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‘DJ Minnesota’ rocks senator with heavy bass

‘DJ Minnesota’ rocks senator with heavy bass

Jackson Sawa

April 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

There are only a few big names in the progressive genre of bass music and Minnesota is one of them. Christian Bauhofer, better known as "DJ Minnesota.""DJ Minnesota" performed in Chico April 6 at the Senator Theater. He was brought to Chico by Blowout Productions as one of the few electronic dance mus...

Smoking on a budget: MacGyver style

Smoking on a budget: MacGyver style

Jackson Sawa

April 19, 2017


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When trying to get lit on a student budget or feeling stranded without a piece, improvising is the only option. Here are a couple tried and true DIY projects every stoner should be able to create in the event of being left with a bunch of weed and a lighter but nothing to smoke out of.The AppleMaterials:• Apple&#...

Masterminds behind Splash of Favorites interview

Masterminds behind Splash of Favorites interview

Julia Maldonado

April 14, 2017


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The Beach Boys, Daft Punk and Duke Ellington are just some of the names that North State Symphony and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective have twisted into their own symphonic versions. There was a two night event, April 7 in Redding and April 8 in Laxson Auditorium. The Orion had a chat with two of th...

Dropping the gavel into a fragile strength

Dropping the gavel into a fragile strength

Anisha Brady

April 13, 2017


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Caitlin Francis’ tumultuous past and a year of meticulous work on the wheel has given birth to “Anonym-us,” an exhibit and sanctuary for sexual abuse survivors. “I’ve collected stories from survivors across the country and rewrote their words exactly as they were onto my main piece,” Francis...

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Chico Bread Guild gathers over gluten

Jordan Rodrigues

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

Jordan Vogel of the Chico Bread Guild and Tin Roof Bakery and Café sat down with The Orion to talk all things bread, Chico Bread Festival and baking puns.What exactly is the Bread Guild, and how did it come to be?The Chico Bread Guild is a group of talented bakers that came together to educate our ...

‘Fork in the Road:’ Do’s and don’ts

‘Fork in the Road:’ Do’s and don’ts

Adrianna Mccain

April 10, 2017


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As you stand in a park surrounded by food trucks, the smell of tacos and pulled pork flow through the air. The upbeat music paired with mac and cheese that tastes as if it was fresh from an overpriced gastro-pub is nothing short of a culinary Eden. "Fork in the Road," is an event every foodie should...

Broadway Boogie gets Chico up and dancing

Broadway Boogie gets Chico up and dancing

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron

April 10, 2017


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Along with the usual evening downtown foot traffic, hoards of people made their way to a stretch of road between Broadway and Main. A dance instructors voice reverberated over the Tuesday night noise, directing hundreds of peoples' dancing feet in the middle of the blocked off section of Third Street.On Apr...

Chico Art Center is in right state of mind

Chico Art Center is in right state of mind

Julia Maldonado

April 9, 2017


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The Chico Art Center is currently hosting a gallery called “Discovery Series: State of Mind." The gallery focuses on three artists: Bonnie Smith, Sandra Relyea and Jamie Blankenship."Discovery Series: State of Mind" is about perspective. Smith uses swimming as a metaphor for pushing through tough times i...

UHM Festival

UHM Festival

Niyat Teferi

April 6, 2017


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On Saturday, UnderHouse Music held their “UHM Fest.” The two-part event included performances from numerous local music acts such as HowFlyy, Stosu, Clumy Stoners, UnderHouse Music artists and many more. The first part of the UHM festival kicked off in the daytime at the Delta Psi Delta hou...

10 x 10 inch art show showcase student’s creative freedom

10 x 10 inch art show showcase student’s creative freedom

Julia Maldonado

April 5, 2017


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What do owls, relationships, telescopes and the sun all have in common? They were some of the themes in over 80 pieces of work created by Chico State art students for the 10/10/20 art show.Eighty-seven art students came together to produce pieces of artwork on 10 inch by 10 inch wood panels. Organized...

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

Jackson Sawa

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Video

The couch is in the kitchen. A couch wouldn't make sense in Jac Derner's living room, it would just get in the way of the mosh pit.The only permanent furniture in the living room is a drum set, some amps and some microphone stands.Sunny Acres is an eccentric music trio based in Chico consisting of De...

‘Good With Faces’ is bad with continuity

‘Good With Faces’ is bad with continuity

Adrianna Mccain

April 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

Therapy isn’t something to be afraid of but in “Good with Faces,” the newest play featured at Blue Room Theatre, it can lead to breakthroughs in recovery or in a criminal case.The audience follows Rose, played by Erin DeSeure, a woman who suffers from prosopagnosia, commonly known as ...

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