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‘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...

‘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...

Student show of artwork presented at gallery show ‘Wanderlust’

Student show of artwork presented at gallery show ‘Wanderlust’

Alex Coba

December 4, 2018


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Wanderlust is the latest group art show to come to the Masters of Fine Arts Gallery. The name and concept for the show stem from the artists finding their place in the world. The featured artists in the gallery are from the graduate seminar class in the art department at Chico State.Acacia Blue Yash...

‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

December 4, 2018


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Evolution is often necessary in games, especially when a formula becomes stale. While "Odyssey" is far from the typical "Assassin's Creed" game in terms of story and gameplay, it's still a game that fits within the series.The best aspect of "Odyssey" is that the entire game feels like an epic journey, similar t...

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

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

December 4, 2018


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After hundreds of hours of playing this game, it's time to weigh in. "Red Dead Redemption 2" had a lot to live up to since the original took the gaming world by storm. We set out to play the whole thing, address these expectations and analyze what makes this game worth the ride. Listen here.0:37 General ...

‘Creed II’ tells an electrifying story of family and perseverance

‘Creed II’ tells an electrifying story of family and perseverance

Ulises Duenas

December 2, 2018


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"Creed II" blends the world of drama and sports in a way that feels natural and engaging. This film is packed with captivating performances, with Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa standing tall as champions.The most impressive thing about "Creed II" is the perfect balance it achieves. ...

Fall Acoustics show brings relaxing vibes to The Hub

Fall Acoustics show brings relaxing vibes to The Hub

Grant Schmieding

December 2, 2018


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Wet fall leaves littered the floor as students entered the room. Christmas lights twinkled across a raised stage and melodic acoustic guitar songs rang through the relaxed crowd. Students escaped the cold, wet weather at the first ever Fall Acoustics show in The Hub Thursday evening. Hosted by the Sc...

New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

Alex Coba

November 30, 2018


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Another month and another DLC package drop for the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game, and along with it some more unmet expectations.Turf Wars is the second in the “The City That Never Sleeps” Spider-Man game trilogy's downloadable content (DLC). This DLC takes place after the events of the pr...

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