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Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Caitlyn Young

December 7, 2017


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There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker” every year.“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas tale of a girl named Clara and her h...

Party Favor’s ‘Tuned Out’ Tour takes Chico

Party Favor’s ‘Tuned Out’ Tour takes Chico

Alejandra Solorio

November 28, 2017


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Dylan Ragland, best known as prominent bass DJ and producer "Party Favor," returned to Chico on Nov. 15 at the El Rey Theater for his sold out "Tuned Out" Tour show featuring Bad Royale. The night consisted of a variation of original head bang-inducing trap and bass juxtaposed mashups of throwback-favorite r...

Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

November 15, 2017


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Nestled between Cherry and Orange Streets is a simple blue warehouse that, at a first glance, seems insignificant. However, go through the door and there lies an art gallery filled with paintings, sculptures and many other kinds of media. This gallery is utilized by The 7th Street Center for the Arts which is owned by a company called Mains’l. Main...

Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

Niyat Teferi

November 15, 2017


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On Friday, the Diversity Affairs Council hosted the Multicultural Night in the BMU Auditorium. The event featured performances from various multi-ethnic organizations on campus. The theme for the night was unity and each performance represented just that. Greek organizations performed various acts of s...

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Alejandra Solorio

November 15, 2017


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It wasn't in his nature to sit back and allow things to just happen for him. As the hands-on child he was, taking things apart and reassembling them just made sense. College didn't seem like it fit in the cards until he saw the freedom and opportunities it opened. Part-time sustainable manufacturing...

Sofar Sounds Chico brings a night of great music

Sofar Sounds Chico brings a night of great music

Caitlyn Young

November 8, 2017


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On Sunday, Sofar Sounds Chico November Show was a total hit. Sofar Sounds is a “global community” that was founded in 2010 as a way to create more intimate concerts for audiences and performers. Performers can play to audiences in 385 different cities all around the world, and Chico is one of them.Sofar Sounds often play...

Remembering James Kuiper through a lifetime of art in ‘Notes From a Spanish Dutchman’ exhibition

Remembering James Kuiper through a lifetime of art in ‘Notes From a Spanish Dutchman’ exhibition

November 7, 2017


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With over 300 attendees from remote locations, James Kuiper's "Notes From a Spanish Dutchman" exhibition at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) brought friends, family, former colleagues and students to remember the artist's role in each of their lives. The show opened Thursday and will rema...

Open Studios Art Tour showcases Chico artists

Open Studios Art Tour showcases Chico artists

Caitlyn Young

November 1, 2017


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For the past two weekends, the Chico Art Center hosted an Open Studios Art Tour where artists would bring their best pieces to display at the gallery. Then, they would go back to work in their studios or give tours to show how they create their work. Purchasing a map at Chico Art Center or Chico Paper...

Chikoko’s ‘Devotion’ delivers originality at its experimental fashion event

Chikoko’s ‘Devotion’ delivers originality at its experimental fashion event

Alejandra Solorio

October 31, 2017


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Off-beat and original Chikoko presented "Devotion," a high-energy experimental fashion event on Oct. 21 at Silver Dollar Fair. The production graced over 200 event-goers with the grand presence of on-the-edge entertainment. With the perfect concoction of live performance, an unapologetic host, a local food truck a...

Creepin’ it real: Makeup artist Liz Dryden masters monstrous makeup

Creepin’ it real: Makeup artist Liz Dryden masters monstrous makeup

October 25, 2017


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The basement of Plumas hall doubled as a makeup studio late Sunday night as senior Liz Dryden painted skeleton-esque features onto the faces of models. The eerie face designs reflect Dryden’s passion for stage makeup which she has been doing for Chico State’s theater program for the past two years....

Which Halloween movie are you?

Which Halloween movie are you?

Alejandra Solorio

October 25, 2017


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Halloween brings out the depth in people. It's no surprise that it's so many people's favorite holiday. Take this fun interactive quiz and find out which classic Halloween movie you are and the spookiest way you should spend the evening:Which classic Halloween movie are you?Alejandra Solorio can be reached at [email protected] or @alesolorio8 on Twitter....

Enter the haunted corn maze if you dare

Enter the haunted corn maze if you dare

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

October 25, 2017


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Chico is filled with many different Halloween events around this time of year. Getting spooked by bloody actors and weapons in a corn maze should be on your to-do list.Country Pumpkins is located in Orland, just a 20 minute drive from Chico. This features amenities such as a pumpkin patch, a petting z...

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