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Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

Natalie Hanson

October 4, 2018


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A competition will have students animating day and night this weekend.The "Animation Jam" is an annual, international event that gives students studying in the Computer Animation and Game Design (CAGD) department the chance to win recognition. In a 24-hour period beginning Friday afternoon, students are e...

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

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

October 1, 2018


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This week, we are talking about the history of the "Assassin's Creed" video games and our personal perspectives on the franchise. In anticipation of the new game, now released, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey." We sat down to discuss the game franchise's impact on video gaming overall. Combat and gameplay...

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018


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The concert "Masterworks 1: American Made" on Saturday was the latest symphony brought to the Laxson Auditorium by the North State Symphony (NSS) this semester. The show had a big emphasis on community. “Despite a world full of diverse languages and cultures, we all share the language of music,...

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Bethany Abt presents artwork demo at Chico Paper Company

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018


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The smell of acrylic paint was in the air as Chico Paper Company held its very first live painting demo, featuring one of their own artists, Bethany Abt, Saturday.The event was free to the public. Participants could come into the gallery section of the business and watch Abt paint in her unique style, as...

‘Silent Disco’ gets locals to bust a move

‘Silent Disco’ gets locals to bust a move

Alex Coba

September 29, 2018


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Music was bumping and people were grooving the night away, yet the room was silent. How was this possible? Well, the event was a silent disco, the first of its kind at the Naked Lounge.Chico's Naked Lounge hosted its first 18-and-over "Silent Disco" Thursday. The event was organized by Theo Burton, w...

LemonShark Poké: The new kid on Main Street

LemonShark Poké: The new kid on Main Street

Ulises Duenas

September 28, 2018


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Anyone approaching LemonShark Poké might have the initial thought, "this place looks pretty cool, must be new." As viewers get closer they'll see a logo with a shark's head popping up, similar to the infamous "Jaws" poster. One might think, "can I get some shark from here?" LemonShark Poké have a lot...

Students sell ceramics, draw awareness to clay culture

Students sell ceramics, draw awareness to clay culture

Natalie Hanson

September 27, 2018


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There's a blooming art culture in Chico, and it's far from being a new phenomenon. According to Katie Applebaum, clay culture is strong in Chico and it's growing right here on campus. It was a clear, sunny morning at Trinity Commons Wednesday and Applebaum was right there at a table full of wares,...

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Grant Schmieding

September 26, 2018


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He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I just, you know, it makes me feel a little bit more at ease.” After a pause, Paraic King, a local...

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

Alex Coba

September 24, 2018


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The accessibility of comedy and the sophistication of opera came together seamlessly at the Department of Music and Theater's fall opera production of “Candide: An Absurd Musical Comedy”.Candide is one of those weird plays that you think,“this can’t possibly good.” Going int...

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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If hip-hop and classical music seem like an unlikely combination, Thee Phantom is here to change everyone's mind. Phantom and his group of musicians are releasing their third album on Oct. 9, and aim to reach college students all over the nation with their unique musical style.Phantom and his Illharm...

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Comedy competition brings big laughs at the El Rey

Alex Coba

September 22, 2018


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It was a night of hysterical laughter and drum solos played on toasters. Chico's El Rey theater hosted the 2018 San Francisco Comedy Competition Thursday. This is a yearly competition where hundreds of comedians audition to for a chance to secure one of 32 spots. The late and great Robin Williams once...

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