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“Dear White People” – real messages from a fictional college

“Dear White People” – real messages from a fictional college

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Netflix original show “Dear White People” follows a group of black students at a predominantly white Ivy League college campus while exposing an abundance of real-world issues in this satirical-comedic drama. This show discusses matters like blatant racism, coming out, interracial da...

CW and Netflix bring comic book to life with “Riverdale”

CW and Netflix bring comic book to life with “Riverdale”

Jessica Carvajal Castillo

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

First airing on the CW channel and uploaded to Netflix later on, "Riverdale" originally comes from a comic book series called "Archie Comics."The show primarily focuses on four main characters: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones and Veronica Lodge. Within this first season, we are introduced to ...

More reasons to skip ’13 Reasons Why’

More reasons to skip ’13 Reasons Why’

Anna Porretta

April 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" follows the aftermath of Hannah Baker's suicide, the tapes she made before her death and how they are passed around by her classmates. These tapes detail the 13 reasons why she decided to kill herself which fall into the hands of Clay Jensen, an old coworker and cr...

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

‘Girlfriend’s Day’ leaves much to be desired

Jared Shibuya

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Valentine’s Day is long gone, but you can still Netflix and chill with your sweetheart and watch (or not), “Girlfriend’s Day.” A new Netflix- produced movie written by and starring Bob Odenkirk (Saul from “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”). Odenkirk...

Chico State students struggle after break

Chico State students struggle after break

Marrion Charissa Cruz

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s plastered across every student’s face as they shuffle around the drenched Chico State campus. The anguish and stress have already begun to set in. The weeks of Netflix and the semi-permanent body formed into every parent’s sofa will slowly puff up to its former shape as ...

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Anisha Brady

October 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and become an artistic form of self-expression. Netflix features some of the most intriguing cooking sh...

Backup documentaries for binge watchers in need of binging

Backup documentaries for binge watchers in need of binging

Carly Plemons

August 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Binge watching is cool until you’ve watched every episode there is and become overwhelmed with a sensation of emptiness.In case anyone has become stuck in this cycle of idle scrolling, desperately seeking a replacement for the show you just lost, here are a few documentaries to make this time ...

Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’ gives retro vibes

Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’ gives retro vibes

Matthew Manfredi

August 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

There is a certain allure to Netflix’s new series "Stranger Things." From the very beginning it pulls at the characteristics of horror, sci-fi and drama. This combination results in the eight-part series and an unexpected weekend obsession. (Don’t worry. I won’t ruin the rest of your year by ...

Why revamp the classics?

Why revamp the classics?

Carly Plemons

April 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Watch student responses at the end of the article. Living in a society filled with remake after remake and countless sequels that never measure up to the original movie leaves a person to wonder: Is the entertainment industry just out of ideas? How many “Mean Girls 2” (2011) incidents or Disney mo...

You are what you Netflix

You are what you Netflix

Sarah Strausser

April 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Take the quiz below to find out what your Netflix choices say about your relationship. Sarah Strausser can be reached at [email protected] or @strausser_sarah on Twitter....

Best roommates forever

Best roommates forever

Brittany Mcclintock

April 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Picking a roommate is always a tough decision. You want to live with someone who meets the same ideas as you: how messy you are, privacy, smoking, pets, etc. You also have to decide whether you want to live with friends or post an ad on Craigslist and chance it with a stranger. I would say that your be...

A guide to binge watching

A guide to binge watching

Cassandra Porter

March 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Some run marathons, others watch them.Binge watching: noun. The practice of watching multiple episodes of a television program at a rapid pace, typically on DVDs or digital streaming. The phenomenon of binge watching has become increasingly popular in recent years following the release of digital st...

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