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Chico State students march against tuition increase

Chico State students march against tuition increase

Lexi Hoedt

February 1, 2017


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Students for Quality Education organized a student protest against the proposed tuition increase. The CSU Board of Trustees will vote on the proposal at its March 21 meeting. If passed, CSU undergraduates would pay $270 more in tuition per year.   Lexi Hoedt can be reached at [email protected]

Election Expression promotes activism

Election Expression promotes activism

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Many people attending Chico State still felt powerful shockwaves from the recent presidential election. With an uncertain future for many of us, it was comforting to come together as a community at the Election Expressions event. During this time of political disbelief for minorities across the nation,...

Interview with Creekside

Interview with Creekside

January 31, 2017


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An interview with lead singer Grant Sanchez and bassist Ben Schlotthauer of the local band, Creekside. Carlos Gonzalez can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter...

Lip Sync Showdown

Lip Sync Showdown

Miguel Orozco

December 15, 2016


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  The AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) hosted the second annual Lip Sync Showdown in Selvester’s Café at Chico State. This free event was a competition for lip sync or drag performers, in which a winner was chosen by a panel of judges. Individual and group performers were all encourage...

How to destress from finals

How to destress from finals

Carin Dorghalli

December 15, 2016


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  Hammocks, massage chairs, beanbag chairs and blankets. All these resources are accessible to students for free to aid them in their attempts to de-stress from finals. Located in BMU 301, the Zen Den was created by WREC employees to be a place for students to escape from the pressures college...

Going 50 miles per hour on a piece of wood

Matthew Manfredi

December 15, 2016


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For some, hobbies may include playing video games, following sports teams or binging Netflix shows. Then there are some that enjoy racing down a winding road, swaying inches above the ground at nearly 50 miles per hour. Locally, these bold few are called the Chico Barbarian Crew. “Downhill skateboarding has taken m...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Q&As, Showcase, Video

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Video

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...

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