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Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Ricardo Tovar

May 4, 2019

Friends for 20 years, Forrest Hartman and Wade Meith have no aspirations of becoming famous off their country/classic rock covers. These two Chico State alumni play for the love of playing music and nothing more."I think you can have a lot of fun regardless of what level you're at," guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Hartman...

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2019

The second annual Queer Prom, organized and promoted by Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC), was hosted on Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union. Queer Prom was held as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, in which GSEC puts on many inclusive events for the LGBTQ community and their...

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at each other in horror as most of them stood up.“Now, I want you to stay standing if you know that...

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

‘Justice for Josiah’ kick-starts push for change in Chico

‘Justice for Josiah’ kick-starts push for change in Chico

Mitchell Kret

April 16, 2019

Students for Quality Education in collaboration with Just Unity Sistas presented "Justice for Josiah," an event commemorating David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State student and president of Brothers United. In addition to paying tribute to his memory, attendees also felt this was a time to push for so...

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Mitchell Kret

April 10, 2019

The Remembering the Ridge memorial event was held in the breezeway of Meriam Library April 8. The event featured guest speakers, poetry, music and an introduction to the interactive art exhibit that will remain up until April 26. The exhibit itself is fencing that allows people to attach photographs, sa...

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 7, 2019

There’s no fairy godmother to save the day, or happily ever after while riding off into the sunset. This isn’t a typical Walt Disney fairytale.Chico State School of the Arts’ Department of Music and Theatre presented “The River Bride” on Thursday, its opening night. Describe...

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

Mitchell Kret

April 5, 2019

AS Productions hosted their first Nooner Concert of the semester on Wednesday, April 3, which featured student artist Caloy. The show was held in the basement of the BMU, where students could study and relax to Caloy’s music.The show is the first of the year in the returning concert series.“It’s been going on fo...

Minetti Quartett plays ‘the zest for life’ during Chico visit

Minetti Quartett plays ‘the zest for life’ during Chico visit

Mitchell Kret

March 26, 2019

The Minetti Quartett visited Chico in Zingg Recital Hall during their tour across the Western U.S. Sunday, March 24. The Austrian string quartet played three collections of music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert, giving the performance strong emotion and contrast. “…from zest for life,&...

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

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

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

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”...

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