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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,...

Forget the bars, head to Country Pumpkins

Forget the bars, head to Country Pumpkins

Matthew Manfredi and Jordan Rodrigues

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

So there I was, spending Saturday afternoon surrounded by pumpkins and children much younger than myself running around and getting stoked on everything Halloween.But never mind age. Who doesn’t appreciate a few barnyard animals, over 20 pumpkin varietals to choose from and a 10-acre corn maze...

‘Asylum of the Dead’ haunts for a good cause

‘Asylum of the Dead’ haunts for a good cause

Jordan Rodrigues

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The Asylum of the Dead haunted house, located on 3163 Esplanade, is dedicated to more than a night full of fun and scares. Owners Walter and Tammie Barbee have been running the asylum since 2014. What makes this haunted house especially admirable is that all of the proceeds are donated to charity. In...

‘New Directions in Jazz’ jazzes up Harlen Adams Theatre

‘New Directions in Jazz’ jazzes up Harlen Adams Theatre

Carin Dorghalli

October 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre put on the “New Directions in Jazz” concert in Harlen Adams Theatre Oct. 22. Rocky Winslow, who would have originally directed the concert, is out on medical leave because of a spine surgery he underwent in September. The Jazz X-Press club hopes...

Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Cortneanne Campbell

October 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico locals and visitors alike have probably noticed the public art that fills downtown Chico, but there are some hidden gems that are often overlooked. To help get a closer look at the local art, The Chico Arts & Culture Foundation provides the inside scoop through their art tours. Their missio...

Queer Week 2016 impacts students and community

Queer Week 2016 impacts students and community

Jae Siqueiros

October 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

With Queer Week 2016 coming to a finish, we reflect on the impact that this week has had on Chico State and within the community. The Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, Multicultural Greek Council, Chico State Pride, Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Chico State Housing have ...

Big Sam’s Funky Nation brings Noladelic Funk to national relevance

Big Sam’s Funky Nation brings Noladelic Funk to national relevance

Rylee Pedotti

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

New Orleans boasts an impressive roster of homegrown talent, including Jazz legends like Louis Armstrong, the Marsalis Brothers as well as current mainstream acts like Harry Connick Jr. and Frank Ocean. Adding to the list, Sam "Big Sam" Williams, founder and band leader of Big Sam's Funky Nation,...

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