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10 x 10 inch art show showcase student’s creative freedom

10 x 10 inch art show showcase student’s creative freedom

Julia Maldonado

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

What do owls, relationships, telescopes and the sun all have in common? They were some of the themes in over 80 pieces of work created by Chico State art students for the 10/10/20 art show.Eighty-seven art students came together to produce pieces of artwork on 10 inch by 10 inch wood panels. Organized...

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

Jackson Sawa

April 3, 2017


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The couch is in the kitchen. A couch wouldn't make sense in Jac Derner's living room, it would just get in the way of the mosh pit.The only permanent furniture in the living room is a drum set, some amps and some microphone stands.Sunny Acres is an eccentric music trio based in Chico consisting of De...

‘Good With Faces’ is bad with continuity

‘Good With Faces’ is bad with continuity

Adrianna Mccain

April 2, 2017


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Therapy isn’t something to be afraid of but in “Good with Faces,” the newest play featured at Blue Room Theatre, it can lead to breakthroughs in recovery or in a criminal case.The audience follows Rose, played by Erin DeSeure, a woman who suffers from prosopagnosia, commonly known as ...

No Wave is taking the next big step

No Wave is taking the next big step

Jackson Sawa

March 28, 2017


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Forming in Chico, “No Wave” is a diverse and dynamic band tearing up the music scene. The band is comprised of lead guitarist Tommy Bridges, drummer Max Engel known as “Hans,” Grayson Boyer “Dad,” playing rhythm guitar with Savannah Mayhom on bass and vocalist Fahredin Nu...

Sofar Sounds Chico

Sofar Sounds Chico

Anisha Brady

March 26, 2017


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Sofar Sounds is an international organization that is reviving the enchantment of live music. And after making a home in 328 cities across the world, it's coming to Chico. “Sofar only hires really talented artists. There are going to be local bands and even touring bands participating in Sofar Chico,...

Local artist recreates nature’s beauty

Local artist recreates nature’s beauty

Julia Maldonado

March 14, 2017


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Small colorful paintings of scenery grace the walls of Great Northern Coffee. As you sit and enjoy your cup of coffee or tea, canvases bursting with nature surround you. But who created these Picasso-like paintings?Chico State alumna Morea “Mo” Milgrom is the artist behind the delicately ...

Goonfest X is an opportunity for NorCal talent to shine

Goonfest X is an opportunity for NorCal talent to shine

Niyat Teferi

March 13, 2017


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On March 11, the popular 1078 gallery hosted the ‘Goonfest X’ show that had the audience up on their feet. Goonfest X is a series of shows put together by promoter and artist Schwog that are held in cities in Northern California. Vallejo rapper, producer and singer Roy Ry is one artist that was...

‘The Bullshit Queen’ shows her inspiration

‘The Bullshit Queen’ shows her inspiration

Anisha Brady

March 9, 2017


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Brittany Masloski likes to sing. She also likes to travel and raise pigs. Her unshackled persona and drive for spontaneity truly sets her apart from other musicians. “I think I’m going to try this whole starving artist thing,” Masloski said. “Fame doesn’t really appeal t...

Musician profile: Ronnie Macias

Musician profile: Ronnie Macias

Jackson Sawa

March 8, 2017


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Ronnie Macias is a full-time father and a full-time local musician here in Chico. Moreover, he is the proud supporter and loving companion to Jodi Foster who organizes and puts on weekly open mic nights at Down Lo every Friday night.Ronnie was born in the Santa Cruz area and moved to Chico as a chil...

Top 5 places to study off campus

Top 5 places to study off campus

Niyat Teferi

March 6, 2017


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Midterm season is fast approaching and students need a quiet and peaceful place to study. With common study spots such as the library that tend to be over crowded here are the top five off-campus places to study that will help you ace your exams this semester. 1. Great Northern Coffee Great Northern Coffee...

Rocking out for civil rights

Rocking out for civil rights

Julia Maldonado

March 5, 2017


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There is no better way to support women's rights than kicking back with live music and art. Fellow Chico State students and alumni put on a house show in which all benefits go towards the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. People donated whatever amount they were able to and supported local artists by buying...

Podcasts worth listening to

Podcasts worth listening to

Anisha Brady

March 4, 2017


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Many of us in this confusing yet thrilling period of our lives are searching for a source of inspiration. Sometimes this inspiration comes in the form of a podcast. What is so profound and exciting about this new age medium is that it weaves this expansive web of story-tellers, and idea-sharers together in...

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