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Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Nicole Henson and Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2018

How did you get started?I went to a bunch of EDM music festivals when I was 18, around 2012 or 2013, when the EDM bubble was kinda at its biggest, and I went to a few festivals and thought “this is pretty cool,” and the music didn’t seem that hard to make, little did I know. I was li...

North State Symphony returns with classical selections, spotlighting young artists

North State Symphony returns with classical selections, spotlighting young artists

Natalie Hanson

February 26, 2018

The North State Symphony returned to Laxson Auditorium for a celebration of classic and contemporary sounds Sunday. This is the 17th season for the North State Symphony, which is conducted by Scott Seaton. The concert, titled "Almost Vienna" featured compositions from 1787 up to 1971, and featured...

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Hannah Yeager

February 17, 2018

Students, staff and community members filed into the Laxson Auditorium prepared for a typical acrobatic show. However, the show presented by Cirque de Eloize which included high-risk, high-flying acting, was more than the crowd expected. On Feb. 13, Cirque de Eloize performed for one night only. With...

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Angel Ortega

February 16, 2018

At the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, a new exhibit focuses on how life was like at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered for the relocation of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans to various internment camps along the West Coast of the United States. Th...

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

Angel Ortega

February 9, 2018

The social and political impact of the Russian Revolution is conveyed through artwork in a new art exhibit on campus. With photographs and artwork throughout the 20th Century are, "Revolutionizing the World?" displays the history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 through four different sections, Design...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Karen Limones

January 29, 2018

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic, about $250 million will be allocated to a private school-choice program while $168 million is set aside fo...

Women on Reproductive Defense stand against inequality

Women on Reproductive Defense stand against inequality

Hannah Yeager

January 27, 2018

The Women’s March this year had an impressive turn out, with a couple hundred supporters moving in and out of Chico throughout the day.One sign, in particular, was very popular. This sign has a painting of President Donald Trump with devil horns.This painting was an attempt to heal wounds caus...

Bringing old artifacts to life with ‘Vanished’

Bringing old artifacts to life with ‘Vanished’

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

December 13, 2017

“Vanished” takes you on a trip to explore four lost icons: the Hooker Oak tree, a lost mammoth tooth, a missing volcano and Ishi, the last of the Yahi. The exhibit follows six collaborators as they explore four lost icons in the world. They link each piece using myth, memory, fact and fiction. The...

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Alejandra Solorio

November 15, 2017

It wasn't in his nature to sit back and allow things to just happen for him. As the hands-on child he was, taking things apart and reassembling them just made sense. College didn't seem like it fit in the cards until he saw the freedom and opportunities it opened. Part-time sustainable manufacturing...

The Festival of Dance brought a sense of community to Chico State

The Festival of Dance brought a sense of community to Chico State

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

November 7, 2017

The Festival of Dance was thrown by the Indian Student Union here at Chico State. It was a celebration in honor of the Goddess Durga, who is celebrated for nine nights in order to bring positive vibes and energy. The event featured henna tattoos, games, a photo booth and food. However, the star of...

Creepin’ it real: Makeup artist Liz Dryden masters monstrous makeup

Creepin’ it real: Makeup artist Liz Dryden masters monstrous makeup

October 25, 2017

The basement of Plumas hall doubled as a makeup studio late Sunday night as senior Liz Dryden painted skeleton-esque features onto the faces of models. The eerie face designs reflect Dryden’s passion for stage makeup which she has been doing for Chico State’s theater program for the past two years....

Drag show for a greater good

Drag show for a greater good

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

October 17, 2017

The third annual Chico State Drag Show hosted by the Associated Student Gender and Sexuality Equity Center sold out on Oct. 12 as part of the festivities for "Queer Week." Every year, these drag shows have been put on for a greater purpose than just entertainment and art. This year’s proceeds ...

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