Issue: May 21, 2009

It’s finals week at Chico State, the time when we lose some of our beloved readers to graduation and others to summer vacation. Hopefully y’all will stay connected to Chico through the CN&R site and newsletter! Apropos of commencement, our featured story this week is a collection of profiles about Chico State alumni making a difference in the world, written by journalism students at their alma mater. Their accomplishments are as varied as the rest of the issue this week. (Alright, I know, that’s not the slickest transition ...) On the lighter side: Meredith J. Cooper reviews the not-such-a-smash Angels & Demons; Alan Sheckter critiques the Rogue Theatre’s show-biz play; Rosemarie Zoilus chows down on burgers at the Oroville joint Jake’s, and Robert Speer raves about the North State Symphony’s Stravinski ... Stravensky ... Stratavarius ... OK, performance. On the serious side: Bob reports on the county budget and recaps the latest chapter in the disc-golf saga.Evan Tuchinsky, Editor