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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...

Artists mix poetry with music

Artists mix poetry with music

Niyat Teferi

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Longtime poet and jazz veterans Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood filled the night with some of their classic pieces. Chico State held the "PoemJazz" event at the Harlen Adams theater Feb. 26 where both these art forms were showcased. For the last 45 years, Robert Pinsky has contributed a long work...

Jeff Coleman and the Sons of Jefferson

Jeff Coleman and the Sons of Jefferson

Jackson Sawa

March 1, 2017


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Jeff Coleman is a Chico State alumni, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and ring-leader of the eclectic bluegrass punk band, Sons of Jefferson. However, Coleman can’t emphasize enough that his band Sons of Jefferson has zero correlation to the proposed State of Jefferson in California and his mu...

A safe space to have fun

A safe space to have fun

Adrianna Mccain

March 1, 2017


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After the election presidential election, many people in the LGBTQ community, including those who live in Chico, felt many emotions including anger, fear and sadness. These feelings in excess lead to exhaustion and despair. But sometimes, it's okay to have fun, even in times of crisis. The A.S. Gender &a...

Fight for the right to create

Fight for the right to create

Anisha Brady

March 1, 2017


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SOTA Production’s Artists’ Rights Rally at the 1078 Gallery Feb. 24, was a success. People gathered at the quaint setting for a fun night of activism and live music. Student artists Justin Kolas, MAWD, and KLEZ performed for an eager crowd. Intermittently, Blake Morgan, who is on tour fo...

Local artists fight for their rights

Local artists fight for their rights

Anisha Brady

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Each time that hit, new tune gets aired on the radio, is another time that that hardworking artist does not get paid. Many are unaware of the injustice occurring behind the scenes of the radio industry, and Chico will be taking a stand to protect the rights of such musicians, Feb. 24 at the 1078 gallery. United...

Getting down at the Down Lo

Getting down at the Down Lo

Jackson Sawa

February 23, 2017


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There is no doubt that the Chico music and arts scene is booming. From Friday through Sunday nights, it's hard not to stumble upon some sort of open mic night, comedy show or art gallery while downtown.This past Friday, there was an impressive open mic night at the Down Lo, and it soon became obvious...

MAWD: Blend of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Folk

Julia Maldonado

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Rock and Folk come together harmoniously in the performer that is MAWD. Madeleine Mathews, better known by her moniker MAWD, is a Chico State music industry grad that strives to share her eclectic musical style and cater to the tastes of very different audiences.Placerville native MAWD is a self-taught...

Sacred geometry explored by Art Incubator

Sacred geometry explored by Art Incubator

Adrianna Mccain

February 20, 2017


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For many of us, a cactus is just something we see in the desert. For some, it's an easy-to-maintain houseplant. And for those of us who are truly unlucky, it's an easy-to-kill houseplant. But for Héctor Cosío, the mind behind the newest exhibition at Idea Fab Labs in Chico, the cactus is a ...

Clever cynics joke about their love lives

Clever cynics joke about their love lives

Michael Fritz

February 17, 2017


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Love and laughter were in the air at Duffy's Tavern comedy show Valentine's Day weekend. Duffy's was packed as nine comics went up on stage. Their performances kept the audience cheering with laughter. The comedians were edgy and entertaining. Overall, it was a great way to let off some steam on a Sa...

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