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Beers at local bar Oasis

Drinks on me

Mario Ortiz Jr, Staff Writer // September 25, 2021

The night seems endless, the beer is cold as droplets go down my glass and hit the coaster below and the atmosphere at Riley's is filled with laughter. Drunk men can be heard catcalling in one ear, and...

Bars implement new curbside pickup policy

Bars implement new curbside pickup policy

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // April 13, 2020

“First of all, not everyone knows about it, that’s something people bring up jokingly like ‘Oh I can’t get a beer to go can I?’, ‘well, actually, we can do that!’," Burgers and Brew manager...

Magic is a longstanding tradition in Dean Waters family. He has been practicing the art form since he was 18-years-old. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Dean Waters brings magic to Chico’s bar scene

Ricardo Tovar and Olyvia Simpson // October 30, 2018

Chico is famous for having a vibrant nightlife, one that entices and has a reach nationwide. The bar scene is a watering hole for those thirsty for social engagement but many don't have a formula that...

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Getting hit on at the bars in Chico from a woman’s perspective

Nicte Hernandez // April 22, 2018

It's Friday night, you're ready to get drunk off of the $10 in your bag. Riley’s is the place you know you will at least be able to mingle since you will somehow be connected or know a majority of the...

Tacos Borrego dished up tacos for guests at the Maltese fundraiser Saturday night. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Local bar supports social services organization with taco night

Tisha Cheney // February 25, 2018

Dance!! & Eat Tacos, a benefit to support a local crisis care program, was held at the Maltese Saturday night.The fundraiser included a taco bar courtesy of a nearby restaurant, Tacos Borrego, and...

Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Angel shots may save your life

Jacqueline Morales // January 23, 2017

Angel shots, recent phenomenon on Facebook, has emerged as a way for people to seek help in unsafe situations in bars. Depending on the way the person orders, an angel shot sends out the message to...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Life on the wagon: How to party sober

Dylan Dewit // January 30, 2015
Hi, my name is Dylan, and I've been partying sober for three years.

Turning 21 years old isn’t that important

Matt Murphy // September 18, 2014
Although buying alcohol is nice, the 18th birthday is a much bigger deal.
Apple cinnamon bars make a great snack for students on the go when school starts.Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Healthy apple cinnamon bars spice up school days

Christina Saschin // January 17, 2014
The new food columnist offers a nutritious and easy to bake snack perfect for students on the move between classes
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