The Orion

An Interview with the Collection Water Life

Walker Hardy , Writer // November 28, 2022

With a philosophy of impermanence, Water Life Company is a record label that calls the small town of Chico home. It’s embodied by a variety of creatives: The Bella Locas, knowawolfe, MacRae, Alexi,...

Street view of Christmas Preview in Downtown Chico.

Chico community celebrates annual Christmas Preview

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // November 23, 2022

On the chilly night of Nov. 20, Chico residents crowded the streets of downtown, hugging warm cups of hot cocoa and apple cider as they celebrated Chico’s annual Christmas Preview. Sweet smells of...

Left to right, guitarist Sam Wong, vocalists Susana Correa Avila Robb, Alexis Ong and Demondra Martin and drummer Reese Villafranca. The three vocalists move around onstage as they perform at KCSCs Goblin Gala. Taken by Ariana Powell, Oct. 28.

Night of the living bands: A spooky night to remember

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 17, 2022

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m., a disco ball twirled above the room, refracting multi-colored lights, adding depth to the music that crept through the slightly offset speakers. Walking into the room,...

Three students wearing very cute outfits. A collage

October fit checks

Molly Myers, News Editor // November 14, 2022

Student Jayme Willis posing for her fit check outside of Butte Station. Photo taken Nov. 1 by Molly Myers. Jayme Willis, a senior communication studies major, likes to emulate themes with her outfits....

Some skateboards were hidden under the wall shelves. Taken by Ariana Powell, Nov. 4.

Anemone Company art show

Ariana Powell, Reporter // November 11, 2022

To the right, skate decks layered the wall at Love Skate Shop, the bright colors and graphics called out to the eyes of passersby. A display case rested a couple feet from the wall with trucks, wheels...

Mundo Ballejos as Emcee. Photo by Matt Bates.

Chico State’s Music Theater Department manifests must-see theater

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // November 9, 2022

The sound of old, big band jazz plays from a small speaker, creating a natural reverb that fills the room and manifests an eerie vibe, something straight out of the twilight zone.  Student actors...

Mark 3 performing on stage at Chico Unplugged. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Hungry artists compete for Chico Unplugged

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // November 9, 2022

On Oct. 25, Madison Bear Garden hosted the Chico Unplugged event in its upstairs section. The entire room was filled with eager observers watching those that performed on stage, with musicians singing...

GSEC Coordinator Abraham Trujillo and a lineup of performers. Photo taken by Sel Hartman

Drag is for everyone

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // November 2, 2022

Men dress up as women, women dress up as men and people who are neither dress as either.  There are so many misconceptions about drag. Most people think that drag is only for people that identify...

Contestants competing in Pumpkinhead 2022. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Z-Rock hosts Pumpkinhead 2022 at Carl’s Jr.

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // November 2, 2022

For over 20 years radio station 106.7 FM Z-Rock has hosted an annual Pumpkinhead event, a competition in which contestants wear jack-o-lanterns on their heads and stand on milk crates, where the last...

Sunset behind grapevines at LaRocca Vineyards

Chico’s local women in wine

Carrington Power, Copy Editor // October 28, 2022

October kicked off the prime-time wine-harvesting season with wineries and farms throughout California hosting a variety of events, including here in Butte County. Sierra Oro Farm Trail began offering...

Outside of Sweet Chico Confections. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Downtown Chico hosts Art and Wine Walk

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 28, 2022

Downtown Chico transformed into an open art gallery on Oct. 7, as the town hosted its annual Art and Wine Walk.  Since 2015, the Art and Wine Walk has been an event where local businesses take...

Neavh Lovecreek, founder of Effigy Designs, as photographed by Jen Vasquez, Oct. 15.

Common suspect: dark fantasy fashion

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 19, 2022

Common Collective, an art collective that organizes events to bring the community together and support local artists, hosted the first-ever Suspect Gala and Dark Fantasy Fashion Show on Oct. 15. The...

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