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Sound designers from ‘Dune’ share secrets with CSU

Sound designers from ‘Dune’ share secrets with CSU

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // October 17, 2021

Two sound designers from the upcoming film “Dune” spoke with students on Oct. 14 in a webinar presented by the CSU Entertainment Alliance. Theo Green and Mark Mangini discuss their experience...


Quibi breaks the Status Quo

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // April 14, 2020

Liam Hemsworth stars as Dodge, a man who participates in a deadly game to in hopes of saving his wife.Courtesy of Ryan Donegan/Quibi Somewhere amongst the endless social media feeds, Netflix binge...

Women biting a film reel

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong...

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SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Natalie Hanson // September 23, 2018

You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved....

Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) helps her friend win the affections of a boy via online conversations in Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Image courtesy of Netflix.

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

Alex Coba // September 12, 2018

Netflix has had quite the surge of romantic comedies over the last few months. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and it's the latest to join...

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Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

Grant Schmieding // May 1, 2018

After a full day of school, it’s time to sleep. Lying in bed, my eyes locked on the dim laptop screen in front of me. My nightly melatonin creeps up as my attention flat lines and I drift off into a...

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Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Rylee Pedotti // September 13, 2016

Local film aficionados are in for a treat when the fifth annual Shortz! Film Festival takes residency at the historic El Rey Theater Sept. 16-18.What began in 2011 as an interactive method for local filmmakers...

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Entertainment lacks originality

Jeff Guzman // February 13, 2016
In today's world, the entertainment industry does a decent job at entertaining but constantly falls short of doing a great job because one category seems to be lacking: originality.

Knitting with spirit

March 28, 2014

Published 2011-09-19T21:27:00Z"/> entertainment Kayla WohlfordWith needles, yarn and imagination at their fingertips, knit-enthusiasts gathered at the Age of Aquarius to hone their creations during...

Jazz Mafia Symphony will perform multi-genre show

March 28, 2014

Published 2010-10-11T19:47:00Z"/> entertainment Josh HeggImagine sitting around a table, listening to the conversation of Duke Ellington, Beethoven and Tupac. What would they talk about? While...

Festival brings legends

March 28, 2014

Published 2011-08-22T21:55:00Z"/> entertainment Summer lovin’ crowds gathered, camped, sang and drank to celebrate Chico talent in the first-ever Chico Legends Music Festival. Juan Mejia Chico...

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