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Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

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

October 30, 2018


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One of the local traditions during the Halloween season, in Chico, is taking a trip to your nearest corn maze. The maze, offered by Country Pumpkins in Orland, located off of Highway 32, is perhaps the largest you'll find nearby. It offers a different, large and complex maze each year and scary ghouls an...

Five must-play horror games for Halloween

Five must-play horror games for Halloween

Ulises Duenas

October 30, 2018


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1. Dead SpaceVisceral Games proved their worth with "Dead Space." The game's strength lies in its atmosphere. The player is always on edge while horrific creatures can be heard scurrying around them as they navigate a derelict ship. Enemy designs are grotesque and the death animations will make anyone wince the first time they see them.2. Resident Evil 7:...

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018


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By 1986, George Michael had grown weary with the "teenybopper" image of his group, Wham!, and decided to go solo. He began writing and recording his own material. This would lead to his first solo album "Faith," which took the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1989.And what an album it is. Michael played a ...

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

Alex Coba

October 29, 2018


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The organization Catalyst brought the community together with its fourth annual “Love Is” Acoustic Showcase at La Salles in Downtown Chico. The event is hosted every year in October in honor of domestic violence awareness month.Catalyst plans a variety of events to bring awareness and educa...

‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

October 29, 2018


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WWE may be in a burning dumpster of controversy right now, but why should that stop someone from enjoying their new game? These things come out every year and, while "2K19" doesn't iron out all the lingering problems from past games, it still provides something that will keep fans happy - or as happy...

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

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

October 29, 2018


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While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

New content for ‘Spider-Man’ games leaves much to be desired

New content for ‘Spider-Man’ games leaves much to be desired

Alex Coba

October 28, 2018


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So you collected all the backpacks, took pictures of all of the landmarks, tracked down all of the pigeons, painstakingly did all of the side missions and finally finished the game. Now what?Well, I'll tell you what, it’s DLC time."Spider-Man - The Heist” is the latest downloadable content (DLC) st...

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2018


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Prince left his mark on pop and won international fame with this album in 1982. Influencing '80s pop with its electrofunk sound, this album drips with style and sex appeal and could leave you wishing it was 1982 again.This was Prince's fifth album and his first to feature the band Revolution. Heavy on ...

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

Grant Schmieding

October 26, 2018


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From playing punk rock, practicing media law, managing a record label and radio broadcasting to writing and producing TV shows and movies, Joe Escalante has done it all. Escalante, founder of Kung Fu Records with a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, shared the story of his remarkable journey t...

Chikoko fashion show shocks the senses

Chikoko fashion show shocks the senses

Alex Coba

October 24, 2018


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All eyes were on the catwalk as Chikoko put on their annual fashion show event. The event showcases the design work of four women - Nel Adams, Christina Seashore, Sara Rose Bonnetti and Muir Huges. Each year the show has a theme, which this year was "Evoke - An Experimental Fashion Event".“We play a lo...

Glass blowing offers a creative outlet for all students

Glass blowing offers a creative outlet for all students

Alex Coba

October 23, 2018


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Art classes are in abundance at Chico State, from painting to sculpture and ceramics. But there's one medium that requires you to have patience and a high tolerance towards heat. Glass blowing is a class that anyone can take for a major or just for fun.“I'm a civil engineering major, I'm actua...

Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Alex Coba

October 23, 2018


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The Chico Art Center's annual Open Art Studios event is a staple. Normally you would be separated from the artist and see the work after it's been put up in a showroom. However, this event invites visitors to go to an artist's studio and see their artistic process firsthand. It's like getting a behind...

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