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‘Onward’ is the movie we deserve right now

‘Onward’ is the movie we deserve right now

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

In light of current events, a lot of recently released movies are becoming available through streaming platforms. It’s during this particularly unmotivated time, that film can become a fun escape where “magic” exists, and that’s exactly what Disney Pixar’s “Onward” intends to teach us. ...

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: a lesbian romance done with love

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: a lesbian romance done with love

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Of the vast amount of lesbian dramas that have emerged from the last decade, most have been the product of a male director, containing graphic sex scenes that don’t necessarily contribute to the plot, like Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Colour,” for example. Others, however, are ca...

Chico State student artists reveal their hard work

Chico State student artists reveal their hard work

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

Photos By Danielle Kessler The Department of Art and Art History held an open studio on Wednesday, March 11, to showcase BFA art students’ work and create a space for artists and friends to view each other's work. Student art pieces included a variety of styles, from digital printmaking to traditional sculpting. Marlee Braxton (@Swagmastermarls on Instagram) was among the student artists featured at the gallery. With a collection based on her experience as a bartender, she explored some of the themes of bar culture and conv...

‘Emma.’ is a visually breathtaking adaptation

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Emma.” gets another readaptation in Director Autumn De Wilde’s visually beautiful version of a classic story of rich, young matchmaker Emma Woodhouse. As far as the story goes, “Emma.” isn’t something under the radar in pop culture. There have been countle...

‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Chico State’s School of the Arts put on a production of “Servant of Two Masters” from March 4 to March 8 in Larry Wismer Theatre. The classic commedia dell’arte play showcased a traditional art form that has been preserved for centuries, with the help of talent from student actors. On Thursday...

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

If anyone has been feeling a little underwhelmed by the latest films in the horror and thriller genre to come out—à la “The Turning”—then I’m here to say that “The Invisible Man” has come to the rescue. Directed by Leigh Whannell, who starred in and co-wrote “Saw” (2004), “The I...

LEAD illustrates ‘The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn’

LEAD illustrates ‘The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn’

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

On Wednesday, Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (LEAD) held a presentation titled “The Struggles of Undocumented Womxn” in honor of Undocweek. Members of LEAD gave this presentation to illuminate the struggles that undocumented women living in the U.S. experience. LEAD historian Maryann Estrad...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is fun and redeeming

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is fun and redeeming

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Director Jeff Fowler’s feature directorial debut, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” takes the classic video game character into a fun, carefree movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  It’s been an entire year since we got a first glimpse at the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, and we can ...

Silent disco provides a unique social experience

Silent disco provides a unique social experience

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The El Rey Theater held a silent disco event this past Thursday night. With different music genres available, the night was a fun experience for regular and casual silent disco-goers. There were three music channels to choose from, playing music ranging from EDM, hip-hop to a more random genre chan...

Infamous Stringdusters play bluegrass for non-bluegrass fans

Infamous Stringdusters play bluegrass for non-bluegrass fans

Danielle Kessler

January 28, 2020

Grammy award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, put on a genre-bending show on Wednesday at the Senator Theatre. With songs varying from classic bluegrass to a more contemporary sound, the band played an experimental show for the audience. The band performed a full-length show where they exhibited the d...

‘1917’ brings viewers to the front lines

‘1917’ brings viewers to the front lines

Danielle Kessler

January 27, 2020

With beautiful cinematography, technical work and raw emotion, “1917" takes the war movie genre to a new level. The film takes place during WWI and focuses on two British soldiers, Corporal William Schofield (George MacKay) and Corporal Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), as they try to complete the...

‘American Horror Story’ is back in classic 80s horror fashion

‘American Horror Story’ is back in classic 80s horror fashion

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for “American Horror Story: 1984”“American Horror Story” premiered its ninth season “1984” and there is a lot to discuss. In celebration of the first episode and in hopes that this season doesn’t disappoint, I wa...

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