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Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

Rachael Bayuk

November 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Your culturally insensitive Halloween costume makes you look like a jerk.Dressing up as a minority culture is unacceptable in 2018. People of these cultures were (and often still are) discriminated for their garb and heritage, making light of that fact is ignorant.Yet cultural appropriation is still happeni...

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

COCO’s Creepy Carnival

Yaritza Ayon

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Community Council of University Housing hosted a Creepy Carnival on Halloween for all the students to attend. All students had to do was show their Wildcat ID card to get a wristband. From there they were free to partake in all the activities COCO had set up.Although the event welcomed all students, it ...

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Halloween crime, multiple shootings and public intoxication

Brian Luong

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Assist other agency Friday 12:54 a.m., Lassen Hall Dormitory A subject was transported to a medical facility due to intoxication.   Call Type: Suspicious subject Friday 1:42 p.m., Kendall Hall A male subject was aggressively asking for candy. The s...

Haunted elevators or just routine malfunctions? You decide.

Haunted elevators or just routine malfunctions? You decide.

Dan Christian

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

Warning: While the following story correctly represents the reports received concerning the elevators on campus, the details of those reports have been spook-i-fied for entertainment purposes. It started with a phone call. A few days later there was another and then yet another. It seemed as if though ...

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Country Pumpkins offers one of the largest corn mazes near Chico for Halloween

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 30, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

One of the local traditions during the Halloween season, in Chico, is taking a trip to your nearest corn maze. The maze, offered by Country Pumpkins in Orland, located off of Highway 32, is perhaps the largest you'll find nearby. It offers a different, large and complex maze each year and scary ghouls an...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

Stacy Lazzarino and her daughter are illuminated by the eerie blue light while shooting zombies at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Sunday night.

Taking the fright out of Halloween for your pets

Taking the fright out of Halloween for your pets

Yaritza Ayon

October 29, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Although Halloween can be fun for humans, it isn’t for pets. The Chico Animal Shelter wants pet owners to know that what’s fun for them is scary, and possibly dangerous, for their pets. Chico Animal Shelter Manager, Tracy Mohr, has some tips to keep animals safe this Halloween. “Halloween ...

Halloween comics costume fest held at Collector’s Ink shop

Halloween comics costume fest held at Collector’s Ink shop

Alex Coba and Daelin Wofford

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community

Collector's Ink, a local family-owned comic book shop with over one million comic books in stock, celebrated its 30 years of being open for business with a Halloween comic fest.Patrons were encouraged to come in a Halloween costume. Those who did were treated to a free comic book.“It's a free comic boo...

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

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

Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, and Alex Coba

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia

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 party down the block this October. Spooky season requires a little more variety, and we're here to...

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

October 28, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia

Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

Off the Record: Chicoween

Karen Limones, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter, and Brooke Martin

October 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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- Cultural appropriation 2:22- Out-of-Towners5:35- Consent8:30- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Wildcat on the Street: Chicoween

Karen Limones

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 on Twitter....

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