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Sound designers from ‘Dune’ share secrets with CSU

Sound designers from ‘Dune’ share secrets with CSU

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // October 17, 2021

Two sound designers from the upcoming film “Dune” spoke with students on Oct. 14 in a webinar presented by the CSU Entertainment Alliance. Theo Green and Mark Mangini discuss their experience...

Co-owner of Victory Barbershop, Reyna Mercado

Los negocios de Chico: new and old Latino-owned businesses are building community in Chico

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // October 15, 2021

Hispanic Heritage month spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In celebrating the end of this month, The Orion wants to spotlight two Latino-owned businesses in Chico. Victory Barbershop and Azteca Video...

Artwork by Jolie Asuncion.

10 essential alternative albums for the fall

Jolie Asuncion, Social media editor // October 12, 2021

The weather is colder, the leaves are brown and the sun sets earlier. From the classics to newer releases, here are 10 albums to listen to. 10.) “Cherry Peel," Of Montreal (1999)Known as the band’s...

The Mother Hips duo begin their acoustic set

The Mother Hips play acoustic hits at Chico Women’s Club

Michaela Harris, Staff Writer // October 8, 2021

Bay Area band The Mother Hips played a stripped down acoustic show for day two of their Chico visit. Founding members Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono performed as The Mother Hips duo, the acoustic alternative...

Tehama Hall. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

KCSC: out of the basement, onto new beginnings

Jolie Asuncion, Social media editor // October 7, 2021

Since the pandemic, KCSC Radio has moved out of the basement located in the Bell Memorial Union. The Chico State student-run radio station is starting fresh, undergoing new changes during this fall.  Radio...

Carolina Pollard draws inspiration for her art from the female body. nature, and her culture. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez Sep. 9, 2021.

Carolina Pollard: a Chico artist finding an outlet during COVID-19

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 7, 2021

When the world came to a halt in March 2020, it appeared to be the ideal time to pick up a brand new hobby. Carolina Pollard, a Chico native and self-taught artist, was no different⁠ — she learned...

Sierra Oro Farm Trail celebrates October harvest with mobile ‘Farm & Wine Pass’

Sierra Oro Farm Trail celebrates October harvest with mobile ‘Farm & Wine Pass’

Sophia Pearson, A&E Editor // October 7, 2021

The Sierra Oro Farm Trail will hold a month-long event in October focused on the farms and wineries of Butte County. Pass holders will have access to 31 different farms and vineyards with special activities...

The Mother Hips. Photo contributed by Hi-Res Images and Blue Rose.

Chico welcomes The Mother Hips’ homecoming, pending new album release

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // September 30, 2021

The Mother Hips will return this weekend to celebrate 30 years of rock in the city that started their musical journey. As their new album approaches, fans have much to honor, in memory of the band’s...

Glass lights up Laxson with life lessons

Glass lights up Laxson with life lessons

Michaela Harris and Ian Hilton // September 30, 2021

A projection of the numeral 7 greeted the attendees entering Laxson Auditorium. The stage lights remained lit as the projection quickly switched to a cartoonish countdown featuring the newly anthropomorphized...

(Left to right) Kristine Froseth and Diana Silvers ace their role in Amazons new drama, Birds of Paradise.

‘Birds of Paradise’ review: A ballet-centered tale of two ‘frenemies’

Sophia Pearson, A&E Editor // September 29, 2021

Amazon presents the R-rated drama “Birds of Paradise” on Sept. 24. The film highlights the struggle of power and privilege within the world of Parisian ballet.  A pair of students at an elite...

Artist David Sutherland. Photo by Jolie Asuncion.

From ‘cute gross’ to social justice: Chico celebrates all things print

Jolie Asuncion, Social Media Editor // September 22, 2021

Hosted by the 1078 Gallery, the Chico Print Party returned on Sept. 18 and19. This event featured artists from all over Northern California and beyond, creating an event to discover new art for aspiring...

Interactive Weaving, No Word for Art, photo by Carrington Power

monca’s latest exhibit is a Hmong-American take on self-identity

Carrington Power, Reporter // September 20, 2021

Art defies boundaries, breaks norms and introduces audiences to foreign concepts. The new exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico is no exception. “No Word for ‘Art”' compels viewers...

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