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Noah Skaiepz begins his theatrical performance on stage at The Naked Lounge.

‘I want to be a punk rock band’ Safe Space fundraiser

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 1, 2023

Noah Skaiepz, stage name Know Escapes, almost immediately took to the stage to begin his performance, which the performer himself would describe as “theatrical.”  Some of the first words out of...

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University: Chico State alerts system has been fixed

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 1, 2023

The University fixed Chico State’s alert system as of Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to Andrew Staples, Chico State’s public relations manager. This comes after it was announced on Jan. 27 that the system...

A large crowd pushes up against the small stage in The Naked Lounge.

Rockin’ seditious and sadistic exposure to hardcore

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 29, 2023

Don’t fall down, and don’t get kicked. These were the moshing tips being passed around the room to all of the punk and hard rock concert newbies. Three hardcore-type bands, Sedition, Exposure Therapy...

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University announces Chico State alerts system has been fixed

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 27, 2023

The University has fixed Chico State's alerts system as of Tuesday, Jan. 31. The following information is not current. For current info go here. Chico State’s environmental health and safety...

People gathered for a presentation

Student, ‘Can Stachura just walk onto campus?’

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 26, 2023

One question stumped every board and authority member in attendance, “Can Stachura just walk onto campus?” a crowd member asked. University Police Interim Chief Christopher Nicodemus motioned for...

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Finals stress, comfort media and how to access it

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 16, 2022

After a long day of school, work or any other aspect of “adulting,” I like to go home and turn on something to distract myself. “Gilmore Girls” is a show I like to distract myself with. The relatable...

Attendees mill around The Naked Lounge before the performances start at around 8 p.m. Taken by Ariana Powell, Dec. 3.

Sonic sounds in the lounge

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 7, 2022

Laughter could be heard as a guy in a baseball hat and a The Cure shirt carried an iPad paced around The Naked Lounge, as he adjusted audio levels during sound check. Wearing a beanie and hoodie-leather...

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Clothing and interview standards in the workplace

Ariana Powell, Staff Writer // December 6, 2022

I remember my first job interview; it was for an assistant photographer position. I was so nervous, I wanted every aspect of the interview to be perfect. I wanted to be seen as a serious and responsible...

Drunken Dumplings Fijian Rice Bowl with rice, curry, spam and various garnish. Taken by Garrett Hartman, Nov. 17.

Delectable Drunken Dumpling: Asian fusion cuisine

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 2, 2022

The sun disappeared behind the horizon as we stepped over the threshold of Drunken Dumpling, a small Asian fusion sit-down restaurant on Park Avenue. The first thing I noticed, aside from the red, paper...

An Interview with the Collection Water Life

Walker Hardy , Writer // November 28, 2022

With a philosophy of impermanence, Water Life Company is a record label that calls the small town of Chico home. It’s embodied by a variety of creatives: The Bella Locas, knowawolfe, MacRae, Alexi,...

Street view of Christmas Preview in Downtown Chico.

Chico community celebrates annual Christmas Preview

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 23, 2022

On the chilly night of Nov. 20, Chico residents crowded the streets of downtown, hugging warm cups of hot cocoa and apple cider as they celebrated Chico’s annual Christmas Preview. Sweet smells of...

Left to right, guitarist Sam Wong, vocalists Susana Correa Avila Robb, Alexis Ong and Demondra Martin and drummer Reese Villafranca. The three vocalists move around onstage as they perform at KCSCs Goblin Gala. Taken by Ariana Powell, Oct. 28.

Night of the living bands: A spooky night to remember

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 17, 2022

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m., a disco ball twirled above the room, refracting multi-colored lights, adding depth to the music that crept through the slightly offset speakers. Walking into the room,...

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