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‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

‘A Very Chico Nutcracker’ delivers on holiday cheer

Melissa Joseph

December 9, 2019

This past weekend, small almond blossoms, a magical toy maker and a daunting mouse king graced the stage in Laxson Auditorium. There’s only one ballet this time of year that encapsulates all of the aforementioned, "The Nutcracker."Friends of the Chico Community Ballet, Chico Performances and Chico...

A Tuba to Cuba brings a sax to Laxson

A Tuba to Cuba brings a sax to Laxson

Melissa Joseph

November 20, 2019

With little to no words spoken, a New Orleans jazz band delivered a stunning set Wednesday night. The band started the night off with songs that created a colorful and lively atmosphere encapsulating Chico State with Cuban culture.Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s studio album “A Tuba to Cuba&#...

Resilience through knitting: Camp Fire survivor gave out over 1,000 beanies during tragedy

Resilience through knitting: Camp Fire survivor gave out over 1,000 beanies during tragedy

Melissa Joseph

November 20, 2019

As cold weather draws near, it’s hard to forget the emotional and physical chill left by the Camp Fire this time, last year. The Camp Fire burned tens of thousands of homes and killed 85 people; those who survived were left with nowhere to go in the cold rains of November.One survivor, Donna Ara...

‘Reflections and Hope’ one year later

Kimberly Morales

November 12, 2019

On Thursday, the Museum of Northern Californian Art opened the doors to their latest display, "Reflection and Hope: A Year to Remember," and "Bench Press: Please Be Seated."Currently on display together, both exhibits take on a role in allowing the community of Butte County to reflect upon the first...

Paradise stands together through church efforts

Paradise stands together through church efforts

Melissa Joseph

November 12, 2019

Paradise Alliance Church held a free event Saturday night, welcoming residents to enjoy carnival games, a petting zoo and live art. The event, We Stand Together, welcomed anyone in the area who has been affected emotionally or physically by the fire, encouraging visitors to pray and enjoy themselves through...

Pianist Leeya Shaw shares her experience post Camp Fire

Pianist Leeya Shaw shares her experience post Camp Fire

Kati Morris

November 12, 2019

Leeya Shaw, a music student at Chico State, was living with her mother in her childhood home in Paradise when the Camp Fire started a year ago. When evacuations began, Shaw was staying with a friend and was forced to leave everything behind. Among her clothing and mementos, she left behind all of her inst...

Sculpture made of keys from Camp Fire survivors revealed

Sculpture made of keys from Camp Fire survivors revealed

Rayanne Painter

November 12, 2019

Only three days after the Camp Fire, artist Jess Mercer began asking for keys owned by survivors from the Ridge. Any key: cars, houses, businesses, safes, boats, diaries, etc. were accepted.. After just a year, Mercer had collected upwards of 18,000 keys from items lost in the fire. Little by little, she ...

‘Open Studios’ invites community inside workshops of artists

Alex Coba

November 10, 2019

Local artists showed off their studio spaces during Chico Art Center’s annual "Open Art Studios" event in which the community was able to get a peek of where the magic happens, like a behind-the-scenes tour.“You not only would see the end of the work, but you’re also seeing the whole...

Birds of Paradise offer peace to still-reeling Chico

Birds of Paradise offer peace to still-reeling Chico

Melissa Joseph

November 5, 2019

Artists and members of Butte County gathered Saturday night to remember loved ones lost in the Camp Fire.Lively music played throughout the walls of the Chico Art Center as the Trinity Accordion Group performed in the center of the gallery. A reception for Dia de los Muertos commenced, showcasing an altar ...

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Featured Artist: BFA student Ryan Ramos

Rayanne Painter and Hana Beaty

November 5, 2019

The BS-O Gallery at Chico State is a space for art students to celebrate, showcase and most importantly, share their stories through their artwork created by the end of their fine arts education. This week's featured artist, BFA student Ryan Ramos, strikes a deep chord within the LGBTQ+ community an...

Free Chico Cemetery tour a hidden local gem

Free Chico Cemetery tour a hidden local gem

Christina Cahill

October 30, 2019

Anyone who has spent time in Chico has probably driven past the cemetery on Mangrove Avenue. There’s a giant, real WWII-era torpedo marking its entrance, with majestic, ancient-looking trees spread throughout the grounds and unique headstones speckling the meticulously-maintained grass. However, fe...

Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Wildcats carve pumpkins for a meaningful cause

Emily Neria

October 28, 2019

In the spirit of Halloween and breast cancer awareness, Chico State public health students put on a "Carving for Cancer" event in Trinity Commons on Friday.At the event, students purchased pumpkins to carve on the spot or take home and carve later. All proceeds went to an organization called Californi...

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