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Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018


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While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

October 28, 2018


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Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

TV producer and writer shares journey through the entertainment industry

Grant Schmieding

October 26, 2018


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From playing punk rock, practicing media law, managing a record label and radio broadcasting to writing and producing TV shows and movies, Joe Escalante has done it all. Escalante, founder of Kung Fu Records with a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, shared the story of his remarkable journey t...

Glass blowing offers a creative outlet for all students

Glass blowing offers a creative outlet for all students

Alex Coba

October 23, 2018


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Art classes are in abundance at Chico State, from painting to sculpture and ceramics. But there's one medium that requires you to have patience and a high tolerance towards heat. Glass blowing is a class that anyone can take for a major or just for fun.“I'm a civil engineering major, I'm actua...

Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Open Studios walk lets visitors explore the artistic process

Alex Coba

October 23, 2018


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The Chico Art Center's annual Open Art Studios event is a staple. Normally you would be separated from the artist and see the work after it's been put up in a showroom. However, this event invites visitors to go to an artist's studio and see their artistic process firsthand. It's like getting a behind...

Deep Etch looks at the past of printmaking

Deep Etch looks at the past of printmaking

Alex Coba

October 22, 2018


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"Deep Etch: Legends of Chico Printmaking" is the latest exhibition to come to the Janet Turner Print Museum this fall.Since the hiring of John C. Ayres in 1946, who established an accredited art program, the art department at Chico State has seen great art faculty come and go. This gallery is design...

Podcast: We can’t wait for the return of “Red Dead Redemption”

Podcast: We can’t wait for the return of “Red Dead Redemption”

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Grant Schmieding

October 22, 2018


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"Red Dead Redemption II" is on the horizon with a release date set for Oct. 26. What better time to reminisce about the quality and legacy of the first game? This week we got together to talk about what made "RDR" so memorable and enduring. We also go over the various reasons why we're so excited ab...

Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology

Theia Interactive develops on the cutting edge of technology

Ulises Duenas

October 15, 2018


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If you were to walk into Theia Interactive's office you'd get the impression that it's an internet cafe or some kind of arcade. Don't let the decor fool you, the people within those walls are constantly hard at work in creating cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) spaces and augmented reality tools. Most...

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Out of the Darkness Walk hopes to raise awareness about mental health

Alex Coba

October 15, 2018


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For people who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who struggle with their mental health, it can be hard to find a good support system. The ninth annual “Out of the Darkness Walk" was designed to help give people that much-needed support system, as well as provide resources that can he...

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Alex Coba

October 14, 2018


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Cars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do," in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week." The march...

Arts in Review Podcast: Superhero movies continue evolving from comic book roots

Arts in Review Podcast: Superhero movies continue evolving from comic book roots

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

October 14, 2018


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This week on "Arts in Review" we're back with a discussion about the myths and legends of modern-day superheroes. The last decade has been packed with movies based on comic books. Some get the idea right, others fail to realize what makes them special. As time goes on, these movies have evolved from simp...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Grant Schmieding

October 13, 2018


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Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone ...

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