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Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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If hip-hop and classical music seem like an unlikely combination, Thee Phantom is here to change everyone's mind. Phantom and his group of musicians are releasing their third album on Oct. 9, and aim to reach college students all over the nation with their unique musical style.Phantom and his Illharm...

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...

5 standout albums dropping this week

5 standout albums dropping this week

Natalie Hanson

September 12, 2018


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If you're ready for the release of fresh albums this Friday, here are a few standout drops that we are looking forward to sampling.Willie Nelson - "My Way"This will be Nelson's 68th studio album and he is still going strong. "My Way" was announced as a collection of songs associated with Frank Sinatra, an insp...

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

Ulises Duenas

September 10, 2018


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"Dragon Quest" is considered the grandfather of Japanese RPGs. The series has been going for over 30 years and has never strayed too far from its roots. Its newest incarnation, "Dragon Quest XI", does an amazing job of blending classic gameplay with more modern RPG mechanics to create what's arguably t...

Chico Unplugged presented Winner’s Showcase at The Bear

Chico Unplugged presented Winner’s Showcase at The Bear

Rebecca Norton

March 1, 2018


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Every semester, hopeful and passionate student musicians audition for Chico Unplugged at Madison Bear Garden for two Thursdays in a row. Last Thursday was the Winner’s Showcase where the competition's winners perform their songs. "Some soul, some folk, a little hip-hop and plenty of love songs...

‘American Idiot’ musical comes to Chico State campus

‘American Idiot’ musical comes to Chico State campus

Niyat Teferi

October 5, 2017


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The School of Arts is bringing sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and politics on stage with Green Day's "American Idiot" musical production.The play is inspired by Green Day’s 2004 hit album “American Idiot.” Winner of two Tony Awards and two Grammys for "Best Rock Album" and "Musical Theater...

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Alejandra Solorio

September 3, 2017


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As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors? Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting, discussed the ins and outs of the 2017 Summerfest Chico in the following Q&A:What is Summerfest...

Everyone has a theory in ‘Casting JonBenet’

Everyone has a theory in ‘Casting JonBenet’

Adrianna Mccain

May 19, 2017


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Crime is an interest for many people, even those outside the forensic lab. A list of suspects close to the victim, investigation flub-ups and a murder case gone cold spark intrigue into the hearts of many. "Casting JonBenet," the newest documentary on Netflix, has all of this and more.For those unfamilia...

Summer blockbusters to splash on your social calendar

Summer blockbusters to splash on your social calendar

Adrianna Mccain

May 17, 2017


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With school being out, now’s the time to catch up on the newest flicks in theaters. Summer is the perfect time for film studios to give audiences the ol’ razzle dazzle. Forget nice, low-budget indie flicks this season: grab your popcorn, a few friends and prepare to watch some stuff get cr...

“You’re Welcome” brings rock vibes to May

“You’re Welcome” brings rock vibes to May

Jackson Sawa

May 6, 2017


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Not much has been said about Wavves since their last album "V" back in 2015. Now, the San Diego rock group is back at it again with their stoner rock vibes and don’t-give-a-f*** attitude in their upcoming album "You’re Welcome." The album is scheduled for release May 19, and they were ki...

Books to deepen your spirituality

Books to deepen your spirituality

Anisha Brady

March 28, 2017


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Spirituality is a broad and ambiguous term used to describe the belief in an ultimate power. Though its form is personal among each individual, it serves as a reminder to live an interconnected, self-reflective life. Below are a few of the many novels that have touched on the vastness of spirituality an...

10 x 10 panels for a good cause

10 x 10 panels for a good cause

Julia Maldonado

March 27, 2017


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Student artists’ creative imagination splashes onto 10 inch by 10 inch panels to raise money for the art department. The Chico State Art Shop is having a fundraiser March 27-30 where students decorate panels with the medium of their choosing. Each panel costs $4. The students may purchase as many...

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