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‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

Greta Gordon

March 7, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The action and drama of the Greek tragedy, "Antigone," plays with complex ideas of morality. When Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre chose to stage a Greek tragedy they knew it would be unlike other shows they have done in the past. “Because we’re working in an education department, ...

Q&A: Local author pens first novel, inspired by daughter

Q&A: Local author pens first novel, inspired by daughter

Kristen Moran

November 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Giant, human-eating frogs, valiant, sword-fighting heroes and one loyal tortoise.That's just a small taste of what readers will find in Paradise author Ken Young's first novel, "The King's Frog Hunter," a tale of fantasy-adventure set in an ancient land where a princess must fight to save her father and kingdo...

Student opens glass shop, hopes community members will ‘get hooked’

Student opens glass shop, hopes community members will ‘get hooked’

Kristen Moran

September 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When walking through the glass doors at Chico Valley Gallery in downtown Chico, customers will see artwork unlike any other found in town, including colorful, abstract geometric paintings, glass orbs with oceanic scenes and glass dream catcher pendants. Chico Valley Gallery features pipes, invert...

Explore myth of ‘freshman 15’

Explore myth of ‘freshman 15’

Julie Ramos

September 3, 2014


Filed under Features

Some say it’s a fact, others say it’s a myth, and whether you believe it or not, the idea of the "freshman 15" circulates around college campuses. The freshman 15 are the 15 pounds students are expected to gain during their first year.College can be a difficult transition because of dorm rooms, roo...

Watershed Review re-invigorates literary legacy

Watershed Review re-invigorates literary legacy

Veronica Hodur

May 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A truly cohesive work of art only occurs if everyone involved is truly dedicated. This is how Watershed Review has continued to push the boundaries on what a literary magazine can be. Watershed Review, Chico State's literary magazine, began in 1977 and was cut a few years ago due to funding issues. In 2012, it was reinstated as an intern prog...

Chico State students boogie at PETE prom night

Chico State students boogie at PETE prom night

Veronica Hodur

May 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Many college students may wish that they could relive the glitz and glam of high school prom. Thanks to Chico State's Physical Education Teaching Education program, that wish has been granted. PETE threw its annual prom night Thursday in Yolo Hall, and the dancing was so much more elegant than traditional h...

Student arts explores human condition

Student arts explores human condition

Veronica Hodur

May 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 59th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition had a full house for the awards ceremony, and an extremely diverse art collection. Viewers gathered at 5 p.m. Thursday in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall for the awards announcement, then moved to University Art Gallery for the reception. The art shown ranged ...

New production company spotlights student events

New production company spotlights student events

Veronica Hodur

April 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get Foxy Productions, a video production company that started two months ago, already has more than 122,000 views on its videos and that number keeps climbing. The nonprofit company began by filming the disc jockey duo The Medix at local parties. Since then it has branched out by filming other student-run events."We haven'...

‘Cheesy Love Songs’ make audience sway

Veronica Hodur

April 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Morgan Wenter and the band Jiving Board showcased a selection of Burt Bacharach favorites that would win over any crowd. Wenter composed the selection of songs for his junior music education recital, a requirement for the major, and performed Thursday in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. The songs varied from ...

Bluegrass band chirps for children

Bluegrass band chirps for children

Veronica Hodur

March 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

John Reischman and The Jaybirds are flying back into town on April 4 for a benefit concert supported by the California Bluegrass Association.The concert will raise funds for both the CBA's Youth Academy, a summer camp for children who want to learn the art of bluegrass music, and for the annual Fath...

Art home tour puts Chico on display

Art home tour puts Chico on display

Veronica Hodur

March 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The Chico Art Center, a nonprofit art gallery located at the Chico train station, is hosting a guided tour of the homes of four prominent members of the Chico art community to help raise funds for the center. The event, called Treasures of a Collection, will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on A...

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Campus museum celebrates Janet Turner’s 100th birthday

Veronica Hodur

March 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It's been 100 years since Chico artist and teacher Janet Turner was born. What better way to celebrate than showing a collection of her early work? The Janet Turner Print Museum is featuring a collection of Janet Turner's work from the 1940s and 1950s called "Angles and Planes: Janet Turner and the Built Environment" until April 12....

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