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Easing into anime: five shows you should watch

Easing into anime: five shows you should watch

Ricardo Tovar

September 15, 2019

Anime as a form of entertainment can been traced to the early 20th century, with the earliest films using artistic styles from 1917. In the 1940s, anime animated films were used in World War II as propaganda for the Japanese. In the 1980s, anime became mainstream and has slowly spread around the world.This past deca...

Featured Artist: JAMM tells all about upcoming music and the Chico music scene

Featured Artist: JAMM tells all about upcoming music and the Chico music scene

Kati Morris

September 15, 2019

In just a year, the band JAMM has made a name for themselves in Chico. With upbeat, feel-good music and a sound that combines a variety of styles ranging from reggae and blues to heavy metal, they are now set to release their first EP (an album with six tracks).JAMM is made up of Chico State students Matt Crocco...

‘Chico Print Party’ makes its debut

‘Chico Print Party’ makes its debut

Angel Ortega

September 12, 2019

The 1078 Gallery hosted its first Chico Print Party; a gathering where artists can showcase and sell all different types of printed, visual art pieces. The event was organized by Micah Black, an artist originally from Chico. Black had always wanted to curate or organize an event in Chico to support...

Ghostly musical performed at local haunt

Ghostly musical performed at local haunt

Emily Neria

September 12, 2019

A traveling theatre group performed "Ghost Quartet," a musical written by Dave Malloy, at Blue Room Theatre on Saturday and Sunday nights. Theatre buffs may know Malloy as the writer of broadway hit "Natasha Pierre And The Great Comet of 1812." Ghost Quartet is a project Malloy worked on during the run o...

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Featured Artist: ‘Your Mom’s Favorite’ new Downtown Chico tattoo shop

Rayanne Painter

September 11, 2019

For the past 20 years, the corner of W. First Street by Celestino’s and Chico State has been a tattoo shop. The shop has been swapped from owner to owner over the years, but over the summer, tattoo artists Noe “Weezy” Alvarado and Morgann Villalobos have rebranded the space into th...

‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining

‘IT: Chapter Two’ flawed, but entertaining

Angel Ortega

September 10, 2019

Though it may not have been as captivating as the first film, “IT: Chapter Two” brings a lot to the table, both in visual aesthetics and in narrative. The film begins 27 years after the events of the first film. Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a.k.a IT, returns to Derry, Maine, where he begins hunting and devouring children. ...

Soloists perform lauded classical pieces

Soloists perform lauded classical pieces

Melissa Joseph

September 10, 2019

Four soloists took on the grueling challenge of recreating the masterpieces of Beethoven, Schubert and Hindemith Sunday afternoon at Zingg Recital Hall. The soloists included cellist Leighton Fong, clarinetist Russel Burnham, Bradley Martin, pianist and violinist Anna Presler from the Left Coast Chamber En...

Chico visits the moon in Gateway Science Museum exhibit

Chico visits the moon in Gateway Science Museum exhibit

Emily Neria

September 9, 2019

The Gateway Science Museum opened a new exhibit in celebration of the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary, which happened earlier in the summer. The new exhibit, which aims to draw a wide range of museum-goers, features several interactive elements.Children can build Moon stations, Mars rovers, as well a...

Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West’s best album?

Through the Late Night Podcast: What is Kanye West’s best album?

Angel Ortega, Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Mitchell Kret

September 9, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry as well as highly an...

’13 Reasons Why’ is still awful

’13 Reasons Why’ is still awful

Danielle Kessler

September 8, 2019

Content warning: This article contains spoilers from “13 Reasons Why” Seasons one-three and contains sensitive material.Since its release in 2017, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” has caused significant controversy because of its development, characters and the subject matter i...

Riff Raff headlines show in Downtown Chico

Riff Raff headlines show in Downtown Chico

Angel Ortega

September 8, 2019

Riff Raff performed a headlining show at the El Rey Theater in Downtown Chico on Friday. The concert was held in part as a celebration of the grand opening of the new Blaze N' J’s store in Downtown Chico, next door to the El Rey Theater. Fans were able to meet and take a photo with Riff Raff i...

Black Flag plays a perfectly chaotic show

Black Flag plays a perfectly chaotic show

Danielle Kessler

September 8, 2019

Punk fans of all ages gathered at The Senator Theatre in Downtown Chico on Thursday night to see Black Flag perform. As at staple of classic punk rock for four decades, to many this set was much more than just a performance.The show kicked off with an opening performance from the London-based band, ...

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