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Artist Interview: Tyson Wadkins

Artist Interview: Tyson Wadkins

Elias Denny

December 6, 2016


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  Chico State first-year Tyson Wadkins is a guitarist and singer from Yuba City, California. Wadkins is an economics major and will continue to pursue music as a hobby and passion. You can sometimes find Wadkins on campus playing near Meriam Library and can find his music on Soundcloud. ...

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Miguel Orozco

December 6, 2016


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Elvis Voita Elden is a sophomore at Chico State whose life has always been surrounded by art, thanks to early exposure from his family. Although Elden is very passionate about his drawings, art is not his main focus as he currently pursues a degree in mechanical engineering. He continues to express...

The journey of an artist: Q&A with David Garlin Mcmillian

The journey of an artist: Q&A with David Garlin Mcmillian

Matthew Manfredi

November 8, 2016


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On a quiet Friday afternoon, a living room in a house on Chestnut Street is dimly lit. As Bob Ross talks softly on Netflix, David Garlin Mcmillian hunches over a light box, a device illuminating a piece of his artwork, over a poem his girlfriend wrote. In this effort of artistic collaboration, he...

Artist interview: glass blowing with Payton Cahill

Artist interview: glass blowing with Payton Cahill

Elias Denny

October 26, 2016


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Payton Cahill is in her fifth year at Chico State, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in glass and sculpture. Cahill has been glass blowing for about six years now. At the opening of the new arts and humanities building, several students preformed glass blowing demonstrations. The crowd, especially th...

‘New Directions in Jazz’ jazzes up Harlen Adams Theatre

‘New Directions in Jazz’ jazzes up Harlen Adams Theatre

Carin Dorghalli

October 23, 2016


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Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre put on the “New Directions in Jazz” concert in Harlen Adams Theatre Oct. 22. Rocky Winslow, who would have originally directed the concert, is out on medical leave because of a spine surgery he underwent in September. The Jazz X-Press club hopes...

Behind the scenes of ‘Into the Woods’

Behind the scenes of ‘Into the Woods’

Carin Dorghalli

October 13, 2016


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  Into the Woods is taking place from Oct. 11-16 in the Harlen J. Adams theater. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $6 for youth and Chico State Students. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Carin Dorghalli can be reached at art...

Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Hundreds discuss race and diversity at BLM teach-in

Jenice Tupolo

October 11, 2016


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A mix of presenters and open discussion from students, faculty and community members filled the Arts and Humanities building during a two-day teach-in about black lives matter. Hundreds gathered Oct. 10 and 11 to extend conversation from the Sept. 26 police victims rally and Sept. 28 candlelight ...

Chico State Low Brass Choir Concert brings the sass, class and brass

Chico State Low Brass Choir Concert brings the sass, class and brass

Carin Dorghalli

October 9, 2016


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Students and staff bring the sass, class and brass by showcasing their musical skills during the Chico State Low Brass Choir Concert. This event was put together by Lloyd Roby, director of the Low Brass Choir, and featured student musicians that play the French horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. Accom...

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Rylee Pedotti

October 9, 2016


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It was standing room only Thursday night at Madison Bear Garden, where a vibrant crowd consumed the cozy upstairs lounge to catch a glimpse of local talent featured in Chico Unplugged. The singer-songwriter showcase began five years ago when Chico State's SOTA Productions sought to further the conne...

Student DJ makes a beat

Student DJ makes a beat

Elias Denny

October 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Video

This video interview was conducted with local artist, producer and DJ Hound Beats, also known as Trevor Tappe. He is a junior music major at Chico State. Tappe hopes to be accepted into the option of recording arts within the music major. He started producing music around the seventh grade and picked...

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Frankie Boots and The County Line get folky at Argus

Jae Siqueiros

October 3, 2016


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Bay Area folk group, Frankie Boots and the County Line wowed their audience at Argus Bar + Patio on Wednesday night. The song themes ranged from the end of the world to living on Geary Street in San Francisco. The three man band's fancy banjo riffs and tight bass rhythms made just the right notes...

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli

October 2, 2016


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Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages 18 and under, and focused on the next generation of yo-yo players. Various age brackets have...

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