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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...

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...

‘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 ...

‘Black Ops’ revitalizes ‘Call of Duty’ once again

‘Black Ops’ revitalizes ‘Call of Duty’ once again

Ulises Duenas

October 16, 2018


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The "Black Ops" games have been the crown jewel of the "Call of Duty" series since the first one in 2010. "Black Ops 4" is no different. Smart changes and new game modes make this game a very enticing package.Most of the hype around this game has been about the new blackout mode, Call of Duty's (COD) version of b...

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...

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