The Orion

Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight for their own championship. The men’s team is on a roll after winning their last four games....

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Women biting a film reel

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong female leads.  “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of the amazing wo...

Playlist: The perfect study vibes

Illustration of a girl listening to music while studying

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

With midterms around the corner, this situation happens to me all the time.  After sitting down to read the incredibly dense textbook in front of me, I put on my favorite playlist and start reading. A couple pages in, I realize I'm thinking about the lyrics of the song, more than the words on ...

Playlist: best songs of 2019

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Kati Morris

December 13, 2019

2019 had plenty of brilliant tracks, largely made up by a number of impressive pop songs by women -- Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Carly Rae Jepsen, to name a few. The following is just a list of some that I felt were exceptional, going above and beyond in some way. 1. Angel Olsen - LarkThe opening track f...

Playlist: Simpin’ in the Rain

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Melissa Joseph

December 9, 2019

1. Fool in the Rain - Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin’s genius riffs and lyrics in “Fool in the Rain” make it a unique and charming song that’ll make you want to dance in the rain. The bridge alone will have you air drumming on the steering wheel of your car. 2. November Rain - Guns n...

Your alternative Halloween playlist

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Kati Morris

November 3, 2019

1. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's DeadThis playlist begins with the iconic post-punk song from Bauhaus — an ode to the 1931 classic horror film, "Dracula". 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right HandRegarded as rock's true "prince of darkness", Cave has always had an affinity for all things gothic...

Playlist: synth sounds for sick sinners

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Abram Melendez

October 14, 2019

In this playlist, I wanted to highlight a few synth artists that I've fallen in love with recently. Each artist has a unique sound and soul that are worth experiencing. 1. Carpenter Brut — Paradise Warfare This song is atypical of the synth-wave genre, being a heavy mix of the stereotypical 80s...

Playlist: Six songs you probably don’t know by artists you probably do

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Emily Neria

October 10, 2019

We hear so many songs on the radio over and over again. Some that we love, some that we hate, but when you’re sitting in your car listening to “Old Town Road” for the twentieth time in a day, you have to wonder what the radio stations are thinking. There ought to be a bunch of great ...

Playlist: The best songs ever

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Mitchell Kret

September 2, 2019

Content warning: playlist contains explicit and sexual language.I usually go through phases where I listen to a genre or artist excessively until it gets old, then rotate to the next style. It can help keep the music fresh for me, however, it means I sometimes go through phases of admittedly bad music...

Playlist: Angel Ortega’s ten picks

KIDS SEE GHOSTS (Kid Cudi and Kanye West) performing at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November 2018.
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Angel Ortega

April 13, 2019

For my playlist, I decided to choose songs that have been in my constant rotation for years and have some significance in my life, one way or another.KANYE WEST – "REAL FRIENDS" Kanye West is one of my favorite artists of all time. The man has proven time and time again that he is not only one of th...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Kehlani is an open bisexual artist. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Refinery29)

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Ricardo's playlist that he puts on at all times of the day.

Ricardo Tovar

March 8, 2019

Music is a strange thing for me, I don't seek it out and don't stay updated as most people do. Occasionally, I hear something from a friend and I like the band/performer and look them up. So a lot of songs I listen to are pretty dated, but this playlist is still full of songs from all across my life...

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