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Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Tim Hernandez featured at Chico’s Book in Common for ‘All They Will Call You’

Olyvia Simpson and Mitchell Kret

March 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Chico’s Book in Common hosted Tim Hernandez in Laxson Auditorium on March 13 to talk about his book “All They Will Call You” and related experiences. Book in Common is hosted jointly by both Chico State and Butte College. “All They Will Call You,” is a narrative of “...

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Mitchell Kret

March 12, 2019


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The 2019 Chico Bach Festival came to a close March 10 with the Bach and Sons organ performance in Harlen Adams Theatre. Dr. Annette Richards and Dr. David Yearsley played pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach as well as his sons. Richards played the compositions by JS Bach while Yearsley played those by ...

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Rayanne Painter

March 11, 2019


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Chico State’s chapter of Central Americans for Empowerment (C.A.F.E.) hosted their first event on Friday in Sylvester's Cafe. Colorful picado banners hung from the ceiling and the smell of freshly cooked food filled the air as students milled about. “Cruzando Fronteras” or “Crossing Borders”...

Poetry reading shines light on refugee experiences

Poetry reading shines light on refugee experiences

Rayanne Painter

March 11, 2019


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Every seat and plus some was filled in Zingg Recital Hall on Thursday evening for this month’s poetry reading. The event, Writer's Voice, is a literary arts reading series hosted by Chico State’s Department of English.Mai Der Vang, the showcased literary mastermind, is the author of a book...

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often tedious, steps in order just to acquire the right to work and live safely in this country.Leaders Educating...

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Rayanne Painter

March 3, 2019


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Ever read “choose your own adventure” books as a child? Chico State’s New Music Symposium recreated just that, but with music and rhythm.Guest composer Terry Riley joined the audience at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Thursday evening to watch the musicians recreate his masterpie...

Student artists connect with campus through still portraits

Student artists connect with campus through still portraits

Olyvia Simpson

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

I had the eyes of the entire class on me. No small movements could be made during the 15-minute time period. As I sat emotionless, the only sound was the diligent scratching of over a dozen pencils. Every feature on my face was judged. This is the experience one goes through as a model for a live po...

Chico Unplugged Winners’ Showcase blew the roof off Madison Bear Garden

Chico Unplugged Winners’ Showcase blew the roof off Madison Bear Garden

Alex Coba

February 23, 2019


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Madison Bear Garden was filled with an adoring crowd and acoustic music as Chico State’s School of the Arts (SOTA) hosted “Chico Unplugged,” an acoustic competition that spans over the course of three nights at Madison Bear Garden. Musicians perform acoustic renditions of songs they've wr...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019


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There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Mid-Century classical music inspires modern musings

Mid-Century classical music inspires modern musings

Olyvia Simpson

February 12, 2019


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The 19th and 20th centuries were brought back to life for a couple of hours through the joyful concert music of composers like Alfredo Casella and Erwin Schulhoff on Sunday afternoon. The "Mid-Century Modern Vol. 2" concert was presented by The Florestan Society Foundation and the Music and Theatr...

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Featured Artist: Jacob Meders showcases the art of printmaking

Alex Coba and Melissa Herrera

February 12, 2019


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Jacob Meders, a member of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, visited Chico State as a guest curator of a three-day talk and workshop session. Meders is currently exhibiting "Mǝǝmento: Before" at the Turner Print Museum and his new work, “Aksum Belle: Afterwards" at the Ja...

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

“A Night in Harlem” brings power, resilience and excellence

Rachael Bayuk

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

A dimly lit room is filled with excitement before the poets and soul-bearers take the stage. The string lights twinkle and cast spells of light on the lone stool on The Hub’s stage.The night’s MC, Chico State alum Walter Torrence III, takes the stage. His charisma immediately soothes the room....

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