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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 ...

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Alex Coba

October 12, 2018


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The lights were strobing, balloons were bouncing and people were busting a move to the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna, all to celebrate a very important moment in an LGBTQ+ member's life.As part of Queer Week at Chico State, Chico State Pride (CSP) in conjunction with The Hub Productions, celebrated the act of com...

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Grant Schmieding

October 12, 2018


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Plucking a guitar grounds him in the present moment, washing him with a feeling of calm, serene creativity. Singing brings her to a happy place - giving her a sense of purpose and passion. Lisa Langley and Dave Elke, who make up the local two-part band “Sunday Iris,” use these profound feelings...

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

October 9, 2018


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At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently to move the series forward in a new yet polarizing direction.The series has now fully embraced RPG mechanics to ...

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

Grant Schmieding

October 9, 2018


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Tall and slender, dressed in all black, she stands in the back of the gallery, smiling humbly. Guests begin trickling through the doors slowly—she greets many of them as they enter. People move around the room, observing the sizable collection of abstract, colorful oil paintings. Megan Wade, a s...

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Chico Unplugged winner balances music and nursing

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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Music has always been a part of Lenon Padilla's life. Padilla was one of seven winners at the Chico School of the Arts Unplugged musician contest Thursday, which is judged at Madison Bear Garden. However, he is not a music major. Padilla is in the pre-nursing program at Chico State. Because of this,...

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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Many of the Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki's, animated films have been known as classic examples of high-quality anime from Japan and have drawn in generations of fans worldwide. This week, we explored why Miyazaki's anime still not only holds up, but serves as film initiations for animation fans in...

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Ulises Duenas

October 8, 2018


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The annual Computer Animation and Game Development Animation Jam means different things to different students. For some, it's the toughest test for animation and storytelling that they're going to get. For others, it's an opportunity to show their prowess to companies like Pixar, Dreamworks and Cartoon Ne...

Chico Art Center hosts artist showcase for patrons

Chico Art Center hosts artist showcase for patrons

Alex Coba

October 7, 2018


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The Chico Art Center showcased local artists in a brand new event, a patron's exclusive preview and reception. This event was a prelude to the annual Open Studios Art Tour.This preview was the center's major fundraiser. Participants paid $25 to attend and receive the tour guide booklet and complete ...

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