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ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

ASP gives students a glimpse into the future

Ulises Duenas

December 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Grant Schmieding

December 3, 2018

I’m not someone who can explain every niche, off-label brand of electronic music. This playlist is not intended to focus on any specific type of electronic music. It’s just a small collection of fun electronic songs that use many unconventional sounds in a palatable way. Try playing some of...

‘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

"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

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...

‘Fallout 76’ is an atom bomb of disappointment

‘Fallout 76’ is an atom bomb of disappointment

Ulises Duenas

November 30, 2018

Sometimes it doesn't pay to take risks. Bethesda proves that with "Fallout 76." This is a game that does a lot of new things for the series, but ends up being a lesson in sticking to what you know.Upon launch, this game was downright unplayable. Performance and connectivity issues plagued it and, besides all of that, the game...

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

Ulises Duenas

November 8, 2018

"Castlevania" is not only the best thing Netflix has pumped out this year, but it's also the most pleasant surprise of the year. The first season of the show was good, but because it was only four episodes it was hard to tell if the follow-up would top it. It did, in a magnificent way.The highlight of...

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

Natalie Hanson

November 7, 2018

Violins whined, clarinets hummed and strings moaned as musicians warmed up their instruments next to famous pieces of artwork. The conductor, Scott Seaton, stepped up to his music stand, shuffled his music sheets and rolled up his sleeves, all eyes fixed on him. Seaton slowly raised his arms, signaling...

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