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Through the Late Night podcast: 21 Savage shocking ICE detainment

Through the Late Night podcast: 21 Savage shocking ICE detainment

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba

February 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

“Through The Late Night” is the Arts & Entertainment's new music podcast for The Orion News. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you'll get to hear them tackle different topics and issues facing the music industry, as well as highly anticipated music re...

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Mind-reading and magic shock Chico bar scene

Rayanne Painter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There’s no exaggeration in saying that minds were read on Wednesday night during “An Evening of Wonder” with magician Dean Waters and mentalist Stephen Chollet at Unwined Bar and Grill. Both acts, while vastly different in mystical style, never failed to shock and entertain the audience.Lifelo...

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Brian Luong

February 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When making this playlist, I didn’t have a theme or mood that I was trying to get across. These are songs I just have a lot of random memories attached to - some good, some bad. I hope you all enjoy these songs as much as I have.  The playlist can also be found on Apple Music and Spotify.       Back In The Day - Ahmad   The way in which Ahmad captures his past with such clarity makes you...

Thumpasaurus brings the funk to Lost on Main

Thumpasaurus brings the funk to Lost on Main

Mitchell Kret

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Lost on Main was flooded with psychedelic funk Tuesday night, hosting Thumpasaurus, an energetic band from L.A. making their third stop on their “Book of Thump” tour across the U.S. The show also featured Big Sticky Mess, who filled the venue with a funky ambiance that lasted through the night. The...

Ike’s Place hosts hardcore rock concert

Ike’s Place hosts hardcore rock concert

Angel Ortega

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Ike’s Place, usually a tranquil sandwich shop by day, was filled with loud, heavy instrumentals, mosh pits and high energy Tuesday night.The concert showcased Chico bands Rogue Squadron, END // GAME and The Choice. Also featured were Dying For It from Redding (who are currently on tour) and With ...

Featured Artist: Caloy shows off piano skills, distinct vocal talent

Featured Artist: Caloy shows off piano skills, distinct vocal talent

Alex Coba

February 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Q&As

For “Caloy” music has been a part of his life from a very young age. Learning how to play the piano at a young age, he began to get inspired by big acts like John Legend, Adele and Lady Gaga. Pop ballads were his go-to type of music. Caloy was drawn to the dramatic vibes that the artist Adele...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico fills Harlen Adams Theatre with energy and spirit

Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico fills Harlen Adams Theatre with energy and spirit

Mitchell Kret

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The sound of vocalists and instrumental music resonated as the Celebration Gospel Choir of Chico filled the Harlen Adams Theatre for their "Living the Gospel" performance on Feb. 15. The Choir hosts a concert on the Chico State campus each year for Black History Month, celebrating their faith and sacred...

‘The Hate U Give’ is a forgettable drama

‘The Hate U Give’ is a forgettable drama

Angel Ortega

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

“The Hate U Give,” directed by George Tillman Jr., follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a high school girl who lives in a poor, mostly black neighborhood but attends a private school in an affluent, predominately white neighborhood. Carter struggles to come to terms with her racial an...

‘Apex Legends’: A battle royale game with impact

‘Apex Legends’: A battle royale game with impact

Mitchell Kret

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The battle royale genre could be shifting from the third-person, brightly colored year-long domination of "Fortnite" to a possible rising star from Electronic Arts. “Apex Legends” has been racking up downloads and players since its launch on Feb. 4, and has received well-deserved praise fr...

Chico’s street lights (or lack thereof)

Chico’s street lights (or lack thereof)

Reed Mccoy and Olyvia Simpson

February 13, 2019


Filed under Community

At Chico State, we enjoy a privilege that much of Chico doesn't seem to have, and it isn't the academics.The last time you went beyond campus at night, have you noticed how dark it seems to be? If you live off-campus, do you ever have to walk at night before or after classes only to notice it seems ...

An introspective look into the 15-year evolution of Kanye

An introspective look into the 15-year evolution of Kanye

Mitchell Kret

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, Feb. 11 marked the 15th anniversary of the release of Kanye West’s historic debut album, “The College Dropout.” Much has changed in the world, especially in Kanye’s world, since 2004. Compare TCD to his most recent works, “Ye” and “KIDS SEE GHOSTS,” an...

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