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’Cat Tales: Excellence in Film-making, on the Runway, and International Affairs

Model UN team poses with their winning certificates

By Quinn Western, social media and photography intern

Here Is Your Mission… You Have 48 Hours. Go!

The Digital Filmmakers Guild (DFG) is changing up how they do a student showcase. Rather than throwing the usual Smash Awards at the El Rey Theater, where students show their best work of the year, the club has thrown a curve ball.

Friday will be the start of DFG’s 48-Hour Film Festival. Students in teams of four arrive and draw genres out of a hat. The teams then have 48 hours to write, film, and edit a 2-4 minute flick. They must also incorporate the prop (which shall remain secret) assigned to them.

Cammi Carter, the president of DFG, wanted to find a fun, new activity for students interested in video.

“We wanted to do something where everyone could get involved,” Carter said. “A healthy dose of competition is good for the soul.”

At the conclusion of the 48 hours, the films will be shown and then judged by professors Jennifer Meadows, John Roussell, Adam Morgan, and John Grant.

If you would like to participate, show up to Tehama 346 with a team of four (or by yourself and hope a group needs an extra) on Friday at 4 p.m.

“I hope everything runs smoothly,” Carter said. “Chaos is only good when planned.”

Check the blog next week to see the winners.

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Excellent Struttin’

The Women of Excellence is putting on its sixth annual fashion show on Friday to showcase clothing from local downtown business and because, hey, we all love a little bit of fashion.

About 25 men and women will be taking the stage as models and performers. The clothes will be from Yardhouse and Bootleg.

Leola Reed, a senior health science major, is president of the 15-member club and puts together the fashion show.

The goal of Women of Excellence is to promote sisterhood and unity amongst all women on this campus.

Reed wants people to attend because it’s a great way to show support for the club and it represents. And to show support to their fellow students who are participating in the show.

“The best part about the show is seeing all of the models and performers who are nervous in the beginning letting go of their fear, and going out on that stage and working it,” Reed said.

The fashion show is Friday at 6 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, and the club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in BMU 206.

Check out last year’s fashion show here:

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‘Cats Prove to Be Top Dogs

Twenty-three Chico State students were the top cats last week at the National Model United Nations (MUN) conference in New York City.ModelUN

The team beat nearly 200 college and universities from around the world, bringing home the Outstanding Delegation Award, which is given to the top 10 percent of schools, and seven individual Outstanding Position Paper awards.

The position paper awards went to Brynn Beck and Mallorie Hayes in the General Assembly First, Larson Angelis and Richard Sim in the General Assembly Second, Joseph Aceret and Isabella Donche in the General Assembly Third, Laura Napoiello and Isaac Vandersluis in the General Assembly Fourth, Kady Hammer and Charles Curtis in the peace-building committee, Nigel Bocanegra-Speed and Emily Grose in the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, and Jimmy Smith and Steven Perle in the Human Rights Council. Additional team members are Sadie Foster, Tracy Dudick, Gavin Keating, Lance Park, Jonathon Brown, Hortensia Llamas, and Aaron Thao.

The National MUN is the world’s largest university-level simulation of the United Nations. There were more than 2,500 students at this year’s event, many from outside the United States. The Chico State students represented Malaysia in 11 different committees. Topics included building capacity in the aftermath of conflict, external debt sustainability and development, intensification of efforts to eliminating all forms of violence against women and transition to a green economy.