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Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Brian Luong and Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018

With "Small Town Big Sound" Uncle Dad’s Art Collective spotlighted Northern California musical talent and toured four towns in their 4th annual showcase this weekend. The Collective, comprised of over 40 different artists in the North State, received over 100 submissions after opening their applications up in February. They event...

‘Reimagining Chico’ offers an archeological trip into the past

‘Reimagining Chico’  offers an archeological trip into the past

Alex Coba

September 7, 2018

With a glimpse into the past. "Reimagining Chico" is taking observers on a journey back in time through Chico’s history.Jennifer Rogerson Jennings is a second-year graduate student of the anthropology program, who is showcasing her archaeological finds from three distinctly different neighborh...

Trong Gia Nguyen shows off ‘Dogg Days’

Trong Gia Nguyen shows off ‘Dogg Days’

Alex Coba

September 5, 2018

“Dogg Days,” the latest art exhibition to come to the Jacki Headley Art Gallery, showcases a contemporary artist’s work. Trong Gia Nguyen is a University of South Florida alum with a Master of Fine Arts degree, along with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida. Nguyen...

Playlist: 10 songs for back-to-school blues

Playlist: 10 songs for back-to-school blues

Natalie Hanson

September 3, 2018

Heading back to school fresh from the summer, it can feel like new music is at a standstill when you've listened to the same hits on repeat all summer. Don't stay stuck in a rut. Here's a list of songs to start off your school year with a variety of music to beat the blues and stay motivated.1. This Must be th...

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

‘Imagining the Past’ encourages us to think about our world

Alex Coba

August 31, 2018

“'Once, as old stories tell us…' was how Geoffrey Chaucer began “The Knight’s Tale,” one of his famous Canterbury Tales. We still tell stories and write histories by opening with sentiments such as this one. Professor and guest curator Corey Sparks opened with this quote to present the “Imagining...

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Julia Maldonado

May 14, 2018

Sparkly tops, baseball jerseys and burlesque outfits filled the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., thanks to Momentum. This student-run dance organization rehearsed all semester in order to put on its annual spring showcase, with some help from hip-hop dance group Envy....

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Josh Cozine

May 13, 2018

Two characters- Wattles, a genetically modified super-rooster who guards chicken farms of the not-so-distant future, and Arius, a necro-kid who annoys the spirits that try to haunt him - were designed Saturday, at Wildcat Gaming's first character design party.The party was sponsored by Tespa, a part of Blizzard Ga...

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

Josh Cozine

April 29, 2018

The theatre reverberated with choral song Saturday evening, to a nearly full audience for Chico State’s Music and Theatre Department’s presentation of “A Garland of Song.” The concert started at 7:30 p.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m. in PAC 144, and progressed through three different ensembles: the University Chorus...

‘Museum Without Walls’ lecture series brings neuroscience to Chico

‘Museum Without Walls’ lecture series brings neuroscience to Chico

Mitchell Kret

April 25, 2018

The Gateway Science Museum’s “Museum Without Walls” lecture series is back in Chico with large turnouts in Siskiyou Hall. The series topic for Spring 2018 is neuroscience and the human brain, and the lecture this past Wednesday was given by Dr. Jonathan Day, the chair for Chico State’s Department...

North State Symphony showcases film composer with popular movie themes

North State Symphony showcases film composer with popular movie themes

Natalie Hanson

April 10, 2018

The North State Symphony took a detour through some of the most memorable movie soundtrack themes of past decades with their penultimate concert of the season, "The Best of John Williams." This "Pops!" concert in NSS's 2017-2018 season came to Chico in Laxson Auditorium on Saturday to celebrate the best-known compositions of perhap...

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

Hannah Yeager

April 4, 2018

Student-run and advertised, the feminism talk given on March 28 brought more than 20 people into the Cross-Cultural Learning Center for a workshop turned open forum on the word feminism.“This what it is meant to be, the Exposed series...because there is more conversation on topics like this, eve...

Artist of the Week: Robert Winget

Artist of the Week: Robert Winget

Mitchell Kret

April 2, 2018

Robert Winslet is 21-year-old ceramacist and glassblower from Mountain View, where he started his artistic career in a high school class. He is in his fourth year at Chico State and hopes to finish his Fine Arts degree by the end of next year. How did you start making art? Back in high school, I star...

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