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‘Ve’nam’ is a bloody, gory but good read

‘Ve’nam’ is a bloody, gory but good read

Ulises Duenas

October 11, 2018


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Look, we all know the new "Venom" movie is bad. I could tell you how bad, but where would that get us? It is time to move on to better incarnations of the Spider-Man villain.Stop me if you've heard this one. A giant dragon trapped in ice and covered in living, black goo is discovered and samples of ...

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

October 9, 2018


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At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently to move the series forward in a new yet polarizing direction.The series has now fully embraced RPG mechanics to ...

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

With ‘Vitality,’ Megan Wade’s art captivates viewers

Grant Schmieding

October 9, 2018


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Tall and slender, dressed in all black, she stands in the back of the gallery, smiling humbly. Guests begin trickling through the doors slowly—she greets many of them as they enter. People move around the room, observing the sizable collection of abstract, colorful oil paintings. Megan Wade, a s...

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Arts in Review Podcast: Classic Miyazaki anime films influence wider audiences

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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Many of the Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki's, animated films have been known as classic examples of high-quality anime from Japan and have drawn in generations of fans worldwide. This week, we explored why Miyazaki's anime still not only holds up, but serves as film initiations for animation fans in...

On This Day: ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is the Elton John we know and love

On This Day: 
‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is the Elton John we know and love

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2018


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Editor's Note: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was released on Oct. 5, 1973, not Oct. 6. On Tuesday, Sir Elton John will begin his worldwide tour, "Farewell Yellow Brick Road." It seems only fitting, then, to look back on his album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," his best-selling album, in honor of the day it...

On This Day: The Police’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ redefines reggae rock

On This Day: The Police’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ redefines reggae rock

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2018


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For a multi-platinum band like the Police, "Ghost in the Machine," released on Oct. 2 in 1981, represented a big moment for them and for '80s New Wave and reggae rock in general. A band with an undeniable reggae rock influence, The Police further developed their defining keyboard- and horn-heavy sound in...

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba, and Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2018


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This week, we are talking about the history of the "Assassin's Creed" video games and our personal perspectives on the franchise. In anticipation of the new game, now released, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey." We sat down to discuss the game franchise's impact on video gaming overall. Combat and gameplay...

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018


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The concert "Masterworks 1: American Made" on Saturday was the latest symphony brought to the Laxson Auditorium by the North State Symphony (NSS) this semester. The show had a big emphasis on community. “Despite a world full of diverse languages and cultures, we all share the language of music,...

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ surprises in a good way

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ surprises in a good way

Ulises Duenas

October 1, 2018


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Director Eli Roth puts his horror background to good use by venturing into whatever dark pit Jack Black's career has been in and temporarily digs him out for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls".It's surprising to see the guy that directed "The Green Inferno" direct a family movie. Eli Roth has done a great job of making so...

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

Grant Schmieding

September 29, 2018


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Assault rifles, “Black Panther” and menstrual cycles—an interesting formula for "South Park’s" season-22 premiere episode, “Dead Kids.” Comedy Central aired the episode at 10 p.m. Thursday. Trey Parker and Matt Stone carry a well-earned reputation for unapologetically mocking t...

On This Day: “Songs in the Key of Life” a milestone for Stevie Wonder, soul music

On This Day: “Songs in the Key of Life” a milestone for Stevie Wonder, soul music

Natalie Hanson

September 28, 2018


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Stevie Wonder is probably best known for his album "Songs in the Key of Life," which was released on Sept. 28, 1976. Both a phenomenon of 1970s soul and a big moment for pop and concept albums in general, it is now often cited as one of the greatest albums in pop music history. By 1975, Wonder was...

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