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Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Hannah Yeager

May 13, 2018


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Guitar students at Chico State performed a mix of different guitar pieces both as solos and in groups at the Zingg Recital Hall on Friday.The pieces performed had a combination of rhythmic, upbeat, slow and peaceful styles of music. Each performer had their own unique performances and really showcased...

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

Josh Cozine

May 13, 2018


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Two characters- Wattles, a genetically modified super-rooster who guards chicken farms of the not-so-distant future, and Arius, a necro-kid who annoys the spirits that try to haunt him - were designed Saturday, at Wildcat Gaming's first character design party.The party was sponsored by Tespa, a part of Blizzard Ga...

‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

Angel Ortega

May 11, 2018


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“Final Portrait” is clever and witty but falls short from being an excellent biographical film. Directed by Stanley Tucci, “Final Portrait” follows Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), a famous artist who is long past his prime. Before he “retires” from art, Giacomett...

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

Angel Ortega

May 10, 2018


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Through well-crafted production and acting, “Mudbound” delivers an ambitious film that is well worth seeing. “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, follows two families in rural post-World War II Mississippi. The white McAllan family operate a farm, while the black Jackson family ar...

Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Ulises Duenas

May 8, 2018


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"Star Wars" games have been around since the 70s and they span a wide variety of genres. These games have different things to offer and they have universal appeal. The list is in no particular order.1. Knights of the Old Republic Bioware was given the opportunity to create their own story set thousands of yea...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018


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People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Joaquin Phoenix delivers his best performance yet in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Angel Ortega

May 3, 2018


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With outstanding writing and brilliant performances, “You Never Were Really Here” is one of the best mystery-thrillers this year. The film, directed by Lynne Ramsay, follows Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) who is a veteran turned contract killer and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Joe makes...

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Alondra Enriquez incorporates different themes in her artwork

Hannah Yeager

May 2, 2018


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Alondra Enriquez is a junior at Chico State and a diverse artist. She finds that there are two sides to understanding and relating to art and when creating her pieces, she tries to appeal to the vast majority of each group. Enriquez considers herself diverse because she doesn't stick to one theme or...

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

Mitchell Kret

May 2, 2018


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J. Cole has presented yet another average album that his fans will treat like gospel while his haters will write off as trash without listening to a single track. Those who formulate their opinion after listening to "KOD" probably don’t have much more to say that they did on his last album. J....

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

Ulises Duenas

May 2, 2018


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"God of War" has a surprising amount of different gaming elements in it. What's even more surprising is that it does each one of those extremely well. The story, gameplay, writing and level design are all expertly crafted. This is the kind of the game that comes around once a generation.I was skeptical ...

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

‘The Death of Stalin’ is a cleverly written satire

Angel Ortega

May 1, 2018


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Through witty dialogue and great performances, “The Death of Stalin” is one of the best comedies in recent years. Set in 1953, shortly after the death of Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, his cronies begin a struggle for power as each member of Stalin’s personal counsel wants to the ne...

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

“A Garland of Song” rings choral music through Harlan Adams Theatre

Josh Cozine

April 29, 2018


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The theatre reverberated with choral song Saturday evening, to a nearly full audience for Chico State’s Music and Theatre Department’s presentation of “A Garland of Song.” The concert started at 7:30 p.m. and ended around 9:30 p.m. in PAC 144, and progressed through three different ensembles: the University Chorus...

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