Arts & Entertainment

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Artist and educator John Paul McCaughey visited Stanislaus State on November 19 through Zoom to provide an insight into his journey as an artist, which involves printmaking, painting, and collage. McCaughey also took time to do a brief Q&A with Stan State students and other attendees.

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Stanislaus State’s theatre department is back and thriving with the lively performances of Head Over Heels, directed by Carin Heidelbach. The showings were the college’s first live performances in almost two years. Members of the show were happy to be back onstage in front of a live audience.

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Prior to Covid-19, the idea of a global pandemic was just a concept relegated to video games and fictional stories. Now, the gaming club is one of those hit hardest by the pandemic as fiction becomes reality.

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Stanislaus State alumna and former cross country and track & field star Cynthia Mejia was named as one of the two California Collegiate Athletic Association representatives for the 2021 NCAA Woman of the Year. The yearly award honors academic achievements, athletics excellence, community…

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Stanislaus State athletics will be welcoming fans back to the Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena on October 9 for the first time in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated spectator guidelines have layed out the requirements needed to purchase tickets and enter the indoor arena.

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The Stanislaus State Warriors (4-3-1) women’s soccer team kicked off their first CCAA conference games of the season in style by securing a hard-fought tie against the CSU Monterey Bay Sea Otters (3-2-3) on Friday and booting the CSU Dominguez Hills Toros (3-5-0) 2-0 on Sunday. 

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Stanislaus State art majors were able to realize that their dreams of opening their own art galleries or showcasing their own art exhibits are attainable goals during the latest Stan State Zoom Artist Lecture. The lecture, which took place on September 30, was hosted by art curator and galle…

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California Republic Comic Con returned to the Merced County Fairgrounds on September 18 after a year of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The returning convention has been a staple at the Merced County Fairgrounds in Merced, California for five years despite missing a year.

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Fall festivities are in full swing in Stanislaus County as local craft fairs begin to take place and provide affordable ways to get into the spooky spirit of the season. September 18 marked Dutch Hollow Farms’ second annual Fall Craft Fair. This event allowed crafters, businesses and entrepr…

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Pop culture conventions are returning after more than a year on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several upcoming events to look forward to that will be held before the end of 2021, including the California Republic Comic Con (CRCC), which will be returning to the Merced County F…

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Stanislaus State alumnus Joe Ryan made his Major League Baseball debut for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in a start against the Chicago Cubs. Ryan, who pitched for the Warriors in 2018, became only the third Stan State baseball player in history to play at the major league level, joining …

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Stanislaus State will welcome athletic competition back to campus on September 2 after more than a year of inactivity. As the return of sports nears, the school's athletics department has announced new health and safety guidelines for fans looking to attend events in person.

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Summer is right around the corner and the heat is rising. As a result, our bodies feel dehydrated and thirsty. Stan State Students and community members share their favorite summer refreshers and homemade drinks. Recipes and summer refreshment details are listed below. 

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The student-managed radio station at Stanislaus State, KCSS 91.9 FM, has launched a new program titled Valley Voices aimed at giving students and the local community a platform for their talents. 

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Stan State’s own Luca Mitchell, a sophomore studying vocal performance within the Music Department, has been awarded 1st place in the age 16 to 19 category of Opera Modesto's Kristina Townsend Memorial Vocal Competition. The competition is designed to encourage and provide opportunities for …

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Streaming, such as the live broadcasting content seen on Twitch, YouTube and other platforms, has drastically skyrocketed in popularity since the start of the pandemic. In wake of this, a Stan State alumni and students share their experiences as Twitch streamers.

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This week marks the launch of Penumbra, 2021 edition. A literary and arts journal facilitated by Stanislaus undergraduate and graduate students. On Saturday, May 15th, featured artists and contributors will join attendees in the unveiling of the journal! Special guests for the event include …

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Stan State’s Warrior Day Festival has found a way to give students a chance to have a day to catch their breath before finals and enjoy a day of excitement and fun. On May 14 (this Friday), The Warrior Day Festival is taking a virtual approach this year due to the restrictions in place for t…

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The pandemic has changed the way that many people go about their everyday lives. In the wake of concert arenas and other live music venues slowly starting to reopen, Turlock’s local metal band, Perfect Nightmares, shares their experience of being a band during the pandemic. 

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If you are looking for a great way to socialize as the pandemic winds down, board gaming may be just the ticket. 

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The year long lull of quarantine certainly took its toll. Being stuck at home with no school or work outlet for scenery caused burn out for a lot of us. This caused people to start exploring different avenues to make up for the time they would have usually spent outside and mingling. Quarant…

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On March 29, the Stan State Art department hosted an Artist Talk with artist Jose DeVera. Art majors, faculty, and staff members joined the Zoom meeting to observe DeVera's work and to hear from the artist himself.

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Microwave popcorn in the comfort of your own home, or freshly buttered popcorn with a 65 foot screen? Which do you prefer when watching a good movie? In the past, if we wanted to watch the newest movie release, we would have to go to the nearest movie theater, or wait until it came out on VH…

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Well Stan State students, here we are, with just a few more days of spring break. We may not be doing the “typical” spring break activities like barbecues, football games on the beach, and wet T-shirt contests (or maybe we are doing some of these things, just not together as we once did), bu…

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March marks the second installment of the Warrior Cross Culture Center’s collaborative book club! This month's feature is from Yesika Salgado, a Salvadorian, Los Angeles based poet. Hermosa is a short collection of poetry that focuses on the experiences of a woman of color. Salgado explores …

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Well folks, we’ve made it to the halfway point of the spring semester! Classes are now going at a steady pace, so we’ve created a list of films related to March observances for when you need a break. Observances this month include Women’s History Month, St. Patrick's Day, National Vietnam Wa…

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We are almost to the middle of the semester, and we all know that means it’s time for spring break! Although we are still in a pandemic, it does not mean we cannot have a little fun from home.

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As social media continues to grow in popularity, it has become increasingly impactful in our everyday lives. As it has grown, social media has also evolved from being a handy means for keeping in touch with friends and family to hosting work and academic environments.

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This spring, The Warrior Cross Cultural Center (WCCC) collaborates with the Stan State Library, The Undocumented Student Services and Dr. Dana Nakano in their launch of the Social Justice Book Club. They invite all interested bodies to join their monthly delve into human rights centered lite…

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It’s that time again for the WarriorTunes: February Edition! Celebrating Black History Month as well as other holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras. We sure hope you enjoy listening! 

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The restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic has limited social gatherings, and bars and restaurants are no longer a place to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or a soda among good company, leaving many people to purchase their preferred drinks prepackaged from grocery store shelv…

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The USS Balthasar is a Star Trek fan club and charity organization based in the Modesto area that supports economically disadvantaged youth involvement in the arts through its fundraising efforts. 

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While many campus programs have adjusted to virtual learning and instruction, there is one area of study that is still feeling the limitations of the online environment: filmmaking.