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‘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...

Left to right: Rachel Harris, Deidre Rogan, Megan Garcia, Croix Diienno, Henry Steele,  Eoghan Dillon, DaMond Lemonte Garner and Zoey Anderson

Parsons Dance dazzles Laxson with avant-garde style

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 8, 2022

Internationally renowned dance troupe Parsons Dance Company amazed the Laxson Auditorium audience with contemporary, avant-garde and broadway-inspired choreography on April 3.  The six-routine...

The band Mark 3 takes the BMU stage. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

KCSC kicks off spring with ‘April Tunes’

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // April 6, 2022

Warmer weather calls for one thing — more outdoor concerts and events.KCSC, Chico State’s student-run radio station hosted “April Tunes.” Funded by Associated Students, the concert was truly an...

Sophie Jones original soundtrack cover.

The true indie spirit of ‘Sophie Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

Jolie Asuncion, Multimedia Editor // March 26, 2022

Combining ‘90s riot grrrl, electronic essence and a Grammy-nominated composer — the “Sophie Jones” soundtrack is truly one of a kind. The acclaimed independent film “Sophie Jones” was written...

Follow filmmakers Craig Leeson and Malcolm Wood on a global adventure in IMAX presents The Last Glaciers.

‘The Last Glacier’: A historical account of Earth’s dying glaciers

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // March 23, 2022

What first started off as an extreme alpine sports documentary promptly turned into a climate change initiative after journalist Craig Leeson noticed that Europeans Alps didn't have snow in the middle...

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