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Chico State Pre-Medical Association questions guest speaker Doctor Anna Robertson

Dr. Anna Robertson, from Enloe Medical Center, answered questions, Monday from the Chico State Pre-Medical Association Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

October 2, 2018

Guest speaker, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Anna Robertson, admitted to a lecture room full of Chico State pre-med students, Monday, that Med school was very tough and very, very, long, but she would do it all again in a heartbeat.   Robertson, who now works at Enloe Medical Center,...

‘New Beat Fund’ brings So Cal Guac Rock to the music world

Jeff Laliberte gazes into the crowd in between songs. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Anna Porretta

November 16, 2016

When New Beat Fund Front Jeff Liliberte took the stage at The Senator Theater, you could tell that he'd stood where Kurt Cobain once stood in a booth at the legendary Sound City. It was like the ghost of the Nirvana front man inhabited his body as he danced on stage in an oversized cardigan similar to...

Q&A: Fifth-ranked golfer Docherty reflects on season

Alistair Docherty tees off in a 2014 tournament. Orion file photo.

James Groh

May 5, 2015

There is no "I" in team. Alistair Docherty, a junior on the golf team, always strives for a team victory before any individual accolades are earned. Ranked fifth in the nation for Division II schools, he looks toward playoffs with high hopes. What has been the key to your success this season? ...

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Senior Spotlight: Q&A with nutrition majors who landed internships

Nicole Santos

April 29, 2015

Applying for a dietetic internship is a highly competitive process. However, two Chico State students received a match. In the past four years, the national match rate has been 50 percent because of the shortage of available internship spots. The general dietetics option from Chico State is approved...

In Flames brings destructive sound to Chico

Guitarist Niclas Engelin and bassist Peter Iwers rattle the crowd with intense riffs and crushing tone. Photo credit: Jake Hutchison

Tom Sundgren

March 3, 2015

Shadowy beings emerged from the onstage fog as heavy melodic guitar riffs flourished throughout the Senator Theatre's PA systems on Saturday as progressive metal act, In Flames, ignited the air with their incendiary sound. Devout fans of all ages head banged, moshed, crowd surfed, and sang along thr...

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Bassist Greg Hopkins, drummer Daniel Taylor and guitarist Dan Greenfield perform at the PRF West music festival in Oakland last year. Photo courtesy of Shannon Corr Photography.

Tom Sundgren

February 24, 2015

West By Swan will be coming forth with its experimental rock music at Monstros Pizza on March 20. Bassist Greg Hopkins discusses background influences, the dynamic of the band, where they have been and what is in store for them. What are some of your guys' artist or band influences? Greg: Well, we're older. So you know, a lot of Fugazi. D.C. bands....

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...

Q&A: Chico State President Paul Zingg

Chico State President Paul Zingg holds up one of the many ties from his extensive collection. Zingg has been president of the university since 2004. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Blaine Ball

January 27, 2015

Paul Zingg, president of Chico State, has many goals, ambitions and ties. With a decorated resume and a vast collection of sports memorabilia, Zingg leads the university in its efforts toward academic and intercollegiate athletic excellence as he heads into his 12th year as president of Chico State....

KCSC Radio Metal DJ Q-and-A

Michael Quiring

April 17, 2014

Koray Saglam, a senior international economics major, is one of many radio disc jockeys that work for the student-run KCSC radio station. He, along with Sarah West, hosts a metal radio show every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Orion got the opportunity to sit down with Saglam, whose radio name...

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Jason Kim competed at the 2014Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition April 5 at the Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

April 6, 2014

Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

The O-Face: Q&A with sex shop manager

Michael Karp

February 23, 2014

The Orion sat down with Rebekah Higgins, manager and six-year employee of Playtime 4 You, a local adult shop, for a humorous and insightful interview. The Orion: How did you start working here?Higgins: I was already working on my degree in psychology. So I was like, human sexuality is the perfect lead-in to...

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...

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