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Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Mitchell Kret

April 10, 2019

The Remembering the Ridge memorial event was held in the breezeway of Meriam Library April 8. The event featured guest speakers, poetry, music and an introduction to the interactive art exhibit that will remain up until April 26. The exhibit itself is fencing that allows people to attach photographs, sa...

Featured Artist: 5 Mile Myth brings good vibes and sick music to Chico

Featured Artist: 5 Mile Myth brings good vibes and sick music to Chico

Alex Coba

April 10, 2019

One of the things that makes a band great is group chemistry. Without it, a band can fall into obscurity or even fail to get off the ground in the first place. Luckily, 5 Mile Myth has enough chemistry to spare, as is apparent from just one conversation with the band. They are one of the most genuine gr...

‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film

‘Pet Sematary’ is a poor-man’s horror film

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019

With cheap horror clichés and poor writing, “Pet Sematary” is one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) move from Boston to rural Maine with their two young kids to escape the exhausting work environment of the city....

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located on Main Street in Downtown Chico. The concert featured a spectrum of music, ranging from R&B and...

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 7, 2019

There’s no fairy godmother to save the day, or happily ever after while riding off into the sunset. This isn’t a typical Walt Disney fairytale.Chico State School of the Arts’ Department of Music and Theatre presented “The River Bride” on Thursday, its opening night. Describe...

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Rayanne Painter

April 5, 2019

She’s dark, moody, cynical, but somehow soft. Billie Eilish isn’t your typical 17-year-old.Looming on the horizon as one of the most anticipated albums of the past few months (or years), Eilish finally released her “anti-pop” debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO ...

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

Mitchell Kret

April 5, 2019

AS Productions hosted their first Nooner Concert of the semester on Wednesday, April 3, which featured student artist Caloy. The show was held in the basement of the BMU, where students could study and relax to Caloy’s music.The show is the first of the year in the returning concert series.“It’s been going on fo...

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Mitchell Kret

April 4, 2019

Rapper and philanthropist Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. He was known and will be remembered for his activism, entrepreneurship and, of course, his music. Nipsey was shot six times, an...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly

Review: ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t fly

Angel Ortega

April 2, 2019

“Dumbo” is a poorly executed remake reflective of Disney’s attempt to cash in on audiences’ nostalgia. Directed by Tim Burton, the film is a live-action remake of the 1941 Disney film of the same name. Max Medici (Danny DeVito) is a struggling circus owner who is looking at making...

Ticket scalping: A plague in the concert industry

Ticket scalping: A plague in the concert industry

Angel Ortega

April 2, 2019

Going to a concert can be the most surreal experience some may ever have. Whether it’s an intimate, small venue or a big arena, sharing the same room with one of your favorite artists and seeing your favorite songs performed live is a euphoric experience. However, one problem that is plaguing the ...

National Geographic filmmaker shares his passions with Chico State

National Geographic filmmaker shares his passions with Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 1, 2019

Ever taken a swim with hundreds of sharks in the dead of night? Or come face-to-face with a hunting jaguar?Filipe DeAndrade conquered both of these feats and survived to tell the tale during his National Geographic Live show at Laxson Auditorium on Wednesday evening. In this multi-media show, he brough...

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