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Winter can be a time for self-reflection as well as being cozy. Here are some songs to capture the different feelings cold weather can bring. Photo by Danielle Kessler.

It’s cold out, here’s some songs to listen to until it’s not.

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 23, 2020

As much as I try to keep warm during the winter, there is something oddly alluring to embracing the bitter cold every once in a while. Why? I can’t say for sure, maybe to remind myself why I bundle...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph.

Five gloomy songs to wallow to while it rains in the North State

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 9, 2020

Autumn is a favorite season for many people. It brings cooler weather that’s especially welcome in Chico after sweltering summer temperatures in the high 90s and triple digits. There’s always a whirlwind...

Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer // March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight...

Women biting a film reel

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong...

Illustration of a girl listening to music while studying

Playlist: The perfect study vibes

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // February 24, 2020

With midterms around the corner, this situation happens to me all the time.  After sitting down to read the incredibly dense textbook in front of me, I put on my favorite playlist and start reading....

Playlist: best songs of 2019

Kati Morris // December 13, 2019

2019 had plenty of brilliant tracks, largely made up by a number of impressive pop songs by women -- Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Carly Rae Jepsen, to name a few. The following is just a list of some that...

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Playlist: Simpin’ in the Rain

Melissa Joseph // December 9, 2019

1. Fool in the Rain - Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin’s genius riffs and lyrics in “Fool in the Rain” make it a unique and charming song that’ll make you want to dance in the rain. The...

Your alternative Halloween playlist

Kati Morris // November 3, 2019

1. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's DeadThis playlist begins with the iconic post-punk song from Bauhaus — an ode to the 1931 classic horror film, "Dracula". 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right HandRegarded...

Playlist: synth sounds for sick sinners

Abram Melendez // October 14, 2019

In this playlist, I wanted to highlight a few synth artists that I've fallen in love with recently. Each artist has a unique sound and soul that are worth experiencing. 1. Carpenter Brut — Paradise...

Playlist: Six songs you probably don’t know by artists you probably do

Emily Neria // October 10, 2019

We hear so many songs on the radio over and over again. Some that we love, some that we hate, but when you’re sitting in your car listening to “Old Town Road” for the twentieth time in...

Playlist: The best songs ever

Mitchell Kret // September 2, 2019

Content warning: playlist contains explicit and sexual language.I usually go through phases where I listen to a genre or artist excessively until it gets old, then rotate to the next style. It can help...

KIDS SEE GHOSTS (Kid Cudi and Kanye West) performing at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November 2018.
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Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

Angel Ortega // April 13, 2019

For my playlist, I decided to choose songs that have been in my constant rotation for years and have some significance in my life, one way or another.KANYE WEST – "REAL FRIENDS" Kanye West is one...

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