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Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson

April 18, 2018


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“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over burgers about how their band met, the group dynamic and revealed a proposition that they have for ...

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Artist of the week Tara Killoran loves the process of creating and hot dogs

Mitchell Kret

April 17, 2018


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Tara Killoran is a sophomore graphic design major with a very non-traditional viewpoint. She creates art for the sake of creating something real rather than to appeal to expectations she considers pretentious. Killoran finds inspiration from social media and has a lifelong dream of being friends with ra...

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

‘Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga’ is better than ever

April 9, 2018


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 Mario and Luigi are the most iconic duo in gaming. They've had games across a wide variety of genres, but some of their best games are RPG's. "Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga" originally came out in 2003, but it's recently been remade for the 3DS. This new version updates the vi...

Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers

Fifty years later: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ continues to inspire future filmmakers

Angel Ortega

April 5, 2018


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After 50 years since its release, “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” groundbreaking practical effects, cinematography and visualizations continue to hold the benchmark for future directors, filmmakers and cinematic auteurs. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” adapted from a short story by sci-fi author Arthur...

Artist of the Week: Robert Winget

Artist of the Week: Robert Winget

Mitchell Kret

April 2, 2018


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Robert Winslet is 21-year-old ceramacist and glassblower from Mountain View, where he started his artistic career in a high school class. He is in his fourth year at Chico State and hopes to finish his Fine Arts degree by the end of next year. How did you start making art? Back in high school, I star...

‘Trimps’ is all you need

‘Trimps’ is all you need

Ulises Duenas

March 18, 2018


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Incremental games are extremely simple and after a while they basically play themselves. A ton of these games have been released in the past five years, but the one that get its right the most is "Trimps."When a game of "Trimps" begins the player will gather food and wood and then start using Trimps to do al...

Graphic design meets the great outdoors

Graphic design meets the great outdoors

Mitchell Kret

March 11, 2018


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Coastal native Sam Blake claims he has a craving to create that is fueled by his love of nature. He has studied in Florence, Italy and recently transferred from Santa Rosa Junior College to hone his abilities in Chico while studying graphic design. Check out his Instagram page @samblakepress. How di...

Printmaker finds inspiration in small rocks, emotions and strangers

Printmaker finds inspiration in small rocks, emotions and strangers

Mitchell Kret

March 6, 2018


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Marisa Sergovia is a third-year printmaking student with a passion for art education and studio arts. She hopes to one day teach art and encourage students to pursue anything that makes them happy. Q: Who are you? A: I think I’m a human, this is the start of my third year here as a transfer st...

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Nicole Henson and Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2018


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How did you get started?I went to a bunch of EDM music festivals when I was 18, around 2012 or 2013, when the EDM bubble was kinda at its biggest, and I went to a few festivals and thought “this is pretty cool,” and the music didn’t seem that hard to make, little did I know. I was li...

Roommates turned bandmates are now performing in Chico

Roommates turned bandmates are now performing in Chico

Nicole Henson, Arts Editor

February 28, 2018


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An eclectic combination of punk and alternative rock brings color to Chico’s underground music scene. The composition of up-and-coming group Spun is made up of musicians from other well-known bands in Chico. Lead singer and guitarist Fahradin Nushi also sings for local group No Wave. On...

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