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Documentaries: a new frontier

Documentaries: a new frontier

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s an extremely underrated movie genre that people need to start taking note of: documentaries. Documentaries can be considered almost superior to any other genres that we mindlessly search through on Netflix. Audiences need to indulge in films that go out of the boundaries of their usual comf...

‘Garfunkel and Oates’ bring unique humor to Netflix

‘Garfunkel and Oates’ bring unique humor to Netflix

January 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The singing, acting and comedic duo Garfunkel and Oates bring a quirky humor to Netflix viewers. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci pay homage to Art Garfunkel and John Oates, two rock 'n' roll icons, in their name. Lindhome and Micucci created their duo as a band first, and later went on to create their...

New year, new Netflix fix

New year, new Netflix fix

January 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

January, a month that brings in the new year and new Netflix releases to binge watch. Users are either going to find themselves thrilled or disappointed by the new releases and some favorites being removed. A few of the new movies and shows available on Netflix include: · "Parks and Recreation: Season 7" (f...

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

Study Break: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ review

George Johnston

December 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  After a blizzard traps New Yorkers in their homes, Bill Murray is forced to do his live Christmas TV special in front of no one. An understandably depressed Murray has an existential crisis while stuck in a place he really does not want to be. This odd, tonal beginning may be due to the...

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ comes to Netflix

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ comes to Netflix

George Johnston

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Nov. 20, Netflix will be releasing its newest series "Jessica Jones."   Based on the "Alias" comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones isn't your typical superhero. She likes to drink hard and fight harder. Yeah, she has generic superpowers like being super-strong and being able to jump ...

Best shows to watch on Netflix

Best shows to watch on Netflix

Allison Galbreath

May 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The time has come. It’s finals week, full of exams and stress. But that also means that this semester is coming to a close and it's almost summer. With that in mind, here are some shows on Netflix I personally enjoy and think are worth watching for a good distraction and to kick off the summer:...

Never forgive, but do forget

Never forgive, but do forget

William Rein

April 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I never forgive (but do forget). President Kennedy once said “forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” That’s entirely sensible — never forget who wronged you so you can avoid over-trusting or confiding in that person and facing another letdown. I’m simply taking it a...

Innovative television rules my generation

Innovative television rules my generation

Miles Inserra

April 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Three years into college and three of the most memorable television series of my generation have risen to popularity: "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "House of Cards."Today’s students don’t have to be television enthusiasts to appreciate what it has to offer. With the current calib...

Netflix addiction stole years of my life

Netflix addiction stole years of my life

Julianna Eveland

November 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I contemplated writing this column, I also thought about procrastinating a while longer to watch Netflix instead. I think I have a problem. I’m addicted to Netflix. I've heard the first step to recovery is recognizing the problem. So I'm going to lay it out now: on an average day, I'd say I...

Study Break: Godzilla movie review

David Kahn

May 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Gareth Edwards' take on the massively popular film franchise "Godzilla" opened Friday. For all the hype and derision for the giant reptilian beast over the years, this new take on Godzilla is able to weave together the authentic feeling of the cult monster movie and the grand, CGI-enhanced cinematography of a bi...

Comcast’s tyranny threatens internet

Veronica De La Cruz

May 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's no surprise that Comcast Corp. received the annual Consumerist’s Worst Company in America award.I've had to rely on Comcast Corp.'s internet services for a year now. If I've learned anything, it's that the customer's needs aren't always top priority with the awful customer service and slow in...

Campus network needs upgrade

Campus network needs upgrade

Christine Lee

April 22, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State’s aging wire infrastructure is being replaced in order to meet demands of growing numbers of unique devices.Because there are roughly 2.5 electronics per person, 20,000 unique devices use the Chico State campus Internet at any given time every day."In the last five years, we've seen ...

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