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‘BlacKkKlansman’ speaks out against hate with style

‘BlacKkKlansman’ speaks out against hate with style

Grant Schmieding

August 26, 2018


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One of Spike Lee’s best movies to date, “BlacKkKlansman” had me laughing, cringing, gasping and gripping the edge of my seat. It’s a multifaceted satirical social commentary, disguised as a detective thriller, with a lot to say about modern society and politics. The film follow...

Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

Angel Ortega

May 15, 2018


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Arctic Monkey’s sixth studio album "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino" delivers an exceptional rock album. Arctic Monkeys are an alternative/indie rock band from High Green, Sheffield, England. Its 2005 debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not" marked their breakthrough into the mainstream, making it the fastest-se...

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

Josh Cozine

May 15, 2018


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Zip lines, rock walls, bike dirt-tracks, and even human versions of Hungry, Hungry, Hippos and foosball, were just a few of the activities campers joined in on Saturday, at Sierra Nevada’ Brewery's first “Beer Camp” event of its type.Tickets sold-out to 4,000 people, nearly all of w...

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ almost gives players what they want

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ almost gives players what they want

Ulises Duenas

May 14, 2018


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"Destiny 2" has had trouble keeping its players happy. When a new expansion comes out it's a great chance for players to get back into the game, but the content offered has to be good if people are going to stick around. The "Warmind" expansion is, unfortunately, a very "Destiny" affair. It's good bu...

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

Julia Maldonado

May 14, 2018


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Sparkly tops, baseball jerseys and burlesque outfits filled the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., thanks to Momentum. This student-run dance organization rehearsed all semester in order to put on its annual spring showcase, with some help from hip-hop dance group Envy....

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...

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