The Orion

Poetry reading shines light on refugee experiences

Poetry reading shines light on refugee experiences

Rayanne Painter

March 11, 2019

Every seat and plus some was filled in Zingg Recital Hall on Thursday evening for this month’s poetry reading. The event, Writer's Voice, is a literary arts reading series hosted by Chico State’s Department of English.Mai Der Vang, the showcased literary mastermind, is the author of a book...

‘Captain Marvel’ displays an astronomical origin story

‘Captain Marvel’ displays an astronomical origin story

Angel Ortega

March 11, 2019

Though it carries some flaws, “Captain Marvel” is an excellent superhero movie with an outstanding performance from Brie Larson. “Captain Marvel,” the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), tells the origin story of Vers (Brie Larson), an extraterrestrial Kree warr...

Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Ricardo Tovar

March 8, 2019

Music is a strange thing for me, I don't seek it out and don't stay updated as most people do. Occasionally, I hear something from a friend and I like the band/performer and look them up. So a lot of songs I listen to are pretty dated, but this playlist is still full of songs from all across my life...

‘Rap or Go to the League’ shows 2 Chainz’s maturity and growth

‘Rap or Go to the League’ shows 2 Chainz’s maturity and growth

Mitchell Kret

March 6, 2019

2 Chainz released his fifth studio album “Rap or Go to the League,” in which he raps about the parallels and differences of his life as a rapper and his life before his fame and success on the streets of Atlanta. It was released March 1 and spearheads 2 Chainz push to make more meaningful mu...

Keep Chico Weird celebrates all aspects of Chico culture

Keep Chico Weird celebrates all aspects of Chico culture

Mitchell Kret

March 4, 2019

The annual Keep Chico Weird art show was held at 1078 Gallery; the reception was held at the gallery March 2. The art was accompanied by live performances and refreshments. While Keep Chico Weird has been centered around live performance art in the past, this year the show was focused more on physical ar...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival promotes nature and activism

Mitchell Kret

March 4, 2019

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival made a visit to Chico Feb. 28 to show 13 short films revolving around nature and activism. The festival was held in Ayres Hall, filled with diverse people from around the Chico community—students, families and many others who care about nature and the wilderness ar...

New Hozier album is missing something

New Hozier album is missing something

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019

Six years ago, Andrew Hozier-Byrnes’ “Take Me to Church” took off in the charts as a surprise folk-gospel Top 40 hit. His self-titled debut album gained popularity as well when released a year later, with both the folk crowd and pop followers that had discovered him from his smash hi...

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

‘Waking Dream’ screening brings awareness to DACA recipients

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019

Navigating through school, society and careers is challenging enough without extra factors. Many undocumented young adults in Chico and throughout the country are required to take additional, and often tedious, steps in order just to acquire the right to work and live safely in this country.Leaders Educating...

Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece

Coen Brothers deliver another stellar period piece

Angel Ortega

March 3, 2019

Written, directed and produced by Ethan and Joel Coen, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is an anthology film which consists of six vignettes, or short films. Though none of the vignettes are narratively connected, they are all period pieces that focus on pioneers and settlers making their way west...

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement

Janette Estrada

March 3, 2019

Fashion label Burberry sent out an apology following their autumn and winter runway collection at London Fashion Week.The showcased item is a cotton hoodie with a noose around the neck, apparently inspired by the show's marine theme. Model Liz Kennedy, featured in the show, criticized the hoodie in an Ins...

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Rayanne Painter

March 3, 2019

Ever read “choose your own adventure” books as a child? Chico State’s New Music Symposium recreated just that, but with music and rhythm.Guest composer Terry Riley joined the audience at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Thursday evening to watch the musicians recreate his masterpie...

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2019

Three rising stars of rap released their albums the night of Feb. 21, offering rap fans a variety of one-dimensional music. Gunna, Lil Pump and Offset all had albums that are landmarks of their career, however; all show that they heavily rely on their individual music styles. Offset, who gained popularity as a mem...

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