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Rocking out for civil rights

Rocking out for civil rights

Julia Maldonado

March 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

There is no better way to support women's rights than kicking back with live music and art. Fellow Chico State students and alumni put on a house show in which all benefits go towards the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. People donated whatever amount they were able to and supported local artists by buying...

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

Jared Shibuya

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Valentine’s Day is long gone, but you can still Netflix and chill with your sweetheart and watch (or not), “Girlfriend’s Day.” A new Netflix- produced movie written by and starring Bob Odenkirk (Saul from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”). Odenkirk...

“20th Century Women” yields Oscar worthy quality

“20th Century Women” yields Oscar worthy quality

Jared Shibuya

March 1, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Santa Barbara, 1979, the Buzzcocks' “Why Can't I Touch It” blasts over the caramel sunset beaches. Jimmy Carter delivers “Crisis of Confidence” to the nation. Vietnam finally comes to an end. Roe v. Wade, the Equal Rights Amendment and Title IX all occur within the decade. The '70s marked a significant...

Q&A with local musician DJ WiggyBeats

Q&A with local musician DJ WiggyBeats

February 27, 2017


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Joe “WiggyBeats” Wiggins is heating up the airways at the on campus radio station KCSC. The fourth-year music major is the host of his own show “Electronic Power 2.0” Wednesday nights and has big plans for the future. Wiggins sits down with me to talk about his current work as a stage ligh...

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

Fire on Chestnut and W. 7th street

George Johnston

February 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Video

Savannah Epstein woke her boyfriend up and told him they needed to leave their apartment, the house next to them was on fire. Epstein says at 4 a.m. she heard people breaking into house. She began hearing more noise from the house two hours later. "It was scary," Epstein said. "I was more worried tha...

Interview with DJ Dplx

Interview with DJ Dplx

Niyat Teferi

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

Second-year graphic design major Tanner Walsh has a passion for music and instruments. Tanner, who goes by Dplx, is a DJ, producer, piano mixer and beats maker. He lit up the stage at the popular 1078 Feb. 17, performing songs such as "You Are" and "Your Eyes." He also made a remix of Local Natives song...

Clever cynics joke about their love lives

Clever cynics joke about their love lives

Michael Fritz

February 17, 2017


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Love and laughter were in the air at Duffy's Tavern comedy show Valentine's Day weekend. Duffy's was packed as nine comics went up on stage. Their performances kept the audience cheering with laughter. The comedians were edgy and entertaining. Overall, it was a great way to let off some steam on a Sa...

Silence narrowly avoids overstaying welcome

Silence narrowly avoids overstaying welcome

Jared Shibuya

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Bless me, father, for I have sinned, for I must confess that Martin Scorsese's much-anticipated passion project was too long. “Silence” is an adaption of Shūsaku Endō's 1966 novel of the same name. The adaption follows Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garupe (Adam Driver), two Portuguese...

Interview with rapper and producer Jae

Interview with rapper and producer Jae

Niyat Teferi

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Q&As, Video

San Diego based artist Jae is making moves in Chico and performed a show at the 1078 gallery last Friday. Hosted by Underhouse Music label, Jae performed alongside with rapper Calex from their collaborative EP “The Practice." The performance included songs from their project such as “Poppin”...

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Chico United protesters march against Trump policies

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 14, 2017


Filed under Community, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Video

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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...

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Anisha Brady

February 3, 2017


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

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective is reintroducing The Beatles’ iconic, Abbey Road, in a brilliant new light at the Laxson Auditorium Feb. 3-4. The performance will tell the story of “The Dreamer,” a character that lulls herself into a subconscious, Alice In Wonderland-like world full of mysterious...

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