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Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 2, 2021

At this point in their career, Weezer feels more like a force of nature than they do a band that released a couple of classic rock records in the ’90s. Sometimes they’re a breath of fresh air, sometimes...

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Miley Cyrus looks to the past to reinvent herself today

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // December 5, 2020

Music superstar Miley Cyrus has discovered her sound in the most popular sounds of the 1980s pop landscape on “Plastic Hearts.” The 2010s saw Cyrus going through major growing pains. It seems like...

‘Freaky’: an homage to the teen slasher genre

Danielle Kessler, A/E Editor // December 1, 2020

“Happy Death Day” (2017) director, Christopher Langdon brings a fresh take on a beloved teen horror genre with his newest film, “Freaky.” Structurally presenting something that breaks conventional...

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray are the stars of Sofia Coppola's newest film,

Bill Murray steals the show in Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 12, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s newest film “On the Rocks” is a bittersweet father-daughter comedy set in the bustling city of New York. Coppola casts actors Bill Murray and Rashida Jones who play a loving father-daughter...

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Ariana Grande is switching up positions, but it feels stale

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 4, 2020

After the grieving process that was her 2019 album “thank u, next,” pop superstar Ariana Grande has returned with the much more thematically light “Positions.” Ariana Grande has been through...

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Open Mike Eagle is in a slump, but his music isn’t

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 21, 2020

The indie rapper hailing from Chicago, Open Mike Eagle, has returned with “Anime, Trauma and Divorce,” further solidifying him as one of the most consistent hip-hop artists in recent years. As...

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Netflix’s “Ratched” is not so wretched

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 9, 2020

The new Netflix original series titled “Ratched” aims to tell the backstory of nurse Mildred Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (both the 1962 novel written by Ken Kesey and the...

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The Neighbourhood’s new album introduces Chip Chrome, but we still don’t know who he is.

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 2, 2020

The indie-pop superstars have returned with a concept album that doesn’t do much to conceptualize anything on “Chip Chrome and the Mono-Tones”. With a massive fanbase and a sizable discography,...

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Charlie Kaufman delivers an eerie romance in “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // September 9, 2020

The recent Netflix film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” directed by Charlie Kaufman is an adaptation of the book by Iain Reed and stars Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons.  The psychological...

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‘The Half of It’ isn’t a typical teen movie

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // May 6, 2020

Over the years Netflix has built a reputation for producing teen romances and coming-of-age films — some that I love, and some that make me feel a little less than inspired, like Noah Centineo’s entire...

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Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

Ricardo Tovar // January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no...

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SMH: A conversation with Mitchell Kret

Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret // December 20, 2019

For our final SMH of the semester, co-host Mitchell Kret reminisced on his time at Chico State. Both positive and negative. A big congratulation to Mitchell Kret on graduating from Chico State class of...

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