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Behind the scenes of ‘Chico Plugged In’

Behind the scenes of ‘Chico Plugged In’

Miguel Orozco and Elias Denny

November 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico Plugged In is a hip hop & EDM show co-hosted by SOTA Productions and 1078 Gallery. The event brought together some of Chico's biggest talent featuring performances by iMullinati, Yandi, Subfer, Spaced Based Fonix, Jae760 and DJ R10. The night was filled with surprises and was a guaranteed gr...

The much needed day trip getaway

The much needed day trip getaway

Jae Siqueiros

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

A quick getaway isn't always on a college student's radar. A day to get out of Chico and escape the stresses that plague students, whether it be school, work or family is sometimes necessary.Here are day trip ideas to help relieve the stresses of upcoming tests and projects. One perk of taking day-long trips ...

David Mcmillian Art Show

David Mcmillian Art Show

Jordan Rodrigues

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia pieces of work. The show had a very mellow atmosphere that the venue helped create with their...

Is beer the new coffee?

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Community, Features, News, Showcase

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

Humans of Chico State

Humans of Chico State

Franky Renteria

November 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Pablo Amaral Major: Management Informational Systems Year of Graduation: Spring 2017 "If I would paint my perfect life, I would start with finishing school first most. I think it is a very important thing to myself and mostly my mother to do. Next, I would find a career that I am passionate...

Downtown Chico’s 4th annual boutique crawl

Downtown Chico’s 4th annual boutique crawl

Cortneanne Campbell

November 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Four downtown resale shops broke out their best deals for a large crowd of shoppers on Nov. 4. Three Sixty Ecotique, Bootleg, Red Umbrella and newcomers Rouse & Revolt opened their stores on Friday evening with discounts on unique items.Each shop offered a different style of fashion ranging from urba...

Bite into the Chico community

Bite into the Chico community

Cortneanne Campbell

November 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

It’s almost 7:30 a.m. on a still-cool October morning in Downtown Chico. With an old, rusty water tower and giant oak trees as a backdrop, vendors busily set up their pop-up tents and laid out their products on folding tables. The rhythmic clicks of metal tent rods fusing together and produce cr...

The journey of an artist: Q&A with David Garlin Mcmillian

The journey of an artist: Q&A with David Garlin Mcmillian

Matthew Manfredi

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Q&As, Showcase, Video

On a quiet Friday afternoon, a living room in a house on Chestnut Street is dimly lit. As Bob Ross talks softly on Netflix, David Garlin Mcmillian hunches over a light box, a device illuminating a piece of his artwork, over a poem his girlfriend wrote. In this effort of artistic collaboration, he...

International recognition for Chico State professor and publishing company

International recognition for Chico State professor and publishing company

Rylee Pedotti

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Throughout her life, Dr. Sara Cooper has held countless titles, including lifelong literary connoisseur and associate professor of Spanish and multicultural and gender studies at Chico State. Now, Cooper finds herself serving as co-founder and editor-in-chief of Cubanabooks-- an award-winning, avant-garde publisher of literary works authored by Cuban women.Cu...

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Artist Talk: Chris Sollars’ DAAAM gallery

Jae Siqueiros

November 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

  San Francisco based artist Chris Sollars, opened a new exhibit entitled "DAAAM" in the University Art Gallery on Thursday. Students, staff and community members were invited to listen to Sollars talk about the new exhibit and ask questions. According to the University Art Gallery blog, "...

Dia de los Muertos educates Chico community

Dia de los Muertos educates Chico community

Bianca Quilantan

November 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

If Jim Pedraza died tomorrow he would want tamales de dulce or sweet tamales on his altar. Specifically, the kind his mom would make. But the most important thing to him is that he does not want to be forgotten. Chico State celebrated All Saints Day, or Dia de los Muertos. Festivities lasted from...

The resale fashion frenzy

The resale fashion frenzy

Anna Porretta

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Previews

Our culture is wasteful. Our carbon footprints grow every year with each disposable water bottle, each new car and with each new pair of shoes.On Nov. 4, four resale boutiques will throw their 4th annual Boutique Crawl. The buy, sell, trade shops that will be participating are Bootleg, Three-Sixty Ecotique,...

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