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Perks of being a Chico State student

Perks of being a Chico State student

Lucas Moran

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Being a college student is about more than just showing up to classes and developing stress-related illnesses. Here are five helpful services available to students that you should probably be looking into, like, yesterday.Adventure OutingsFor students interested in outdoor activities, Adventure Outings, loca...

A very Chico Nutcracker

A very Chico Nutcracker

Carin Dorghalli

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

  Chico Community Ballet customizes "The Nutcracker" to make it "Chico-ized." The idea is inspired by Dr. Oscar Stansbury, performed by locally-trained dancers from Chico Community Ballet Company and includes guest performers from Dance Evolution, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences and t...

Artist Interview: Tyson Wadkins

Artist Interview: Tyson Wadkins

Elias Denny

December 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Video

  Chico State first-year Tyson Wadkins is a guitarist and singer from Yuba City, California. Wadkins is an economics major and will continue to pursue music as a hobby and passion. You can sometimes find Wadkins on campus playing near Meriam Library and can find his music on Soundcloud. ...

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Miguel Orozco

December 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia, Video

Elvis Voita Elden is a sophomore at Chico State whose life has always been surrounded by art, thanks to early exposure from his family. Although Elden is very passionate about his drawings, art is not his main focus as he currently pursues a degree in mechanical engineering. He continues to express...

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Jordan Rodrigues

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Q&As, Showcase

Chico native and sneakerhead Brandyn Donahue talks about his impressive shoe collection. What was the pair that made you a sneakerhead and why? Brandyn Donahue: 1999 Air Jordan 14 "Last Shot" I was always into shoes growing up because I have two older brothers that were into sports and being sty...

Artists Guerra and Sue share their taboos through self expression

Anisha Brady

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Every artist searches for a meaningful message to send out into the world. Joel Guerra and Helen Sue have found theirs and are ready to spread it. "Taboo" is the BMU’s newest gallery exhibit, created and curated by Chico State seniors Joel Guerra and Helen Sue. The compilation of both Guerra and...

Behind the Scenes of “Under Construction”

Behind the Scenes of “Under Construction”

Carin Dorghalli

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

What is “Under Construction” about?Lindy Lu Forman (actress): Under construction is a really phenomenal show, especially because it’s been written by most of our students. More than half the script has been written by students and our director. It’s pretty phenomenal that itR...

Students showcase their love for high fashion

Students showcase their love for high fashion

Franky Renteria

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Photo Galleries, Showcase

This is a gallery of four young men wearing high fashion clothing and their explanations on why they do so. Name: Edoardo Bassi Major: Finance Graduating: May 2018 "I bought these clothes because they are fairly formal but at the same time they are different, have their own style. I dress...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

November 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Pablo Amaral Major: Management Informational Systems Year of Graduation: Spring 2017 "If I would paint my perfect life, I would start with finishing school first most. I think it is a very important thing to myself and mostly my mother to do. Next, I would find a career that I am passionate...

Do you hear a showtune?

Do you hear a showtune?

Carin Dorghalli

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Songs from Broadway's "Golden Age" were performed by Chico State's "The Off-Broadways" group in the brand new Zingg Recital Hall on Nov. 6. Many of the students featured have also worked on other school productions, most notably "Into the Woods" and the "Addam's Family." Dara Scholz, the director of...

International recognition for Chico State professor and publishing company

International recognition for Chico State professor and publishing company

Rylee Pedotti

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Throughout her life, Dr. Sara Cooper has held countless titles, including lifelong literary connoisseur and associate professor of Spanish and multicultural and gender studies at Chico State. Now, Cooper finds herself serving as co-founder and editor-in-chief of Cubanabooks-- an award-winning, avant-garde publisher of literary works authored by Cuban women.Cu...

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Jae Siqueiros

November 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

  San Francisco based artist Chris Sollars, opened a new exhibit entitled "DAAAM" in the University Art Gallery on Thursday. Students, staff and community members were invited to listen to Sollars talk about the new exhibit and ask questions. According to the University Art Gallery blog, "...

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