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Deep Etch looks at the past of printmaking

Deep Etch looks at the past of printmaking

Alex Coba

October 22, 2018

"Deep Etch: Legends of Chico Printmaking" is the latest exhibition to come to the Janet Turner Print Museum this fall.Since the hiring of John C. Ayres in 1946, who established an accredited art program, the art department at Chico State has seen great art faculty come and go. This gallery is design...

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Painting class offers students a rewarding creative outlet

Grant Schmieding

October 21, 2018

Nearly every surface of the room was covered in paint splatters, with easels holding painted canvasses, lined up along every corner. Students humbly walked around the classroom, observing each other’s work. The students have been working on these pieces for two weeks, attempting to imitate the past ...

Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology

Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology

Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018

If you were to walk into Theia Interactive's office you'd get the impression that it's an internet cafe or some kind of arcade. Don't let the decor fool you, the people within those walls are constantly hard at work in creating cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) spaces and augmented reality tools. Most...

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Alex Coba

October 15, 2018

For people who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness Walk" was designed to help give people that much-needed support system, as well as provide resources that can he...

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Alex Coba

October 14, 2018

Cars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do," in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week." The march...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Grant Schmieding

October 13, 2018

Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone ...

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Alex Coba

October 12, 2018

The lights were strobing, balloons were bouncing and people were busting a move to the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna, all to celebrate a very important moment in an LGBTQ+ member's life.As part of Queer Week at Chico State, Chico State Pride (CSP) in conjunction with The Hub Productions, celebrated the act of com...

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Grant Schmieding

October 12, 2018

Plucking a guitar grounds him in the present moment, washing him with a feeling of calm, serene creativity. Singing brings her to a happy place - giving her a sense of purpose and passion. Lisa Langley and Dave Elke, who make up the local two-part band “Sunday Iris,” use these profound feelings...

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

Grant Schmieding

October 9, 2018

Tall and slender, dressed in all black, she stands in the back of the gallery, smiling humbly. Guests begin trickling through the doors slowly—she greets many of them as they enter. People move around the room, observing the sizable collection of abstract, colorful oil paintings. Megan Wade, a s...

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018

Music has always been a part of Lenon Padilla's life. Padilla was one of seven winners at the Chico School of the Arts Unplugged musician contest Thursday, which is judged at Madison Bear Garden. However, he is not a music major. Padilla is in the pre-nursing program at Chico State. Because of this,...

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018

What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Ulises Duenas

October 8, 2018

The annual Computer Animation and Game Development Animation Jam means different things to different students. For some, it's the toughest test for animation and storytelling that they're going to get. For others, it's an opportunity to show their prowess to companies like Pixar, Dreamworks and Cartoon Ne...

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