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Chico World Music Festival creates exciting multicultural atmosphere

Chico World Music Festival creates exciting multicultural atmosphere

Franky Renteria, Jordan Rodrigues, and Miguel Orozco

September 15, 2016

The Chico World Music Festival is an annual Chico State tradition with a wide range of world music artists that was held on Sept. 10th. It was filled with music hosted on four stages including Laxson Auditorium, the Ruth Rowland Taylor stage and the Kids Stage, where North State’s children performed. Th...

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Matthew Manfredi

September 14, 2016

On Saturday night, a line outside the El Rey Theatre formed well before doors opened for the 8 p.m. show. Inside the theatre, 16 comedians from all over the U.S., Canada and even as far as China, prepared for the 41st annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, a multi-week event that took place in venues al...

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Jae Siqueiros

September 13, 2016

Walk Woof Wag is an annual fundraising dog walk that raises money for Chico Animal Shelter's medical fund. On Saturday, pooches from all over the county banded together for this 3K/5K walk in hopes of raising money for the health of shelter animals and the hope that they will receive permanent homes....

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Local artists display work at Thursday night market

Anisha Brady

September 13, 2016

The popular Thursday night market always unites the community of Chico. With its fresh and local produce and exotic food trucks, people are mesmerized by the plethora of food and overlook the talented, ingenious artists who share their talent. Saturn Orion “Happiness is a choice,” said street...

When the sun goes down at Monstros Pizza

When the sun goes down at Monstros Pizza

Matthew Manfredi

September 8, 2016

Unlike downtown, Wednesday night is quiet on West Sacramento Avenue. There’s Tony’s Liquor, apartment buildings, houses and Nettleton Stadium sits quietly in the distance, but then there’s Monstros Pizza. Guitar amps are turned up, microphones feed back and hot slices of pizza slide across ...

KCSC blows out the candles on its 65th year

KCSC blows out the candles on its 65th year

Anna Porretta

September 5, 2016

Students and Chico locals gathered on the shady lawn in front of Glenn Hall on Saturday for an afternoon of good food and even better music celebrating Chico State's student run radio station, KCSC's 65th anniversary. The celebration was complete with tacos, tie-dying and performances from local artists. As K...

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Cassandra Porter and Jae Siqueiros

August 24, 2016

Rainbow colors, booming music and smiling faces filled the Chico City Plaza this Saturday afternoon for the Pride Festival. The event was hosted by the Chico Stonewall Alliance, a non-profit agency committed to cultivating a safe, open and inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ community....

Pokémon GO tracking the tracker

Pokémon GO tracking the tracker

Thomas Staaden

August 21, 2016

A vast crowd comes over the distant plane to an empty parking lot. They gather around a formerly poorly lit parking lot, now bright with the light of hundreds of phones in the search for a rare Pokémon. It may seem like a slight stretch to assume that so many would gather for one Pokémon (d...

Chico’s history shared in museum

Chico’s history shared in museum

Jesse De Mercurio

February 21, 2016

It’s an organized mess right now inside the Chico Museum, the historic building on Salem Street across from Madison Bear Garden, as the clock ticks down to the opening of “Chico Through Time” on Saturday, Feb. 27. The new exhibit will celebrate the history of Chico, from the habitation of Native Americans...

‘Vulva suit’ used on campus to promote play

‘Vulva suit’ used on campus to promote play

Elizabeth Castillo

February 12, 2016

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center implemented a "vulva suit" to inform the Chico State community of the performances of The Vagina Monologues happening this weekend. The suit was used on Thursday and Rachel Biccum took pictures with students to bring awareness to the performance. For those who...

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