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KZFR cures Chico’s Halloween blues with ‘brilliant mayhem’ and ‘dance love’

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // November 6, 2021

KZFR-FM threw a special party on Sunday that felt like Chico’s first big Halloween celebration since before COVID-19. Music-lovers danced the night away at “Smokey Blu Birds Halloween Spooktacular”...

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Chicoween isn’t a reason to mock our cultures

Javier Hernandez, Staff Writer // October 30, 2021

The days getting shorter and colder signifies that the winter holiday season is near.  Before any of the prominent winter holidays comes Halloween, and in Chico, Halloween is known as “Chicoween.”  Chicoween...

Various supplies were provided for mask-decorating, courtesy of monca. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez

monca’s Halloween ‘Mask●er●ade’ connects community through crafts

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 24, 2021

Chico’s Museum of Northern California Art kicked off its third installation of “3rd Fridays @monca” on Oct. 15, showcasing clay sculpting, altar building and mask-decorating workshops. The event...

Halloweekend is the perfect time to watch all your favorite 80s classics

Essential ‘80s horror movies to watch this Halloween

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // October 30, 2020

With Halloween just around the corner, now is a perfect time to watch some scary movies. The ‘80s were a pivotal time for horror. Films were often gory and ghoulish yet a little cheesy and sometimes...

Halloween in the era of COVID-19 will be different this year, but that doesnt mean theres a shortage of spooky activities to partake in!

5 fun alternatives to going out this Halloween

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 21, 2020

Halloween will certainly be different this year due to COVID-19. While it puts a damper on the “Chicoween” tradition of partying downtown on Halloween night, there are plenty of fun things to do in...

Halloween statistics from Chico Police Department for 2019. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Julian Mendoza // November 12, 2019

Compared to last year, Chicoween left a smaller criminal mark on the south campus this time around.Each year, the south campus gets filled with parties, crimes and police whenever Halloween comes around....

Your alternative Halloween playlist

Kati Morris // November 3, 2019

1. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's DeadThis playlist begins with the iconic post-punk song from Bauhaus — an ode to the 1931 classic horror film, "Dracula". 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right HandRegarded...

A map of some reported incidents over Chicoween 2019. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Natalie Hanson // November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452078956572672?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452366048260097?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190470450112913408?s=20 https://twitter.com/nhanson_reports/status/1190132113644744704?s=20 https://twitter.com/theorion_angie/status/1190083239555133440?s=20 There...

Album art for There Existed an Addiction to Blood by clipping.

‘There existed an addiction to blood’: horror meets hip-hop

Kati Morris // October 31, 2019

In their latest concept album, rapper Daveed Diggs and producer group Clipping, comprised of William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, tap into the world of horror film tropes.Through the lens of the horror...

The best bad horror movies

Danielle Kessler // October 31, 2019

October is a great time to enjoy spooky festivities such as Halloween parties, pumpkin patches and curling up with a good horror movie. However, one of my favorite sub-genres of horror are movies that...

Country Pumpkins sign located in Orland, California. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Halloween Special: Orion does a haunted corn maze

Alex Coba // October 31, 2019

Reporters Angel Ortega, Rayanne Painter and Alex Coba survived the Haunted Corn Maze at Country Pumpkins in Orland. Spooks included: actors destroying a car with a bat and several gory characters running...

The stage at the silent disco had three DJs set up playing their own music. Photo credit: Danielle Kessler

2nd annual Halloween silent disco: good, spooky vibes

Danielle Kessler // October 31, 2019

Chico State’s 2nd annual Halloween silent disco made for some good old-fashioned spooky fun. Presented by Associated Students, the night was a chance for students to relax, eat snacks and jam to...

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