The Orion

Local hip-hop artist bursting with talent

Local hip-hop artist bursting with talent

Niyat Teferi

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Conscious hip-hop artists similar to the likes of Andre 3000 and Kendrick Lamar are hard to come by. But Chico State student, and artist, Calex is a rapper born with this capacity of talent. Christian "Calex" Alexander is a fifth-year music student at Chico State with a passion for writing and making...

Slow jams to get it on

Slow jams to get it on

Anna Porretta

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

With Valentine's Day coming up what better way to set the mood than with some silky, smooth, slow jams. Fortunately, The Orion has every valentine covered with an expertly compiled list of get it on songs. There's a little something for everyone on this playlist, there are some old school and new schoo...

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Abbey Road takes on Chico State

Anisha Brady

February 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia, Video

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective is reintroducing The Beatles’ iconic, Abbey Road, in a brilliant new light at the Laxson Auditorium Feb. 3-4. The performance will tell the story of “The Dreamer,” a character that lulls herself into a subconscious, Alice In Wonderland-like world full of mysterious...

‘Vagina Monologues’ empowers women

‘Vagina Monologues’ empowers women

Julia Maldonado

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Previews

The A.S. Gender & Sexuality Equity Center will host Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ in the BMU Auditorium on Feb. 10 and 11. The play’s proceeds will benefit GSEC and organizations such as Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and Rape Crisis Intervention.The play is a...

Lip Sync Showdown

Lip Sync Showdown

Miguel Orozco

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Video

  The AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) hosted the second annual Lip Sync Showdown in Selvester’s Café at Chico State. This free event was a competition for lip sync or drag performers, in which a winner was chosen by a panel of judges. Individual and group performers were all encourage...

How to destress from finals

How to destress from finals

Carin Dorghalli

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Video

  Hammocks, massage chairs, beanbag chairs and blankets. All these resources are accessible to students for free to aid them in their attempts to de-stress from finals. Located in BMU 301, the Zen Den was created by WREC employees to be a place for students to escape from the pressures college...

Perks of being a Chico State student

Perks of being a Chico State student

Lucas Moran

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Being a college student is about more than just showing up to classes and developing stress-related illnesses. Here are five helpful services available to students that you should probably be looking into, like, yesterday.Adventure OutingsFor students interested in outdoor activities, Adventure Outings, loca...

A very Chico Nutcracker

A very Chico Nutcracker

Carin Dorghalli

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

  Chico Community Ballet customizes "The Nutcracker" to make it "Chico-ized." The idea is inspired by Dr. Oscar Stansbury, performed by locally-trained dancers from Chico Community Ballet Company and includes guest performers from Dance Evolution, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences and t...

Artist Interview: Tyson Wadkins

Artist Interview: Tyson Wadkins

Elias Denny

December 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Multimedia, Video

  Chico State first-year Tyson Wadkins is a guitarist and singer from Yuba City, California. Wadkins is an economics major and will continue to pursue music as a hobby and passion. You can sometimes find Wadkins on campus playing near Meriam Library and can find his music on Soundcloud. ...

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Through the eyes of Elvis’ sketchbook

Miguel Orozco

December 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia, Video

Elvis Voita Elden is a sophomore at Chico State whose life has always been surrounded by art, thanks to early exposure from his family. Although Elden is very passionate about his drawings, art is not his main focus as he currently pursues a degree in mechanical engineering. He continues to express...

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Q&A with local sneakerhead

Jordan Rodrigues

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Q&As, Showcase

Chico native and sneakerhead Brandyn Donahue talks about his impressive shoe collection. What was the pair that made you a sneakerhead and why? Brandyn Donahue: 1999 Air Jordan 14 "Last Shot" I was always into shoes growing up because I have two older brothers that were into sports and being sty...

Artists Guerra and Sue share their taboos through self expression

Anisha Brady

November 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

Every artist searches for a meaningful message to send out into the world. Joel Guerra and Helen Sue have found theirs and are ready to spread it. "Taboo" is the BMU’s newest gallery exhibit, created and curated by Chico State seniors Joel Guerra and Helen Sue. The compilation of both Guerra and...

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