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‘Love Is’ showcases music to promote healthy relationships

‘Love Is’ showcases music to promote healthy relationships

Kati Morris

October 22, 2019

On Sunday, the 5th annual "Love Is" showcase was held at the Chico Women's Club. The event was a benefit for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, a local nonprofit organization that works to promote healthy relationships via crisis intervention and community outreach. The musical performances all share...

Video: Students reflect on the importance of ‘Queer Week’ events

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera

October 16, 2019

Mary Vogel and Melissa Herrera can be reached at [email protected]

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Alex Coba

October 14, 2019

As Queer Week drew to a close, both Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) and The Hub Productions ended the week on a high note with the Pride march and The Coming Out party. Queer program coordinator, Drew Gonzalez, and Sawyer McAvoy, Trans Program Coordinator spoke on the importance of...

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Ricardo Tovar

October 4, 2019

"Astral Chain" is PlatinumGames' latest action-adventure title. Coming after the massively successful and highly praised "Nier: Automata," the gaming world was excited to see what the studio’s next project would be. The game begins with an asteroid hitting Earth and spreading the planet with R...

Veteran’s Affairs opens new outpatient clinic

Veteran’s Affairs opens new outpatient clinic

Abram Melendez

September 3, 2019

A new Veteran's Affairs building opened Aug. 27 on 1601 Concord Ave. in Chico.This new clinic is replacing the old care facility on 280 Cohasset Road. New services offered include optometry, ophthalmology, audiology, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic and prost...

Rolling with Wildcats

Carolyn Allen

September 2, 2019

Friday night, students flocked to the second annual WREC ‘n’ Roll at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Lines were down the hall and music echoed throughout the building as students anxiously waited for their turn to skate."We brought in a new DJ and some lights to make it a little bigger, more exciting,&...

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Chico-born artist brings hope to Paradise through mural artwork

Angel Ortega

May 8, 2019

An artist has taken it upon himself to paint murals on damaged buildings and homes in Paradise. Shane Grammer, an artist who does both commissioned and freelance artwork for Disney and its parks, has painted murals on many of the damaged and destroyed properties in wake of the Camp Fire that destroyed...

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Through the Late Night final show featuring ‘Scarlet Pumps’

Angel Ortega and Mitchell Kret

May 7, 2019

  Scarlet Pumps, six months after the Camp Fire, are making a comeback with a record release show on Thursday, May 9. Scarlet Pumps consist of members AJ Dos Santos (vocals, synthesizers), Gabriel Castillo (guitar), Levi McClain (bass, marimba) and Braden Althoff (drums). Both Castillo and M...

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Rayanne Painter

May 4, 2019

Paradise Gold Nugget Days and craft fair persisted into its 41st year on Saturday, despite the Camp Fire and displacement of residents.In the years before the fire, Gold Nugget Days brought thousands into the small town of Paradise, California for what was an all-day celebration down the middle of Skyway...

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Featured Artist: Bald Rock Boys

Ricardo Tovar

May 4, 2019

Friends for 20 years, Forrest Hartman and Wade Meith have no aspirations of becoming famous off their country/classic rock covers. These two Chico State alumni play for the love of playing music and nothing more."I think you can have a lot of fun regardless of what level you're at," guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Hartman...

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2019

The second annual Queer Prom, organized and promoted by Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC), was hosted on Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union. Queer Prom was held as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, in which GSEC puts on many inclusive events for the LGBTQ community and their...

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

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