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Chico State’s MFA and BFA students open their studios for the community to view

Chico State’s MFA and BFA students open their studios for the community to view

Alejandra Solorio

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Fifty students' work was displayed in ten different art-related classrooms Thursday on the Chico State campus for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Open Studios tour. The six-hour event spanned various floors and classrooms in Ayres Hall and the Arts and Humanities Building....

‘Pristine Parties’ service ensures safety during nights out

‘Pristine Parties’ service ensures safety during nights out

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Chico State students create a safer party scene for the community with “Pristine Parties,” a party entertainment service. Junior concrete management majors Rwejuna Nyundo and Ronald Carcamo co-founded this student-run entertainment business. "Pristine Parties" hosts house parties in Chico almost...

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Julia Maldonado

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

One may not think initially that the study of human society and an aggressive music genre have much in common, but for Chico State sociology professor and alumna Alexandra Kokkinakis, it’s her life. Kokkinakis grew up listening to punk-rock music in L.A. as a skateboarding soundtrack. Onc...

Once upon a scene: drawing in the 360

Once upon a scene: drawing in the 360

Alejandra Solorio

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

On the first day of class, J. Pouwels, Foundation Coordinator and faculty of the Department of Art and Art History, assigned arts 325/425 (Intermediate and Advanced Drawing) an introductory project designed to move away from the ease of a pencil and sketchpad. Instead of assigning a study of objects...

Wildcats take on ‘Day N Night’ music festival

Wildcats take on ‘Day N Night’ music festival

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Showcase

The ‘Day N Night Festival’ attracted Chico State students, despite the nonstop driving all day and night. Over 50 artists gathered in Anaheim, California for the three-day-long event Sept. 8 through 10. Headliners included Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, along with other chart...

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

Caitlyn Young

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF18ItpDo0g&feature=youtu.be Chico State alumnus Aaron Draper talks about his journey through life before coming back to teach photography at Chico State. As a professional photographer, he is well-known for his project, Underexposed: a series of beautiful photographs...

Wildcats vibe out on Kendall Lawn

Wildcats vibe out on Kendall Lawn

Niyat Teferi

September 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

On Thursday, the CCLC hosted the annual “Wildcat Vibe” on Kendall Lawn. Students were able to meet new people, mingle, dance and enjoy performances. During the evening, various clubs and organizations were tabling and recruiting new members. A majority of the tabling consisted of survey q...

‘Exchange’ in receipt transactions

‘Exchange’ in receipt transactions

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

September 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Working in customer service allows a person to have endless experiences with other people each day. Some good, some bad. Conversations are bound to stick, which is what helped fuel Art major Tatiana Stevens to create "Exchange."Stevens created "Exchange" as a result of her customer service experience. She documented some past conversatio...

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Student chef whipping it for Chico

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Q&As

Fourth-year Psychology student Wal Riek has big plans for his side job as a chef. This culinary arts enthusiast brought his soul food to the heart of Chico. Since the spring, Riek has been serving the students with a diverse assortment of foods for a low price, ranging around $5 per plate. His unofficial...

Two Truths and a Lie: Zoe Crosher

Two Truths and a Lie: Zoe Crosher

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

August 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

The Two Truths and a Lie exhibit opened up at the Jacki Headly University Art Gallery on Thursday and will run through September 30. The exhibit features three different artists' work: Weegee, Jessamyn Lovell and Zoe Crosher. Zoe Crosher had an artist talk on Thursday where she spoke about differen...

Movies to reminisce on the college experience

Movies to reminisce on the college experience

Julia Maldonado

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

As future alumni finish up the semester, be sure to stop and reminisce on the good times at Chico State. Here are four movies to help reflect on the important moments being a Wildcat has brought before accepting that diploma.High School Musical 3This classic Disney Channel movie will have both students and future al...

Summer albums of the week

Summer albums of the week

Anna Porretta

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Summer would be wildly incomplete without music to serve as your own personal soundtrack. Either of these two albums are perfect for basking in the heat or partying the summer nights away. “Two Vines” is a great choice if you’re into upbeat, electronic music. “Blossom” is...

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