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Advantages of being a student

Advantages of being a student

Steven Black

February 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every student will complain about tuition and the trek to class, but there are plenty of advantages to being a Chico State student. 1. Student Health Center – Besides checking for STI's and writing the convenient notes to get students out of class once in a while, the Student Health Center provides ex...

Presidential search ends this semester

Presidential search ends this semester

February 1, 2016


Filed under Administration, Community, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated a new president was selected on March 31 and President Zingg retired on August 22. The dates have been corrected.   When President Paul Zingg announced his retirement plans last August, the septuagenarian had already occupied the highest o...

Flamenco icon Paco Peña comes to Chico

Flamenco icon Paco Peña comes to Chico

Valeria Flores

October 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Flamenco composer Paco Peña will perform at Laxson Auditorium tonight at 7:30 p.m.The New York Times called Peña a flamenco icon with many successes in his career, “a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man.”Peña also made Centro Flamenco pos...

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

George Johnston

September 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Some men play instruments; this man plays the orchestra. Scott Seaton has become the new conductor of the North State Symphony and this is his story. From Nashville, Tennessee, Seaton discovered his love of music in high school. He credits his high school band director as the person who peaked his inte...

John Hiatt & The Combo to turn Laxson blue

Tom Sundgren

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Taj Mahal, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has worked with the likes of Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder and Howlin' Wolf during his 50-year career. The distinct voice of famous singer-songwriter John Hiatt will be sharing the Laxson Auditorium stage with Majal for this can't-miss event. The show takes place...

The Lone Bellow delivers riveting rhythms at Laxson Auditorium

The Lone Bellow delivers riveting rhythms at Laxson Auditorium

Michael Quiring

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Clap-inducing and toe-tapping rhythms filled Laxson Auditorium Thursday as bands The Lone Bellow and Hugh Bob And The Hustle rocked the night away.Early in the show, opener Hugh Bob And The Hustle played its song "Milwaukee Man," which featured a catchy chorus that grabbed the audience's attention.Hugh Robert Mas...

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