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‘Blizzard’ hits Chico

‘Blizzard’ hits Chico

Kirstin Joyce

February 5, 2020

World renowned Canadian circus group “Cirque Flip Fabrique” performed their new show “Blizzard” at Laxson Auditorium, Thursday night.  Through its original musical score, zany characters and breathtaking visuals, “Blizzard” took audience members on a poetic journey that was as enticing as it w...

“Renaissanced” : Echoes in the printmaking world

“Renaissanced” : Echoes in the printmaking world

Melissa Joseph

February 1, 2020

Visitors walking into the Janet Turner Print Museum this month will be greeted by dozens of influential prints and lithographs, ranging from the early 1500s to the late 20th century. The exhibition, dubbed “Renaissanced” was curated by Chico State history professor, Jason Nice, and the students in...

Nationally recognized quintet serenades Chico State

Nationally recognized quintet serenades Chico State

Elijah Ewing

January 28, 2020

The award-winning quintet, Seraph Brass, performed at Chico State’s Zingg Recital Hall for their first California tour on Sunday. Sharing the spotlight, the members of Seraph Brass walked in a line to the front of the stage without saying a word. The ensemble then filled the room with music to begin t...

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

Melissa Joseph

December 9, 2019

This past weekend, small almond blossoms, a magical toy maker and a daunting mouse king graced the stage in Laxson Auditorium. There’s only one ballet this time of year that encapsulates all of the aforementioned, "The Nutcracker."Friends of the Chico Community Ballet, Chico Performances and Chico...

A Tuba to Cuba brings a sax to Laxson

A Tuba to Cuba brings a sax to Laxson

Melissa Joseph

November 20, 2019

With little to no words spoken, a New Orleans jazz band delivered a stunning set Wednesday night. The band started the night off with songs that created a colorful and lively atmosphere encapsulating Chico State with Cuban culture.Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s studio album “A Tuba to Cuba&#...

Fall photo walk teaches aspiring photographers new skills

Fall photo walk teaches aspiring photographers new skills

Danielle Kessler

November 12, 2019

The university photographers put together a free event for the public to improve their photo-taking abilities and to learn some techniques from the people who do it every day for departments all across campus. This Fall photo walk was a way for fellow photographers to come together and learn more ab...

Pianist Leeya Shaw shares her experience post Camp Fire

Pianist Leeya Shaw shares her experience post Camp Fire

Kati Morris

November 12, 2019

Leeya Shaw, a music student at Chico State, was living with her mother in her childhood home in Paradise when the Camp Fire started a year ago. When evacuations began, Shaw was staying with a friend and was forced to leave everything behind. Among her clothing and mementos, she left behind all of her inst...

‘Open Studios’ invites community inside workshops of artists

Alex Coba

November 10, 2019

Local artists showed off their studio spaces during Chico Art Center’s annual "Open Art Studios" event in which the community was able to get a peek of where the magic happens, like a behind-the-scenes tour.“You not only would see the end of the work, but you’re also seeing the whole...

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Rayanne Painter and Hana Beaty

November 5, 2019

The BS-O Gallery at Chico State is a space for art students to celebrate, showcase and most importantly, share their stories through their artwork created by the end of their fine arts education. This week's featured artist, BFA student Ryan Ramos, strikes a deep chord within the LGBTQ+ community an...

2nd annual Halloween silent disco: good, spooky vibes

2nd annual Halloween silent disco: good, spooky vibes

Danielle Kessler

October 31, 2019

Chico State’s 2nd annual Halloween silent disco made for some good old-fashioned spooky fun. Presented by Associated Students, the night was a chance for students to relax, eat snacks and jam to music through their headphones.Brandon Aure, the student outreach and marketing coordinator for Assoc...

Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Emily Neria

October 28, 2019

In the spirit of Halloween and breast cancer awareness, Chico State public health students put on a "Carving for Cancer" event in Trinity Commons on Friday.At the event, students purchased pumpkins to carve on the spot or take home and carve later. All proceeds went to an organization called Californi...

Video: Students reflect on the importance of ‘Queer Week’ events

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera

October 16, 2019

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