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Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018


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What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Animation Jam competition is a 24-hour test of skill and endurance

Ulises Duenas

October 8, 2018


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The annual Computer Animation and Game Development Animation Jam means different things to different students. For some, it's the toughest test for animation and storytelling that they're going to get. For others, it's an opportunity to show their prowess to companies like Pixar, Dreamworks and Cartoon Ne...

Chico Art Center hosts artist showcase for patrons

Chico Art Center hosts artist showcase for patrons

Alex Coba

October 7, 2018


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The Chico Art Center showcased local artists in a brand new event, a patron's exclusive preview and reception. This event was a prelude to the annual Open Studios Art Tour.This preview was the center's major fundraiser. Participants paid $25 to attend and receive the tour guide booklet and complete ...

Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

Students to compete in 24-hour animation contest

Natalie Hanson

October 4, 2018


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A competition will have students animating day and night this weekend.The "Animation Jam" is an annual, international event that gives students studying in the Computer Animation and Game Design (CAGD) department the chance to win recognition. In a 24-hour period beginning Friday afternoon, students are e...

‘Vitality’ showcases work of student artist

‘Vitality’ showcases work of student artist

Natalie Hanson

October 4, 2018


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A new art showcase in the Bell Memorial Union is spotlighting a student artist with the theme "Vitality" this week.The third floor art gallery of the BMU began hosting the exhibition of "Vitality" by student Megan Wade on Tuesday.Wade is majoring in Arts and her solo exhibition "Vitality" has 23 paintings...

Students sell ceramics, draw awareness to clay culture

Students sell ceramics, draw awareness to clay culture

Natalie Hanson

September 27, 2018


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There's a blooming art culture in Chico, and it's far from being a new phenomenon. According to Katie Applebaum, clay culture is strong in Chico and it's growing right here on campus. It was a clear, sunny morning at Trinity Commons Wednesday and Applebaum was right there at a table full of wares,...

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Chico nursing student shows his love for music

Grant Schmieding

September 26, 2018


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He takes the stage, guitar slung over his shoulder. The strap tugs on his shirt collar. “I’m gonna take my glasses off so I don’t have to look at y’all," he says. "Nothing against everyone—I just, you know, it makes me feel a little bit more at ease.” After a pause, Paraic King, a local...

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

Alex Coba

September 24, 2018


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The accessibility of comedy and the sophistication of opera came together seamlessly at the Department of Music and Theater's fall opera production of “Candide: An Absurd Musical Comedy”.Candide is one of those weird plays that you think,“this can’t possibly good.” Going int...

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Chico Unplugged rocks Madison Bear Garden with local talent

Grant Schmieding

September 22, 2018


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The crowd, tightly packed, mostly stands—mingling as shoulders brush and bump. The stage is small, pushed into a corner, surrounded by bright, colorful lights. Beams of purple, blue and red dance across the venue, forming pools around moving shadows. School of the Arts (SOTA) employees in black...

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Grant Schmieding

September 20, 2018


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The tiny venue barely had any spots in its parking lot Tuesday night. Musicians dressed in all black, unloaded rugged tour buses full of equipment while locals made their way to the back door of Blackbird Café, contemplating what they would see tonight. Chico has a thriving population of local ...

Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Grant Schmieding

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia

The venue screams close quarters. Purple, teal and pink lights shine across artistic renditions of famous musicians as Chase Avalos makes his way to the stage. Microphone feedback breaks the still air as he plugs in his guitar, breathes in the intimate crowd's energy and begins a song. At the first...

Podcast: Netflix originals offer lots of content with varying quality

Podcast: Netflix originals offer lots of content with varying quality

Natalie Hanson, Ulises Duenas, Alex Coba, and Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


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This time on The Orion's A&E Podcast Natalie Hanson, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba and Ulises Duenas discuss the rise and stagnation of Netflix's original programming. What started off as an ambitious and interesting endeavor has turned into a shooting gallery of hits and misses. We discuss the hi...

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