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The woman behind the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

Kathleen Moroney started the Wildcat Food Pantry out of her desk drawers and her pocket. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Caitlyn Young

August 31, 2017

In 2011, Admin Analyst / Specialist Kathleen Moroney sat at her desk in the Chico State Student Affairs office. When the phone rang, she had no idea that this call would soon change thousands of students' lives. A fellow faculty member called who was worried about one of the students in their class. Th...

Tin$ley Talk

YungLife tings! Cora Clutch on the Henny. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

May 17, 2017

Sound changes as an artist grows into his own style. This week I got to sit and talk with Reed “Tinsley” Holderman. "Tinsley" is one of the front-runners for putting out consistent quality music in Chico. He puts on for his city in most of his music, using creative word play that will make...

Eclectic artist redefines musical recipes

Love is the Medicine Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

May 6, 2017

"Fibbonacci Sunset" manages to combine all the elements around him into lucid beats that give off a very earthy natural feel, yet his music has characteristics that will make your hair rise. The Orion had a chance to sit down with Mr. Sunset himself to discuss his eclectic musical style.What's your name? R...

Matty Aston releases new sound

Photos by Natasha Doron—The Orion

Natasha Doron

May 5, 2017

Matty Aston is an upcoming rapper from the Bay Area performing in Chico with hopes to expand to rest of the West Coast. He has opened for "Nef the Pharaoh," "Show Banga" and "Yung Pinch." He also successfully hypes up crowds for the show with his songs "Bay Sh*t," "Another One" and "House Party" featuring...

Q&A: Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue

Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue during their interview Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Anisha Brady

April 26, 2017

People have been raving about Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue who finally graced Chico with their musical presence this past weekend for a house show and So Far Sounds event. The band, comprised of Madi Sipes, Nick Cunningham and Caleb Koehn, sat down with The Orion to talk about their influences an...

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Properly placing Wheat dough circles to make some sweet wheat rolls! Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

April 13, 2017

Jordan Vogel of the Chico Bread Guild and Tin Roof Bakery and Café sat down with The Orion to talk all things bread, Chico Bread Festival and baking puns.What exactly is the Bread Guild, and how did it come to be?The Chico Bread Guild is a group of talented bakers that came together to educate our ...

Q&A with Show Banga

Show Banga during his interview at the after party Photo credit: Natasha Doron

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron

April 7, 2017

For the last several years, rapper "Show Banga" has made a name for himself in the Bay Area and West coast music scene. The San Francisco native has made multiple hits and collaborated with big names like "E-40," "Sage the Gemini" and "Iamsu!." With three solo projects and more than 25 singles under hi...

Chasing dreams after clocking off

Fire and Ice by Osho Brown 
(unreleased) Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

March 17, 2017

The glaring downside to being a creative is the day job. After a long workday, a lyricist comes home. Exhausted. Then begins the real work: music. Daevon Brown, also known as Osho, is a 21-year-old local recording artist that creates lucid feelings through different melodies that he layers over his...

Q&A with local musician DJ WiggyBeats

Q&A with local musician DJ WiggyBeats

February 27, 2017

Joe “WiggyBeats” Wiggins is heating up the airways at the on campus radio station KCSC. The fourth-year music major is the host of his own show “Electronic Power 2.0” Wednesday nights and has big plans for the future. Wiggins sits down with me to talk about his current work as a stage ligh...

Interview with DJ Dplx

Dplx shows off his DJ skills during his performance at 1078 Gallery hosted by Underhouse Music Photo credit: Natasha Doron

Niyat Teferi

February 22, 2017

Second-year graphic design major Tanner Walsh has a passion for music and instruments. Tanner, who goes by Dplx, is a DJ, producer, piano mixer and beats maker. He lit up the stage at the popular 1078 Feb. 17, performing songs such as "You Are" and "Your Eyes." He also made a remix of Local Natives song...

Interview with rapper and producer Jae

Jae during his interview with Niyat. Photo credit: Natasha Doron

Niyat Teferi

February 15, 2017

San Diego based artist Jae is making moves in Chico and performed a show at the 1078 gallery last Friday. Hosted by Underhouse Music label, Jae performed alongside with rapper Calex from their collaborative EP “The Practice." The performance included songs from their project such as “Poppin”...

Group World 9 performs at 1078 Gallery

World 9 on stage at the 1078 gallery. Photo credit: Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

February 2, 2017

Members of the group World 9, Josias, Malachi the Dj, Miles Brown and Dylan Gray, took the time to talk to The Orion before their performance at the 1078 gallery Jan. 27.Carlos Gonzalez can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter. ...

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