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Art accrued through anime

Art accrued through anime

Mitchell Kret

February 20, 2018


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From a young age, Madison Cockrum has loved to draw. Her main drives are will, instructional books and anime. Madison uses inspiration from shows and books she loves in order to create, putting her own twist on the art. “My mom got me one of those ‘How to Draw’ books with all the steps and I’d...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018


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"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

Ulises Duenas

February 18, 2018


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"Black Panther" feels more like a spy movie than a superhero one, but it makes for one of the best movies in Marvel's cinematic universe. The fictional country of Wakanda is filled with political intrigue, ancient traditions and technology that is on the razor's edge. It's a setting that adds a new dimension...

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” brings opera back to Chico performances

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” brings opera back to Chico performances

Natalie Hanson

February 18, 2018


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After 12 years, Chico State had its first opera comeback with performances of "The Magic Flute" this weekend. The opera, a fantasy comedy-drama composed by Mozart, was performed in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. It ran with two performances on Friday and Saturday each at...

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Hannah Yeager

February 17, 2018


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Students, staff and community members filed into the Laxson Auditorium prepared for a typical acrobatic show. However, the show presented by Cirque de Eloize which included high-risk, high-flying acting, was more than the crowd expected. On Feb. 13, Cirque de Eloize performed for one night only. With...

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018


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Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long Way Home", and would then show the corresponding scene from the movie adaptation, "Lion", which h...

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Imprisoned at Home: Japanese internment camps are brought to life

Angel Ortega

February 16, 2018


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At the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, a new exhibit focuses on how life was like at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered for the relocation of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans to various internment camps along the West Coast of the United States. Th...

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

Artist of the week: Martin Townsend

February 13, 2018


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“Art is a conversation that’s had when people look at it, absorb it and process it,” said Martin Townsend, a local artist. “They can then turn to another person and say ‘yeah’ or ‘nah, not feeling it,’ and there is a discussion where everyone’s viewpoint is valid.” Townsend aspires...

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Art exhibit hosted to fund trip to conference

Tisha Cheney

February 13, 2018


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The Chico State Print Club began holding their week-long annual Art Exhibition and Sale Monday. The art on display includes 8X10 inch prints, selling for $10 to $20 and can be purchased Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will be going towards the club's trip to the printmaking...

Associated Student Productions brings concerts back to the BMU

Associated Student Productions brings concerts back to the BMU

February 12, 2018


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The Bell Memorial Union has been a study hub and cafeteria for years. A.S. Productions has tried to add to the overall atmosphere of the BMU by adding live entertainment, including both local and not local artists and soon, comedians. The A.S. Productions new manager Hugh Hammond has a plan to start...

‘Fortnite’ pits players against each other in a battle for survival

‘Fortnite’ pits players against each other in a battle for survival

Ulises Duenas

February 10, 2018


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You and 99 other players are dropped on an island with the simple goal of outlasting all of them and being the last one standing. That's the basic gist of "Fortnite's" battle royale mode. "Fortnite" was originally a cooperative game that focused on building structures and killing zombies, but it became ...

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

The Russian Revolution is reimagined at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

Angel Ortega

February 9, 2018


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The social and political impact of the Russian Revolution is conveyed through artwork in a new art exhibit on campus. With photographs and artwork throughout the 20th Century are, "Revolutionizing the World?" displays the history of the Russian Revolution of 1917 through four different sections, Design...

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