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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,...

cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Alleged drunk-driving student hits woman wearing costume

Molly Myers, News Editor // October 23, 2022

A woman suffered major bodily injuries after being hit by a car on Ivy Street less than two blocks from campus late Saturday evening. The 24-year-old driver, Cole Carpenter, a student at Chico State,...

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Chicoween isn’t a reason to mock our cultures

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 30, 2021

The days getting shorter and colder signifies that the winter holiday season is near.  Before any of the prominent winter holidays comes Halloween, and in Chico, Halloween is known as “Chicoween.”  Chicoween...

Halloween statistics from Chico Police Department for 2019. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Julian Mendoza // November 12, 2019

Compared to last year, Chicoween left a smaller criminal mark on the south campus this time around.Each year, the south campus gets filled with parties, crimes and police whenever Halloween comes around....

Power 102.1 throws spooky, silent Halloween Bash

Emily Neria // November 5, 2019

Chicoween participants gathered in costume at the El Rey for a silent zombie-themed disco on Halloween night. From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the theater hosted crowds of witches and pop culture icons dressed...

A map of some reported incidents over Chicoween 2019. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Natalie Hanson // November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452078956572672?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452366048260097?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190470450112913408?s=20 https://twitter.com/nhanson_reports/status/1190132113644744704?s=20 https://twitter.com/theorion_angie/status/1190083239555133440?s=20 There...

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‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

Angelina Mendez // October 27, 2019

Chico State’s infamous Chicoween festivities are spreading excitement and fear among students.Chicoween refers to the time when students celebrate Halloween with candy, parties and crime. Although...

A still from the music video by Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing Heads Will Roll. Image from Polydor Ltd.

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any...

Off the Record: Chicoween

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15-...

Illustration by Jamie Munoz

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones // October 24, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, reporter Brooke Martin went around campus asking students their thoughts on Chicoween. Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471...

The scary part of people visiting for Chicoween

Brooke Martin // October 22, 2018

Chicoween has become a Chico State tradition, that is well known by more than just students. Every Halloween, many out of towners come up to celebrate. While this can be great, it also escalates the risks...

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