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Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Gold Nugget Days proves strength of community

Rayanne Painter

May 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Paradise Gold Nugget Days and craft fair persisted into its 41st year on Saturday, despite the Camp Fire and displacement of residents.In the years before the fire, Gold Nugget Days brought thousands into the small town of Paradise, California for what was an all-day celebration down the middle of Skyway...

Chico State art gallery showcases studies of birds

Chico State art gallery showcases studies of birds

Rayanne Painter

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A retrospective take on a German Philosopher of Science’s groundbreaking work in the study of birds is up at Chico State’s Masters of Fine Arts Gallery (MFA). Showcasing a collection of sculptures, drawings, photography and belongings from philosopher Freya Vogel, the exhibit “Fraigais...

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Rayanne Painter

April 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Thousands of people just spent thousands of dollars to sweat in the California desert. Yes, I’m serious.But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (or, the sand dune) when it comes to the monstrosity that is Coachella. Not only is this music festival really only used as a chance for privilege...

Featured Artist: Jessie Mercer brings Camp Fire community together through art

Featured Artist: Jessie Mercer brings Camp Fire community together through art

Rayanne Painter

April 24, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment

When the Camp Fire began on a fateful November morning, the small communities of the Paradise Ridge were ripped apart. Families who had lived in the path of the blaze had lost their homes, businesses and towns. Hundreds of children were displaced to the remaining schools in the county. Many people lo...

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at each other in horror as most of them stood up.“Now, I want you to stay standing if you know that...

North Valley Chamber Chorale presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

North Valley Chamber Chorale presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

Mozart’s 14-part “Requiem” was performed by North Valley Chamber Chorale (NVCC) in Laxson Auditorium on Sunday.A full chorus, orchestra and four soloists took to the stage to recreate the piece Mozart never got to finish. In 1791, Mozart partially composed the commissioned requiem b...

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

Rayanne Painter

April 7, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

There’s no fairy godmother to save the day, or happily ever after while riding off into the sunset. This isn’t a typical Walt Disney fairytale.Chico State School of the Arts’ Department of Music and Theatre presented “The River Bride” on Thursday, its opening night. Describe...

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Rayanne Painter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

She’s dark, moody, cynical, but somehow soft. Billie Eilish isn’t your typical 17-year-old.Looming on the horizon as one of the most anticipated albums of the past few months (or years), Eilish finally released her “anti-pop” debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO ...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Nor Cal Roller Girls skate into a hopeful season

Rayanne Painter

March 26, 2019


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

Nor Cal Roller Derby Girls raced off into their 2019 season opener on Saturday night at Chico’s Cal Skate.The team faced off against Sacramento’s Floodwaters, both teams head-to-head until halftime, where Nor Cal took the lead 89-48. Nor Cal’s winning streak continued as the girls pus...

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Latinx students share their stories at open mic night

Rayanne Painter

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Chico State’s chapter of Central Americans for Empowerment (C.A.F.E.) hosted their first event on Friday in Sylvester's Cafe. Colorful picado banners hung from the ceiling and the smell of freshly cooked food filled the air as students milled about. “Cruzando Fronteras” or “Crossing Borders”...

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