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On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

Natalie Hanson

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Rock and metal may seem all but absent from mainstream music these days, but their influence remains everywhere. Metal, in particular, owes its rise and transformation to a few key bands - one of which is definitely Black Sabbath. With "Paranoid," the career of the band Black Sabbath really took off as...

Circus Vargas makes another appearance in Chico

Circus Vargas makes another appearance in Chico

Grant Schmieding

September 18, 2018


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

Pirate costumes, acrobats, clowns, fog machines, loud music, colorful lights and entertained families filled the Chico Mall parking lot this weekend. Circus Vargas, featured in the novel and film “Water for Elephants", performed its new show “Dreaming of Pirates”, Thursday-Monday at the Ch...

‘The Predator’ gets it all wrong

‘The Predator’ gets it all wrong

Ulises Duenas

September 18, 2018


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Making a good "Predator" movie shouldn't be difficult. Just have an alien monster chase a bunch of military dudes around until the coolest one is left alive. "The Predator" feels like three different movie ideas jammed into one and it doesn't pull any of them off well. If you're going to make a "Predator" movie in this d...

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Art festival looks to be new Chico tradition

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018


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It was all sunshine and good vibes at the first annual Chico Outdoor Arts Festival on Sunday. Local artists from around Chico gathered at The Palms, a local venue, to show off their talent to the public with a free art show. Spectators could watch the artists at work as well as buy prints of their art...

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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After a year of ups and downs "Destiny 2" has released its largest expansion, "Forsaken". While "Forsaken" does add a lot of content and needed mechanical changes, it also delivers another mediocre story. Even so, this is the best "Destiny" has been in a long time.It's no spoiler that the story of this expansion revolves around t...

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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Balancing comedy and drama is a difficult thing to do. More shows have been attempting to find the right mix between the two in recent years. None do it as well as "Bojack Horseman". This fifth season isn't the show's best, but it's got plenty of what makes this show good.On the surface, this show is a satire about the culture of show bu...

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Playlist- 14 iconic ’80s songs from John Hughes’ teen films

Natalie Hanson

September 17, 2018


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The high school films of John Hughes were some of the first to understand and define an entire generation in the 1980s. What makes them classics for the coming-of-age even to this day? Their soundtracks - from "Sixteen Candles" to "Some Kind of Wonderful", John Hughes wrote films about and for real teenagers...

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

Natalie Hanson

September 15, 2018


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The summer of 1967 is legendary in the history of music's development. The several short months in that "Summer of Love" defined the sound of a generation, as from that year's incredible journey through music came classics that showed the maturing of some of the decade's strongest bands. One such band,...

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


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Previews, Reviews

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...

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Associated Students Productions kicks off event series, Open Mic Night

Grant Schmieding

September 15, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

An intimate crowd shuffled in slowly and began to occupy round tables as the dimly-lit room filled with light chatter. Silhouettes danced over artistic portraits of John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Albert Einstein while artists took their positions on stage. Students and community members came together in th...

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Natalie Hanson

September 14, 2018


Filed under A&E Breaking, Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Community

Last year's first "Craft Faire" event in Chico celebrated local crafters and invited everyone in the community to participate. This month, the Chico Elk Ladies group has announced that they will host the event again, at the Chico Elks Lodge Sept. 29-30. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||fu...

‘American Horror Story’ barely meets expectations

‘American Horror Story’ barely meets expectations

Alex Coba

September 14, 2018


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The bombs have fallen, the world is riddled with nuclear fallout, the elite and fortunate have gone underground and somehow ghosts and witches get involved - eventually. “American Horror Story” had the fall premiere of its newest season with “Apocalypse” on Sept. 12. The show began to spark...

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