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Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Student muscles his way into bodybuilding world

Nicole Santos

February 23, 2015

Human Oompa Loompas walking around consuming massive amounts of sugar, women coated with makeup as if they were clowns and the smell of tanner can only mean one thing — backstage at a bodybuilding competition. Zach Batchelder, senior nutrition major, has been at three of these competitions ba...

Valentine’s Day songs to set the mood

Mazi Noble, editor of the University Catalog, wants to jam to his favorite hip-hop song on Valentine's Day. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Nicole Santos

February 12, 2015

Every year, Feb. 14 rolls around symbolizing a time of red roses, romantic Hallmark cards and an endless number of romantic songs.Whether spending Valentine's Day with a loved one, roommates or alone, there are an endless amount of tunes you can blast this upcoming holiday.The Orion asked Chico Stat...

Senior Spotlight: Swedish student shares impressions of Chico

Elina Sjöberg, senior music industry major and international student, is studying abroad at Chico State for her final semester of college. Sjöberg is from Sweden, and one cultural difference that she has noticed is that Americans tend to be more open and friendly when they first meet someone, she said. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Nicole Santos

February 5, 2015

The warmth of the sunshine and squirrels chasing after each other in the green grass welcomed international student Elina Sjöberg and her family as they took their first stroll through Bidwell Park. “Walking around Chico, and especially Bidwell, this time of year is a lot different from Swede...

Senior Spotlight: Twin brother college experience

Danny (left) and Tim Gau said that their time at Chico State has had a significant on their lives, especially through their fraternity and their family's history with Chico. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Nicole Santos

January 29, 2015

Danny Gau, senior mass communication design major, and Tim Gau, senior communication studies major, never planned on going to college together despite their family’s history with Chico. The Orion sat down with the twin brothers to ask them about their involvement with Alpha Sigma Phi, and wh...

Chico State graduate bound for Beijing

Kendall Enns, recent Chico State graduate, plans to move to Beijing in May to teach English and explore. Photo credit: Nicole Santos

Nicole Santos

January 22, 2015

Even as a senior in high school staying in the Esken Hall dorms on campus for a summer program, Kendall Enns felt a connection to Chico State. “At the time there was this awesome program for seniors in high school to come,” Enns said. “I was just someone who wanted more out of my senior ye...

Study Break: Divergent movie review

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet  fights to keep a dystopia alive in the box office hit. Image via Flickr by Maggiejumps.

Nicole Santos

March 31, 2014

Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in the thrilling action-adventure film “Divergent” based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. Set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior, played by Woodley, is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one gr...

Trivia night will test students music knowledge

Photo Courtesy of KCSC Radio and Sarah Manhan

Nicole Santos

March 26, 2014

Music lovers are encouraged to test their knowledge in the genres of indie, classic rock, hip-hop, electronic and more at KCSC Radio's first Music Trivia Night.The trivia night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 2 in the old Common Grounds area in Bell Memorial Union basement 008.Students are encou...

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review


HAPPY MAN Pharrell Williams released soul-infused pop album

Nicole Santos

March 7, 2014

Singer, producer and multi-track instrumentalist Pharrell Williams released his second full-length album “GIRL” March 3.There is not much happening lyrically in the album; Williams barely scratches the surface of anything personal or revealing.However, he delivers several infections dance t...

Duet audition spotlight Q&A

Nicole Santos

February 7, 2014

Alex Geringer, senior musical theatre major and marketing minor, and Lacey Henderson, a graduate student earning her multiple subject teaching credential here in Chico said despite waiting in the holding room with divas and crazy stage moms, auditioning for "The Voice" was quite an experience.The Orion...

Audition Spotlight Q & A

Nicole Santos

January 30, 2014

Annie Mulry, senior communications major and music minor, said she would audition for "The Voice" again in a heartbeat. The Orion sat down with her for a Q&A; about her experience, her song choice and her undeniable passion for music. The Orion: What was the most exciting part about that experience?Mulry: Well, you know what was funny? The b...

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