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Winners of Chico Unplugged pose together. Photo credit: Abram Melendez

Chico Unplugged presents the creative heart of the community

Abram Melendez // October 8, 2019

The Chico Unplugged contest began at Madison Bear Garden on Thursday. This Chico State School of the Arts event is an American Idol-style competition in which contestants play two songs. After everyone...

Brandon Mckie, a Chico alum, starts Chico Unplugged on Thursday at Madison Bear Garden. Photo credit: Rebecca Norton

Chico Unplugged presented Winner’s Showcase at The Bear

Rebecca Norton // March 1, 2018

Every semester, hopeful and passionate student musicians audition for Chico Unplugged at Madison Bear Garden for two Thursdays in a row. Last Thursday was the Winner’s Showcase where the competition's...

Photo of Chico Unplugged winners (from left to right: Bradley Relt, Jared Kreuzberger, Thom Lacalle) Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Musicians crank up the volume at ‘Chico Unplugged’

Niyat Teferi and Caitlyn Young // September 27, 2017

On Thursday, Chico's popular Madison Bear Garden hosted the singer/songwriter competition, "Chico Unplugged." The School of the Arts Production (SOTA) first launched Chico Unplugged in 2012 as a way for...

Contestants at last years rock climbing competition. Photo courtesy of George Johnstons Instagram

WREC hosts annual climbing competition

Amelia Storm // April 7, 2016

The WREC will host the fifth annual Ruckus Climbing Competition this Sunday, April 10. The all-day event is a bouldering competition sponsored by local companies such as The Bear and Klean Kanteen. The...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Madison Bear necessities: Beer, bars and burgers

Madeline Merlic // September 16, 2015

It's a tale as old as time: college students love to relax with adult beverages and Chico State students are no strangers to having a good time.What better place to do so than at Madison Bear Garden, which...

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Late night eats and treats

Jake Hutchison // September 11, 2015

  The need for late night dining is a sure thing for college students. No matter what, at some point in a student's college career, that late night/early morning craving is going to hit whether...

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