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Cold weather tunes

Cold weather tunes

Anna Porretta

February 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

When it is cold and rainy outside there is nothing better short of putting on some mellow tunes and cozying up with a cup of coffee. These two albums are great candidates for perfecting a cold, rainy day vibe.Pilgrim's ParadiseDaniel Caesar(2016)R&B Soul/TechnoHozierHozier(2014)Indie RockAnna Porretta ca...

Changing art with Bateson

Changing art with Bateson

Anisha Brady

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

“I want my art to be the truest manifestation of myself,” said Matthew Bateson, third-year student. Bateson never imagined constructing his existence around the creation of art. Growing up in Camerontown, Bateson’s interests revolved around skateboarding and extreme sports. After a series of...

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Anna Porretta

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

Movie soundtracks easily make the best study playlists because they're beautiful, drive your focus, and make you feel like you're accomplishing something pretty epic. These two albums - one largely classical and mostly mellow music - will put you in a focused head space when studying for your looming mi...

The Orion’s Oscars Predictions

The Orion’s Oscars Predictions

George Johnston

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

The Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night. The loneliest grip can rub shoulders with Jennifer Lawrence and celebrate the year’s achievements in film. Nobody really cares about that though, everyone wants to know who will take home an Oscar. The Orion has taken this question very seriously and with...

Baby Boy discussion

Baby Boy discussion

Michael Fritz

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

As part of black history month the Cross Cultural Leadership Center did a movie showing and discussion on the film Baby Boy. CCLC member Sydney White facilitated the discussion. He chose Baby Boy because it is a relate-able film for young black males who grew up without a father and stuck in similar si...

Poetry slam articulates beauty

Poetry slam articulates beauty

Julia Maldonado and Franky Renteria

February 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

The BMU’s Common Grounds hosted “Poetry Slam” last Thursday as a part of the ‘Black ARTS Movement’ where individuals performed their poems about politics, family and more. Performers signed up the day of the event. The top two winners won a gift card to the Wildcat Book Store and a chan...

Break up Songs for every stage

Break up Songs for every stage

Anna Porretta

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

If your relationship ended along with cuddling season or if your Valentine's Day was a lonely one, you may be in need of a soundtrack for your sobbing. Here at The Orion, we feel your pain. In order to help heal your romance wounds, we have curated a playlist specifically aimed at everyone recovering...

Aspiring photographer takes leap of faith

Aspiring photographer takes leap of faith

Anisha Brady

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus

“I don’t care what people think,” said Aubrie Coley, third-year Chico State student. “I know I’ll be happy.” What began as a mere hobby has blossomed into a life long relationship with photography. Coley has always enjoyed taking pictures of friends, nature and esse...

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...

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