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New Hozier album is missing something

New Hozier album is missing something

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Six years ago, Andrew Hozier-Byrnes’ “Take Me to Church” took off in the charts as a surprise folk-gospel Top 40 hit. His self-titled debut album gained popularity as well when released a year later, with both the folk crowd and pop followers that had discovered him from his smash hi...

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often tedious, steps in order just to acquire the right to work and live safely in this country.Leaders Educating...

Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece

Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece

Angel Ortega

March 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Written, directed and produced by Ethan and Joel Coen, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is an anthology film which consists of six vignettes, or short films. Though none of the vignettes are narratively connected, they are all period pieces that focus on pioneers and settlers making their way west...

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

Janette Estrada

March 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fashion label Burberry sent out an apology following their autumn and winter runway collection at London Fashion Week.The showcased item is a cotton hoodie with a noose around the neck, apparently inspired by the show's marine theme. Model Liz Kennedy, featured in the show, criticized the hoodie in an Ins...

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Rayanne Painter

March 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Ever read “choose your own adventure” books as a child? Chico State’s New Music Symposium recreated just that, but with music and rhythm.Guest composer Terry Riley joined the audience at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Thursday evening to watch the musicians recreate his masterpie...

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Three rising stars of rap released their albums the night of Feb. 21, offering rap fans a variety of one-dimensional music. Gunna, Lil Pump and Offset all had albums that are landmarks of their career, however; all show that they heavily rely on their individual music styles. Offset, who gained popularity as a mem...

Oscars Recap: “Green Book” wins Best Picture

Oscars Recap: “Green Book” wins Best Picture

Angel Ortega

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther” and “Green Book” were among the winners at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. “Bohemian Rhapsody” received the most awards with four, in the areas of Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best ...

Student artists connect with campus through still portraits

Student artists connect with campus through still portraits

Olyvia Simpson

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

I had the eyes of the entire class on me. No small movements could be made during the 15-minute time period. As I sat emotionless, the only sound was the diligent scratching of over a dozen pencils. Every feature on my face was judged. This is the experience one goes through as a model for a live po...

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Rachael Bayuk

February 25, 2019


Filed under Community

The human embodiment of confusion, Poppy, visited Chico's Senator theatre. Youtube sensation Poppy brought whimsy to metal in her late-night show.Poppy has a history of presenting the strange and unusual. Her stage presence does not disappoint in that regard. She floats on and off the stage like a fi...

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

Mitchell Kret

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The 1078 Gallery was flooded with folk and country music when it hosted three musical artists Saturday, Feb 23. Donald Beaman, China and Garrett Gray took the stage to share their craft. Gray celebrated the release of his album “Five Winds." China’s second album, “And Then Nothing Ha...

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is all flash but no substance

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is all flash but no substance

Angel Ortega

February 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“Alita: Battle Angel” attempts to compensate a flawed narrative with stunning visuals. The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez, takes place in the year 2563. A cataclysmic war, known as "the fall," has left Earth devastated. While salvaging through the scrapyard of Iron City, Ido (Christop...

Chico Unplugged Winners’ Showcase blew the roof off Madison Bear Garden

Chico Unplugged Winners’ Showcase blew the roof off Madison Bear Garden

Alex Coba

February 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Madison Bear Garden was filled with an adoring crowd and acoustic music as Chico State’s School of the Arts (SOTA) hosted “Chico Unplugged,” an acoustic competition that spans over the course of three nights at Madison Bear Garden. Musicians perform acoustic renditions of songs they've wr...

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