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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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A side-by-side of two versions of Angel Baca-Ficklin and Neavh Lovecreeks Nerium cover.

‘Nerium:’ experimental noise as a reminder to ‘feel alive’

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // July 26, 2023

Alien Hiss · Nerium (Alienhiss x 6rindwhor9) An outcry of pain and a desire to be heard is spread across the static in Angel Baca-Ficklin and Neavh Lovecreek’s emotion-filled song, "Nerium." The...

Lunar Market informational flyer, happening May 6th. Flyer credit: Lunar Market Chico

Experience an evening of art, food and fashion at the Lunar Market this Saturday

Kaitlin Moore, Reporter // May 5, 2023

The first Lunar Market of May is coming up tomorrow, May 6, from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Chico. This weekend’s market will be held at Movement Arts of Chico, located at 254 East First St. The event will...

Violinist Caroline Cecilia Fairchild, Guitarist Luis Gonzalez-Campos, Drummer Jaik Hakkarinen, Lead Singer and synth player Roni Jean, Backing Vocalist Alexi Ong, and Bassist Aron Linker. Photo by Mario Ortiz Jr on Feb 9.

Local stars headline the BMU Auditorium

Mario Ortiz Jr, Reporter // February 15, 2023

Chico State's radio station KCSC teamed up with Chico Art Collective to put on an all woman lineup for their first show of the semester on Feb. 9th. The lineup featured Sydney Dillon, Alexi & the...

Mark 3 performing on stage at Chico Unplugged. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Hungry artists compete for Chico Unplugged

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // November 9, 2022

On Oct. 25, Madison Bear Garden hosted the Chico Unplugged event in its upstairs section. The entire room was filled with eager observers watching those that performed on stage, with musicians singing...

Prisbros performing at the House Show. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Reggae rock bands perform at house party

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 1, 2022

If you were anywhere on W. Seventh Street on Sept. 23 you could probably hear the booming noise of reggae rock all the way down the street. Behind one house a stage was set up with colorful lights and...

Roni Jean performing live at Freebird Yoga

‘Resting Sad Face’ paves way for up and coming Chico legend

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // June 1, 2022

Lush and intoxicating are words that best describe the music of Chico State's own Roni Jean and their debut album, “Resting Sad Face.”  Roni Jean proves to be not just another face in the crowd...

Carolina Pollard draws inspiration for her art from the female body. nature, and her culture. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez Sep. 9, 2021.

Carolina Pollard: a Chico artist finding an outlet during COVID-19

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 7, 2021

When the world came to a halt in March 2020, it appeared to be the ideal time to pick up a brand new hobby. Carolina Pollard, a Chico native and self-taught artist, was no different⁠ — she learned...

Courtesy of Maddi Gruber

Featured Artist: Maddi Gruber talks musical influences, Green Day and upcoming solo work

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 7, 2020

Maddi Gruber is a local punk rock musician who is both a solo artist and band frontwoman for The Viles. She cites Jack White as one of her biggest musical inspirations, and like White’s former band...

Some pennants depicting Clone Troopers and Storm Troopers, recurring characters featured in the Star Wars franchise. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

‘Chico Print Party’ makes its debut

Angel Ortega // September 12, 2019

The 1078 Gallery hosted its first Chico Print Party; a gathering where artists can showcase and sell all different types of printed, visual art pieces. The event was organized by Micah Black, an artist...

Her focus and creative mind brought along the anticipation of a finished art piece. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Rayanne Painter // September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo...

They’re walking up on this protected boardwalk, but others are not too fortunate to have those types of protections, said Crawford. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

“Broken Open” gallery highlights Chico artists

Rayanne Painter // February 5, 2019

"Broken Open," an art exhibition focusing on sound, words and objects, is open at 1078 Gallery on Park Ave. in Chico. Featuring Chico artists, the gallery collaborates between three different art forms....

Chico States SOTA will host its Chico Unplugged competitions for three Thursdays starting Sept. 21. Image courtesy of SOTA.

School of the Arts Productions to host Chico Unplugged

Natalie Hanson // September 11, 2018

Chico State's School of the Arts Productions will host the first of three musical competitions, Chico Unplugged, at the Madison Bear Garden restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20. This biannual competition...

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