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Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Anna Porretta

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Whether you prefer rock 'n' roll or rhythm and blues, these sexy albums with deep base, smooth falsetto and guitar riffs felt down in your chest will serve as the perfect soundtrack to your Valentine's Day festivities:AM (2013) - Arctic MonkeysIndie RockHollywood Dreams (2015) - MiguelR&B, Neo SoulA...

Local hip-hop artist bursting with talent

Local hip-hop artist bursting with talent

Niyat Teferi

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Conscious hip-hop artists similar to the likes of Andre 3000 and Kendrick Lamar are hard to come by. But Chico State student, and artist, Calex is a rapper born with this capacity of talent. Christian "Calex" Alexander is a fifth-year music student at Chico State with a passion for writing and making...

‘The Space Between Us’ is out of this world

‘The Space Between Us’ is out of this world

Julia Maldonado

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"The Space Between Us" takes star-crossed lovers and long distance relationships to astronomical heights. This galactic romantic film stars Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), a boy who has lived his entire life on Mars. His mother was an astronaut, unknowingly pregnant when she began her voyage to...

Music that needs a hair whip

Music that needs a hair whip

Kyra Stemplinger

February 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

We all remember Willow Smith's "I Whip My Hair Back and Forth," some of us not less fondly than others. Despite the previous song mistakes or bias against her brother, Jaden Smith is taking a chance on her new music, and it proves to be worthwhile. I was introduced to her song "Wait a Minute!" reluct...

John Mayer returns with ‘Wave One’

John Mayer returns with ‘Wave One’

Adrianna Mccain

February 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

On Jan. 20, John Mayer released his first album since 2013’s “Paradise Valley.” A Jan. 2 post on Mayer’s official Facebook page announced the release of “The Search for Everything: Wave One,” an EP of the first four songs from his seventh studio album. “The Se...

The Zombies

The Zombies

Nicole Henson

February 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Odyssey and Oracle 1968 Psychedelic Pop 35 minutes 5 stars Produced in 1968, The Zombies’ "Odessey and Oracle" is arguably one of the first successful albums under the psychedelic pop category. The word Odessey was accidentally misspelled by the cover artists, foreshadowing the unconve...

New year, new Sheeran

New year, new Sheeran

Julia Maldonado

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Ed Sheeran returned from his yearlong hiatus from social media with a surprise for his fans. In Dec. 2015, the British singer decided he needed a break from living his life through his phone in exchange to see the world through his own eyes, also notifying his fans that his third album was on its way ...

Interview and Chico performance with World 9

Interview and Chico performance with World 9

Niyat Teferi

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

On Jan. 27, Underhouse Music hosted a Hip hop show at 1078 gallery with various up and coming local rappers, artists and groups. It was a night filled with great vibes, energy, dancing and music. Anyone and everyone came out. I got to talk to one of the acts, a group of guys based from Los Angeles,...

“La La Land” scores Oscar nominations

“La La Land” scores Oscar nominations

Julia Maldonado

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The cast must be in La La Land after being nominated for 14 Oscars for the 89th Academy Awards. This ties "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for the most amount of Oscar nominations in history."La La Land" is a romantic musical that sings the tale of barista and struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and piani...

Music Reveiw: The Weeknd

Music Reveiw: The Weeknd

Rachel Reyes

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Starboy - The WeekndRate: 4/52016 was a great year for music, but one album really grasped my attention: Starboy by The Weeknd. After being truly disappointed by Kiss Land and Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy has officially become my favorite album of the year. The Weeknd released Trilogy in 2012, ma...

6lack album review

6lack album review

Rachel Reyes

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

FREE 6LACK - 6lackRate: 3/5If you are a fan of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd or Bryson Tiller, then 6lack’s music will have no trouble fitting into your Spotify playlists. While artists were releasing new albums left to right, an unknown artist released a hit debut album that is slowly making its way ...

BMU dining offers healthier options

BMU dining offers healthier options

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Reviews

Chico State students might be looking for healthier options after surviving last semester on a steady diet of energy drinks and Cup Noodles. The Marketplace Cafe in the BMU offers vegan options for students who are trying to eat healthier. Not only are the salad options helpful in preventing or gettin...

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