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Thundercat brings jazz fusion and high emotions to Chico

Thundercat brings jazz fusion and high emotions to Chico

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

On Wednesday night, Stephen Lee Bruner, better known as Thundercat, took the stage at the Senator Theatre to play a night of electrifying jazz fusion. The bass-playing, Grammy winning, former crossover thrash band member made Chico his first stop in California on his North American Tour in support of his ...

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Chico State student uses art to express identity and culture

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Elizabeth Lo sits down to continue working on her painting. She knows it's late, but it's at this time that she feels like she can really start to be creative. The Wi-Fi is shut off, and her classical music is now playing. Lo is now in the creative mindset she needs to create something not only beau...

‘Emma.’ is a visually breathtaking adaptation

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Emma.” gets another readaptation in Director Autumn De Wilde’s visually beautiful version of a classic story of rich, young matchmaker Emma Woodhouse. As far as the story goes, “Emma.” isn’t something under the radar in pop culture. There have been countle...

‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Chico State’s School of the Arts put on a production of “Servant of Two Masters” from March 4 to March 8 in Larry Wismer Theatre. The classic commedia dell’arte play showcased a traditional art form that has been preserved for centuries, with the help of talent from student actors. On Thursday...

New Music Symposium showcases student work

Jaik Hakkarinen performs his original music.
Photo credit: Kati Morris

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

On Thursday, the School of the Arts opened with the first night of the 16th annual New Music Symposium, a two-day event that highlights a broad range of original music performed by Chico State students.  “Dedicated to encouraging young musicians and musical ingenuity, the Symposium showcase...

Ozzy Osbourne proves he is no ordinary man

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

“Ordinary Man” is Ozzy Osbourne’s first album in a decade, consisting solely of original music. Despite a string of serious health issues that left the 71 year old musician hospitalized and forced him to cancel his 2020 North American tour, he sounds as lively as ever.  In 2018, the Prince of Darkne...

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

If anyone has been feeling a little underwhelmed by the latest films in the horror and thriller genre to come out—à la “The Turning”—then I’m here to say that “The Invisible Man” has come to the rescue. Directed by Leigh Whannell, who starred in and co-wrote “Saw” (2004), “The I...

Chico man gains ability to make food instantly disappear

Josh Jamison holding his trophy

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The patio of Woodstock’s Pizza was filled with anticipation. Two large tables were filled with hungry participants looking for a chance to be champion. The task ahead of them was simple: finish a pound of Woodstock’s hot tots before anyone else.  Last Thursday, the popular pizza restaurant...

LEAD illustrates ‘The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn’

Members of LEAD pose for photo

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

On Wednesday, Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (LEAD) held a presentation titled “The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn” in honor of Undocweek. Members of LEAD gave this presentation to illuminate the struggles that undocumented women living in the U.S. experience. LEAD historian Maryann Estrad...

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ is the sequel that hits softly

Noah Centineo holding Lana Condor

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel to Netflix’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), deepens Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky’s (Noah Centineo) relationship, but doesn’t add much else.  This time around, Director Michael Fimognari takes the story of th...

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Women biting a film reel

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong female leads.  “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of the amazing wo...

Justin Bieber reaches the end of his career on “Changes”

Bieber's album

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

At some point during the early 2010s, “Bieber fever” was a pop culture phenomenon and no teen was safe from the sickness. Fast forward to 2020, and Justin Bieber is a washed up teen pop idol trying to jump onto the moody R&B train.   Like the long line of teen heartthrobs that came befo...

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