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Are Metro Boomin and Future’s collab albums worth listening to?

Itzel Saucedo Dominguez, Reporter // April 23, 2024

There’s been a buzz about Metro Boomin’s and Future’s collab albums that have recently come out.  I listened to both, and I’m here to tell you if they are worth listening to and what songs are...

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‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding:’ A shallow depiction of the Roma community

Fabian Marian, Reporter // April 20, 2024

Pablo Picasso, Papusza, Rita-Hayworth, Alba Flores. What do all of these famous people have in common? They share Romani ancestry. I also share the same ancestry with them   My Big Fat American...

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Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates the great outdoors at Chico State

Samuel Moore, Reporter // April 9, 2024

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s world film tour came to Chico on Saturday. The film festival was held in Laxson Auditorium, and Adventure Outings teamed up with Banff Centre to host the tour. A...

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New growth: Reflections on houseplants and life

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // March 20, 2024

New nubs of growth are sprouting from the “silver hero” plant on the shelf by my window. I know they are new, because they were not there two days ago when I last looked.  They will continue to...

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Shielding your skin: Top SPF moisturizers to safeguard your precious complexion

Fabian Marian, Reporter // February 12, 2024

I can describe myself as an SPF enthusiast, I wear it every day regardless of the weather conditions and so should you. Sun rays are not friendly to human skin.  Let me introduce you to my tried and...

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The romanticization of being nonchalant: A modern love story

Brooke Cárcamo, Reporter // February 1, 2024

Situationships. Friends with benefits. Talking stages. Hookups. These are all terms that have become ignorantly interchangeable when describing an intimate connection with someone these days. Nobody...

I’ll always think of my third grade teacher and the magic of writing when I have an apple. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels.

Teaching magic: What our teachers pass on to us

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // January 25, 2024

When I was in third grade, I was fairly certain my teacher introduced me to a powerful form of magic: writing.  My life has not been the same since.  Not only did the concept she passed on impact...

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Sitting on the grass on my phone

Nadia Hill, Reporter // October 21, 2023

You’ve been staring at the clock all class and you hardly notice when the professor dismisses you. As you flow into the hallway and out the door with the rest of your peers, you realize you have 30 minutes...

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She’s a devil

Nadia Hill, Reporters // October 20, 2023

If you’ve been near a screen of any kind in the last few years, you know who Doja Cat is. She is a musician bred from internet culture. Recently she’s been exhibiting some problematic, and frankly...

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Again and again

Nadia Hill, Reporter // October 16, 2023

It’s been over a decade since audiences were first introduced to the marvelous world of “Ooo.” Although the main series of “Adventure Time” ended in 2018, thanks to streaming services such...

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Harry’s style

Nadia Hill, Reporter // September 15, 2023

Two years ago, an issue of Dazed magazine featured Harry Styles in a controversial cover. He was photographed in outlandish and flamboyant clothing which met with criticism. Not only because he was wearing...

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Your fear scares me

Heather Taylor, Reporter // September 14, 2023

I am driving down an unfamiliar road, five miles under the speed limit. I peer through the dusty windshield looking for any identifying features for the new house listed for delivery on my route.  I...

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