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‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

Ulises Duenas

December 22, 2018


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Note: This review reflects solely on the new content added to the original "Black Ops 4" game.Treyarc has taken a page out of Ubisoft's book by making the first batch of DLC for "Black Ops 4" feel like a new season in the game's life cycle. "Operation Absolute Zero" adds a new controversial character as wel...

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

December 19, 2018


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In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the Rings" to "Twilight" to comic book adaptations, there's a lot of movies out there that owe it al...

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Ricardo Tovar

December 16, 2018


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A big struggle for athletes after retiring is answering the question, "What now?" How can you possibly take the adrenaline and competitive itch out of yourself, when you have been competing your entire life? For former San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic's pitcher Barry Zito, the answer is performing...

Chikoko variety show presents spectacle for good cause

Chikoko variety show presents spectacle for good cause

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018


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If someone had to describe the "Vroom Vroom Variety Show" they would say “wonderfully weird.”Chikoko, the same people who put on "Evoke-An Experimental" fashion show back in October, put on their annual variety show this past Friday at the Chico Women's Club. The show showcased talent fr...

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018


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Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud is a Chico native and is a singer-songwriter who is incredibly passionate about her craft. Though sh...

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

‘Glorious Sounds of the Season’ is a non-stop holiday spectacular

Josh Cozine

December 12, 2018


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The lights dimmed, hiding the movement of ensembles as they quickly filed down from the Harlen Adams Theatre stage, lining the walkways alongside the audience. A spotlight focused on a small group, on the stage-left walkway, their brass bass instruments glimmering in the light of the otherwise darkened...

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Alex Coba

December 10, 2018


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I love disco! Disco always gets a bad rep for no reason, but the '70s disco era featured some of the greatest musical tracks that people still listen to today. The disco movement started out as an underground thing, which is funny to think that disco was underground at one point. It became mainstream in...

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas

December 10, 2018


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Experiencing virtual reality (VR) for the first time is a special moment. Whether someone is skeptical or excited going in is up to them, but the initial reaction is usually the same. Even though they're wearing something over their face, you can tell that their eyes are wide open. That experience...

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Animation Chico captivates with contest

Grant Schmieding

December 10, 2018


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The lights darkened and the door shut. Spectators gazed forward at the bright screen in the small theater. Broken only by pangs of laughter and applause, the room felt still as each short film gave the audience a glimpse inside the mind of its creator. Animation Chico hosted its fourth annual Animation...

‘F is for Family’ is good, unclean fun

‘F is for Family’ is good, unclean fun

Ulises Duenas

December 9, 2018


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At this point, raunchy tv comedies are a dime a dozen. Finding one that actually makes good use of its mature rating is difficult. "F is for Family" not only has clever jokes that hit most of their marks, but it also shows that character growth is possible without losing the core focus of a show.This show follow...

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Chico Community Concert Band to play free holiday concert

Natalie Hanson

December 7, 2018


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The Chico Community Concert Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at the Lakeside Pavilion in California Park at 3 p.m., Sunday.The concert, titled "Christmas Serenade," is free to the public. The program includes a mix of classic Christmas carols as well as a variety of contemporary selection...

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brings nostalgia for the holiday classic

Alex Coba

December 5, 2018


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Good grief, it's Christmas time again and with it comes all that commercialism this time of year brings. It's lucky that the Chico State Department of Music and Theater put on the perfect escape from the rampant commercialism: "A Charlie Brown Christmas."The iconic Christmas special was beautifully adapted t...

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