The Orion

KCSC Radio Metal DJ Q-and-A

Michael Quiring

April 17, 2014


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Koray Saglam, a senior international economics major, is one of many radio disc jockeys that work for the student-run KCSC radio station. He, along with Sarah West, hosts a metal radio show every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Orion got the opportunity to sit down with Saglam, whose radio name...

41-year-old university film series offers free showings of profound, artistic films

41-year-old university film series offers free showings of profound, artistic films

Ashiah Scharaga

April 17, 2014


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The University Film Series, presented by the Humanities Center at Chico State, has had over a 40 year history on campus. Films, corresponding to the center's theme for the academic year, are shown at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Little Theatre, room 106 of Ayres Hall. The Orion sat down with Sarah Pike,...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 12

April 16, 2014


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Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Music awards reward audiences with rousing performances

Emma Wood-Wright

April 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  A baby in jean overalls and high-top Converse danced with his mom and dad at the 2014 CAMMIES finale awards show. Losing balance on his 13-month-old legs, he fell backward on his rump as Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co. performed on the main stage. From 2-7 p.m. on Sunday the Chico Women's club was rocking with two stages, twe...

Wind ensemble blows audience away

Wind ensemble blows audience away

David Kahn

April 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

From classical compositions to more contemporary works, Chico State's Wind Ensemble, conducted by Royce Tevis and featuring guest clarinetist Ryan Heimlich, displayed a level of incredible musical ability. The Chico State School of the Arts department of music and theatre presented the Symphonic Winds “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Har...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Sarah Scharf

April 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State theater students and will run 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday...

Study Break: The Birds of Prey ‘Am I Just an Animal’ Album Review

Study Break: The Birds of Prey ‘Am I Just an Animal’ Album Review

Michael Quiring

April 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

New York City experimental rock band The Birds of Prey just finished their first eleven-track album titled "Am I Just An Animal." The album plays like a musical roller coaster due to the incorporation of many musical genres such as folk, hard rock and funk. At one moment, a song will play wit...

The Nebula answers — Vol. 72 Issue 11

April 9, 2014


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Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga

April 9, 2014


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Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Larry Wismer Theatre. The Orion spoke with...

Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Study Break: “Game of Thrones” season four premiere does not disappoint.

Zachary Phillips

April 8, 2014


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After much anticipation, season four of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” finally premiered on Sunday.Fans of the show were likely pleased with the premiere, as it stuck to all of the usual themes that make “Game of Thrones” so intriguing: sex, wine and warfare. While I was...

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

Quick on his keys: Competition-winning pianist Q&A

April 6, 2014


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Jason Kim, a senior from Westview High School in San Diego, came to Chico State's Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Saturday with three other California pianists to compete for $2,000 in the 16th annual Earl R. and Marilyn Ann Kruschke Prize in Piano Performance Competition. The Orion chatted with Kim, the first place winner, about what he loves a...

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes world-renowned folk singer Arlo Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Laxson Auditorium.Like his father Woody, Guthrie has been involved with folk music from a young age and is well-known for his many songs protesting social injustice. Guthrie is best known for the song "Alice's Restauran...

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