognized and time-honored holiday: National Meatball Day. I recently shared with my sister how...

Jon Batiste's new album

An exclusive with ‘The Late Show’ bandleader and producer of Disney’s ‘Soul’ soundtrack

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // March 2, 2021

Jon Batiste, the bandleader of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and the producer of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” soundtrack, will soon release a personal album. Batiste has had a busy year, but...

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