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Jeff Daniels surprises Chico with his musical talent

Jeff Daniels surprises Chico with his musical talent

Erin Vierra

November 16, 2015


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This past Sunday Jeff Daniels performed with his son's band at the Sierra Nevada Big Room.In the best way possible, it was a genuine surprise to find that Daniels can really sing. He's famous for “Dumb and Dumber” and the acclaimed television series, “The Newsroom,” so music isn't something ...

Review: The Underachievers’ new album shows lyrical progress

Review: The Underachievers’ new album shows lyrical progress

Tom Sundgren

November 16, 2015


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The Underachievers' sophomore album, "Evermore: The Art of Duality," shows that the group has matured. Compared to their previous album, "Cellar Door: Terminus ut Exordium," the captivating storytelling, underlying philosophy and developed concepts are more present than ever.The first change that's immediately differ...

Study break: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’ review

Study break: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’ review

Valeria Flores

November 7, 2015


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Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar recently released the fourth video from his latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.” The video, "These Walls," features Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat. In his previous videos, Lamar delivered a clear message; however, because the content in "These Walls" is already...

Study break: The Simpsons “Tree House of Horror XXVI” Review

Study break: The Simpsons “Tree House of Horror XXVI” Review

George Johnston

October 26, 2015


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This year's "Tree House of Horror" episode to borrow a phase from Lisa Simpson, "meh." Here's a break down of the tree segments: "Wanted Dead Then Alive" Sideshow bob has been trying to kill Bart Simpson for 24 years and this year he finally succeeds, even if it's only for this episode. Th...

Review: Every story matters in ‘Bridge of Spies’

Erin Vierra

October 25, 2015


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It's that time of year when blockbuster superhero sequels take a rest and real, thought-provoking films aimed at adults come out to play. It's Oscar season and Steven Spielberg’s new Cold War espionage thriller, "Bridge of Spies," should be a contender.The film that stars the likable Tom Hanks hit...

Review: ‘The Rover’ just punny enough without overdoing it

Review: ‘The Rover’ just punny enough without overdoing it

Dana Muensterman

October 18, 2015


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"The Rover" is absolutely hilarious. The play may have been a bit long for a Tuesday night showing, but I was laughing at almost every scene. The amount of puns that were incorporated into this play was astonishing, with a sly sense of sexuality and playfulness. When I entered the Harlen Adams Theatre, the sta...

Lady Gaga video addresses rape on college campuses

Lady Gaga video addresses rape on college campuses

Chelsea Gallegos

October 11, 2015


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Just over two weeks ago, pop sensation Lady Gaga released a new, hard-hitting music video that touches on a topic that too often goes unaddressed in college life: rape. The new song and music video titled "Til It Happens to You" is extremely explicit in its content and graphic in its nature&...

Bollywood Masala Orchestra shows off Indian culture

Bollywood Masala Orchestra shows off Indian culture

Dana Muensterman

October 10, 2015


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From the immense amount of audience participation to the high-pitched annoying ring of the microphone, Friday night’s performance was better than expected as the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India made their way to Laxson Auditorium. Just minutes before the show, I was passed out ...

Study Break: Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon” album review

Study Break: Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon” album review

George Johnston

September 29, 2015


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With a haunting voice, Lana Del Rey recently released her new album "Honeymoon." Here are the tracks worth listening to and the ones to skip.Listen to:"High By The Beach"A pop-ish single with the catchy chorus, "All I wanna do is get high by the beach." "High By The Beach" is a great song to sing along with."Art Deco"Disguising ...

‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ review

‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ review

George Johnston

September 29, 2015


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WARNING: There are spoilers in this review.With "The Magician’s Apprentice," Steven Moffat, the writer of the episode, focused on conceptual ideas instead of writing an interesting plot and that led to a somewhat bland episode of "Doctor Who." Moffat began the episode with a child in a war zone running into a field ...

Hip-Hop Spotlight shines on campus

Hip-Hop Spotlight shines on campus

September 28, 2015


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Breakdancing, emceeing, graffiting and DJing are all elements of hip-hop culture. These elements were present at Friday night's Hip-Hop Spotlight, an event for social interactions and comprehensive hip-hop culture. The event was made possible by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center."We set an event that is safe and is an ...

Massive hardcore sound rattles Monstros Pizza

Massive hardcore sound rattles Monstros Pizza

Tom Sundgren

September 26, 2015


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On Thursday night, more than 40 people came to enjoy drinks, interactions with fellow musicians and friends and moshing to the heavy sound of punk and other forms of extreme music. A side note though, ironically pizza was not available due to the oven not working accurately but is said to be fixed now.The...

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