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Art accrued through anime

Art accrued through anime

Mitchell Kret

February 20, 2018


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From a young age, Madison Cockrum has loved to draw. Her main drives are will, instructional books and anime. Madison uses inspiration from shows and books she loves in order to create, putting her own twist on the art. “My mom got me one of those ‘How to Draw’ books with all the steps and I’d...

Getting kray-zy for opioid alternatives

Getting kray-zy for opioid alternatives

Mitchell Kret

February 6, 2018


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The US Government declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency towards the end of 2017. However, some Chico State students believe they have found a solution to the epidemic. Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree that grows in Southeast Asia and is starting to become popular in the U.S. for ...

New Acquisitions exhibit showcases donations to the Janet Turner collection

New Acquisitions exhibit showcases donations to the Janet Turner collection

Hannah Yeager

January 29, 2018


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Both local and international artists are being showcased at the Janet Turner Print Museum Jan. 22 through Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The exhibit is not only meant to show new art being added but it also includes three pieces from Thailand and a piece from Australia, two countries that have never bee...

Women on Reproductive Defense stand against inequality

Women on Reproductive Defense stand against inequality

Hannah Yeager

January 27, 2018


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The Women’s March this year had an impressive turn out, with a couple hundred supporters moving in and out of Chico throughout the day.One sign, in particular, was very popular. This sign has a painting of President Donald Trump with devil horns.This painting was an attempt to heal wounds caus...

STRFKR and Reptaliens take over the Senator Theatre

STRFKR and Reptaliens take over the Senator Theatre

January 24, 2018


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Nicole Henson and Sean Martens can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter.

1078 gallery finds a new home on Park Avenue

1078 gallery finds a new home on Park Avenue

Mitchell Kret

January 24, 2018


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Live music from local bands filled the Chico Women’s Center Jan. 20 at the 1078 @ 1710 party in support of the 1078 Gallery, which has found a new location at 1710 Park Ave. Supporters of the gallery were treated to performances from XDS, Severance Package and other local bands for the fundraiser....

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Caitlyn Young

December 13, 2017


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There is a certain vibe that having a late night concert in a coffee shop creates that is very difficult to replicate in other places. This purely artistic, listening vibe was presented at the Naked Lounge on Thursday. Artist Scout and a band called Pregnant performed for an audience interested in si...

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Chico Community Ballet presents their own Chico-version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Caitlyn Young

December 7, 2017


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There are hundreds of Christmas-related traditions across the world, and everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. For some families, a common tradition is to go see “The Nutcracker” every year.“The Nutcracker” is a classic Christmas tale of a girl named Clara and her h...

Party Favor’s ‘Tuned Out’ Tour takes Chico

Party Favor’s ‘Tuned Out’ Tour takes Chico

Alejandra Solorio

November 28, 2017


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Dylan Ragland, best known as prominent bass DJ and producer "Party Favor," returned to Chico on Nov. 15 at the El Rey Theater for his sold out "Tuned Out" Tour show featuring Bad Royale. The night consisted of a variation of original head bang-inducing trap and bass juxtaposed mashups of throwback-favorite r...

Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

Mains’l exhibit teaches art in a different way

November 15, 2017


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Nestled between Cherry and Orange Streets is a simple blue warehouse that, at a first glance, seems insignificant. However, go through the door and there lies an art gallery filled with paintings, sculptures and many other kinds of media. This gallery is utilized by The 7th Street Center for the Arts which is owned by a company called Mains’l. Main...

Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

Chico State embraces unity at the annual Multicultural Night

Niyat Teferi

November 15, 2017


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On Friday, the Diversity Affairs Council hosted the Multicultural Night in the BMU Auditorium. The event featured performances from various multi-ethnic organizations on campus. The theme for the night was unity and each performance represented just that. Greek organizations performed various acts of s...

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Engineering student starts laser-cutting business venture from the ground up

Alejandra Solorio

November 15, 2017


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It wasn't in his nature to sit back and allow things to just happen for him. As the hands-on child he was, taking things apart and reassembling them just made sense. College didn't seem like it fit in the cards until he saw the freedom and opportunities it opened. Part-time sustainable manufacturing...

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