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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...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Anna Porretta

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

If dead week has got you down, give either of these soulful albums a listen to fuel your academic induced blues. Ray LaMontagne has a soulful, folky sound that will calm your finals nerves. If you need a instrumental soundtrack for your studying, give Bill Evans a listen. Hopefully these albums can ge...

Wildcats reveal their guilty pleasure songs

Wildcats reveal their guilty pleasure songs

Jackson Sawa

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

We all have our favorite bands and songs that we are eager to show to our friends or blast at parties, yet, we also have our guilty pleasures that we listen to when nobody is around. This is the music to sing to alone in the car on long drives or secretly play through our headphone while walking to cl...

Sexual assault survivors and allies gather in solidarity

Sexual assault survivors and allies gather in solidarity

Niyat Teferi

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Students and alumni shared their stories through powerful and emotional poetry in solidarity and support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center hosted the annual "Take Back the Night," April 17. The week long event focused on shedding light on ...

Wildcat honors his late brother through music

Wildcat honors his late brother through music

Julia Maldonado

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Nearly three years after Chico State student Aaron Drange passed away, his brother Phillip honored him with their shared passion: Music. Phillip spent about two and a half years writing a 14-minute-long piece and divided it into three movements. Each movement is dedicated to how Phillip dealt with e...

Albums of the week

Anna Porretta

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

When no one is around to judge your musical choices you may need to let loose to some otherwise terrible music. Hand yourself the aux and scream-sing along to either of these albums. Because lets face it: Boy bands, old and new, are the ultimate guilty pleasure."Up All Night" (2012)One DirectionPop"No Strings Attached" (20...

Reminiscing of Coachella

Reminiscing of Coachella

Anna Porretta

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

While Coachella is behind us you can still reminisce on your time in the high desert. If you want to relive Kendrick's performance listen to his newest album "Damn." on repeat. If you just didn't get enough of Radiohead give "Rainbows" or anything from their discography a listen."Damn." (2017)Kendrick LamarRap"Rainbows" (2007)RadioheadRock...

Just one more episode

Just one more episode

Adrianna Mccain

April 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

We know writing putting off that paper is going to be procrastinated until the last moment. So starting a new series waiting for motivation to kick is isn't a bad idea. Bob's Burgers: The beloved animated series is slowly being pulled off of Netflix, so catch it now before it leaves.... which means right now.Stranger Things: If it's been a w...

Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Anna Porretta

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Listen to one of these killer albums during your next smoke sesh. If you're looking for something mellow that will have you feeling like you're floating through space, queue up Pink Floyd's trippy Meddle. If you're looking for something to head bang to, listen to Wavves.Meddle (1971)Pink FloydProgressive RockKing of the Beach (2010)WavvesSurf PunkAnna Porret...

Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Anna Porretta

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

With Summer right around the corner, you might find yourself sweating it out in the gym and in need of a soundtrack. Uptown Special has all the funk that you might want for a groovier work out and Dirty Heads' self entitled album has the mellow jams you might need.Uptown Special (2015)Mark Ronsonhip-hop/funkDirty Heads (2016)Dirty Headsreg...

There’s more than bunnies under top hats

There’s more than bunnies under top hats

Niyat Teferi

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

On April 5th, the Laxson Auditorium held a magic show hosted by the popular Australian duo known as the “Naked Magicians.”The Naked Magicians consisted of two handsome, talented magicians that tour all around the world, showcasing their magic tricks and sex appeal. Christopher Wayne and Mike ...

Unearthing the Power of Clay

Unearthing the Power of Clay

Anisha Brady

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Addison Risbry ditched her mathematics degree after unearthing her love for clay. As she's always been artistically inclined, Risbry diverged from her strict course load to entertain her curiosity in ceramic art. Though the decision was seemingly insignificant, it has become seminal. “The process of work...

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