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  • “Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

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    ‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

  • The inside of Eggroll King. Photo taken by Callum Standish.

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    The Orion tries Egg Roll King

  • Unidentified Project Rebound staff members stand outside Butte Hall, where the organizations office resides on the first floor. Courtesy of Lucy Ventura, Project Rebound public relations executive.

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    Chico State’s Project Rebound helps students after incarceration

  • Nautica Blue released the second edition of the dystopian novel, A Skye of Jade, in April. Photos courtesy Nautica Blue, collage created by Ariana Powell using Pixlr.

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    ‘A Skye of Jade:’ a dystopian world created by Chico State student

  • The men’s bathroom on the second floor of Tehama Hall has a sign titled “All-Gender Restroom Coming Soon!” taped to it. The restrooms are expected to be updated by the fall 2025 semester in Yolo and the Student Services Center will also be under construction. Taken by Grace Stark on April 11.

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    Chico State announces construction plans for gender-inclusive bathrooms

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Left to right, guitarist Sam Wong, vocalists Susana Correa Avila Robb, Alexis Ong and Demondra Martin and drummer Reese Villafranca. The three vocalists move around onstage as they perform at KCSCs Goblin Gala. Taken by Ariana Powell, Oct. 28.

Night of the living bands: A spooky night to remember

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 17, 2022

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m., a disco ball twirled above the room, refracting multi-colored lights, adding depth to the music that crept through the slightly offset speakers. Walking into the room,...

The cover of the album, Nevermind by Nirvana. Image courtesy of DGC Records.

On This Day: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” makes alternative rock history

Natalie Hanson // September 24, 2018

If I tell you that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is 27 this year, does that make you feel ancient yet? That's right, it's been 27 years today since "Nevermind" made its entrance in 1991. The music industry...

The cover of Arcade Fires album The Suburbs.

Playlist: 9 throwback tracks for your indie rock fix

Natalie Hanson // September 10, 2018

Why not break into September with the accompaniment of some throwback indie alternative tracks? Here are some of our picks, either as an introduction to some well-known artists of the genre or if you're...

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios // April 6, 2016
The youthful pilgrimage of Coachella doesn't give its attendees the experience they seek.
Album art for A Head Full of Dreams. Photo credit: Pitchfork.

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015
Coldplay's new album, "A Head Full of Dreams," is filled with many different music styles not present in their debut album, "Parachutes."
Jack Knight, Ave Grave, Russell Rabut and David Friendlander perform passionately at 1078 Gallery on Friday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Local singer-songwriters dazzle at 1078 gallery

Jake Hutchison // September 21, 2014
1078 Gallery brought local musicians together for a memorable and inspiring performance on Friday.
Jon Mess screams during Dance Gavin Dances Friday night performance at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Ashiah Scharaga // March 29, 2014
Dance Gavin Dance, Icarus the Owl and Clouds on Strings rocked the Bell Memorial Union Friday night.
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