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‘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 ...

Winner of music competition showcased at Madison Bear Garden

Winner of music competition showcased at Madison Bear Garden

Alex Coba

October 7, 2018


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It was live music galore at Madison Bear Garden Thursday, as the popular Chico hotspot hosted the School of Arts Productions (SOTA): Chico Unplugged in the final Winners Showcase. Chico Unplugged is an event held every semester for three consecutive Thursdays. The previous two Thursdays were competition...

Chico celebrates art with a glass of wine

Chico celebrates art with a glass of wine

Natalie Hanson

October 7, 2018


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Laughter, jazz and the sound of glasses clinking together rang out in downtown Chico during the Art & Wine Walk Friday. Each year the Art & Wine Walk graces the downtown area for the fall season. Local businesses open their doors to celebrate local artists and musicians, offering a space for...

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Miyazaki film showings bring awareness of anime to Chico

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas

October 7, 2018


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Got any plans for Halloween yet? If you're fresh out of ideas, since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, "Spirited Away" is playing at your local movie theater that night.If you haven't been to one of the special events by Fandango at the local multiplex, you may not be aware of their ongoing monthly...

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...

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