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‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night.As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic play keeps Chekhov's comedic relief in a tale of change, love, healing and grief...

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Bach Festival educates on the composer and showcases his music

Mitchell Kret

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, Community

The 2019 Chico Bach Festival came to a close March 10 with the Bach and Sons organ performance in Harlen Adams Theatre. Dr. Annette Richards and Dr. David Yearsley played pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach as well as his sons. Richards played the compositions by JS Bach while Yearsley played those by ...

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

California school districts visit Chico State for Education Hiring Fair

Trenton Taylor

March 11, 2019


Filed under News

Chico State's Career Center hosted roughly 100 school districts across California for the Education Hiring Fair Saturday morning. Students currently in Chico State's credential program, along with those who already have a credential, sought out their future careers within the education industry.The fair was ...

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Your Forever 21 shirt is killing the planet

Yaritza Ayon

March 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Yeah that insanely cheap, cute top you just got is hurting our environment.It’s not just Forever 21, it’s fast fashion that’s polluting our planet and feeding into sweatshops in third world countries.The rise of fast fashion has gone up drastically in the past 10 years or so. We no...

Dream Center Hosts Webinar Update on Dream Act

Dream Center Hosts Webinar Update on Dream Act

Nate Rettinger

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A webinar put on by the Dream Center Thursday afternoon discussed the current policies surrounding foreign students.Currently, there are 18 states that have passed the Dream Act with California being one of the first to adopt the law. Federally the law has failed to pass, but is being fought against...

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Rayanne Painter

March 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Ever read “choose your own adventure” books as a child? Chico State’s New Music Symposium recreated just that, but with music and rhythm.Guest composer Terry Riley joined the audience at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Thursday evening to watch the musicians recreate his masterpie...

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Guns, Knives and Robbery

Gordy Papalias

February 23, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Alcohol Related IssueSaturday Feb. 16, 1:26 a.m., Whitney HallFemale subject reported that she drank water given to her at a party, but it may not have been water. She started vomiting, but no medical attention was requestedCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday Feb. 15, 11:09 a.m., Wi...

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Rayanne Painter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There’s no exaggeration in saying that minds were read on Wednesday night during “An Evening of Wonder” with magician Dean Waters and mentalist Stephen Chollet at Unwined Bar and Grill. Both acts, while vastly different in mystical style, never failed to shock and entertain the audience.Lifelo...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Trenton Taylor

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Elevator MalfunctionTuesday, Feb. 5, 6:04 p.m., Butte HallElevator #2 reported stuck on the first floor of Butte Hall. Door was partially open, but not enough for students inside to exit. The same elevator was reported stuck the following morning, on Wednesday, as well.Call T...

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

Rayanne Painter

February 5, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

"Broken Open," an art exhibition focusing on sound, words and objects, is open at 1078 Gallery on Park Ave. in Chico. Featuring Chico artists, the gallery collaborates between three different art forms. Clay plates and oval dishes portraying colorful scenes, often of political discourse, hang on the wal...

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Death Cafe encourages healthy conversations about dying

Brian Luong

January 29, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Participants in the Death Cafe discussed the often-taboo topic of death over drinks and snacks on Monday afternoon at the Chico Branch Library.The monthly event, hosted by volunteers Donna Wilson, Stephen Kathriner and Dan Shoemaker, covered a variety of death-related topics. The topics covered not only ...

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