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Chico State student exhibits art for ‘The Last Generation’

Chico State student exhibits art for ‘The Last Generation’

Emily Neria

October 9, 2019

Chico State art major, Rafael Orti Garcia, welcomed guests to his art exhibit titled "The Last Generation" in a reception on the third floor of the BMU Thursday afternoon. The exhibit featured artwork primarily done in ink and charcoal. Each piece depicted eclectic scenes of machinery, wildlife, and ruin,...

Chico Unplugged presents the creative heart of the community

Chico Unplugged presents the creative heart of the community

Abram Melendez

October 8, 2019

The Chico Unplugged contest began at Madison Bear Garden on Thursday. This Chico State School of the Arts event is an American Idol-style competition in which contestants play two songs. After everyone is finished, the judges decide who wins and places in the competition.This was the first round of ...

‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film

‘Joker’ is a beautifully sinister film

Angel Ortega

October 7, 2019

“Joker” is a gruesome, yet poignant adaptation of the infamous DC Comics villain. Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a failed comedian who makes his living as a clown-for-hire. Fleck suffers from mental illness stemming from abuse he experienced in his early life and from the turbul...

Love Eternal performs soulful reggae-rock

Love Eternal performs soulful reggae-rock

Kati Morris

October 6, 2019

On Sept. 29, Tender Loving Coffee hosted the soulful performances of reggae-fusion act, Love Eternal, with an opening set by Chico State’s own singer-songwriter, Caloy.Love Eternal is a roots reggae and soul-rock duo from Santa Cruz. The pair, originally a larger band consisting of six members, ...

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Astral Chain: Another strong link for PlatinumGames

Ricardo Tovar

October 4, 2019

"Astral Chain" is PlatinumGames' latest action-adventure title. Coming after the massively successful and highly praised "Nier: Automata," the gaming world was excited to see what the studio’s next project would be. The game begins with an asteroid hitting Earth and spreading the planet with R...

Tig Notaro clowns on Chico State

Tig Notaro clowns on Chico State

Melissa Joseph

October 2, 2019

Clowns, internal bleeding, and Adele’s “Hello” -- this is what the crowd in Laxson Auditorium enjoyed as quick-witted stand-up comedian, Tig Notaro, performed Saturday night.Before Notaro took to the stage, the auditorium turned dark and a small film began to play. The film was Notar...

Video: We went to Area 51

Video: We went to Area 51

Emily Neria and Rayanne Painter

October 2, 2019

Reporter Emily Neria interviews the attendees of Alienstock 2019 in Rachel, Nevada. Emily Neira can be reached at [email protected]

‘American Horror Story’ is back in classic 80s horror fashion

‘American Horror Story’ is back in classic 80s horror fashion

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for “American Horror Story: 1984”“American Horror Story” premiered its ninth season “1984” and there is a lot to discuss. In celebration of the first episode and in hopes that this season doesn’t disappoint, I wa...

‘The Addams Family’ provides fall-season fun

‘The Addams Family’ provides fall-season fun

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

The Chico Theater Company is putting on a production of “The Addams Family” from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. In honor of Halloween's fast-approach, the show proved to be a fun evening of musical theatre and a light-hearted introduction to the fall season.The opening night served as a great first gli...

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Emily Neria

October 1, 2019

Mystic Roots member, Coot Wyman, better known as cootdog, DJed at a local bar called Lost on Main Street on Thursday night. The performance was part of a Bob Marley tribute featuring Slo Horizon and Stay Positive Sound.Wyman and the rest of the Mystic Roots band started out playing backyard venues an...

‘The Goldfinch’ is visually appealing but lacks substance

‘The Goldfinch’ is visually appealing but lacks substance

Angel Ortega

September 30, 2019

Though this film has its moments of excellence, “The Goldfinch” is mundane and has its fair share of shortcomings. Based on a novel of the same name by Donna Tartt, “The Goldfinch” centers around Theo, played by both Ansel Elgort and Oakes Fegley, who struggles to come to terms with...

‘Beneath the Eyrie’ another modest rebound for Pixies

‘Beneath the Eyrie’ another modest rebound for Pixies

Kati Morris

September 26, 2019

When the iconic, alternative rock band The Pixies announced a reunion after an 11-year hiatus in 2004, they were met with a clamor that built up hype for about ten years. Eventually, all of that deflated. "Indie Cindy" (2014) was a major disappointment for fans still enamored with the dynamic, quintessential pi...

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