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Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Ernesto Rivera

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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, foam latex, clay and plastic. They come from something much darker than a lagoon — his imag...

Retired professor keeps history alive

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera

February 16, 2014


Filed under Features

  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 and is the guide to all things green at Chico State. His passion and advocacy for the campus arboretum has helped nourish the grounds with people still referring to his experti...

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Taylor Hall’s iconic mural demolished

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014


Filed under News

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 Pugh in 1981, according to the artist's website. The piece was Pugh's first major commission while he pursued an art degree at Chico ...

Marketplace Cafe broken into

Ernesto Rivera

January 10, 2014


Filed under News

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 Union. Three windows were shattered from one of the main glass-sliding doors into the Marketplace Cafe. University Police arrested Andr...

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