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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....

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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...

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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...

Sweet Chico Confections participated in Treat Street annually with other downtown businesses. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Treat Street brings families downtown on Halloween

Jessie Imhoff // October 28, 2019

Downtown Chico is well known for being a hot spot of college parties on Halloween night. But before all the partiers come out in droves, Downtown Chico is home to an event called Treat Street in which...

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Country Pumpkins offers family-friendly fun in daylight

Jessie Imhoff // October 14, 2019

Country Pumpkins in Orland has made itself a Halloween staple to many in Butte and Glenn counties. From early childhood to late adulthood, people from all walks of life have made fond memories in the pumpkin...

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Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

Rachael Bayuk // November 2, 2018

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...

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