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Josh Funk with the star of his next stop motion film, an as-of-now unnamed monster. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Ernesto Rivera // May 6, 2014

Josh Funk creates monsters. But Funk doesn’t use nuts, bolts or a high voltage of electricity like Dr. Frankenstein, nor do his creatures come from a black lagoon. His monsters are made from wires,...

Wes Dempsey, 82, Chico States arboretum guide, excitedly explains the magnolia flower to the audience.Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera // February 16, 2014

  With more than 200 different trees on Chico State’s campus, it’s hard for a person to keep track. Except for one man. Wes Dempsey, 87, has led campus arboretum tours for more than 30 years...

The mural by John Pugh on the corner of First Street and Salem comes down as part of the final phases to tear down Taylor Hall to make way for a new arts and humanities building.Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate // January 10, 2014

Construction workers broke down the Taylor Hall's last standing wall Friday afternoon, and with it, a famous mural painted by a Chico State alumnus. The mural, titled "Academe", was painted by John...

Marketplace Cafe broken into

Ernesto Rivera // January 10, 2014

A New Years Eve break-in at the Marketplace Cafe occurred right before the clock struck midnight. At around 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 31 the suspect broke into the Marketplace Cafe inside the Bell Memorial...

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