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‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018


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Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

Natalie Hanson

October 23, 2018


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"Led Zeppelin II" was released 49 years ago, on Oct. 22 in 1969, and it still can rock the pants off of most rock bands to this day. In the '70s, nobody could touch Led Zeppelin once they took off. After the release of "Led Zeppelin" earlier that year, this album proved that the band was ascending t...

Deep Etch looks at the past of printmaking

Deep Etch looks at the past of printmaking

Alex Coba

October 22, 2018


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"Deep Etch: Legends of Chico Printmaking" is the latest exhibition to come to the Janet Turner Print Museum this fall.Since the hiring of John C. Ayres in 1946, who established an accredited art program, the art department at Chico State has seen great art faculty come and go. This gallery is design...

Podcast: We can’t wait for the return of “Red Dead Redemption”

Podcast: We can’t wait for the return of “Red Dead Redemption”

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Grant Schmieding

October 22, 2018


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"Red Dead Redemption II" is on the horizon with a release date set for Oct. 26. What better time to reminisce about the quality and legacy of the first game? This week we got together to talk about what made "RDR" so memorable and enduring. We also go over the various reasons why we're so excited ab...

Playlist: 11 video game soundtracks that transcend the medium

Playlist: 11 video game soundtracks that transcend the medium

Ulises Duenas

October 22, 2018


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The music in a game can make a huge difference when playing. It can turn an average game into something memorable. While players log hours into whatever they play, the songs and sounds become burned into the mind. Below are some of the greatest soundtracks to ever grace gaming.DOOM (2016) 2016's reboot of D...

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Grant Schmieding

October 21, 2018


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Nearly every surface of the room was covered in paint splatters, with easels holding painted canvasses, lined up along every corner. Students humbly walked around the classroom, observing each other’s work. The students have been working on these pieces for two weeks, attempting to imitate the past ...

Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology

Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology

Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018


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If you were to walk into Theia Interactive's office you'd get the impression that it's an internet cafe or some kind of arcade. Don't let the decor fool you, the people within those walls are constantly hard at work in creating cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) spaces and augmented reality tools. Most...

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018


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The right song, combined with the right scene in an action movie, can turn any moment into a classic. Whether by pure skill or a keen sense of sound with scene, there's a reason why some songs are difficult to separate from their iconic use in films like "Kill Bill," "Pulp Fiction" and "The Godfather." He...

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Alex Coba

October 15, 2018


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For people who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness Walk" was designed to help give people that much-needed support system, as well as provide resources that can he...

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Alex Coba

October 14, 2018


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Cars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do," in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week." The march...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Grant Schmieding

October 13, 2018


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Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone ...

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Alex Coba

October 12, 2018


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The lights were strobing, balloons were bouncing and people were busting a move to the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna, all to celebrate a very important moment in an LGBTQ+ member's life.As part of Queer Week at Chico State, Chico State Pride (CSP) in conjunction with The Hub Productions, celebrated the act of com...

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